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Beadbug

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Re: Not Polymer although it could be incorporated.
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2016, 11:23:54 PM »
Yes, maybe causing dents. I can't make the wire work then fit it once completed, the shape of the piece won't allow that so I'll have to do the wiring directly onto it. Maybe I ought to think of another way to mount it.

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Re: Not Polymer although it could be incorporated.
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2016, 07:43:23 AM »
I think that is one of the trickier parts of wire-wrapping in general. More so with polymer clay items of course because they are realatively easy to scratch, but actually some stones people wrap are pretty soft too. I am no wire expert, but I think there must be tips and tricks wire wrappers use to minimise this issue. I guess practise makes perfect too with these things.

Could you maybe make one of your shapes from scrap clay and use that as a practise piece to try out wrapping and see how it fairs? It could be that the problems you forsee aren't as big as you imagine or easily work-roundable, or conversely it could prove that is absolutely not the right way to proceed with that piece.

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Re: Not Polymer although it could be incorporated.
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2016, 08:57:49 AM »
The wrapping wires are quite fine and soft, so if you can be careful with the structure wires, you should be ok.

I've seen it done quite a bit.  Give it a go :)

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Re: Not Polymer although it could be incorporated.
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2016, 07:28:53 PM »
I'll try it on some scrap of equivalent diameter, see how it goes.

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Re: Not Polymer although it could be incorporated.
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2016, 08:01:12 PM »
yey!

Look foward to seeing your experiments in combining polymer clay and wire wrapping

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