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Post by karinlouise on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 10:14

second try!!!! Very Happy


This was made with wire and hammering/planishing it. Martin found me a block and hammer from his tools, polished them up and let me have them. He bought me a book for christmas about wire jewellry, some of it will never do, but the block and hammer lets me do bits LOL


This one I found a free tutorial on Flat Spiral and couldn't wait to have a go. i really like it, will have to make a couple in different colours for my selling box. Thats if they sell....

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Post by Di Masters on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 12:07

They are both lovely, nice to be able to do two so different.

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Post by Lorraine on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 12:12

Yes, they are lovely Karin. Great job with the wire hun. Mr Green

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Post by karinlouise on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 12:16

thank you x

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Post by Guest on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 12:37

I love that wire one - it seems somehow sort of "Indian" or perhaps that is just the elephant!!

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Post by karinlouise on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 13:31

LOL, yeah I guess it does Patty, never thought about that. x

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 15:12

Both great, Karin: love the wire one especially, as I want to do "flat" wire myself - thinking of having an anvil for Christmas (still haven't decided what I want from Steve for Christmas just gone). Would think the Flat Spiral ones would sell, they're so pretty.

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Post by Scatty on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 15:39

Nice work Karin. would recon they would sell.

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Post by karinlouise on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 16:47

Lynda, all I had/have is a 4inch square metal block about inch half deep. And a normal ball pein hammer.

I then created the sprial, laid it on the block and bashed it LOL....ok I gently banged it. I actually looked up youtube how to info because i was worried about how hard to hit it. You tube is great for most things.

I'm going to have a go at making a few more and some smaller thinner ones with different beads for children to wear.


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Post by thriftycrafter on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 18:46

They're both very nice, liking the wirework especially.

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Post by lyndaejane on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 19:18

I'd heard you could use any metal block, Karin - but as we don't have such a thing, I might as well have the anvil! They're not too expensive, anyhow.

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Post by cb on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 20:02

They're both lovely Karin.

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 21:21

Both lovely, but the wire one especially so.

Lynda, you can get great little portable jeweller's bench blocks from Palmer Metals, ideal for taking to classes.

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Post by karinlouise on Tue 17 Jan 2012 - 21:35

Oh Tina, where were you the other day LOL......I searched for blocks and found a few that were so so expensive, hence martin going and finding me his old block and sanding it down.....so it shone.

Have just looked at Palmer and seen one, might have to keep that in reserve if I decided to do more of this.

Also seen they are at the bead fair at Harrogate in March....which I am already going to Mr Green they doing classes.

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Post by lyndaejane on Wed 18 Jan 2012 - 9:18

Thanks for the info, Tina: will have a look there. Not sure if I would be taking the block/anvil to classes: we are in a room just off the station concourse which is where the restaurant is - unless I could persuade them to play Wagner's Ring cycle as background music so the diners didn't notice!

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Post by Scrap Monkey on Wed 18 Jan 2012 - 13:25

lyndaejane wrote:Thanks for the info, Tina: will have a look there. Not sure if I would be taking the block/anvil to classes: we are in a room just off the station concourse which is where the restaurant is - unless I could persuade them to play Wagner's Ring cycle as background music so the diners didn't notice!

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fold a bit of corrugated cardboard underneath when you use it, dampens the racket!

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Post by lyndaejane on Wed 18 Jan 2012 - 18:25

Another great tip!

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Post by karinlouise on Thu 19 Jan 2012 - 0:08

Ooo and for me too. I have to do the hammering downstairs because inthe loft I am above Lily's room so can't really bang on a night.

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Post by gingerjo on Sun 22 Jan 2012 - 23:53

I bought a wee anvil a few years ago from our local hardwear shop. Didn't cost much at all so check them out.

Love the wire ones, I am getting into wire again, love working with it. I just got a ring mandrel so can't wait to get started.

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Post by karinlouise on Mon 23 Jan 2012 - 0:12

Aye i got another mandrel for christmas off martin. I already had a plastic one that ihad to write letters on, but it was grooved and didn't help with the wirework. But martin bought me a wooden one, looks so much easier...not used it yet though. To busy with other beadie stuff.

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Post by Guest on Mon 23 Jan 2012 - 9:48

What's a mandrel ?

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Post by Lorraine on Mon 23 Jan 2012 - 10:47

It's a long cone shaped tool Steph, with markings all down it for different ring sizes. HERE'S an example hun.

They have a lovely little anvil there too. Mr Green

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Post by gingerjo on Mon 23 Jan 2012 - 23:20

I paid 10 inc postage so was well chuffed. Mines a metal one with markings so can hammer on it too.

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Post by karinlouise on Mon 23 Jan 2012 - 23:58

hey thats blooming marvellous, all teh ones I looked at that were metal were nearer 20. where'd you get it from Jo.

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Post by gingerjo on Tue 24 Jan 2012 - 23:22

Was on ebay. I had been looking for ages then just spotted it tother day.

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Post by karinlouise on Wed 25 Jan 2012 - 1:06

typical isn't it, thats where I've been looking over last 6 months and then martin got me the wooden oen...will have to look again, think it will help

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