Wire, wire, wire ….

Whether you’re working with french beaded flowers or ganutell, likely the subject most often discussed is …. wire.

There’s lots of craft wire out there, but they’re not all created equal. You want a wire that’s workable, for sure. Especially for people just learning the craft, and for older folks like me, your hands can get tired and ache if the wire is too stiff and inflexible. You also want a choice of colors, and colors that won’t fade or tarnish over time. It’s a long process making these flowers, what a shame to have them look bad over time because of poor quality wire.

There’s lots of opinions out there, I’m sure, and I can only give you mine. I’ve always worked with Parawire. The pricing is right, and the quality is wonderful, and don’t you just love the colors. It’s a little softer wire, and I always give the central wire a tug to make it a little harder, but it’s really nice to work with.

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  1. Sharon says

    Thank you, Isabella, I work at introducing everyone to the lovely art of ganutell. The gismo tool is not used in ganutell, but I do have one and use it in other crafts. Your flowers sould wonderful!

  2. says

    hello to you,
    I love what your doing very very much, and I’m working
    with beads and wire…. and have done for a long -long time…..
    but you sound like a young person and you enjoy what you do.
    so I am so glad to see what you do, and so happy to know your
    passing you knowledge on to the younger, and the elder generation,
    do you have the “gismo”tool use that tool a lot……..
    I do a lot of my flowers doing the “THE FLOWERS OF VENICE” style….
    Thank you Sincerely Isabella——.

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