Monday, January 18, 2010

Twisteez - fun for all ages

Here's a fun little product I came across at CHA in July last year. It's called Twisteez Sculpture wire... And I love their catchcry - "a million doodles with Twisteez wire!"

Twisteez is a pliable, plastic-coated copper wire and when they say pliable, they mean it. You can use it over and over again and the kinks can be easily smoothed out with your fingers.
So if you make a mistake in your design, no worries - just rework the bit you're not happy with. Because it's so pliable you can bend it, make coils, twist it, braid it or even weave it.

So here's what I created with it: a swirl pendant which I've matched to a fuchsia coloured aluminium chain from my collection. I've been wanting to use this chain for such a long time and this was the perfect piece to use it with.
The second piece is actually three pieces in one. Each of the coloured Twisteez is a bracelet in itself. But when you combine all three, you have triple the colour and triple the fun. Each set of swirls is interlocking so no clasp is needed.
Now as a papercrafter, I can see more possibilities for this product. Being light weight, Twisteez embellishments could easily be added to a card front or you could also create letters and words for a scrapbook page title.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that it comes in a rainbow assortment of colours and that it can easily be cut with scissors. With a non toxic plastic coating Twisteez is a great product for adults and children alike.