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Quilling with wire

Post by Jocelyneliza on 2011-04-10, 08:21

I am "farm sitting" again and have been "quilling with wire". I have put some pictures in the Gallery under General Quilling.

The photos turned out better than I expected except for the cats which really do not look that bad. I have not attached them to anything at the moment as am still thinking about the best adhesive.

I glued the pieces together with Super Glue and used a pair of tweezers to place the pieces.

Note: Be careful when you pick up the piece with the tweezers, try and avoid the glue, the design does not look good with a pair of tweezers sticking out of it.

Note to self: Buy two new pair of tweezers!

I used some of those photography hints I got from the net and I also bought myself a mini tripod. Great investment, under $20.00 from I am a scammer Smith (in Australia). Tried to put up a photo of it but could not work out how to in here so put it in Gallery.




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Post by Jocelyneliza on 2011-04-10, 10:37

Thanks to Paula I realise that I should have explained that I used 20 gauge wire which holds the shape well. Any thinner, say 28 or 32 gauge, rolls well but kinks easily.

I used round nosed jewellery pliers to start the coil and then flat nosed pliers to hold it and coil the wire. When the coil was large enough I held it between my thumb and forefinger to continue coiling. If you put a bit of tension on the free end you are coiling it is a much smoother result.

Thanks Paula, I am pleased you find it interesting.

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Post by miriam on 2011-04-10, 14:57

very interesting work here in malta we play a lot with wire see what we do maybe you can venture trying it too we use wire with thread and beads anyway see for yourself there are some links for you to see. The filagree is like quilling instead paper they use silver or gold wire.

http://www.beadsky.com/ganutell.php
http://fairyfiligree.blogspot.com/2010/01/maltese-filigree.html
there's another craft monastery work here is the link too
http://monasterywork.com/default.aspx
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Post by KrazeeLdy on 2011-04-10, 15:54

That is gorgeous!!

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Post by Quill Me on 2011-04-10, 17:58

Lovely work! Keep on rollin"

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Post by paulahogue on 2011-04-10, 23:53

WOW really Beautiful work, that would take alot of patience!
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