Tuesday, November 27, 2012
How to Use Fine Silver Wire on Glass Beads - Tutorial
I cut easily usable lengths of silver wire (about 9 inches or so) and clip the hemos at the measure I want to use. If I'm applying it to a round bead, I usually clip at about 2-3 inches. Fine silver wire will disappear in your flame, so make sure you work waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay out at the end of the flame. Barely touch the silver wire to the bead under the flame, move the bead away, and quickly wrap the wire around the bead. When you've reached the end of your clipped wire, flame cut the silver, and then very delicately melt the silver wire at the end of the flame into the bead. This is how you get the trailing dots.