Using a Coiling Gizmo - Style 2

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The fun and easy Coiling Gizmo turns colored wire into a tubular bead with tapered ends.
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Tip 1I used 22 gauge wire for the inner coil and 26 gauge wire for the outer coil.
Tip 2It works best to keep the wire on the spools while coiling.
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Step 1

Using a C-Clamp anchor the bracket frame to your table.

Step 2

Wrap the wire around the loop of the cranking rod a few times to anchor it. We are using the small cranking rod with 26 gauge wire.

Step 3

Place the small cranking rod through the bottom holes of the bracket frame. Hold the wire 2" down from the cranking rod.

Step 4

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.

Step 5

Coil the wire around the cranking rod to your desired length. In this case the wire is 3" long.

Step 6

Using wire cutters cut the end of your wire.

Step 7

Using wire cutters cut the end wire by the cranking rod loop so you can free the coil from the rod.

Step 8

You have now finished your first coiled length. Thread your second piece of wire through the coiled length. We are using 22 gauge wire.

Step 9

Wrap the wire around the loop of the cranking rod a few times to anchor it. We are using the small cranking rod.

Step 10

Place the small cranking rod through the bottom holes of the bracket frame. Hold the wire 2" down from the cranking rod.

Step 11

Coil the second piece of wire around the cranking rod until you have made about a 1/4" coil.

Step 12

Slide the first coiled length of wire up to the top of the cranking rod.

Step 13

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.

Step 14

Keep coiling until you get to the end of your first coiled length of wire.

Step 15

Coil the second piece of wire around the cranking rod until you have made about a 1/4" coil at the end.

Step 16

Remove the cranking rod from the bracket frame. Using wire cutters cut the end of your wire.

Step 17

Using wire cutters cut the end wire by the cranking rod loop so you can free the coil from the rod.

Step 18

Keep the bead on the cranking rod. This will help keep the shape of the coiled bead. Hold both end coils of the bead with your thumbs and forefingers.

Step 19

Start to twist your left hand counter clockwise and your right hand clockwise. By gently turning and pushing your fingers closer together This will begin to move the coils inward making them larger.

Step 20

Hold both end coils of the bead with your thumbs and forefingers. To shape the coils twist your left hand clockwise and your right hand counter clockwise. This will make the outside coils smaller than the middle coil. The middle coil should be the largest while the outside coils taper down on both sides.

Step 21

Remove the coiled bead from the cranking rod. Cut the ends of the second coiled wires so they match up evenly. In this case both ends are 5 coils long.

Step 22

You have now completed a coiled bead made with the Coiling Gizmo!

   

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