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Live from Tucson – Getting Rid of the “Tail”
Daily Wire Jewelry Tip January 30, 2015
Live from Tucson 2015
If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we are partnering with our sister company JewelryTools.com and offering over 100 classes in Tucson at the JOGS Gem & Jewelry Show this year. We have a very impressive list of instructors offering myriad of techniques.
We’ve asked our instructors to give us a few quick tips that we could share with all of you. Today I wanted to feature a tip sent to us from Rhonda Chase. Rhonda is teaching several classes in Wire Wrapping. Her tip is on how to “Get rid of the Tail” when wrapping wires. take a look below!
Getting Rid of the “Tail”
When making wrapped loops and you have that annoying little “tail” left sticking out at the end of the last loop, get out your crimping pliers. Rhonda demonstrates her tip on her pendant from her Wire Wrapped Bead Pendant class.
Wrapped loops before the ends are trimmed and shaped.
1. Use the rounding part in the front of the pliers to wrap the tiny bit of wire with rest of the loops into a perfect circle.
Dangles with wrapped loops on an antique glass bead pendant.
2. Use the round tip of the crimping pliers to gently shape the wrap ends just like you would shape a crimp.
This is especially helpful with heavy wires. Your wrapped loops will look great and no more scratchy bits!
If you’d like to see more about Rhonda Chase and her Tucson classes this year – CLICK HERE!
A Special Thanks to Rhonda for the Live Tip from Tucson!