|Near the bottom of this picture you can see a Green & white entwined wire and a blue & white one. The other wires are single. (and looking to get married - lol)|
How to get at your wires You just snip the end of the cable and tear away enough to get access to the wires. With needle-nose pliers you can gently pull out one, or as many wires as you need.
Different cables yield different wires. The fat one below and to the left houses an incredible assortment of colours. The thinner cables have double entwined wires like green&white, yellow&white, red&white...
I also made some new paper beads using 140lb watercolour paper and watercolour paints. I sealed the beads with gel and glossy medium. I used them in the bracelet below. I was really pleased when I discovered brass-coloured wires and I liked how they looked with the beads.
|Paper and glass beads using telephone wires.|
|Glass beads and wire|
|Bracelet made from beads of 3 different necklaces. I used copper coloured wire to attach the pretty pendant bead. Beads used: coloured jade,brass,brown glass.|
I am in the process of reconstructing many vintage necklaces to harvest their beads and create new pretty things.