Coiled Beads with the Coiling Gizmo

I had the Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo out this week, and I was having so much fun with it, I decided to use it for the Facebook Live!

Beadalon offers three different styles of Coiling Gizmos:

1. The Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo Econo Winder - comes with two rods (3mm and 2mm), and a u-bracket. This bracket needs to be attached to your workspace either with a c-clamp or the included screw.
2. The Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo Deluxe Winder - comes with 5 rods (4.5 mm, 4 mm, 3 mm, 1.5 mm and 1.0 mm). The included u-bracket has a clamp attached to it which makes easy to affix it to your workspace.


3. The Artistic Wire Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo is the newest and most comprehensive Gizmo. There are 5 rods included - 7mm, 5mm, 3mm, 2.5mm, and 1mm. The best part of this Gizmo is that the rods are about twice as long as the the rods from the other gizmos - 38.1cm long. That means you can make super long coils for your designs!
Each of the Gizmos has its benefits, but for this project, I need a long coil, so the longer rods of the Professional Deluxe Coiling Gizmo are the right tool for the job!

Coiled Bracelet Instructions
  1.  Make up a coil with 22 Gauge Wire the length of the rod.
  2.  Remove the coil from the rod.
  3. Thread the coil onto a new spool of 20 Gauge Wire.
  4. Turn about .5 inch of the new wire onto the rod.
  5. Push the coil up against the rod and apply gentle pressure at the back of the coil until it catches and starts coiling around the rod.
  6. End with a few more coils.
  7. Trim the ends and tuck them in.
  8. Gently pull the coil apart if you need more length to your bracelet.
  9. Take a piece of 16 or 18 gauge Wire and use a mandrel to shape it into a bracelet shape. Use a Nylon Jaw Bracelet Bending Pliers to work the wire into a good form.
  10. Thread your coil onto the bracelet form.
  11. Double check your sizing and adjust as necessary.
  12. Bend a loop on one end and a hook on the other.
Bonus Tips: 
- Use a Wooden Ring Clamp to hold the wire as you are winding. This helps keep the wire straight and the coils neat.
- If you want to make a thinner coil, or a longer coil, use the included swivel attachment and coil thin wire around a base of 20 gauge or thicker wire.
- Use the Spin N Bead to string up seed beads on a 22 or 24 Gauge Wire. The use the beaded wire to make a coil.

I'll be posting more photos soon, bur in the meantime, enjoy the video!

Happy Beading,
Meredith 

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