Thursday, February 25, 2016

Finally! An Easy Peasy Tutorial: Making a Beaded Wire Cross

Yours will look different..
It all depends on how you shape the wire and which beads you use.
You can find this cross.

If you would like to make your own beaded cross.
Here's the tutorial.

What you need:
Copper wire: 16 g for the cross, 24g for the beading.
pliers, but if you don't have a pair, copper is soft enough to use your fingers.  
seed beads
assorted beads

 Here's how you do it.

 I used a foot of 16g wire.  Just bend and shape.  I find it easier to use a pair of pliers, but your fingers will easily bend copper wire.

When you come to attach one wire to the other, be creative!  Swirl and twirl the wire.  It looks prettier in the end.

This is really easy to make!

Now, you can start adding the beads.  I work with wire (24g) that is 12 inches in length or less.  
Just begin by wrapping the wire on the frame.  Add a few beads and wrap the wire across.  Keep doing the same thing until you fill in the cross.

It's easy peasy!

1 comment:

just another disruptive blogger said...

Hi! just stopped by to check on you and Pixie. (hug) Cleaned off the glass bench last week. Be a while till I get to it yet.