Topics: Wire, Memory Wire

Q.
My children tangled my memory wire--is there an easy way to untangle it for use? Thank you!!
- Kathryn
A.
As with a slinky, the most important virtue when untangling memory wire is patience. Starting from one end, follow the loop of wire until it crosses over or under another loop. Gently push the end of the wire under or over the cross until the loop is free. Continue this process until all the loops are untangled.

If it is tangled beyond redemption, I would recommend cutting the wire in usable lengths (16-, 18-, 20-inch lengths) starting from one end of the loops, cutting out any areas that are severely bent.

- Maura Buckner, Jewelry-Making Expert

Materials Resources

Recommended Just for You