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Use the magical Coiling Gizmo to make a tubular bead from colored wire.
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Note: I used 22 gauge wire for both the inner and outer coils.
It works best to keep the wire on the spools while coiling.
Using a C-Clamp anchor the bracket frame to your table.
Place the small cranking rod through the bottom holes of the bracket frame. Hold the wire 2" down from the cranking rod.
Start to coil the wire around by turning the handle on the cranking rod. Let the wire slide through your fingers as you turn the cranking rod.
Coil the wire around the cranking rod to your desired length. In this case the wire is 4" long.
Using wire cutters cut the end of your wire.
Using wire cutters cut the end of the wire by the cranking rod loop so you can free the coil from the rod.
You have now finished your first coiled length.
Thread your second piece of wire through the coiled length. We are using 22 gauge wire.
Wrap the wire around the loop of the cranking rod a few times to anchor it. We are using the small cranking rod.
Coil the second piece of wire around the cranking rod until you have made about a 1/4" coil.
Hold the bottom of the first coiled length. Start to coil the first coiled length and the second wire around the cranking rod at the same time.
Keep coiling until you get to the end of your first coiled length of wire.
Coil the second piece of wire around the cranking rod until you have made about a 1/4" coil at the end.
Remove the cranking rod from the bracket frame. Using wire cutters cut the end of your wire.
Using wire cutters cut the end wire by the cranking rod loop so you can free the coil from the rod.
Cut the ends of the second coiled wires so they match up evenly. In this case cut both ends so they are 4 coils long.
You have now completed a coiled bead made with the Coiling Gizmo!