Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Playing with Wire

Today I played with the Spiral Maker, a fun companion tool for the WigJig. The Spiral Maker is supposed to make flat spirals (as seen here), not these layered spirals that I made. I followed the instructions and tried many times, but I just can't seem to make a nice, flat spiral. Oh well, I like the messy look. It feels more organic to me. I also accidentally made a long coiled tube. I like the look of the tube and might try to make some more...

After I mastered how to make the "wrong" thing on the Spiral Maker, I took it to the next level. For the silver and amethyst spirals, I used the Twist N Curl to make a tiny coil of 28-gauge wire. I made two lengths of coil, cut the first length in half, and cut the second length into ten 1/2" pieces. I strung the 1/2" pieces, separated with 4mm round crystals, onto dark blue 22-gauge Artistic Wire before using the spiral maker. I used the longer pieces of coil to make two smaller spirals. And I did something similar with the green and dark blue wires.

Now, what to do with all of these funky spirals? I've got a few ideas. Check back next Wednesday and I'll show you what I make!

5 comments:

Softflexgirl said...

Those are WAY cool! I love them.

Creative Stash said...

very cool - can't wait to see what you make! What's up with all the air jordan links?

Jamie Hogsett said...

Thank you my dears!
I don't know what those weird comments were, but I took care of them. :)

Lorelei said...

Jamie, these are super cool! I think they would make great charms on a charm bracelet. I can't wait to see what you do with them!
Whatever you do, will probably make me want to go out and buy my own wigjigwhatchamacallit.

RupaB said...

The spirals look like super fun.....time to get my hands on the spiralmaker.