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Old 01-12-2006, 06:43 AM   #11
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Did you use the black craft wire from a craft store or Wal-Fart? The enamel comes off of it in flakes...ew! Another bad thing about enameled wire, it usually has just copper wire underneath the enamel. Once it's exposed, copper tarnishes very quickly...tarnish + natural fiber yarn=baaad.

If you used something like "artistic wire" made by wild wire or wig jig, etc. you should be in the clear, the color is usually added in the heating process of the wire, vs. the other stuff that's dipped in paint.

Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2006, 09:43 AM   #12
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Old 01-13-2006, 08:35 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by foldedbird
Did you use the black craft wire from a craft store or Wal-Fart? The enamel comes off of it in flakes...ew! Another bad thing about enameled wire, it usually has just copper wire underneath the enamel. Once it's exposed, copper tarnishes very quickly...tarnish + natural fiber yarn=baaad.

If you used something like "artistic wire" made by wild wire or wig jig, etc. you should be in the clear, the color is usually added in the heating process of the wire, vs. the other stuff that's dipped in paint.

Good luck!
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Actually I purchased this wire at Jo-Ann's, and yes, it came off while I was shoving beads on, but only because I shoved them on being as the whole was barely big enough.

I'm not looking to see the color anyways. The beads cover up all the wire except for the ends, which I can always cover with clear glue. Thank you for the heads up though!
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Old 01-13-2006, 11:19 PM   #14
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those are very cool!

i'm really into beading and make all kinds of jewelry, but never thought about making stitch markers. just another thing to do i guess!!!
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No problem!!! I just re-read my post, and I feel that I may have come off sounding a little harsh. If I did, please forgive me... was very tired when I wrote that! Honestly just trying to help & save you from the torment I went through when I first started with wire!

I wish you luck in all your wire & bead endeavors (oh god, please let me spell!)... isn't it SO MUCH FUN???

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Originally Posted by ecuzzacrea
those are very cool!

i'm really into beading and make all kinds of jewelry, but never thought about making stitch markers. just another thing to do i guess!!!
Oh wow... your avatar is kind of creeping me out! Do you have a close relative in the UK? If not, you may have a long lost twin! Check out http://www.annarella.co.uk! Maybe its the glasses, but to me you look SO much alike!!!
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Originally Posted by foldedbird
No problem!!! I just re-read my post, and I feel that I may have come off sounding a little harsh. If I did, please forgive me... was very tired when I wrote that! Honestly just trying to help & save you from the torment I went through when I first started with wire!

I wish you luck in all your wire & bead endeavors (oh god, please let me spell!)... isn't it SO MUCH FUN???

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You were fine! Don't worry!

And thank you. It really IS a lot of fun. Now I want to make jewelry too! *siiiigh* Not enough money and time!
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Old 01-14-2006, 08:41 PM   #18
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those are very cool!

i'm really into beading and make all kinds of jewelry, but never thought about making stitch markers. just another thing to do i guess!!!
Oh wow... your avatar is kind of creeping me out! Do you have a close relative in the UK? If not, you may have a long lost twin! Check out http://www.annarella.co.uk! Maybe its the glasses, but to me you look SO much alike!!!
looks like she has the purple version of my glasses, but i don't think we look ANYTHING alike. weird.
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Maybe I'm crazy....
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your stitch markers...very cool
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