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Chunky Wire Wrap

Chunky Wire Wrap

By Janice Parsons

This project is as delicious and juicy today as it was when we first introduced it as a class at The Bead Shop. We don’t have an exact date of when it was first taught, but it was featured on the cover of the 2005 Spring Class Catalog. It is a simple technique repeated over and over to create a cluster of opulence. Use a substantial base chain, follow the instructions for wire-wrapping oodles and oodles of beads, and you will see your design grow as you add beads….As we used to say, “more is more!” In this sample, the green story has so much impact because color was limited to shades of mint and olive with contrasting silver, but be as wild and crazy as you want. Enjoy!

Happy Beading!

Level: Intermediate

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