Sunday, 31 May 2009

In Praise of Wig Jig

This is a lovely necklace set done in 20g copper wire with flattish oval beads. Just a pity I did not have more of the beads for a bracelet!
The design for the wire links is found in the booklet "Jewelry with Wire" and according to instructions was made with roundnose pliers. Beautiful and perfect! But not in my hands; all the links turned out crookedly and of different shapes and sizes. So I decided to try my trusty wig jig, arranging the pegs in the correct order, then draping the wire around them. No problem, but the loops were not closed up as in the original. Again no problem, then I used my roundnose pliers to squeeze them shut. For good measure I hammered the links before joining them with jumprings and linking them to the wired beads, and this is the result. I hope you like it!

5 comments:

  1. Don't ya just love wig jigs, I only have the basic one for now but it has helped to create some gorgeous items.

    I really love the links in the necklace.

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  2. Like it? I love it! I have to get a wig jig!!

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  3. That's beautiful! I love my jig (have one from Beadalon). It is so easy to make uniform wire elements. Looks very professional.

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  4. I bought a wig jig quite a long time ago and have never found any use for it. You've definitely inspired me and I will be digging mine out and experimenting with it! Beautiful job you've done.

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  5. Love your work! It's amazing what can be created on a wigjig.

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