Thursday, March 28, 2013

Textured Wire Sprial Donut Connector

by Staci L. Smith

Here is just a little something you can make with your new textures- using the alphabet stamps again, combined with Stacie F's texturing wire post.
 
Take 6-8" of 12 gauge copper wire.  Spiral it into a coil, but leave a big open middle to create a sort of donut.
 
With a chasing hammer, hammer it to flatten the surface.
 
 
Then use the ball end of your chasing hammer to flatten the ends a little more.
 
 
Then I took my letter x, the period, and the letter I to make patterns on the wire.  I stamped them just like I would on sheet metal, it was just a little trickier to line them up.  Then I used my chasing hammer to flatten the wire again.
 
 
Add some liver of sulfur and polish off the high spots, and voila!  A wire textured spiral donut.
 

 
It is fun, and very sturdy, and it can be used as a pendant or a connector.
 
Hope to see what you have been playing with at our blog hop April 8th.

9 comments:

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh so fun and easy. Thanks for sharing this technique.
Nicole/Beadwright

Regina said...

I like it when I can just manipulate and hammer, no soldering, no piercing, no complications...

Marsha of Marsha Neal Studio said...

Brilliant Staci!!!

mairedodd said...

very cool idea staci! extend the end a bit more and you can make a bail - this is a wonderful little design to play with! and so easy to customize -

LisaS said...

Very neat! Will have to try it ;)

Barbara said...

Very Nice!!!! Love this on wire!!!!

stacilouise said...

I never really textured wire until Stacie's post on ear wires. I thought, wow, why haven't I tried that?

Artisan Beads Plus said...

Love it, Staci! Just my style..... :o)

Kelli said...

Love, love, love it!!!!

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