(by Wendy Bracegirdle, Cumbria, 08/06/2011)
“Memory wire is a wonderfully simple way of making bracelets, suitable for the absolute beginner. I've made loads for fund-raising purposes - either random mixed colours and bead sizes or in single/toning colours. I prefer to loop the ends back with pliers for a totally secure finish, and you can add an accent bead to the loops for a decorative effect. The 1-oz pack is excellent value for money. One more note: try this if, like me, you have very limited sight - you can 'feel' the beads onto the rigid wire very easily. Jewelery-making for the visually-impaired doesn't get any easier than this!"