Oh dear wire, you can do so much yet be such a struggle, and a pain in my fingers, but I will not be defeated.
Through my successes and flops making wire-wrapped cuff bracelets I have used a lot of wire. And since I’m not completely sure what I am going to do with my accumulating inventory I question how many times I can make trips to wonderful craft stores for supplies. (Here is where the sound of a cash register ringing up should be playing in your head.)
On a recent shopping trip for household supplies I decided to check the craft section of the store. I needed more jewelry wire of a lower gauge, so why not just make a pass through the craft section? But what I found in this particular store was a limited amount of jewelry wire and not so cost-efficient, at least to me.
|Hardware Department Wire|
Oh, and my little petite wire cutters and at times even garden shears (yes, silly I know) I had used up to this point weren’t going to cut it…unintentional, accidental pun, seriously…so I searched for and found some stronger ones in the hardware section.
|Petite Craft Wire Cutters|
Now, while this hardware department wire can be manipulated, it is not easy. Painful fingertip accidents have now morphed into an achy hand and wrist, but I have managed to make some wire-wrapped cuff bracelets.
I do think it is time to read tutorials a little more closely to do it correctly. I welcome ideas for successfully working with wire.