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Guitar string cuff

This is the cuff that I made, using a guitar string for decorative coiling. Wow, is that guitar string hard to maneuver! Anyway, I'm not totally happy with the cuff, it's a little clunky.

 

But, what I wanted to show you all was the heavy wire that I made the frame out of. It's stainless steel, but could be easily made from silver.

 

Anyway, I started with three really long strands of thin (probably 16-18g) round wire, clamped it, and used a drill to twist them together in a clockwise direction. I did this three times, to make three different strands of twisted wire, all the same length. Then I clamped all three strands of twisted wire together, and using the reverse on my husband's drill, I twisted them together in a counterclockwise direction, and got this lovely, ropelike wire to work with.

 

So, this is how I have brought my knowledge of fiber arts and spinning to jewelry making, lol. This is exactly how to make a triple plied yarn. :-)

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Taken on February 5, 2009