QUALITY ITALIAN TUBULAR WIRE MESH RIBBON IN LILAC / LIGHT PURPLE COLOUR
SOLD PER METRE, WIDTH APPROX 6 MM
Sold in a continuous length if more than one unit is purchased.
Shown in the photo teamed with a sterling silver omega necklace and a Swarovski 18 mm vitrail light heart, held in place by a sterling silver fluted bail without ring (not included in sale).
The following YouTube tutorial explains how wire mesh ribbon can be used:
Close the necklace with easy-to-use 2 mm sterling silver crimp cord end hook and eye clasps, also in my eBay shop - see below for more details.
About wire mesh ribbon:
- Wire mesh ribbon is made by established Italian company Menoni. Italian wire mesh ribbon and is similar in every way to WireLace.
- Wire mesh ribbon is very soft and comfortable to wear.
- Wire mesh ribbon can be cut with a pair of regular household scissors.
- Wire mesh ribbon can be used as is, or stretched into interesting shapes, so it is ideal for jewellery making and other craft activities such as scrapbooking.
- Wire mesh ribbon can be pulled gently to create a ruffled look. Pulling the the sides of the ribbon in one direction only will give a flat look. Pulling the ribbon in different directions will give the ribbon a spiral shape.
- The ribbon holds its shape fairly well when ruffled, but if beads or a pendant are suspended from it, their weight may pull the ruffles flat. Use jewellery wire, beading chain or some other fixed length of cord/chain to maintain the desired necklace length.
- Wire mesh ribbon can be used in conjunction with beading chain to help maintain the length of the necklace. I sell the following items of beading chain in my eBay store:
50 CM OF STERLING SILVER VERY FINE BEADING CHAIN, STYLE 1, LOVELY QUALITY
50 CM OF STERLING SILVER VERY FINE BEADING CHAIN, STYLE 2, LOVELY QUALITY
- Spraying the ruffled ribbon with hair lacquer will help maintain a full look.
- Wire mesh ribbon is tubular. Beads, cord and other objects can be threaded through the tube to create interesting effects. Beads up to approximately 10 mm in diameter can be threaded through the tube, but as each ribbon colour has its own properties a little experimentation is required. Wire mesh ribbon is delicate and will not withstand too much weight.
- Twisting or ruffling together two or three twists of different coloured wire mesh ribbon will add visual appeal.
- Wire mesh ribbon can be used as simple ribbon in jewellery making. Try using two or three strands of ribbon together.
- Wire mesh ribbon will return to its original shape when stretched - like magic!
- Wire mesh ribbon is nickel free, heat resistant and waterproof.
- Wire mesh ribbon is ideal for using with Swarovski crystal pendants (choose from a wide selection in my eBay shop.
- Close your wire mesh ribbon necklace using easy-to-use sterling silver crimp cord end hook and eye clasps, available in my eBay shop. The ends of the ribbon can be rolled thin to fit into the barrel of the clasp. The barrel of the clasp then needs to be squeezed very tightly closed, with a pair of pliers. A little drop of glue may optionally be used. I suggest using G-S Hypo Cement as it has a very fine applicator:
STERLING SILVER CRIMP CORD END CAP HOOK & EYE CLASP, 2 MM
STERLING SILVER 925 CRIMP CORD END HOOK & EYE CLASP SET, 4 MM
STERLING SILVER 925 CRIMP CORD END HOOK & EYE CLASP SET, 4 MM, LATTICE DESIGN
PAIR OF STERLING SILVER FOLDING CRIMP ENDS, 10 X 4 MMPAIR 925 STERLING SILVER FOLDING CRIMP END WITH INTEGRAL CARABINER CLASP, 29 MM
See other beads, pendants, charms and findings in my eBay shop including a wide selection of Swarovski crystals, some custom coated, gemstone beads and pendants, Czech glass beads, freshwater pearls and Indian Kashmiri beads. I also stock a variety of good value sterling silver necklace chains and hard-to-find sterling silver end clasps, bails, strong jump rings as well as a variety of other sterling silver findings.
Please note that I offer considerable postage reductions when multiple items are purchased and paid for in one transaction within a seven day period.