Wired Up Beads…Free tutorials. Some basic, and some wire work. But the ones I found that I like are the metal smithing ones.
With a good imagination you could come up with all kinds of cool ideas to repurpose old suitcases. Here are just a few really neat ways to upcycle those old vintage suitcases, that I have ran across, and thought that I would share with you.
This tutorial will show you how to make copper wire wrapped paper beads with aged paper from an old book. You can make unique wire jewelry by using these copper wire wrapped paper beads. Tools you will need: Round nose pliers, flush cutters, chain nose pliers, ruler, copper wire 18ga. & 20ga., paint brush, some kind of adhesive sealant and protector for decoupage (such as Mod Podge or Liquitex), and an old book with aged pages.
I use wire rivets in my cold connections. I like how the wire stands out from the piece I am connecting. That is when I am using a different type of metal then what the wire is made of.
Holding on to that tiny piece of….
Some artist are VERY talented when it comes to working with polymer clay. But NOT me. I have seen some really beautiful beads made from polymer clay. So I thought that I would
Recently I started getting more into metal smithing, so I am always on the look out for free easy…
The other day I ran across this free mini tutorial for these cute little whimsical copper wire people.
Here is another one of my creations. The wire beads on this unique bracelet are handmade from copper wire that’s been oxidized, then linked together with handmade links, and closes with
Transferring a image from a piece of paper to another object is really cool. It gives that piece a vintage look.
Do you have tons of old buttons, that you have been saving over the years? Knowing that one day you will find a use for them. Here is a cute and simple……