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How do you make your own headpins?

video how-to and instructions and video how-to and illustrated instructions. These resources detail how wire can be transformed into four different...

How do I use wire-wrapping pliers? Thank you.

Wire-wrapping pliers are designed with different sized barrels (4, 6 and 8mm barrels) to allow the wireworker to form coils or rings in many sizes....

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...

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...

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...

I would like to do more advanced wire combinations. Is it possible to soft solder plated gold/silver wire with itself or in combinations without color change or depletion of the plating? Thank you,

Depending upon the amount of heat generated, applying heat from a conventional torch to plated metals will deplete the plating and discolor the...

When I'm working with wire, I notice my tools are leaving marks behind. How can I avoid marring the wire?

You can use or you can dip the nose of your steel jawed pliers into , a heavy-duty, flexible rubber coating solution, the day before you plan to...

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

30- to 34-gauge wire is very thin and is best suited for woven designs such as knitting and crocheting. A charm bracelet made from wire will need a...

When making wrapped wired drop earrings, how can I be sure they will be the same length? Thank You.

Using a wire jig can help you make a consistent repeatable pattern. It is also important to start with the same length of wire. To create consistent...

Could you please tell me the best way to straighten wire for wrapping as coiled wire is still curved? Thanks,

Hold the spool of wire in your non-dominant hand and place the jaws of the nylon jaw pliers, a few feet down from the end, on the wire. Grasp firmly...

What is Viking knit?

Viking knit is a chain-making technique that involves weaving a thin wire into a tube. The wire used for this type of chain is usually round in...

I need tips on how to use these pliers.

These wire working pliers work like parallel action pliers--where the jaws open and close parallel and offer even distribution of pressure throughout...

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...

I would like to know what wire to use for bead crochet.

26- through 28-gauge, dead-soft wire is best for ease of forming the crochet stitch on the crochet hook as well as for creating a delicate wire-lace...

Is there an easy way to hold wires together when wire-wrapping? Could I use large crimp beads as a holder?

Many wire-wrapping artists use small strips of masking tape to keep multiple square wires together and in line when forming a wire-wrapped bezel...

How can I keep my precious-metal wire organized and prevent it from tarnishing while in storage?

Keep your wire organized by storing it in . Use a permanent marker to write the gauge and type of wire on the outside of the bag so it's easily...

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,...

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...

Every repair situation will be different depending on the fracture or fissure, but your best route may be to ''upcycle'' the briolette and use an...

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,...

I like to make my own earwires and findings from sterling wire. I've heard of tumbling them to harden them, but is this necessary? If so, how do I go about doing that? What equipment do I need to strengthen sterling findings (without changing their...

When you need to work harden the entire length of wire or finished design, tumbling in steel shot is a great option. It will work harden sterling...

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