For some reason, all month long, I have been drawn to wire techniques involving coils and spirals, as evidenced by our recent Facebook postings. Every time I check the WigJig website, I keep selecting techniques about Spirals, SpiralMaker
Highlighting a coiled ribbon jewelry making technique
So, to continue with that theme, I want to highlight the technique of "coiled wire ribbons". These wire coils are so simple to make. After flattening round jewelry wire with a hammer, and then using your chain nose jewelry pliers to coil that wire, you will find that you can make wire jewelry components that look not only beautiful, but that are also very unique and interesting. These wire "ribbons" offer designers another option when using wire to accent their beaded jewelry pieces.
In the photo on the left, we show beads wrapped with wire, using loops formed around a Super Peg on any WigJig, combined with the hand-made ribboned coils. The photo on the right is a close-up of these wire loops and coils.
If you decide to try this coileld wire ribbons technique, we would love to see you email us your results! Your jewelry creativity is always appreciated.
Wishing everyone well, especially our friends on the East Coast. Our thoughts are with all of you.