Free Beading Project Idea: WigJig Gift Tag

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WigJig Gift Tag

WigJig Gift Tag by Kristen Fagan


Designer Kristen Fagan
Skill Level Beginner

Materials
20 gauge Non Tarnish Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire - 16"
22 gauge Non Tarnish Silver Soft Flex Craft Wire - 12"
Pink Size 8° Round Japanese Seed Beads - 24 pcs
Card Stock - 5" x 2 1/2" unfolded
Ribbon - 12"

Tools
WigJig Olympus Lite with Pegs
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Cutters
Round Nose Pliers
Hole Punch

Instructions for Wire Wrapped Heart Design:

Step 1: Print out the WigJig Olympus Template and draw a heart design. Place the clear WigJig Olympus on top of the template with the heart design drawn and outline the design with pegs.

WigJig Gift Tag by Kristen Fagan


Step 2: Cut 16" of the 20 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire. Use Nylon Jaw Pliers to straighten the wire.

Step 3: Wrap 20 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire around the first peg. Work around the pegs to complete the design. Remove the design from the WigJig and clip both wire tails. Use Round Nose Pliers to grasp wire end and gently curve the wire into position.

WigJig Gift Tag by Kristen Fagan


Step 4: Use Nylon Jaw Pliers to work harden the design by flattening it.

Step 5: Cut 12" of the 22 gauge Soft Flex Craft Wire. Use Nylon Jaw Pliers to straighten the wire.

Step 6: Begin to wrap the wire at the bottom right side of the heart design. Wrap two loops. String 1 seed bead, hold it in place and wrap two loops. String 1 seed bead, hold it in place and wrap two loops. Continue with this pattern until you are satisfied with the bead placement or you run out of wire.

WigJig Gift Tag by Kristen Fagan

Instructions for Gift Tag:

Step 1: Cut a piece of card stock to measure 5" x 2 1/2". Fold the longest side in half. The final size of your gift tag card should be 2 1/2" x 2 1/2".

Step 2: Use the hole punch to cut a hole on the front flap of the card. Use the hole to attach the ribbon to the card.

WigJig Gift Tag by Kristen Fagan


Step 3: Attach the wire wrapped heart design to the tag by tying it onto the ribbon. Note the wire wrapped heart design will hang freely on top of the card.

WigJig Gift Tag by Kristen Fagan


Step 4: Attach your tag to a gift for a personalized touch!

Projects not intended for children under the age of 13. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed. Soft Flex® Company disclaims all liability from any injury to anyone undertaking the construction of this project as a result of improper safety precautions.

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Kristen Fagan is a Website Graphic Designer and Jewelry Making Educator for Soft Flex® Company. She is the co-author of Seed Bead Revolution, an artist and creativity guide. She lives in Arizona with her husband, their two sons and two dogs. When she's not painting, drawing or beading, she enjoys reading, yoga, exploring the outdoors and traveling. Her favorite stones are Turquoise, and Quartz and she can't bead without Bead Stoppers. Contact her at Kristen@softflexcompany.com or visit her Website | Facebook | Instagram