Practice does make...better  

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

And my wire wrapping learning continues... this time with a wrapped briolette from a free tutorial by Eni Oken. You can find the tutorial, btw, here. And like I said, it's free! Funny me buying all - or at least 99% of Enis' tutes, and then working on a free one, lol! But this one at least didn't feel so intimidating! I think my skills are still so basic, that I'm afraid to tackle them!
I made as usual 3 attempts. The first went directly in the trash bin, and the second and third are here. The second is still pretty horrible, wraps are very far away from each other and overall I don't like it.
While working on the second piece, one thing I learned is that if I can do it with the fingers, try not to use the pliers that much. I used the round nose pliers to form the top loop from the wrapped wire, and this is when all came apart in big gaps. On the third I only used my fingers (and sore fingers I have!!) and the loops stay rather nicely together.
Once again showing my third attempt in my hand, to see the size of the stone, it's rather huge :)

2 comments: to “ Practice does make...better

  • anneperle
    August 22, 2007 at 12:31 AM  

    Dear Marika,

    I really like your new pendants. I have subscribed to your blog and watch already for some time your workings with wire. I think you are getting better with every step you take! Go on then!
    Happy beading, Anne

  • Amberkatze
    August 31, 2007 at 12:09 AM  

    They look really nice! I don't know how you manage to do it but you are doing it really well!

    Keep up the great beading work!

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