A Budget-Minded Wire Choice Penny-pinchers fear not--there’s an affordable solution to high prices that’s often overlooked or simply used as scrap metal by wire artists: craft wire. Craft wire usually has a copper core (varieties are also available with tin, bronze, or nickel), so it’s...
Nov 24, 2008
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Wired on Wire Remember your first simple loop? I remember mine. Santa Monica, 1990. It wasn't neat and it wasn't pretty, but it opened up a whole new wirey world to me. I guess you could call it an "entry" technique. Not far behind were wrapped loops, coils, and free-form wrapping....
Last spring, I met a beader who who proudly proclaimed that she created peyote stitch bracelets with size 15 beads, nothing else. She had absolutely no interest in learning other techniques, other forms (Necklaces? Why?) or even using different sizes of beads. Ever. Playing with Resin I understand having...
Aug 30, 2007
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