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Paw Print Ornaments with Aluminum Artistic Wire

This week on Facebook Live, Kelli Geis joined me to teach me how to make an adorable Paw Print Ornament. She had made them for her daughter's friends at Penn State, and they're so cute, I asked her to teach me. You can make them in any team color you choose - there are 5 colors of Aluminum Artistic Wire and a whole bunch more in Copper Artistic Wire - or make them in honor of your favorite furry friend! I love the idea of adding a charm with your pet's name and/or birth stone as well.

Materials:
21 inches of Aluminum Artistic Wire

Tools:
Bracelet Bending Pliers
Ring Mandrel
AW Straightener
3D Bracelet Jig Sizing Drum 1.5"

Instructions:
Place the Wire at the end of the Ring Mandrel, and roll the Mandrel to make a full loop.Take the Mandrel out of the loop, place it against the loop and turn another loop. Repeat step 2 for two more loops - a total of 4.Wrap the tail of the Wire around the Sizing Drum to make a full loop.Wrap the tail around the loops and secure it on the op…

Make Fun and Easy Holiday Charms with Artistic Wire Findings Forms!

Today's Facebook Live featured the 4 Holiday Charms Artistic Wire Findings Forms. Findings Forms are great because they are little Jigs that allow you to make the same shape over and over again. You can use 20-24 Gauge Wire, and I used 22 Gauge in the video.





There are so many ways that you can use the shapes you make with the Findings Forms! You can make earrings, pendants, ornaments and more! Watch the Facebook Live and each of the videos on the product pages to see how to use the Jigs. Head over to the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group for more beading inspiration and join us next time for more holiday ornaments with the Really Big Jig!

Happy beading!
Meredith