If you have joined us for our Facebook Live shows on our Facebook page, thank you! We truly do enjoy sharing "real-time" moments with you and have the chance to show you the new and exciting jewelry making materials we have to offer. Wyatt White demonstrated this interesting technique with Beadalon German Style Wire and Artistic Wire in last week's Facebook Live Video presentation:
He showed the basics here, and if you’re interested in kicking it up a notch, this is a great video that Wyatt did for our friends from Beadaholique that will take you through step by step:
Wyatt mentions many different combinations of Wire to use for this technique, but a good place to start is with 16 gauge German Style Wire as the base wire and 24 Gauge Artistic Wire for the wrapping. After you’ve mastered the basics, you can switch it up as you’d like. Try using half round wire to wrap, use contrasting colors, even try to wrap with a thicker gauge wire over a thinner one! Try a single wrap, a double wrap, or a triple wrap. After you’ve prepared your straight wire, then you can use it to make a ring, a bracelet, or wrap a stone and make a pendant.
Wyatt White is a treasure trove of information, and we are so lucky that he shares his techniques and amazing designs with us. Check out the video for a quick and dirty demonstration of the Soumak Wire Weaving Technique, then practice and practice some more!