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July 24, 2012
Large bead trivet.

Approximate Time: 1 Hour


  • 20 gauge wire
  • 28 large wooden beads
  • 21 medium wooden beads


My trivet measured 4 inches X 4-1/2 inches. You can buy the large assorted packs of beads for approximately $10, and there will be enough to make a trivet.

  1. Lay out the beads into a pattern that you like and then measure the wire accordingly. You will be going back through the rows, so you will need a lot of wire. (I used approximately 80 inches of wire.)
  2. Find center, then thread the first and second rows of the trivet onto your wire, then you will go back through the second row and continue doing this with your rows until you have finished your trivet.
  3. At the end you will need to go back through your previous row (or two) to hide the ends of your wire.

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June 29, 2011

Hubby plays the guitar, and I found some of his discarded metal strings in the trash. I thought - hmm! I could use the wire for my craft projects, especially the jewelry I am putting together, so I kept it for future use!

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July 26, 2012

Making silver jewelry is fun and you can use the jewelry afterwards, but silver is expensive, especially to practice on. So I'd advise using regular wire instead of silver.


I've used regular wire for quite some time to practice on and I actually used it for some jewelry.

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July 26, 2005

When doing a craft that uses short lengths of fine wire and you happen to run out, you can use the wire in the twist ties.

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August 7, 2012

This page contains beaded wire craft ideas. A variety of useful items can be created with wire and beads.

Blue beaded dragonfly.

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May 7, 2021

From a damaged radio, I had a piece of ruby-colored copper wire. I thought that I could make a cute heart pendant out of the wire of this color. This time I decided to knit this pendant.


The usual knitting practically does not work with the copper transformer wire. So I had to figure out how to solve this problem. And, as you may have guessed, I did it.

The completed wire heart pendant.

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March 21, 2018

Take bright copper wire and make this pretty cross as a decoration for your bedroom or hallway. This page is about making a copper wire cross wall hanging.

A wire cross with curlicues.

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May 24, 2016

This is a page about making wire wrapped midi rings. Midi rings are worn on your finger above the knuckle. They are quite a fashion statement.

Making Wire Wrapped Midi Rings

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March 1, 2016

This is a page about making a wire wrapped ring. With wire, polished stone and beads and you can fashion a unique ring for a special occasion or holiday.

Making a Wire Wrapped Ring

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December 10, 2015

This is a page about wire hanging shelf. Wire coat hangers have so many organizational uses. This tip will help you keep wires and cords untangled and organized.

Making a Clothes Hanger Wire Organizer

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May 4, 2013

This is a page about making bead and wire bracelets. Jewelry wire and your choice of beads are just about all you need to create a lovely bracelet.

Bead and wire jewelry making materials.

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January 7, 2022

You don't need expensive materials and special tools to make beautiful jewelry. To make this original heart, you only need wire from an old transformer and knitting needles.


Knitted wire jewelries look really amazing. This heart will look great as a pendant. You can add a brooch pin and you will have a beautiful brooch.

The finished Knitted 3D Wire Heart

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September 7, 2021

The Tree of Life is a popular and universal symbol that has been used all over the world for centuries. To make this Tree of Life Pendant, I used denim from old jeans, copper wire from an old transformer and goldstone chips with holes. I really like the combination of blue denim with copper wire and brown goldstone. It is not difficult and not expensive to make this pendant.

The completed pendant.

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July 8, 2021

Copper wire is an excellent material for creativity. I want to show you how easy it is to make a copper wire unicorn without spending almost any money.


I used wire from an old transformer. Let's transform an old transformer!

Copper Wire Unicorn from Old Transformer - copper wire unicorn sculpture

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January 7, 2021

This year, I donated all of my glass ornaments so our Christmas tree is looking a little bare. I decided to make some wire ornaments. I made 2 so far and looking forward to make more.

Bent wire ornaments, in the shape of a star and Christmas tree, hanging on a Christmas tree.

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January 15, 2020

Fashion a wire star shaped Christmas tree topper using 16g craft wire. See how to make one below.

DIY Wire Star Christmas Tree Topper - wire topper on a small table top tree

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