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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...

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...

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...

How do you make jump rings 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 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...

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...

What kind of wire do you use to make a hoop earring?

For the wire to pass through the ear lobe easily, 22-gauge wire is often best. 20-gauge wire will create a stronger hoop and should also work when...

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 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...

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?

Zebra Wire™ Colored Copper Wire is tempered as dead-soft. It is a malleable colored copper wire that is available in many gauges and colors. As you...

Can I make earwires from niobium? Can I melt a ball on the end of this wire with a torch?

You can form niobium wire into many shapes with covered tools such as a nylon jaw pliers. It is a strong wire which will keep its shape. Since the...

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...

What type of half-round wire do you recommend for wire wrapping jewelry?

Sterling silver and gold-filled half-round wires come in many gauges that can be used to wrap stones, beads and metal components. Thinner gauges...

Viking Weave--How do I make a simple weave and then an intermediate weave. Thank you.

This Viking knit bracelet is considered a simple weave. It was made using the Lazee Daizee™ Viking Knit tool set and has 6-loops. The tool set comes...

I would like to form my own wire wrapped cones. How do I make these?

Artistic Wire® Conetastic™ mandrels create custom wire cones and beadcaps for jewelry designs. See the resources below for links to this tool and how...

What can I use to cut memory wire with other than memory wire shears?

Memory wire is an extremely thick coil of tempered steel wire. If you use your regular wire-cutters to cut it, your wire-cutter may be permanently...

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...

I am making a rosary and am looking for the thickest and strongest eyepin. I have had trouble with the loops stretching open under normal stress. Any suggestions?

The 21-gauge (0.028 inch) eyepins are a solid and dependable finding, great for most projects requiring a heavier weight eyepin. This gauge is...

What is the difference between the various types of sterling silver wire you carry?

is an excellent tool for wire-wrapping, chain-making and linking. is extremely malleable and easily forms into a multitude of shapes. The best use...

I like to work with pre-made chains but also want to learn how to make my own, unique chains. What do you recommend?

Pairing machine-made chains with your own handmade chain is as simple as an ''S'' link.Start with a 3-inch length of 16- to 14-gauge wire. Using...

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