I originally developed this project using 28-gauge wire and the wire broke too easily so I landed on 26-gauge wire. Carefully push the wire when manipulating it rather than pulling it to prevent breakage. This project uses a favorite bead weaving technique, Right Angle Weave (RAW).
The hair clip used in this project must have one hole at the top to secure the wire. If the clip is a different size, you can alter the quantity and size of beads used so they fit well on the clip.
Internationally award winning designer, teacher and official Swarovski Instructor, she resides with her 2 puppies, Sparkle and Bling in beautiful Colorado. Kristal's fashion endeavors include designing & creating jewelry for the Jimmy Buffet Band backup singers & dancers; appearing numerous times on HGTV, PBS and JTV and teaching on cruise ships worldwide.
The author of 4 books: Metal Clay 101 for Beaders, Foxy Epoxy, Fabulous Fabric Beads Sassy Silky Savvy; 2 DVDs: Mixed Media: Beaded Bracelets with Fiber Beads and Crystals, Resin, Wire Mixed Media: Jewelry Making with Handmade Beads, Crystals, Resin, and More! Past editor of BeadingDaily.com, her designs have been featured in over 85 publications. Kristalís jewelry has been represented in galleries spanning the globe including Santa Fe - Canyon Rd. Alaska, Cayman Islands, Italy, Germany & the Virgin Islands.
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