Secrets to Cutting Memory Wire

Presented by Tammy Honaman, Author, Jewelry-Making Expert and Educator
Instructions by Jennifer, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Tammy Honaman, jewelry-making expert, explains how memory wire is a favorite jewelry wire for designing, but you need a special pair of memory wire shears to cut the stainless steel without becoming damaged. Memory wire shears cut stainless steel wire without damaging it.
Measure the length of wire needed then place the wire inside the opening of the memory wire shears where it needs cutting.
Compress the handle of the shears with your dominant hand while holding the wire in the other.
String beads onto the wire then finish each end with a loop or a half-drilled bead.

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