A spacer bead is very important in every project, whether making a necklace, bracelet or an earring. Take a look at this coiled diy wire jewelry by Grace Zarfati.
|I know the piece looks so tiny, and maybe you’re thinking, what can I do with it? Well, this tiny coiled thing can help you create a whole new piece of jewelry. It’s basically a spacer, made by coiling 20 and 28 gauge of copper wires that’s shaped into a daisy and that’s where Grace and XQDesigns got the name Daisy Flower Spacer. Usually, we use rounded beads or metal findings in different shapes as spacers but with the daisy flower spacer, you’ll learn a different way of using a spacer. And as I’ve said, it can give your jewelry piece or beads a whole new look.|
Hold together 0.8 mm (10” in length) and with a few inches of 0.4 mm wire with the left hand and start making rounds of 0.4 mm from your spool directly using your right hand.
When coiling you can see that it is not too close with a bit of intervals so tighten the coils to have even coils by pushing to the left then continue coiling.
Repeat Step 2 for more coils until you reach, almost, the end of the 0.8 mm wire about 2 inches in length. Make sure also that there is space in the other end of the wire. Other option to make coils is by using a gizmo, a tool for coiling wire.
|After coiling, you will then have this piece like in the picture.|
Using flat nose pliers, fold the tip of the 0.8mm. Folding the tip of the thicker wire is optional. it is only to prevent the coils to slip when coiling to bigger diameter.
Stretch the coil spring a little bit, by holding both ends pull the coil meeting each end point to make a circle.
Hold both ends and using your flat nose pliers, adjust the rings in even spaces.
|You now have a daisy flower shape spacer.|
Check this out and see what we came up with using the Daisy Flower Spacer
Beautiful, aren’t they? Now, learn how to use the Daisy Flower Spacer with this video tutorial!
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