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.


1 Double Dip in Coral


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


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!


Beadwright said...

Oh these are great. Thanks for the tut as well.

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:

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.