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How do you make jumprings with precious metal wire?

Traditionally, jump rings are formed from wire wound on a sized mandrel and cut with a jeweler's saw frame and blade. Jewelry makers can easily form...

Can Zebra wire be polished?

As you create designs with colored copper wire and protected tools such as nylon jaw pliers, the coating should retain its shine. Use a polishing...

What gauge wire is larger, the bigger or smaller the number?- Cathy

In reference to wire-gauge size numbers, the larger the number the smaller the diameter of the wire. 18-gauge wire is twice as thick as...

Can gold-filled wire be soldered?

Gold-filled wire can be soldered with yellow silver solder or with karat gold solder. Gold-filled wire consists of layers of 12Kt gold over a brass...

Can you explain how to properly use a mandrel when bending memory wire?

Round-nose pliers or wire-wrapping pliers are the best tools for bending memory wire. You would be required to use your hands when bending the wire...

Is nickel used in the making of copper wire for jewelry?

Copper can be alloyed with many different metals. Brass is copper and zinc alloy, bronze is copper and tin alloy and nickel silver is actually a...

Can you use copper wire from electrical wiring to make rings and other jewelry?

Yes, stripping electrical wiring for the copper wire is a great way to recycle and can be used as a selling point of your jewelry. See the links...

Can copper colored aluminum wire be patinated?

Neither aluminum wire nor colored copper wire can be patinated. Metals must be bare for any patina or surface chemicals to be effective.Sterling...

What is the best silver wire to use that will not tarnish over the years? I am going to be decorating some hair combs for a wedding.

We recommend for an application like this. Argentium is a type of sterling silver that contains a small amount of additional alloys, giving it...

Where can I find square wire? I have seen bracelets made with twisted (gold-filled I assume) wire. I know the wire will have to be twisted but it's the square part that has me puzzled.

Square wire comes in both gold-filled and sterling silver styles. The gold-filled and sterling silver precious metal wires are available in 20-, 21-,...

I'm just learning to work with wire. I'm ordering a jig, but have no idea what wire type, gauge, hardness, etc., to use. Can you give me some guidelines please?

Working with a wire jig is a great way to start wireworking. The best way to learn this technique is in a class or with a wireworking book. This way,...

Can you tell me how I purchase wire for wrapping or making rings, etc? There are so many sizes and shapes available.

Here is information on wire that will help get you started:Precious metal wire is used for wire-wrapping, chain-making and other jewelry...

I have several art glass beads shaped like yo-yos with no holes. How can I incorporate them into a strand of beads?

Wire wrapping is a great way to incorporate items without holes into strung jewelry projects. Wire wrapping a bead is a freeform technique that...

I want to string some beads for outdoors. What wire could I use that would not rust? Thanks

String beads onto large diameter Accu-Flex® beading wire (0.024-inch 7 strand variety) for a secure non-rusting strand of beads. Secure the ends with...

I do wire work with mostly sterling silver and 14k gold-filled wire. My silver scraps I send to a local artist who works with silver but what can I do with my gold-filled scraps?

There are companies/refiners that will pay you for your scrap gold-filled metal and wire. Contacting a trusted local jeweler for referrals is...

Is there a specific technique, or something, for wrapping a stone with wire for use in a necklace? Is this just a freeform type of thing I can do myself, or is there a special way of wrapping?

Wire-wrapping a stone is a freeform technique that utilizes your own personal creativity and tastes for each design. The recommended wire for ease of...

How can I make a small grapevine from wire?

Grapevines can be made using eyepins, headpins, or wire combined with beads of your choice. Use combinations of simple loops, wrapped loops and...

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?

Use a jeweler's file or a sanding disc accessory for a rotary tool to take down the end of any wire to form a sharp point. If using a jeweler's file,...

My daughter received a teen book on making jewelry with paper clips. Can I use the silver- and gold-colored paper clip wire in making my jewelry? What (if any) are the inherent problems with using this wire?

Paper clips are most generally made from galvanized lightweight steel wire and are not very malleable so they break easily at their bend points when...

Is there an increased demand for wire and chainmaille jewelry? I have noticed articles and magazines catering to wire and jumpring/chainmaille jewelry a lot lately.

Yes, you are absolutely right. Wire and chainmaille designs are hot, showing up in fashion, magazines, articles and classes across the...

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