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Offline chloe

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A Gift
« on: July 02, 2014, 01:13:48 PM »
Still going along with beading this was a gift to my sister



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Offline Elle Mae

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Re: A Gift
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 02:41:53 PM »
Love it!!

Love it!!  Love it!!  Love it!!

Would you share the pattern please??? :XFingers1: :1-pplease: :1-pplease:


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Re: A Gift
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 05:20:17 PM »
Wire & pearl angel class


This is what you will need for this project,
1 spool of 24 gauge gold wire, ( makes 4 )
 1 large pearl 14 or 16 mm (head)
 20 pearl 8mm (skirt)
 12 -15 small pearls 2-3 mm (halo)
 1 heart or star or tiny little pearls
 Glue or glue gun.
Pliers,
 wire cutter or old scissors,
 and a piece of fine wire 6-8".
 .

1...Cut a piece of wire about 12" long,
 slide the smallest pearls on it(12-15) about 2"long,
 push them down,
leaving 2 1/2" on one side and 7 1/2" on the other side,
now twist these two wire on each side of the pearls together to form the halo,
 put aside..............
2 Now cut 10 more 12" w1re pieces,
 hold them together with ends even,
 fold in middle (no sharp crease, just a round bend)
now take the halo piece you made and
wrap the short 2 1/2 " wire around the middle (in the fold)
 starting close to the halo,
then slide the large pearl up the long wire and holding it there with your hand,
push this wire in the back for now...
Next grab all other wires tightly under the head(10 each side)
 forming a tight smooth band and wrap the wire left behind twice
very tightly just under the head for the neck. More to follow.
 
 3.....Now for the wings.......
Take your wire spool hold about one inch with your thumb inside your hand
 and wrap the wire evenly around your knuckles five time ending with a one inch tail where you started,
 cut and slip of your hand, wrap these 2 tails tightly in opposite directions in the middle of the bunch

4 For the arms.....Almost the same... starting and finishing the same way but wrapping wire around
the narrowest knuckles of 3 fingers and ending same way take pliers and squeeze wires together
to make a 1/4" flat bar then bend ends 1/4"up to form hands.
next wil be the last part,assembling it.

5 Now we are ready to assemble the angel....
 With the angel in your hand, place the wings behind
 just under the head and the arms in front over it,
grab the long wire, that was left behind and start
 wrappig it tightly, (using pliers) around the 3 pieces
 in a crisscross pattern,forming an X, hide the end in
 the back trough other wires, now with pliers squeeze
 the X flat, to make it even tighter. Will do the
finishing in the next frame.

 6 ..... Separate the wires (20 now)
 pull them straigh, spreading them so they are
not crisscrossing each other(i'm fussy) take a
8mm pearl, slip on the end of one wire, bend the
wire on the edge of the pearl hole with pliers,
 ( i use my thumb nail) about 1/8 to 1/4" then
holding pearl and wire between your thumb and
finger roll up 1/2",repeat for the rest,
By adjusting these rolls on different
places,you can make the angel stand up,
or add a fine wire in the back of the halo to hang it.
 Now spread the wings open. glue a color
heart for birthstone or star,
or make a bow with fine wire and tiny pearls and
 glue on chest to hide wires
 
 I don't remember where these instructions came from I got it 9 yeara ago.

I hope this helps



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Offline Elle Mae

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Re: A Gift
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 07:18:36 PM »
Thank you Chloe!!   :icon_hug: :icon_hug:

I have an angel collection that I place in my rounded glass curio cabinet every Christmas and I can see a couple of these making a beautiful addition to it. 



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Re: A Gift
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 09:51:16 AM »
EM I think your curio cabinet of Angels are so pretty,

I have a couple of crocheted ones too.


The yellow one is a granny square angel


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Re: A Gift
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2014, 03:49:07 PM »
I have taken a picture of the bath basket I made for my granddaughter.
I do want to apologies for the poor quality; no matter how hard I tried I just couldn’t get a good picture today. But she will be here after while so this is it  :( 


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Re: A Gift
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2014, 05:41:43 PM »
Your pictures are just fine Chloe........that granddaughter of yours is going to love that gift basket especially because her grandma took the time to make it for her!!   :2-kiss:


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Re: A Gift
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2014, 08:36:36 AM »
 :thankyou:  Thank you for the pictures and directions.  :icon_hug: