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Level: All
Estimated time: 4-5 Hours

Memory Wire


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Welcome home, Memory Wire...long time, no see! In this FB episode, Kate and Janice are exploring the endless doors to creativity that can be discovered by simply stringing beads on a wire that never loses its shape. Uncover patterns, color swatching, and technical tips that made this “slinky” so popular in the 1960’s. Learn how you can update it and make it rock today’s jewelry market. This is for all levels...no experience necessary! We hope you can join us.
Little Shadows- Silver Plate
CzechMates Tiles- Teal Bronze Picasso
CzechMates Tiles- Polychrome Aqua Teal
6mm- Turquoise Bronze Picasso
4mm- Turquoise Moon Dust
4mm- Aquamarine Celsian
BGL2-2031 Matte Met. Sage Grn. Luster
11-4506 Picasso Olivine Trans.
Bracelet Memory Wire-Silver
Beadsmith Zap Jewelry Gel
Eurotool Chain Nose Pliers
Xuron Memory Wire Cutter
EuroTool Round Nose Plier
Project Map

A. Janice’s full 12-coil design is a random pattern of bugles, seeds, and Little Shadows. The ends have been curled under to secure the beads. You can also end with a 3 or 4mm Fire Polish glued securely with Zap Glue and skip curling the wire.

    B. Using CzechMates Tiles and seeds, two coils have been strung with beads side-by-side to make a wider bangle. Carefully curl your wire so you don’t crack the fragile glass due to too much pressure from your round nose pliers or not enough space on the memory wire itself.

    C. Go random and have fun mixing and matching your beads on single coils. Watch our Facebook Live Episode 4.19.17 to see how Kate and Janice get their Memory Wire groove on. Happy Beading!

      *Janice used the 2.25 (or 2-1/4) size Memory Wire, which will fit an average size woman’s wrist. For a wrist smaller than 6 inches, select the 2 inch coil.



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