I have just stolen a small pair of round nose pliers from DH!! He has so many tools in the garage, he will never know, he is a bit like gadget man! he will never find then hidden in the depths of my craft goodies either!!
It just so happens I'm going on a metal & wire workshop for card makers this Saturday morning for 2 hours. If I get any good tips I'll share them. I did see in a cardmaking mag were someone drew a shape a heart and there was a simple pram as well then shaped the wire round the drawing
I know AQ was going to buy one of those wire jig things from Lakeland, but I'd heard that the pegs had a tendancy to keep popping out! I don't know if she ever got it, or how she's doing with it if she did!!
DONT buy the wire writer frm Lakeland....ITS PANTS....take it from one who knows and has spent many a happy hour throwing it at the wall in sheer frustration!!!!
Hubby made me an alternative which is much better....just dont seem to have the time just lately though to "play".
I made a flower using that new gadget bow maker you know the block of wood with two sticks to put in the holes.
I put the sticks in the closest holes wrapped the wire round in a figure of eight three times then wrapped the wire it over in the middle tight a couple of times cut the wire pulled the whole thing of the two sticks of wood & spread out the loops to form a flower.
You can try say drawing a simple heart the size you want it and then wrapping the wire around the drawing if that makes sense.Not that I'm an expert or anything but I read it in a magazine where they had printed a template and that's what they told you to do.
Email Lakeland and complain about the wire jig thingy - they'll refund you the money and suggest you donate the item to a charity shop! Their customer service is superb. They refunded me the cost of their cookie press not long ago because I complained that it wasn't worth the money.