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    Pearl Scholar Senior Pearl-Guide.com Pearl Expert pattye's Avatar
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    Hi Thysa and All,

    I like the classes offered on Beaducation.com. The gals really know their stuff, are thorough with a wide variety of free classes. Here's one basic for wire wrapping
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    thysa, of course! Here is the video tutorial I learned from. Itís the best one I have ever found. I hope it helps you! I have never had much success making good loops before, so Iím very happy with the results Iím getting.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=O7sAfIaKjaU

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    Also, thysa, I finally got better at working wire when I got good pliers: chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, and flat nose pliers. (Also I got a cutter with fine narrow tips, what people call ďnippers.Ē) My flat nose pliers have nylon tips, which helps me not to scratch things. Before I got good tools I didnít have much success. I acquired most of them at a discount with coupons! I hope you have fun learning and get good results!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    Pattye, thank you for this. link. It looks great. Can’t wait to browse the classes.


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    Hi Thysa,

    I like the classes offered on Beaducation.com. The gals really know their stuff, are thorough with a wide variety of free classes. Here's one basic for wire wrapping

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    As with pearl knotting, there isn't just one way to make a wire wrap, through practice we find the technique and tools that work best for us.

    Occasionally I do some stamping, which is how I found Beaducation.com.

    I'm always looking for tips to make wire wrapping as easy as possible; will check out the video you recommended, Multichrome, thank you!

    p.s. Watched the video of Jamie at The Bead Gallery, a very good presentation! Thanks again!
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    Oh, that's so helpful, Multichrome and Pattye, thank you so much.

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    I completed my bracelet yesterday! I found some 22 gauge Argentium silver wire in my wire stash, redid the wraps I had done before, and wrapped the rest of the pearls in that set. Then I joined the components with 4mm 18 gauge silver plated jump rings. Finished with a sterling orbit clasp. When I am more awake I’ll do a wrist shot. I did not need all 11 pearls—eight gave me the length I wanted. Very pleased—I never could make loops consistently before, especially the part where the second loop needs to look like the first!

    Pattye, I’m glad you liked Jamie’s tutorial. There are different ways of doing things, and we all learn differently, too! Somehow his style of teaching worked for me. He is so calm and he seems to love his work. They have quite a few tutorial videos.

    The bracelet isn’t perfect, but I like my (sloppy) swirly wraps—they mirror the rings in the pearls. Happy accident.

    Thanks for reading and looking! I believe I will soon create a “Cece’s Beading Adventures” thread for future experiments! Have a great day!

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    First-graft Pearl Senior Guide Member multichrome's Avatar
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    Also: BWeaves, these arrived yesterday!

    More adventures soon!

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    Great job on the bracelet!
    I am unable to see the attachments in post 38.

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    Thank you, Pearl Dreams! I believe I have fixed post #38 so the attachments can be seen. I couldn’t see them either.

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    Great job on the bracelet! What do you have planned for the lovely strand?

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    Thank you, amti! I don’t quite know yet. I’d planned a bracelet but there are enough for three bracelets! They look nice next to my neck, but I like to see them when I’m wearing them. Being on the small side for ringed Tahitians (8-10mm), the 16” strand contains 45 pieces. The holes are .8mm. I’m glad they looked like the vendor photo (see up-thread), though my pic is not as brilliant. Tahitians are so hard to photograph well.

    They have beautiful wine-purple tones . . .

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    Lovely bracelet, you are launched as a wire wrapper, nicely done! The tin cup style is so flexible and easy to wear! I'm excited to see your "new arrivals" and what you create with them!
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    Your wire wraps look good -- that will be a fun bracelet to wear! And the new strand is lovely, looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

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    Your bracelet looks great, nice wirewrapping. New strand looks pretty as well.

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