Monday, March 21, 2011

Business Card Holder

Today Albina from AroundBeads will show you how to make a business card holder/display.


You will need:

· 16”(40cm) of 14ga round dead soft wire( you may use 16ga half hard wire as well).

· Beads with large hole (optional)

· Round nose pliers

· Wire cutters

· Flat nose pliers

Business card holder by AroundBeads

Step 1: Straighten and then cut the 14ga round dead soft wire. Measure and mark the wire in 2”, 2”, 2”, 1”, 2”, 1”, 2”, 2”, and 2”. Find the center 2” section and bend the wire at 90 degree angle at one of the marks.

Step 2: Slide the beads on the 2” section (optional). Make second 90 degree bend, so both wire ends are parallel and have “П” shape.

Step 3: Using round nose pliers, holding at 1” mark, bend the wire on an angle 30° as shown (you don’t need to be precise).

Step 4: Repeat step 3 with another wire end. Make sure that the wires run parallel.

Business card holder by AroundBeads

Step 5: At the next 2” mark, make 45 degree bend (again, you don’t need to be precise), so the wire has Z-shape. Make sure that all three segments of “Z” lie in the same plane.

Step 6: Make 90° bends towards the outside, so the “Z” and the right angles lie in perpendicular planes. Well, I hope it is not too much geometry for you.

Step 7: Using round nose and flat nose pliers make spirals from 2” “left-over” wire ends.

Step 8: Adjust the wire(s) if necessary. Place your business cards in your new card holder.

Tutorial by Albina (AroundBeads)

14 comments:

SocksAndMittens said...

so cool! I just need this one! not sure if I will be able to make it by myself but I'll try

Fine said...

Thank you Albina!
Such a clever idea!

DemyBlackDesign said...

Simple and cute! Thanks for sharing!

Yana said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing!

Natalka said...

great tutorial! and lovely holder)

TonyaUtkina said...

Wonderful tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

Albina Manning said...

My pleasure, girls!

IrinaN said...

Great tutorial! Thank you :)

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

It's beautiful! It's hard to find cute business card holders!

~Kim

Katrinshine said...

Great tutorial! I will make it for me!

Nadia said...

Thanks, I was just looking at some great beads, now I know why!

nasir said...

Cute and Clever idea of making business card holder.
membership cards
Hotel Key Card

nasir said...

Cute and clever idea of business card holder.
membership cards
Hotel Key Card

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