Hello. I just joined beading daily and am interested in getting information on how to wire and bead wrap silverware. Does anyone know of books or tutorials on this subject?
I have never seen anything specific to doing wire wrap on silverware but I would think there are a lot of techniques out there that would be adaptable to this. There are many free tutorials on YouTube for wire wrap. They might give you some ideas.
Welcome RBead ~ You may want to try the library or a bookstore for: "Wonderful Wire Works Decorative Craft", its available in paperback for $10.76 or hardcover for $12.50 at Amazon. Good Luck & please share pictures of your silverware creations
MelindaB ~ Juneau, Alaska USA
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I love playing with wire! Last year I decided to play with craft wire (silver color), glass beads and wisks. I went for cheap simply because I was playing. The result was pretty. I ended up with several different methods. I culed the end of the wire and placed it in the small hole at the end of the handle strung a bunch af beads on the wire then began to wrap the wire around the handle. Once i got to the end of the handle I continued wrapping back up the handle for security. Tucked the end of the wire under the curl and was done. The other way I made a curl (coil) at the end of the wire and placed it at the end of the handle, placed beads on the wire and cut the wire a little longer than the handle of the coffee scoop I was working on curled that end as well and bent it down into the dip of the scoop. After that I took a second peice of wire and wrapped aroun the handle going between each bead. I gave these for Christmas presents last year (2008) and they are holding up very well. I have even placed them in the dishwasher. I have more comments on my coffee scoops and wisks than much anything else I do. Relax and just have fun!
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Roni: Can you show us some pictures?
Wire and bead wrap looks new to me. However, you should check out some good tutorials on youtube. You can go through this video that I found pretty informative - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6uNxSruFV0