Wire With a Twist!

by LuElla.
(Toledo, OH)

Wire With a Twist! by LuElla  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

Unwind by winding up!

I’m so excited to share one of my early creations!

Sadly my inspiration for this piece came when my daughter was in the hospital for one of her many visits.

She has crohn’s disease but doing very well these days!

My mind was so twisted during those stays that when I went home in the evenings, I needed to unwind so I found some old telephone wire the guys used to give kids from the service trucks years ago and some old craft wire.

Wire With a Twist! by LuElla  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

I dug out something called a coiling gizmo and made my own beads then I made this necklace separating the beads with clear glass discs.

If you’ll notice my clasp, one comment mentioned making figure 8 closures (I found mine at a craft store long ago):

Wire With a Twist! by LuElla  - featured on Jewelry Making Journal

and Rena’s crimp covers tutorial (issue 348) would’ve been perfect!

They’re what made me think of this old necklace!


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  • Wonderful coiled wire beads, LuElla – and you’re right, the coiled crimp covers would be a good accent in this vibrant design. What a happy idea! And I’m so glad to hear your daughter is getting better.

  • Lynda C says:

    Impressive coiling skills! Love the colors you chose for this necklace…it’s a beauty!

  • Yvonne says:

    Love it’! Playful but sophisticated. Unique idea.

  • Lou mcnierney says:

    Love the wire beads

  • LuElla says:

    Thank you Rena! Jewelry making is the greatest stress reliever!

  • LuElla says:

    Thank you Lynda! It’s a shame the phone companies don’t use that wire anymore 🥺!

  • LuElla says:

    Thank you Yvonne! I think the glass discs added the sophisticated side!

  • LuElla says:

    Thanx Lou! By the way…love your name!🙃

  • kathy corkery says:

    Such a pretty necklace! And i love the gizmo too. I am going to try this and use different color craft wire. Thank goodness that your daughter is doing well.

  • LuElla says:

    Thank you for the compliment and your thoughtful words Kathy! I hope you have fun making the beads! I’d love to see what you create!

  • Susan says:

    I also have Crohns and have been going through a bad patch. Ugh! Colonoscopy on 12/16. I write this because I know you understand what this is about. I’m glad your daughter is feeling better and I wish her continued healing. For you too!

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