Be sure the beads you use are heavy so they can hold the photo up when it is inserted.
- Wire cutting pliers
- Pencil or other item to wind wire
- Wire, 20 gauge or larger
- Large beads — glass, wood, ceramic, etc.
Cut — Cut the wire 4x the length you want your holder to be. For a 4″ wide stand (to hold a 4 x 5 photo), you’ll need a 16″ long piece of wire.
Beads — Select and put the beads you want on the wire. You may want to measure
out 4″ worth of beads and adjust if you want a pattern.
Wrap — Center the beads. Using a pencil or other round object, wrap the wire around it. You’ll end up with a coil. Wrap the other side, being careful that the wrap is a reflection of the first wrap.
Adjust — You can add a curve to the beads to add stability. Put the beads down and
slide your photo in the coils.