Monday, February 4, 2013

Make Something Monday: WoolyWire Bead Link Tutorial


Since I had a positive response to the WoolyWire beads I made for both the AJE January and November Component of the Month challenges, I thought I would share how to make them.

They are super easy!

Materials/Tools:

  • 8" of WoolyWire
  • 5mm jump ring mandrel or dowel
  • Wire cutters
  • 1 pair of round nose pliers
  • 1 pair of chain nose pliers
1.  Find the center of the length of WoolyWire and use your fingers to wrap it around the mandrel.


2.  Continue wrapping the wire around the mandrel until you have approximately 2" left on each side.


3.  Remove the wire from the mandrel and use your chain nose pliers to turn each end up.


4.  Use your round nose pliers to form a simple loop.  Grasp the top of the loop with your chain nose pliers and then use your fingers to wrap the wire twice.  Snip the excess wire with your cutters.


5.  Tuck the ends of the wire into the bead using the tips of your chain nose pliers.  (For additional tips on ending WoolyWire, check out Genea's post.

It's that easy!  Now go forth and use them in your necklaces, bracelets and earrings!

PS  Don't forget to go enter for a chance to win the February Component of the Month.  It's a fabulous enameled charm by Francesca Watson!

Diana P.
Suburban Girl Studio LLC

7 comments :

  1. Thanks Diana! Those are so very cute!!!

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  2. Nice! When I made WoolyWire beads on a Memory Wire bracelet, I wrapped it directly onto the Memory Wire before ending the bracelet, and scooted the glass/gemstone beads over to make space for where I wanted the WoolyWire beads to be. I enjoy working with it very much and it adds a nice touch to your designs.

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  3. Those are so cute! Now, to get some woolywire!

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  4. NICE! Great tutorial! I have SO much fun with my Wooly Wire. I would go as far as to say I am OBSESSED! :D Awesome bracelet too and so excited you worked a wing ding in! xo Genea

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  5. Thanks, Diana! I'm looking forward to making some of these! xo

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