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Zig Zag Wire Weave Kit

Reviewing: Jewelry Workshop Zig Zag Wire Weave Bracelet  |  Rating:
lexxia By lexxia on
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The Jewelery Workshop puts out some great little kits for the arts and craft enthusiast. This particular kit is a wire weave zig zag bracelet which works up quickly and thanks to pretty good instructions and a kit that includes everything you need, making this bracelet was a very easy undertaking.

The wire is a very soft wire which appears to have a sort of plastic like coating on it and it's extremely flexible and easy to work with. The kit also includes a small little clamp which actually works quite well as long as you don't become to overly exhuberant with your weaving technic - otherwise you may find your work slipping out from between the clamp a time or two. The clamp is strong enough that it does hold the wire in place firmly enough though that you can easily manipulate the wire while working without the clamp failing.

The instructions for this kit were very easy to follow and laid out very well although I did decide to hunt down a few wire weaving video tutorials to discover whether there were any other techniques I might be able to apply to make the bracelet look even more interesting than it already does.

For $10.99 this is an excellent kit that comes boxed with all supplies including 12 - 12" pieces of wire, the clamp, and even the tape to wrap around the end of the wires to hold them together when you first start the piece and another piece of tape that is meant to be taped to the "front" side of the clamp so that you can continually know which is the front part of your work as you have to work front and back in this particular weave.

I literally worked this piece up in about an evening and loved the technique so much that I decided to work with other wires to create additional pieces. The clamp has worked well for this and as long as the wire isn't too fine, it holds them in place nicely. This is an excellent "starter" kit for those who want to try their hand at wire weaving but who don't want to spend a great deal of money to find out whether it's something they'd enjoy doing.

I have another kit from this company, ChainMaille which I'll also review, and in my opinion, these are great little kits that work up exactly as they indicate they will and definitely do assist the wire worker in acquiring a good solid understanding for this wire weave technique.

Excellent product that I'd purchase again.