Findings and Wire

Ear wires, clasps, barrettes, and handbag frames are used for some of the projects in this book You can also bead on wire. Wire is sized by its gauge ranging from 10-2H<using even numbers]. Ten-gauge is the thickest and heaviest wire, and 28-gauge is the thinnest. Wire comes in different shapes, such as triangular, square, and half-round, and in different pliabilities. The projects in this book use round wires that are 20-gauge and 24-gauge.

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to make your own loom. But don't worry! Making a loom is very easy You can vary its size according to the size of your project. There are scut al different types of looms that you can make. The following loom wort -for most of the loomed projects in this bookt


Six linear feet of 1 x 2 pine Twenty-four ITt-inrh finishing nails Fen 1"A-inch common nails I wo 8- or 9-inch springs about; . inch in diameter iVVe prefer sturds springs. The ones we use have coils. You will need one with at least 80 coils.)

Cut the pine into Iwo 16-inch lengths and two 14-inch lengths I« the remaining lumber to cut four ^ inch-long pieces to use as braces. Cut the ends of the braces 3:

- oq-.t« i x erbox. See He 2 Vti rc - nth lengths 10 At r»c tenths as shown In i v : tjií •»• U ¿r braces to úk kiideou ie^ oí ute l<x>m for aoi-2 >r»njn .4 Next nail tnesgrngticiar f^ach side of the ttindb 1 • 254. mxEkng the springs sfigtiR .< . --, for your twrafc a - - t*n the coils, Mritesa* 40are both on »txns utx • tr 1. • Hammer xáfe. «5QV seated, at either «CJÍ JrmQ er rfl about inch tf teaÉHi kmj y Se« Kg. 5. "!>.« cm. i.1.: ^ : oiain wooden * Croase of the re jais, nail the a 'ir -pposite ends, la tewr a jr*e nails to the oi Ire aj> a».: txtom of the » : inch of the c*is

Homemade and store-bought bead looms

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