How To Use Wire Lace - Mana Beads - Beads, Jewelry, Supplies & Ideas. Wire Lace Ribbon with a Crimp Bead. Mesh Necklace. WireLace ribbon gives this necklace a distinctive, luxurious look.
The how-to comes from TV crafter Kristin St. Clair. Tools and Materials Beads or pearlsScissorsMonofilamentWireLaceSize 15 knitting needleElectrical tapeSize 9 double-pointed knitting needleThin-gauge wireMetal cone end capsJewelry pliersJump ringsLobster claw claspAll-purpose permanent adhesive Mesh Ombre Necklace How-To 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Resources Beacon Quick Grip permanent adhesive available from most crafts supply stores. Wire Jewelry Idea: Woven Wire Necklace. By Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Wire Jewelry Idea for December 21, 2011 Name: Beaded Mesh Wire Necklace with Earrings Submitted by: Taniruth Ranit Technique used: weaving, linked components, spirals Materials used: Woven wire necklace by Taniruth Ranit (click to view larger) Taniruth created this wire mesh design by weaving 16 pieces of 18-gauge wire in a rectangular mesh, then adding turquoise chips and spiraling the ends.
Have a Wire Jewelry Idea you’d like to share? Click to Receive Daily Tips by Email. Mesh. Vendor Spotlight & Giveaway!: WireLace and Alacarte Clasps (day 1 of 2) Reported by Erika Martin When you hear the words, “wire” and “lace,” you probably wouldn’t think that they go together.
After all, wire conjures up thoughts of hard metal, coldness, and rigidity. Lace conjures up thoughts of something soft, frilly, dainty and intricate. Put those two words together, though, and you get a unique, versatile and extraordinary product that can take your crafting in new direction. I recently had the opportunity to review some items from the WireLace line from Alacarte Clasps.
WireLace is a wire mesh ribbon perfect for jewelry, crafts, textiles and embellishments and comes in 5 versatile widths and 31 colors (with the 1 mm size coming in all but one color and the 6 mm size coming in all 31 colors). WireLace is also nickel-free, waterproof and heat resistant. According to the website, there are quite a few uses for WireLace, including: …and much more!
I created 4 projects with WireLace and must say that I am quite impressed with the product. Pros: Cons: GIVEAWAY! Working with WireLace (Tip) Shaped Stones & Custom Jewelry. Handcrafted Lampwork Glass Bead and Wire Mesh by MRKJewelryDesigns. Alacarte Clasps Basics Tips. Silk Cord : Tubular Wire Mesh Ribbon, The Art of Creativity. Wire Lace Ribbon with a Crimp Bead. Mesh and Nets in Jewelry Making - Tutorials and Inspiration. Have you considered using metallic or fabric mesh or nets in your jewelry designs?
You should as they add yet another dimension to jewelry making. That trapped beads effect can also be achieved with spool knitting using fine gauge wire (28G). Beading Daily has a tutorial on how to spool knit. Viking knitting is another alternative - more about it another time. Shown below is the inspirational spool knitted necklace by Rosemary Hill from her book,Elements of Style: Knit and Crochet Jewelry with Wire, Fiber, Felt and Beads . Metallic lace ribbon has a number of other names - wire ribbon, tubular mesh beading ribbon and so on. After googling, I found Beadedlily.com based in Florence, Italy as a source of Italian tubular wire mesh . Don't discount fabric meshes either even if they aren't very open netted. Still prefer metal meshes in sheet form rather than fabric?
One inspirational book I borrowed recently from my library is Chrissie Day's Wire Jewelry: Crocheted, Knitted, Twisted and Beaded. How To Use Wire Lace - Mana Beads - Beads, Jewelry, Supplies & Ideas. Tutorials > Artistic Wire Mesh. Artistic Wire Mesh Necklace Video. Karla Kam Artistic Wire Mesh Necklace I will have to say, I was intrigued by the Artistic Wire Mesh, I had a few ideas, boring ones...searched the web and found little inspiration for it.
But after some trial and really bad ideas, it came to me. I really do like this product, it is easy to work with, once you know what you want to do with it. I love the industrial yet soft ruffle effect it makes and the pop of color I got with the pearls. Try the wider mesh with a larger pearl with a contrast of color...that is really cool! Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer Materials and Tools Needed: Free jewelry project.