To Color Wire Frames

Wires come in both black and white. A white frame may be colored to

match any sheer fabric used for its covering. It will be found to be

more simple to color the frame after it is made. Any of the cold or soap

dyes may be used. If these are not available, a piece of velveteen

soaked in alcohol and rubbed on the frame will give of its color

sufficiently to tint the wire. Crepe paper may also be used, or

water-color paints. Rouge may be used effectively if moistened. There

are also gold and silver wires which may be used for frames when

desired, and which will add to the beauty of the design. If they cannot

be purchased, a frame of white wire may be gilded by using liquid gilt,

applying it to the frame with a small brush.