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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....

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...

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'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...

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...

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,...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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 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...

Could you please do a video on twisting wire using a pin vise--I have a pin vise from Fire Mountain and do not know how to use it, the wooden knob just swivels but the wire does not twist. Thank you,

We will add this to our list for videos, thanks for the suggestion. Meanwhile, I hope the following will help:Cut a length of round wire and fold it...

I'm trying to solder Argentium Silver wire. Everything I have read says that I don't need flux, but when I soldered the wire it went black--like sterling--and didn't melt. Can you suggest a good flux and give some direction on how to solder?

Argentium® sterling silver has a lower melting point (about 60 degrees lower than traditional sterling silver), so the solder should flow a little...

I have a glass pendant that the loop broke off of. How can I wire wrap it and put a loop at the top, where the glass loop broke off?

Wire wrap the pendant, bridging the space between the bottom of the pendant to above the curve of the sides, like a bezel setting. Adding in...

Would you please explain the differences of sterling silver wire dead soft/half hard and what type of projects they are best suited for. Thank you much!

Precious metal wire is used for wire-wrapping, chain-making and other jewelry construction. Precious metal wire is available in:Two...

I have a lovely and unusual shark's tooth. I have been looking everywhere for directions to use it in a necklace and haven't been able to find anything.

If this item is undrilled, the best way to turn it into a pendant is by wire wrapping it to create a pendant. Or, if you don't mind altering the...

What is the best way to make a simple loop at the top of a headpin that will keep multiple beads on the headpin from twirling around (so that they stay stable and facing forward)?

The best way to secure a bead, or beads, in place on a headpin is to make the simple loop very close to and slightly inside the hole of the last...

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