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The wonderful world of Zoe is what I hope to share with you all here on my blog. Life isn't always easy, but then that's the case whoever you are. But no matter what each day brings I always try to start and end it with a smile - to look back and know I controlled my day, the day didn't control me!


Wednesday, 25 April 2012

WOYWW 151 - wire Gizmo!

Morning!

Happy Wednesday everyone - I'm all excited, I've got a new toy to play with.

Best let you see it first -


See the metal handle thing-y screwed onto the blue wood piece?  Well it's a wire coiling Gizmo, if you haven't seen one before. Now I'm no jewellery maker........yet, but I was fascinated by this little device. You basically wind wire onto it to create coils, which then can be used for jewellery or embellishments.  I love this idea - buying embellishments that are different costs money so I thought 'make your own, Zoe!' For those eagle-eyed of you, my first (yes my first!) coil embellishment is right there on the desk............see it?

Okay here's a better look -


Go me........I even put beads on the end........am quite proud of myself!

So there you go, my desk with a new crafty toy.  I'm hoping over the next few weeks my own embellishments will get better and better and well, different! Right I'm off to make a coffee before nosing my way through the list again.  I usually manage to visit you all, and try my best to leave a comment, but if word verification is on, I'll attempt it once, but then give up I'm afraid, same with other pesky-puter-problems, if I can't comment easily, I don't spend ages trying, sorry!

I thank you all in advance, I'm looking forward to seeing what you're all up to once again and lastly..... big crafty hugs for anyone who leaves a comment <<<<HUGS>>>.

Oooh nearly forgot, if none of this makes sense pop over to Julia's place and see what it all means!

Take care Zo xx

99 comments:

craftymonki said...

Ooh! I love your new gismo!

Happy Wednesday!

Zoe #49

lisa said...

I saw this little gizmo being demoed recently and was fascinated too. I bet you have hours of fun with it.
Hugs Lisax #74

Doone said...

fantastic - you do knwo those coils are going to multiply don't you? the beads finish it off a treat...
dx @108

inkypinkycraft said...

Now that is a cool new toy, hours of fun ahead me thinks!! Have fun hugs trace x 97ish

Helen said...

Hmm I've got one of these, but not sure I've ever used it.... lol!! Happy WOYWW, Helen #22

Fuchsia said...

Oh WOW! Zo
thats a nifty Gizmo and how well you have made your first coil too it looks fab well done you :0)
enjoy your week x

Victoria said...

thank you for the look around your crafting space today
yay cool gizmo
vicky #104 woyww
http://angeldrummer.blogspot.co.uk/
Ps I also have saturated canary candy on my blog

April said...

oooh we all love new toys!! this one looks great, looks like you have a lovely selection of wires to work with too. Have fun, look forward to seeing you new embellies :o) April #87 x

Gabrielle said...

Oooh I like new toys! Looking forward to seeing what Zoe makes next!!! Mwah x

Karen said...

WOW how cool and clever is that?? Have fun with your new toy and I look forward to seeing all that you make with it :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

JoZart said...

It looks easier than winding wire around a knitting needle, as I now do!
Thanks for sharing and for visiting.
JoZarty x

fairyrocks said...

This does look like quite the little helper. How refreshing to see something new. Happy playing, and thanks for popping by.
Keep smiling and creating

Polly Polkadot said...

I shall be popping over to play with that - did you know, you can make a coil, and then wind it up again, (if you see what I mean), I can't recall what I wanted to do with that though. #55

Rita said...

mmm, your new gismo looks like fun. Looking forward to seeing some of what you make with it too. Your desk is really tidy. Hugs Rita xx

sandee said...

Love the new toy, always wanted one of those, much easier than trying to wind wire around a pen or such! Looking forward to seeing what you create with it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :) #139

Clare with paint in her hair said...

oh cool toy, looks liek you will have loads of fun with it!

sandee said...

oh, went and did the "what kind of flower are you quiz", I'm a violet :)

Queen Of Toys said...

I have had one of those gizmos for years and every now and again I drag it out and have some fun. My daughter loves it more than me I have to admit. There is a great book out that goes with the gizmo by Design Originals called Coiled Wire Beads & Jewelry. It is full of great ideas and tips on using the gizmo. If you want let me know I will scan the cover and you can try and track it down.


Eliza #26

Laura said...

You gotta love new toys. And your first one is flipping amazing. Well done you!
Laura #111

france charles said...

that looks like a fun toy! have a happy week :)
france
#148
xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, wind my wires, but that's a fab piece of kit. I'd never seen one of them before!! I like the little coil with beads you've made - they'd look nice as earrings :)
Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

Franka Benjaminsen said...

That's a funny toy on your desk. And your first result is amazing. Hope to see where you use these wonderful embellishments. Happy WOYWW. xFranka #9

May said...

Hours of creating with this new toy Zoe, its fabulous I have never seen this before... looking foward to your makes, Hugs May x x x No10

Twiglet said...

Thats a clever little gizmo. We have a plastic thingy with spikes that you wind the wire round to make shapes. My daughter M is the jewellery maker tho she doesn't have much time for it these days. Have a great week. x Jo

Redanne said...

What a great gizmo and there is me just using an old pokey tool, this looks great. Thanks for the snoop and thanks for visiting me too, much appreciated. Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

Wendy Fraser said...

Ooh, that looks like fun! I haven't seen anything like it before. Super selection of cards in the post below too. xx

Darla said...

Now that's down right clever!

Li'l Pidge said...

ooh, that is a clever embelly. Looking forward to seeing what else you make....as you say making your own is much more fun.

Thanks for visiting my desk also

kyla #137

madebyKarla said...

That is so cool! what a great gizmo ;)

emma mitchell said...

Ooh I like your new toy , looking forward to seeing your fab embellishments .
Hugs Emma xx

Ann B said...

Clever piece of kit there Zoe. I usually wind wire round a pencil or something but that makes the coils very neat.

Thanks for visiting my blog earlier - much appreciated

Ann B
#37

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh! THAT kind of coil. I was thinking like a spiral and didn't get it. Well, now I see the coil in question I still don't get it (like how you create it with that *thing* on your desk. It is very cool though. Making your own embellishments is so neat. Maybe when I retire....! No time now.

okienurse said...

ooohhh! nice gizmo! I love improvization and do a lot of it around here! Beats paying a lot of something I can make on my own. Have a great week and thanks for commenting on my blog! Vickie #41

Amy E said...

Oh I LOVE the Gizmo!!! I gave my daughter one for Christmas a few years ago....we sat here all that day making different kinds of coiled beads!!!! She took it home with her, but brought it back a few months ago with all her other jewelry making stuff so that she could store it in my craft room. Sadly, I've forgotton how to make the fancy coils and can't find the directions! I need to just sit down and play with it again though! I can't wait to see what else you make! HAVE FUN!!!

And thanks for peeking at my desk this week and finding the WOYWW badge!! You have good eyes!!

Amy E. #24
scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

My name is Cindy said...

Now that is different!! I have never seen one of these befor and I'm very impressed with your beaded embellie as I am somewhat craftily challenged when it comes to wire and bead work. Go girl!! Thanks for popping by to see me, Cindy #43

Julia Dunnit said...

Woo that's clever! so do you just wind less for bigger coils? does that even make sense? You're going to have some really well dressed artwork, how fun!

Erika said...

Zo what a great toy I love playing with wire too. I so NEED one of them, LOL! Thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW...I can feel a spend coming on and I blame you. :) Hugs Erika.

Astrid Maclean said...

Those look very clever, bet you'll have so much fun with them, love the colours too.

Happy WOYWW #34

Minxy said...

Cool you can now make your own thingy-ma-wire-wotsits.
Thanks for visiting my desk and following me :)
Happy WOYWW
Minxy #39

fairy thoughts said...

Dont we all just love a new toy. You will have fun with this, makes great earrings.
I have had a few comments about the boxes you can read more about them here if you want to
http://janets-fairythoughts.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/woyww-143-wheres-shoe-horn.html
dont know if that link will work, dam blogger
janet

Neesie said...

What a Gizmo Zo! ;D
Looks like you'll be having lots of fun with this.
Enjoy WOYWW :D

Spyder said...

what a fantastic gadget! we had a cat called Gizmo! Thank you for my snoop! Have a lovely crafty week! Happy WOYWW!
((Lyn))
Late this week! #102

NEEDLEWINGS said...

That looks like a total blast!

Sunshine Girl said...

Oooh I so love new toys - looks like you are having a lot of fun there! Enjoy. Thanks for visiting me.

BJ said...

Hi, Thanks for visiting me, I have since posted a better photo on my Layout btw. Glad someone else subscribes to Hot Ribena too.
Your new gizmo is cool and the wire coils even cooler - well done - looking out for loads of fab embellishments in future posts now. BJ#51

Annie said...

What a simply clever little tool and what fab results. Have fun with it.
Hugs,
A x #38
ps thanks for calling in on me x

Di said...

Coo, that looks a really fun toy! And the resulting embellishment is super - wherever do you find these gadgets?! I use knitting needles - much less fun :(

Belated Happy WOYWW. Di xx

VonnyK said...

That is one cool little toy. What a great coil for you first go, you will have little coils everywhere soon. There are so many things you can make, look forward to seeing them.
Have a great coily week.
Von #65

sandra de said...

Ohhh what a fab gismo ... I can see endless pleasure in twisting and turning the wire in to wonderful shapes. Sandra #17

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, many thanks for your kind comment on my Handy Hippo card this week. Did you notice that only half the post published ... my fault, I hit the wrong tab at the wrong time and off it went before I could stop it :) All sorted now so if you want to revisit you will see the whole post. Thanks again - your support is really appreciated, especially if you can give a kind comment to only half a post :) Elizabeth x

Diana Taylor said...

What a brilliant idea - I've never seen on before. I use a lot of wire in my work and I love the selection of colours you have all laid out and ready to try. It looks a lot better than rolling wire around pens, kebab sticks or anything else around the house!!!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

First thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment about my 3 wheel stool!!
Oh what a Great Gizmo!! LOVE your creation tool. I can see why you had to have it!!! bet you'll be making all kinds of things, can't wait to see!!!!!

Sarah said...

a great gadget there and looking well loved already. Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12.

The Weekend Artist said...

It took me awhile to get here and am glad i saw your new toy! Im quite interested in jewelry making as well but your new toy I think can do so much more than that.
first-time in WOYWW

#54

Jingle said...

Well, now that is just a neat looking toy!

Helen said...

Hi Zo - cool gadget. A friend of mine has made lovely jewellery using this technique. Embellishments will be springing up all over the place!!! Sorry couldn't stop myself. Thanks for popping by Helen 125

SuziesImaginarium said...

I love that gizmo...how fun! Your first attempt makes it look so easy! Making my way around WOYWW #159

Danielle said...

I can imagine so many things with that new tool. I am thinking dangling charms on bookmarks. dani138

Becky said...

What an interesting new toy! I love the look of handmade jewelry, hope you'll share with us :)

Sherry Edwards said...

Have fun playing with your new gizmo - I just saw the finished embellishment on your finished card on the post above I think. Hope your son's feeling better now too x

Thanks for already coming to see my desk this week x
WoYwW # 28

Jan McC said...

How exciting - a new toy and a new skill learned. The beads really dress it up. Thanks for your visit. #58

Lisa-Jane said...

How on earth do you get around everyone every week?! I did it last week and it took hours and hours so I applaud you. That's certainly an interesting gizmo and not something I've seen before so I shall await you playing with interest. #36

BumbleVee said...

aha! so, it's more for jewellery....acckkkk! no more, no more..... can't look.....

I do a bit of wire coiling every so often for whatever reason... but, just very light beading wire ...and I just wrap it around skewers or needles....


Vee

Marnie said...

I've never seen this tool before very cool! Thanks for the peak and the visit and comment.
Happy WOYWW
Marnie#153

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Zo,

I was wondering what I was looking at! I like that coil that you made with it!!! Nice and even, perfectly round. The bead on the ends really make it stand out. Have fun!!!

Thanks for visiting me. I'm stretching WOYWW probably through the weekend.

Hugs,
Kay #144

Kirsty.a said...

Wow. I'd love a play with that. Enjoy it

Daniella said...

I am running late too! lol!!
Awesome gizmo! Your first embelishment is amazing! Can't wait to see what you make with it next!
Happy WOYWW!
xxDaniella

SusanLotus said...

I´m pretty sure you will have alot fun with your new tool! :)

Have a great creative week!
Susan, WOYWW nr 92

Linda said...

That is a cute embellishment. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Linda #145

Tracy said...

I want one! OMGosh the things I could do with that. Mwhahahahaha! Happy WOYWW and thanks for visiting my desk. Warmly, Tracy #100

Judy said...

Oh a new toy!! Love what you can do with it.I have seen one of those at our local bead shop. HmmmI do have a threads coiling gizmo, but yet to use it!!
Judy #15

Shoshi said...

Zo, your new gizmo looks really fun. I don't know how it works, but you've come up with a lovely embellishment complete with beads. Love the green-coloured wire, too.

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog about my knitting. Like you, I have to work through the blogs in stages, and these days I rarely manage to visit them all because there are so many!

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshii #90

Joynana said...

Zoe, love the twisty wire embellishment. where did you get the gizmo to make it. What a wonderful idea. Thanks for stopping by. #121

Est xxx said...

Love the gizmo I've had one for years but it's dusty lol may get it out again now and have a play, enjoy playing with it xx

Sue said...

What a brillinat new toy...I feel a need coming on:)
Well done on your first home made one...no stopping you now!
xx 123

Auntie Em said...

What a neat gadget! And you could make jump rings so easily with the coil by just cutting the rings with sharp cutters.
Have fun with your new toy! :)

Amanda said...

What a great idea, I love seeing unusual embellishments, makes me feel inspired. Thank you for visiting me. Hugs, Amanda #133

Craftgirl said...

Your gizmo is brilliant and i love your embellishment.
Did you make the gizmo?

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day

C x

karen said...

I have never heard of the Gizmo before but that is a cool tool! Your first attempt is great, I thought it was a store-bought spring! Love the beads on the end, makes it all "feminine"
Thanks for visiting me earlier!
xoxo Karen

Kate said...

Looks like an instrument of torture you've got there. Have fun.

** Kate **

Angie said...

Cool, how crafty is that! I love toys new or old, such fun! Sorry for the late post I've had a crazy week!
Angie #154

thefrugalcrafter said...

I'm looking forward to seeing what else you make with this!

Carmen said...

Ooh that looks very addictive! And you have a huuuge coil of wire there I see :P

Thanks for stopping by mine, I too am still slowly, slowly making my way through the list :)

Carmen #105

trisha too said...

What a fabulous new toy!!!

Thank you for stopping by this week, i never make it through the whole list, but do make a point of getting back to everyone who says hi!

:-)

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Good going Zoe! I loved that you said 'not yet' about being a jewelry maker. We're all in progress ;)

mommyle said...

Thnks for poping in! I hope I spelled that right!!!
I LOVE your coil tool!!! I Can only imagine the possibilities!!!!!
Have a great week!

Tertia said...

I LOVE new toys! Even when I have no clue what they are. LOL
Happy belated WOYWW

TeddyBobCrafts said...

Thanks for visiting my workspace this week. Almost impossible for me to get round many, due to very slow internet - but trying my best! Ali x #89

Pam said...

Look fwd to seeing all your creations x

THERESA said...

That sure is an interesting gizmo, just think of all the possibilities, love your 1st embellie, lol, try putting beads inbetween, should look cool !!
A few of them hooked together will make a super bracelet or chain, see you got many colors!1
lotsa luv #192

Neet said...

Funny you should show this gizmo - I have a project in my head which needs me to dig mine out and use it. So long sicne I did that I may have forgotten how to. Enjoy yours!
Sorry I am so late - you will see why in my next WOYWW posting. Thanks for visiting and for sharing. Hugs, Neet #3 xx
ps last call for my blog candy - closes tomorrow

Liz Black said...

What a great toy! I'm not a jewellery maker which is why I get in such a dreadful muddle when I try anything with wire ... jump rings are bad enough! Have fun with it and thanks for sharing (and for visiting too). Liz at 194 x

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh what a fun new toy-had to go peek at your next creation and see your new swirly on it...very fun!

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer said...

That is one fancy gizmo, Zo!

Morti said...

Love it! Have fun....

Morti #69

Angela said...

What a fabulous new toy and entertaining blog thank you for sharing, belated WOYWW greetings, take care, enjoy your new gizmo! Angela xx#161

Suzanne said...

Apologies for the late visit! I love your new toy, looks like you are going to have lots of fun with it. X

Queen Lightwell said...

Well, no wonder I'm late...my watch is a full two days slow!
Or something like that from Alice in Wonderland, yes? :)
Your new toy looks like a lot of fun...did you make it? Now I'm wondering if I could make something like that. I've lots of wire I don't use nearly as much as I should because my current winding method is too tedious. Well, thanks for stopping by and seeing my sewing cabinet and for sharing your new toy with us WOYWWer's!

Angela Crandall said...

It's always fun to get new tools! Your's looks like lots of fun!

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment a couple of WOYWWs ago. I'm catching up!

Have a wonderful Mother's Day!

Angi