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Make Earrings This Saturday!

Ornament Earrings

What are you doing this Saturday? Would you like to make a pair of earrings?                                                             Easy Earrings with WireKnitZ 20 minute technique demonstration beginning at […]

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The Winner of the WireKnitZ Hat Contest are…

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And the Winners are… Judith M Millinery Supply House Hat Contest with WireKnitZ Judith M Millinery Supply House hosted a WireKnitZ Hat Contest in celebration of their 20th Anniversary and to introduce WireKnitZ to the hat making community.  The two winners were determined on November 4th and are featured below.  Judith M and WireKnitZ posted […]

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It’s Time To Pick a Hat Contest Winner!

WireKnitZ Hat Contest

It’s time to pick the Judith M Millinery – WireKnitZ Hat Contest Winner on Facebook!   VOTE WireKnitZ Hat Contest   You may vote once daily from now until November 3rd. The winners for both the Facebook contest and the Professional contest will be announced November 4th. Good luck to all the participants!  http://ow.ly/DhhHw   […]

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LIKE US and Enter to Win!

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“LIKE” & “SHARE” us on Facebook “Like” us on Facebook AND “Share” us with your friends and you will be entered to win a WireKnitZ Kit of your choice!  For every 100 fans, a random generator will select one winner.  Winners will be posted on Facebook and in the KnitZnews.

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Introductory Kit Offer

Orbital Cuff Kit

New Orbital Cuff Complete Kit Introductory Offer! Many of you are familiar with the Orbital Cuff.  It is now available in 5 color ways with well written and photographed, step by step instructions that include cleaning and storage tips. Or, customize your kit by ordering the tutorial and all the materials separately. Enter Customer Code […]

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Catching Up!

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Let’s catch up…  Some things you may have known about and others, maybe not, but there’s a few that are way overdue!  So I invite you to scroll down and click on the links that catch your eye or suit your fancy…. Surface Design Association New Product Review: The WonderZ of WireKnitZ By Kathie Kerler […]

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Spring 2014 Class Schedule

WireKnitZ Urban Funk Necklace

WireKnitZ® Spring Class Schedule Would you like to schedule a private class for you and your friends? Please contact  norma@wireknitz.com or call 248.544.1911 Urban Funk Necklace This Saturday, April 26, 2014 11:00 AM Organically manipulate corrugated wire to create the edgy industrial chic Urban Funk Necklace.  Students will learn how to achieve various finishes on […]

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Gem & Lapidary Show Livonia, MI – April 4-6

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Gem & Lapidary Wholesale Show (G&LW)Friday – Sunday, April 4, 5 & 6, 2014 Embassy Suites  – Livonia, MI19525 Victor Parkway Livonia, MI 48152 Friday & Saturday 10AM – 6PM Sunday 10AM – 3PM Hope to see you there!    

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Bead Bonanza – Sunday, March 16 – Southfield, MI

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You’re invited… Bead Bonanza ONE DAY ONLY Sunday, March 16, 2014 10am – 5pm Hosted by the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Over 50 vendors from around the country!  Ethic beads, lampwork and hand-blown glass, seed beads, semi-precious stones, findings, pearls, kits, Delicas, books, instructional videotapes, and of course, WireKnitZ! The GLBG show is the largest […]

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Classes by the Masters at Bead&Button Show

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Classes by Three Notable Artists Bead & Button Show May 28 – June 9, 2014 Register now and learn from the masters, Paulette Baron, Melanie Potter and Cynthia Rutledge! For class information, please click on the links below each photo. Spike Me! By Paulette Baron B141804 Wed. June 4 • 8:00am-3:00pm (with 1 hr. break) – (6 […]

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Tucson’s Tally and What’s Next…

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OMGoodness! We had such fun…. On the road to Tucson from the airport with my good friends and great traveling companions, Josie Kavanagh in the center and Helena Hatten, driving the bus!  I couldn’t do any of this without them…  Thanks girls, you know I love you! The Tucson Bead Show at the Windmill Inn […]

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Join WireKnitZ at The Tucson Bead Show

The Tucson Bead Show

The Tucson Bead Show Packed, shipped and ready to go! Find us in a new location this year… The Windmill Inn 4250 North Campbell Avenue Suite 130 Tucson, AX 85718 February 4 – 11, 10:00 – 6:00 daily There are over 300 artisan booths, galleries, merchant displays; and workshops taught by artisans, offering instruction for […]

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What’s New? Our Location & Classes in TUCSON – Feb 4-9, 2014

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….Hello WireKnitZ® enthusiast!     Need a Gift? Would you like to give a WireKnitZ® Workshop to someone or perhaps to yourself?  We hope you will join us in Tucson, February 4 – 9, 2014 at the  Windmill Inn, our NEW venue, where we will introduce new designs, complete kits and offer workshops. Page down […]

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Inspiration & FREE SHIPPING?

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>>>FREE SHIPPING<<< FOR ALL U.S. ORDERS OF $50 THROUGH WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18 ENTER CUSTOMER CODE: THANKS2013 Inspiration from Bev Radford of Tucson, AZ After taking one of our classes in Tucson last February, Bev’s wheels started spinning and she designed this oh so pretty and dimensional décolletage using one meter of WireKnitZ’s 2108 Seafoam color.  […]

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This weekend, Beads by Blanche hosts Cynthia Rutledge

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The clock is ticking… Register for this Friday’s December 6th class with Cynthia Rutledge at Beads by Blanche in Bergenfield NJ.  Call (201) 385-6225. Learn to make Cynthia’s Jacobean Floral Bracelet which evokes the floral style of early Jacobean embroidery but with a 3-dimensional contemporary take on traditional techniques. A central thistle/artichoke component made of […]

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A Thanksgiving Gift for you!

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Wishing my family, friends, WireKnitZ Team of enthusiastic helpers & designers and, of course, our customers a warm and joyful Thanksgiving holiday.  This is the perfect time to thank everyone for your continued interest and support by offering free shipping on all $50.00 orders, and a small WireKnitZ gizzy made by yours truly!  Enter THANKS2013 […]

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WireKnitZ® Classes at Art Accents

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  To preregister, please contact Art Accents at (248) 542-6683. For class questions, please email Norma at norma@wireknitz.com or call (248) 544-1911.  Scroll down to see class descriptions and details. This Saturday, October 19 – Orbital Cuff    Create this chic Orbital Cuff that is organically manipulated with crimped wire embellishments; no two are alike.  […]

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Cynthia Rutledge – Findings / Ann Arbor – Oct. 23 – 27

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Cynthia Rutledge Trunk Show & Workshops at Findings in Ann Arbor October 23-27! Jacobean Floral Bracelet evokes the floral style of early Jacobean embroidery but with a three-dimensional contemporary take on traditional techniques. A central thistle/artichoke component made of Peyote stitch; flat, flat circular and tubular ties a coiled tube of metal mesh together in […]

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BEAD BONANZA THIS WEEKEND!

Braided Cuff by Barb Klann, member of Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild

        presents BEAD BONANZA This Sunday ONLY, October 13, 2013 10AM – 5PM Great Lake Beadworkers Guild Show is the largest of its kind in the Metro Detroit area.   Admission is $5.00 with FREE surface and underground parking. See GLBG members Sheryl Lamarand’s and Barb Klann’s new designs with WireKnitZ®! Be sure […]

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Show this weekend!

Paulette Baron

G&LW Show this weekend! Cuff by Paulette Baron, 3-dimensional off-loom bead weaver. What’s happening: We will be attending the Detroit/Livonia G&LW Show starting this Friday, Oct. 4 through Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013!  This show is open to the public and you DO NOT need a sales tax license to attend!  Please join us in Suite […]

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Melanie Potter Teaches “Flora” in NJ

"Flora" by Melanie Potter

Melanie Potter arrives this weekend at Beads by Blanche September 7-8, 2013 Beads by Blanche 106 North Washington Avenue Bergenfield, NJ 07621 Email: beads.byBlanche@verizon.net Phone: 201.385.6225 Web: www.beadsbyblanche.com Workshops: Flora – 2 day workshop Inspired by the small flowers in African violets this floral necklace incorporates a variety of techniques and unique materials to create a wearable necklace […]

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Quilt Show Results & Pix!

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WireKnitZ® – new to the fiber world Here’s our story… We may have thrown some unsuspecting beading and jewelry artists’ a curve ball based on the last three newsletters sent earlier this month about the quilt show we attended in Grand Rapids, MI!  What is life without a few curves? My good friend, trusted cashier […]

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Rita Hammock’s Fiber & WireKnitZ Landscape

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                            Rita Hammock shared her impressionistic water landscape that she started with Molly Colegrove, at Sauder Village, on August 13. Rita used all kinds of fiber, new & vintage dyed wools, pantyhose, & WireKnitZ®. This may become a wall hanging, or she […]

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Leisa Rich – A Passion for Tactile

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Leisa Rich owner, maker, designer, curator, Visual Art Educator, Creative Entrepreneur Art Quilting is an art form that uses traditional quilting techniques to create art objects.  Not the traditional quilt, this quilt is generally either wall hung or mounted as sculpture.           When Leisa Rich responded to the artist call and […]

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Art Quilts by Maggie Tomei: “Fairies in the Forest” & “Beneath the Sea”

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We continue to showcase the results of the WireKnitZ® Call for Artists posted April 22 on our Blog and Facebook: SEEKING SURFACE DESIGNERS, ART QUILTERS, LAYERISTS & MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS, in preparation for next week’s American Quilter’s Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI.                     “Fairies in […]

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Mixed Media Art Quilt by Jane Dunnewold

Art Quilt by Jane Dunnewold

This week we are showcasing the results of the WireKnitZ® “Call for Artists” posted April 22 on our Blog and Facebook: SEEKING SURFACE DESIGNERS, ART QUILTERS, LAYERISTS & MIXED MEDIA ARTISTS, in preparation for next week’s American Quilter’s Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI. Jane Dunnewold’s Art Quilt: “Dangling Conversation” Artist Statement: “I found WireKnitZ® […]

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American Quilter’s Society Show

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                            Visit us in Grand Rapids, MI, August 14 – 17, 2013 and see the wonderful art quilts we received as a result of our artist call.  We will be located in Booth 1145.  Read more here http://aqsshows.com/AQSGrandRapids/

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Melanie Potter & Cynthia Rutledge – NEW Kits

"Flora" and "Jacobean Floral"

Melanie Potter & Cynthia Rutledge – Soon offer KITS with WireKnitZ! In just a few days beading and design experts Melanie Potter and Cynthia Rutledge will each unveil new kits — “Flora” and “Jacobean Floral”.  Kits will be available in four color palettes at the much anticipated Beads on the Vine Retreat July 25 – […]

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Leisa Rich, MonaLeisa – The ExperiMENTAList

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You may remember a few weeks ago we put out a call for artists interested in incorporating WireKnitZ® in their artistic repertoire.  This call was inspired by our desire to exhibit at the American Quilt Society Show in Grand Rapids, MI this August.  We received several inquiries and selected a few to send parcels filled to […]

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WireKnitZ® is in full bloom!

Melanie Potter "Flora"

WireKnitZ® is in full bloom! Our days have been full of exciting news…. We are honored and tickled pink that notable beading artists Melanie Potter and Cynthia Rutledge have both created kits with WireKnitZ® and debuting this summer at Beads on the Vine Retreat hosted by School of Beadwork in beautiful San Luis Obispo, CA. […]

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WireKnitZ Weekend at Findings

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Trunk Show and Classes at This Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5 Join us on Friday for ongoing demonstrations… Register for classes… Learn manipulation techniques unique to designing with WireKnitZ® All skill levels are welcome. Saturday, May 4 10:00 – 1:00 Solar Flare & Festival of Flames Necklace 2:00 – 5:00 Orbital Cuff Sunday, […]

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SEEKING SURFACE DESIGNERS, ART QUILTERS, LAYERISTS & MIXED-MEDIA ARTISTS

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Have you tried knitting or crocheting with wire?   WireKnitZ® is the copper wire tubular knit offering your designs texture, pattern, color and structure. We are seeking art quilters, layerists and mixed media artists who wish to incorporate WireKnitZ® in their artistic repertoire.   For consideration, please send photos of your work, website and social media […]

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In Memory of Louie

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This has been a difficult week here at WireKnitZ, Louie; my constant companion lost his battle with Diabetes yesterday.   He brought such love and joy into all of our lives and we will miss him terribly.  In memory of Louie, here are a few photos of him hard at work and enjoying the summer sun […]

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WireKnitZ® Trunk Show at Findings – Ann Arbor, MI

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  Trunk Show Friday – Sunday May 3, 4, 5, 2013     Demos, classes and plenty of hands on instruction! Learn manipulation techniques unique to designing with WireKnitZ® All skill levels are welcome.  Register at Findings ▪ 3925 Jackson Rd ▪ Ann Arbor MI 49103 email: findings@beadseekers.com or call (734) 929-9751

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WireKnitZ® at the Bead Bonanza

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The Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild host two wonderful Sunday shows each year and yesterday’s Bead Bonanza proved to be another great venue for us to reconnect with our local community of bead and crafting enthusiasts. Thanks to the galZ who helped prepare for the show and run the booth, Heather Regier, Sheryl Lamarand, Cathy Ambrose […]

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A new take on the 18″ Braided Necklace

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            Which WireKnitZ colors would you select to make this braided necklace?  See this FREE tutorial https://wireknitz.com/tutorials/18-inch-braided-wireknitz-necklace/

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The Tucson Finale

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The Tucson Finale It’s taken some time to get things in order from the Tucson show, and we’re still working on many of the details, but we wanted to give you a taste of some of the new items we will be carrying that compliment WireKnitZ®.  For the glamour gal or guy as well as […]

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Spring BEAD BONANZA

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Spring  BEAD  BONANZA  A Bead Show and Sale sponsored by the Great Lakes Beadworkers Guild Sunday, March 17, 2013 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Southfield Municipal Complex Pavilion 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, MI  between 10 & 11 Mile Roads  $5 admission with FREE parking Come and check out all the beads, baubles and findings from more […]

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Elaine Moreira Designs for Tucson

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                  This week we introduce designs by Elaine Moreira, the official jewelry designer for The Miss Universe Puerto Rico candidates.  So not to spoil the big reveal in Tucson, we’re only showing segments of her latest designs for now. At a young age Elaine would transform her […]

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Tucson DAILY DRAWING, DEMOS & CLASSES

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In exactly two weeks we will be arriving in Tucson in preparation of the To Bead True Blue Show opening at 10 AM on Sunday, February 3!  We’ve planned DAILY DRAWINGS, DEMOS and CLASSES that will continue through Monday, February 11 at The Tucson Bead Show.  That frenzied adrenaline rush keeps us on our toes […]

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Beaded Bliss by Sheryl Lamarand

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  Beaded Bliss by Sheryl Lamarand   Sheryl just shared her recently completed cuff beautifully beaded in green and blue hues giving an overall harmonious field of monochromatic tones.  The beaded ends with pretty button closure give it a nice finish and conceal the WireKnitZ® cut ends too.   Thanks, Sheryl, I look forward to […]

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“Developing Your Creativity with WireKnitZ”

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                                    “Developing Your Creativity with WireKnitZ”   Please join Eva Sherman and Susan Hitchler for an enlightening and entertaining three hour class that will get your creative muses humming at the Bead&Button Show!  Registration just opened…here’s how to […]

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FREE Download with Purchase!

Solar Flare & Fesitval of Flames

Hello and Happy New Year! FREE Download with $75.00 Purchase! Let’s start the New Year with a Free Download. Purchase $75.00 worth of WireKnitZ® and other products and receive the Solar Flare & Festival of Flames dual Tutorial Free! Go to the “Kits” page and add this tutorial to your shopping cart. At checkout enter […]

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That Bead Lady does it again…

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The talented ladies at That Bead Lady from Newmarket, Ontario came up with another cool design…WireKnitZ and chain! Thank you for sharing girls!

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A Christmas Necklace

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A Christmas Necklace by Susan Hitchler Susan Hitchler is definitely not shy when it comes to playing with WireKnitZ®, she understands that WireKnitZ® is capable of being pulled, twisted and shaped.  Susan made this festive Christmas necklace to wear on Christmas Eve and we’re certain she wore it well! We are so fortunate to have […]

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WireKnitZ Prepares for Travel

WireKnitZ Travel Containers

Are you traveling this holiday season with gifts made with WireKnitZ®?  If so, they may already be decoratively boxed and wrapped, but if you are like me and working on your projects right up until the last minute, then you’ll need to give consideration to transporting your works in progress, not to mention your personal […]

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A Bevy of WireKnitZ Bows

WireKnitZ Bows

 A bevy of bows made with love for gift or card embellishments.    The sculptural qualities of WireKnitZ® 3000 Series allows you to stretch pull and twist it to the limit to create these beautiful bows. Each color component started with a single layer scrap of wire mesh about 2 x 2″, or so.  Some […]

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GIFT a Class!

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Will you or someone you know be attending the 2013 Tucson Gem Show in February?  Perhaps gift a class to yourself and someone special.  We have finalized all of our classes and have them here for your review.  Please take a moment and see what’s on the horizon.  To learn more and register, just click […]

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Order Soon – WireKnitZ will be closed Dec. 20 – 27!

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Don’t put off ordering because before too long we will be gone for the holidays… December 20 – 27 Gift Ideas… “KITS”are now available for immediate download.  Our newest addition…  The Solar Flare & Festival of Flames Necklace is a dual three page tutorial with step by step color photographs.  Make the Solar Flare single […]

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Solar Flare & Festival of Flames Workshop with Norma Melton – TUCSON – Feb.6, 2013

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          Solar Flare & Festival of Flames Workshop Create the elegant Solar Flare & Festival of Flames Necklace by stretching, twisting, and fanning the flames of the copper wire tubular mesh. I’ll share various manipulating techniques and ways to set and keep your design in place. A written tutorial with color […]

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****Gift Certificate Giveaway****

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The Beading Gem’s Journal is where Pearl melds all her passions offering nuggets of information and combining her love of writing, reading, crafts, history and science (a scientist by day) into her blog.  She stumbled on WireKnitZ® via Eva Sherman’s Etsy store Grand River Beads n Wire Thank you, Pearl, we are honored to have […]

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New Video – Emboss with the Tube Wringer

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The first in a series of videos by Norma Melton, the founder of WireKnitZ, demonstrating how various tools manipulate this unique copper wire tubular knit creating extraordinary patterns and designs.  Click here to view video. RECEIVE FREE SHIPPING for all U.S. orders over $100.00 through November 30, 2012. At checkout enter Customer Code: FREEship12 (case […]

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October 2012 – Newsletter Subscribers Special Offer

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Our sincerest thanks to you for your continued interest and support.  We are delighted to share design ideas and information and hope you will be inspired to give gifts of WireKnitZ® to your friends and family.  The holidays will be here before you know it and we know you have an infinite number of choices, […]

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Queen Victoria Cuff – New Free Tutorial

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  Do you have an old brooch, pendant, or beaded accessory that you just can’t part with but know you’ll never wear again?  Give it a new life by incorporating it in this elegant Queen Victoria Cuff designed by Eva Sherman of Grand River Beads in Rocky River, OH. View this free tutorial online or […]

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Random Bag Results!

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WOW!  Jenni Gerstle certainly confirms that nothing goes to waste!!!  Jenni’s experimental collection of designs are truly stunning and we are thrilled to show what can be made using the demo scraps and pieces from our Random Bags.  Thank you for sharing your first photo results! We are anxious with anticipation to see your next […]

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Another WireKnitZ® Application

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                      We received this lovely mixed-media piece from Poppy Sowingseed hand stitched with WireKnitZ® on fiber and paper and confirming once again nothing goes to waste!  Here’s Poppy’s story… When I take the clothes from the line outside, I can’t help it—I’m compelled to put one or […]

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“SCREENPLAY” EXHIBIT AT EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY includes designs with WireKnitZ®

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We are honored to have been accepted into East Carolina University’s “Screenplay” – an interdisciplinary art exhibition highlighting the versatility of wire mesh.  WireKnitZ® founder Norma Melton along with designer Eva Sherman submitted three designs each and all were accepted.  The exhibition takes place in Mendenhall Student Center Art Gallery Sept 1 – 30th.  Guest […]

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Free New Tutorial with Purchase

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Sample Sets, Random Bags & Cheat Sheets NOW AVAILABLE! Have you been wondering which WireKnitZ® Series you would like to work with?  Order  Sample Sets providing 1-meter (39.37″) of both fine gauge knits, and 9-inches of all three heavy gauge knits.  Available in Earth tones, Jewel tones, and Pastels; select one or all of them […]

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WireKnitZ “Convertibles” Workshop

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WireKnitZ® “Convertibles” Workshop       Make one or several!  One creates a terrific bracelet; connect two for a choker, three for a longer necklace or several for a belt!  It’s all up to you! This design is appropriate for ALL skill levels. WireKnitZ® and clasps will be available for purchase; written directions, tools and […]

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August – Spotlights…Artist, Kathy Messick & Canadian Dealer, That Bead Lady

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Artist Spotlight Kathy Messick |Kath’s Elegant Accessories Kathy’s Stunning Statement Necklace and Cuff of Lucite Flowers in Pantone’s Fall Color Palette of Tangerine Tango, French Roast and Honey Gold featuring WireKnitZ® Embellishments. Kathy Messick from Occoquan, VA taught herself how to knit with wire to create jewelry in 2006.  While helping take care of her […]

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July 2012 – It’s a Wrap…and a New Video

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Bead&Button Wrap Up & Video The 2012 Bead&Button Show opened with trumpeted fanfare as the crowd sprung into action flooding the aisles.  It was super to meet so many new WireKnitZ® enthusiasts and reconnect with friends from last year sharing in their design discoveries. New Video…   One of our star performers at the show […]

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Wire Mesh Brooch by Francine Sarault

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Canadian artist, Francine Sarault, shared a couple of pictures with us.  See how Francine sculpted the coarse wire mesh shown here.  #4009 Goldenrod Coarse Knit WireKnitZ® is a beautiful compliment in two similar applications; one as a brooch on a collar, and the other as a pin on a scarf.  You can find more of […]

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May 2012 – New Necklace Video

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New Necklace Video Designed by Eva Sherman Video by JewelryMakingProfessor.com “Scrunchy Necklace”  This light and airy necklace is made with 1-meter (40-inches) of the 2000 WireKnitZ Series.  Click the picture to watch this video for easy instructions! We just added Findings & Components to the website and offer easy to use magnetic clasps in antique […]

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April 2012 – New Creations with WireKnitZ

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New Queen Victoria Cuff Tutorial    This just out… the spring edition of Jewelry Affaire magazine published by Stampington & Company.  You can find Eva Sherman’s Queen Victoria Cuff tutorial  on page 81.  What a great way to re-purpose some old or not so old jewelry. Thanks, Eva!  (my constant companion, Louie, taking a closer […]

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Bead & Button Show

Coming in June we will be attending the Bead & Button show held at the Frontier Airlines Center in Milwaukee, WI.  Show starts for us on Thursday June 7th.  Please check us out at Booth 622.  We would love to see all of your smiling faces and can’t wait to see your newest WireKnitZ creations!  […]

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March 2012 – WireKnitZ Launches E-Commerce Website

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For those of you lucky enough to have an Authorized WireKnitZ® Dealer nearby, great!  But for the folks that have prompted us to offer an online shopping experience, well here you go!  We are here to help our Authorized WireKnitZ® Dealers spread the newZ by adding instructional videos, free tutorials, and Blog; interacting more personally […]

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February 2012 – Goodbye for now Tucson, and we’ll see you next year.

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 Welcome new WireKnitZ® Dealers and devotees! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again, to all who attended To Bead True Blue & Tucson Bead Show. We were so busy sharing ideas and making new friends and visiting with old that we forgot to take pictures! We hope to improve over time. Here are a few […]

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Polymer Clay and WireKnitZ by Susan Bailey

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WireKnitZ 7″ Theatre Glove

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“On a Roll” Cuff Bracelet Tutorial

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Materials Note: #2005 Light Gold fine gauge used on the outside of this cuff can be substituted with the 3000, 4000, or 5000 heavy gauge Series for texture and durability, if preferred.  1 – 9” length of #2005 Light Gold Tight Knit 1 – 9” length of #3001 Black Tight Knit Option: For bulkier cuff […]

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Spiral Cuff Bracelet

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Straddle the line between sweet and edgy with this spiral cuff designed by Norma Melton. Materials 1 – 9-inch length of 3000 Series WireKnitZ® (#3008 Champagne Tight Knit shown in photo) Braided Beading Thread or 28 – 30 gauge craft wire Approximately 39 – 3.5 to 4.0 mm freshwater pearls Extra fine beading needle Scissors […]

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18 Inch Braided WireKnitZ® Necklace

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This necklace is so versitile- you can wear it with jeans and a while blouse or with your favorite little black dress for a night on the town! By Norma Melton ● Basic wire wrapping and beading skills required ● Note: Necklace length will vary depending upon size of clasp, findings, and stretched length of […]

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Cafe Noir Beaded Cab Cuff

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This is a great project for our advanced and experienced beaders. You need to know how to do the right angle weave and peyote stitch to complete this project. By Susan Blessinger Supplies Needed: One package 9″ 3001 Black WireKnitZ® One Package 9″ 4002 Silver Plate WireKnitZ® One 1-1/2″ square Cabochon Five Grams #8 Flat […]

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January 2012

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Pasadena Bead & Design Show Hilton Pasadena January 12-15; 10:00 – 6:00 Daily www.pasadenabeadanddesignshow.com Stop by and meet our West Coast Account Executive, Susan Blessinger, as she demonstrates the various ways to use, manipulate, and finish WireKnitZ® designs. Booth #C179 (California Ballroom)     Lilian Chen, official Ambassador of CREATE YOUR STYLE with SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS […]

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December 2011

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New TUTORIAL Now Available! “Cinched” Two samples of our new “Cinched” cuff have been sent to your local WireKnitZ® dealer along with its tutorial. Not one but TWO cuffs can be made from ONE 9-inch piece of WireKnitZ® Series 3000. Embellish each with your favorite beads, findings, wire designs or whatever your creative minds envision! […]

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