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Good afternoon!

My husband and I have been busy making tools I can use when wire working. Making a peg board isn't too difficult, so he says, and using toothpicks cut in half as pegs works well too!

I have used polymer clay to make different shapes as objects I can wrap wire around when needed. I do quilling as well and my quilling work board was greatly helpful in providing molds for graduated shapes including squares, circles, triangles, ovals, teardrops and hearts (you can see a photo of my workboard here http://www.rucraft.co.uk/product/deluxe-quilling-board-and-tool/002...). I took inspiration from a wire bending jig I found out on http://www.cooksongold.com/category_select.jsp?query=wire+bending+jig and have made shapes to glue down to the peg board to help with this.

So, now to creating... I started a project but wasn't satisfied with how it was going so I've restarted it from afresh.

Wish me luck and I hope to post some photos before long...

All the best!

Jean

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Comment by Jean Hamilton-Fford on January 28, 2012 at 12:51am

Hi Renee!

So glad you enjoyed your journey of discovery! I'm just getting started with jewellery making. Currently, I'm working on sculpting a dragon with a nearly 2 foot wingspan and just over 2 foot long that will be standing on a piece of bogwood. You cn see more of what I do thru http://whizzbangfizz.com under the 'Other Art' tab, 

Love your photos of your work! More please...

All the best!

Jean

Comment by Renee Meredith-Shapiro on January 27, 2012 at 2:20pm

Hi Jean!

Boy did you send me on a journey today. I had never heard of quilling! So I went to Wikipedia, then to your links to figure out exactly what you were doing. I think you are incredibly brave making your own tools.

I got side-tracked in one of the stores you linked and started searching felt projects, then it was micro-macrame'. I think I might have attention deficit disorder! LOL

I'm really looking forward to seeing your projects so please post when you can!

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