Thursday, March 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Telephone Wire Jewelry

Does anyone else here remember making jewelry out of telephone wire?  The finished bracelets, rings, or "choker" length necklaces looked similar to the picture above.  

We started with telephone wire, like what you see below.  I remember you took one strand of wire as the base, and then picked another multi-colored wire strand.  You then would neatly wrap the multi-color wire around the base.  We closed the bracelets with a simple wire "hook" loop.  I would actually love to find some colorful telephone wire to try this again.  I love beading, especially with vintage trinkets, and this seems like a natural extension of that.  Anyone have an idea where to find inexpensive telephone wire like this?  Please let me know in the comments, below.  I would also love to hear from you if you remember making telephone wire jewelry!

6 comments:

Mary Huckaby said...

Hmm, that's interesting Trish! I have never heard of telephone wire jewelry. The bracelets in the picture looked very colorful and pretty. You know my son-in-law works for AT&T. I'll ask him about this for you.

Birdhouse Books said...

Mary, a big thanks! I would be thrilled to find telephone wire again. Please keep me posted!

Unknown said...

Yes! I remember making rings. My cousin worked for the phone company back then and I would get the telephone wire from him.

Birdhouse Books said...

That is neat! I loved doing this so much as a preteen-early teen.

Anonymous said...

Not sur where he got them but my husband gave me a air of earrings made of telephone wire with a tag that said fair trade from a different country i just about dropped them as the price tag said $85.00 dollars! he works for a phone company where i asked him if could have the old wire that they throw away and now i want to start making my own jewelry for fun

Birdhouse Books said...

That is so neat! I bet you will enjoy making your own jewelry with the wire.