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Wire Forms aren't just for Snowflakes!

Whether we're ready for it or not, the holiday season is officially upon us! Beadalon has you covered with these functional, versatile Wire Forms. Whether you are making ornaments for your tree, gifts, or decorations for your home or office, there are so many ways to use them. The Wire Forms are made of Stainless Steel and are available in 4 sizes - 3.75", 4.5", 6", and 9" (and in a variety pack with all sizes!). Here are some designs from Wyatt White to spark your creativity.

You don't need symmetry for a beautiful design! Give those leftover beads some spotlight time. Using a similar pattern helps create a visually pleasing design.

The Wire Forms are a great structure for wire wrapping. Work from the spool and wrap the wire in the same direction around the spokes each time. 

I love this beach themed design to keep the spirit of the sand in my toes all year round. To create the bends, grab the wire in the jaws of your pliers - I would chose flat nosed pliers for this job - and create a 45 degree bend. If you need to trim the spokes, I recommend the Memory Wire Shears
A simple loop is the easiest way to finish off your design. Try using the Memory Wire Finishing Pilers - hold the wire down as far into the jaw as you can - to make different sizes of loops.

Did someone say Bead Bumpers? Any time you're using thick wire, adding a Bead Bumper is a quick and clean way to hold your beads in place. They may be small, but they are mighty! I also love how Wyatt curved the spokes (try the Bracelet Bending Pliers to do this) and glued the beads onto the end of the Wire Form to finish off the design. 

Even though Halloween in behind us, there's always room for something spooky to tuck in a dark corner. I'll definitely pull this project that Shelley Penney and I demonstrated on Facebook Live out again next October! I love how the Wire Form is the perfect frame for a spiderweb. My favorite finishing technique is to use Bead Fix Gel to glue Memory Wire End Caps onto the ends of the spokes. Can you guess what the component part is with the loop that I used to hang the chain from the top and the spider from the bottom? You can find the answer here!

We've just scratched the surface of the design possibilities for the Wire Forms. What have you made with them? Be sure to post your creations in the Jewelry Making with Beadalon Facebook Group, and on your socials use #beadalon so we can see what you make!

Until next time, happy beading!