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Topics: Cabochon, Setting

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I have a pretty rose cabochon with petals that can't be set in a bezel. Should I wire wrap it - if so, how do I do this? Thank you,
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Topics: Wire, Findings

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I would like to form my own wire wrapped cones. How do I make these?
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Topics: Wire, Finishing, Protection

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When I am making simple loops and otherwise finishing jewelry, my thumbnail seems to take the most abuse. Is there anything I can put over my thumbnail to keep it from damage?
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Topics: Beading

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I am working with stainless steel wire, knitting a necklace and bracelet. I notice the wire is really dark. What can I do to clean stainless steel wire and make it brighter and more shiny?
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Topics: Gemstones, Briolette

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While creating a wire wrap for a very large faceted lemon quartz briolette, I inadvertently caused chipping on each side of the top-drilled hole. I've decided not to use the stone as a briolette since the drill hole is no longer useful. Can I repair the damage and what then can I do with the stone?
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Topics: Wire, Wrapping Stones

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I have never done wire wrapping. I would like to learn to wirewrap two stone pendants to attach to necklaces. They are both triangular, that is, wider at the base. Can you guide me on how to do this and use as little wire as possible.
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Topics: Wire, Rings

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How do you make jumprings with precious metal wire?
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Topics: Findings, Wire, Niobium

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Does the color wear off of the niobium jump rings?
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Topics: Wire, Viking Knit

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Viking Weave--How do I make a simple weave and then an intermediate weave. Thank you.
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Topics: Wire, Niobium, Forming

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Can I make earwires from niobium? Can I melt a ball on the end of this wire with a torch?
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Topics: Wire, Colored Copper, Zebra

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Is Zebra Wire tempered as Full/Hard, Half/Hard or Dead Soft? Is Zebra Wire suitable for projects that need to be bent and will it stay wrapped?
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Topics: Wire, Colored Copper, Zebra

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Can Zebra wire be polished?
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Topics: Wire, Sizing

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I like working with polymer clay and would like to make a carrot out of clay and have coiled Zebra colored wire as the greens. But I don't know much about wire gauges. What gauge is going to retain its coil shape best for a charm intended for earrings? What are the suggested uses for other gauges?
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Topics: Chain, Wire

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I'd like to make a very small simple wire chain base for a charm bracelet. Can size 30-34 gauge wire work?
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Topics: Wire, Forming

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I want to make my own pins using various wire and different gauges of wire, copper, sterling, etc. These pins would be made using one continuous piece of wire. What is the best way to sharpen the pin end?
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Topics: Gemstones, Wire

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I am designing a piece which uses mostly seed beads (11/0) on a fine wire, which has to bend and then double-back through some small gem beads a second time. The wire has to be thin enough to go through 4mm gem beads twice, but still hold the shape to which I bend it. What do you suggest?
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Topics: Beading Wire, Stretching

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I've been making beaded jewelry for some time now. The wire/cord of some of my pieces has stretched over time so that there are spaces near the clasp of my necklaces. I am using Beadalon/Accu-Flex type wire. I've heard of prestretching your wire. Do I need to do this to prevent them from stretching out? Do you have any other suggestions to prevent this from happening? Thanks,
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Topics: Memory Wire, Finishing

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Can you explain how to properly use a mandrel when bending memory wire?
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Topics: Wire, Patina

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Can copper colored aluminum wire be patinated?
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Topics: Wire, Gold-Filled, Solder

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Can gold-filled wire be soldered?
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