Introduction: Bling!

About: I like to make stuff and learn through the process. That's pretty much it :)

I made one of these a few years ago as a jab at conventional bling (it was "gangsta day" at school), so when I saw Scooch's challenge this morning I figured I'd pull it out and show people how to make it and have fun with it. Once you know the techniques you can make all the letters of the alphabet and start creating quick, thoughtful, and above all, shiny, presents for people :)

The wire used for this project is 14ga. AWG dead soft aluminum armature wire.

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    5 Discussions


    8 years ago on Introduction

    That's really cool O.O
    And surprisingly simple too, once I've seen this


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Yeah! Once you get used to dealing with the unwieldy spool, you're pretty much good to go. Have fun experimenting with different stuff, play around with the thickness of wire, explore various colors available to you, etc. You can even incorporate gemstones by using a sort of wire wrapping technique, maybe I'll make another 'ible about that :)


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    And I love your tatted snowflakes, I sent your 'ible to a friend of mine who does a lot of that kind of work :)
    Unfortunately, I never had the patience necessary to work with thread, yarn, and all that confounded stuff :P