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.
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!