Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Making New Jewelry with my WigJig
Yesterday I took myself down to the Post Office to pick up my latest package. It was a WigJig, and a book I had ordered called “Wire Jewelry Workshop”. The book, by Susan Ray, has instructions and photos for wire wrapping techniques. I found it very interesting and informative, and there are numerous projects in the book I’d like to try.
The WigJig opens up a new era in my jewelry making. Now I can learn a new technique, and create brand new designs that I’ve been wanting to try. The device itself is little more than a clear acrylic board with holes strategically drilled on it. I chose the model called the Centaur, which incorporates evenly spaced holes in a rectangular configuration, with holes in a semicircular pattern. The design is a hybrid, incorporating the design of the Cyclops and the Delphi.
When I ordered my WigJig, the company sent me a free E-book with instructions on how to do the most basic designs. Awesome! This was a great help, since I’ve never done wire wrap techniques before. When I got my new WigJig, I needed to learn how to set it up and even what tools I needed to use the product.
Now I’m making wire wrap jewelry and developing a fascinating new skill. I love my new WigJig Centaur and I’ll surely be adding lots of new items to my Etsy Shop in the near future.