Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday Wire: Double Dip Charms

While I'm working on the fall free projects, let's take a look at the free projects I have available on the blog. Here's one of the fastest and easiest ways to use the Double Dips.




Materials:

1 Double Dip in Coral

Tools:

Round nose pliers
Flush cutters that will cut up to 18 ga wire
Chainnose pliers
Optional: steel bench block and chasing/planishing hammer


Directions:

1. Cut the Double Dip in the middle so you have equal length.

2. Make a wrapped loop using the round nose pliers. Please note the 18 gauge wire is dead so it's easy to wrap.

3. Optional: Hammer the loop a couple of times on each side to work harden.

The 18 gauge copper wire gives these charms an ethnic feel. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Beadwright said...

Oh these are great. Thanks for the tut as well.
Nicole/Beadwright

JustATish said...

what is double dip? when i google it all that comes up are recession related posts. how do you attach the wire?

these are soooo cute - i need to know!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hiya, Tish! I make the Double Dips and there is an adjustable ring project in the August/September issue of Easy Wire. Sooo, I've sold out of them on my site right now. But I'm working on re-stocking!

The wire in the charms is part of the double dip, you can see the double dips in this blog post: http://lampworkdiva.blogspot.com/2010/05/wednesday-wire-free-tutorial-matching.html

Thanks for stopping by!

JustATish said...

Thank you so much!

Lori's Glassworks said...

I love the color of these charms! Thanks for sharing.

KayzKreationz said...

These are so cute. I thought I was going to have to use a torch to make my own double dips, but these are easy. I could do these. Thanks.