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DIY Christmas - Craft Wire Star Ornament Made On The WigJig

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This cute little star ornament is quick and easy. And, I think the little ribbon bow on top is super cute, but I always love a bow! This shape could make an excellent garland since it is so quick and easy. I can imagine several hanging in a row in the window. I may have to try that!

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Materials:
Soft Flex Craft Wire in 18g non-tarnish silver plated
8mm green crystal
Red ribbon

Tools:

 

When using a WigJig, you will make your first loop with your round nose pliers. Place the loop on the small metal peg. Guide the wire around the pegs in your chosen pattern as you spin the WigJig. When you turn the jig and guide the wire, the jig will make lovely and fluid lines that can be repeated time and time again.


Work harden the design after you pop it off of the WigJig. Work hardening your wire actually changes the molecular structure inside the wire. It is the process of manipulating the wire to lock in the design and stiffen the wire so that your design will stay in place. Also, I straightened the wire with the nylon jaw pliers each time I made a turn on the WigJig. This offered straighter lines and extra work hardening.


Next, use the craft wire to create an ornament hook. In this case, I used a wire wrap loop to connect to the star, strung a bead and then made my hook on the WigJig using a 7/16 in. super peg.


The hook should be work hardened too. This is a little trickier when there are beads to avoid. Hold the bead off of the surface in order to avoid it and pound the hook with your nylon tipped hammer.


If you like the ornament as it, you won't need any ribbon. I happened to have a little polka-dot red ribbon that I added to make it a little more decorative.

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Blog contributor Sara Oehler (the original SoftFlexGirl) is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Soft Flex Company. Find her on facebook or her blog. She'd love to hear from you! So, please feel free to leave comments or email her at Sara@SoftFlexCompany.com.

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