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Leftovers for Dinner

About this design:

Ever wonder what to do with those scrap pieces of wire? How about making beads with them!


FWP, different wire scraps

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    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Great idea!
    Love this design!

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Nice !

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    love to bead aka Donna says:

    I agree great idea. Looks great

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    K H says:

    So very cool!!!! It looks like you used a coiled coil technique? I’d love a tut if you are willing to share!!!!

  5. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Great idea….love the colors of wire with the white pearls!! The coiled beads look familiar…did you use the Coiling Gismo?

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    Deb D Grammy Chick says:

    Love this design, Sue, and what a great way to use wire scraps! I’d love to know how you made the wire beads. :D

  7. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Awesome use of scraps, I love it!!

  8. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Coiling your coils again I see? You are too coil my friend! hahaha! great technique and lovely bracelet! yes, do a tute! :)

  9. Violet
    Violet says:

    What a wonderful idea, Sue… LOVE IT !!!!!

  10. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sue, this bracelet is fantastic!!! I love the different colored coils and they look super with the pearls! Clever name for this piece! :D

    Yes, yes, yes — a tutorial would be wonderful! :D

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Thanks, all my favorite beadin’ buds! OK, it’s really pretty simple (and no, Elaine, I don’t use a coiling gizmo, although I’m sure that would be faster…but maybe not by much!).

    I use 24 ga and smaller: start by winding the wire around a larger wire (I use 18 or 20 ga), leaving a 1″ starting tail and ending with a 1″ starting tail. Keep the wraps tight. Slide the wire off the base. Holding one of the tails, wrap the coil around the base again, still keeping the wraps tight. With this coil still on the base, wrap the tails around the base to create a finished end. Slide the coil off the base, and trim the excess wire from both ends.

    Hope this is helpful, and have fun! I want to see pics! :D

  12. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Wow…you did that coiling by hand?!! (Blink, Blink)
    Great job…they are so nice and even!! :-D

  13. amkcreations aka Amanda
    amkcreations aka Amanda says:

    This looks awesome. Love the coils! Looks great!

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    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Elaine, it’s practice, practice, practice! After all, it’s only scrap wire, right? ;-)

    Thanks so much, Amanda! :D

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