Metal Texturing and Wire Repair

By on December 18, 2015
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by Judy Ellis,

Wire Jewelry Tip for December 18th, 2015

On the 8th & 9th Days of Christmas…


Tip #8 by Kim St. Jean

Today I have two quick tips for you as part of our 12 Days of Christmas tips – one from Kim St. Jean and one from Olena Bugrimenko. Both of these are quick and easy and will help as you continue to improve your metal work or wire jewelry making skills!


Kim says:

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Ever hit your fingers while texturing metal, then use a half of a clothespin to hold the metal while hammer texturing. This allows for precise texturing without hitting your fingers.



Tip #9 by Olena Bugrimenko

Olena Says:

Olena Burgrimenko

A common mistake among newcomers to wire work is to apply to much pressure on your pliers, marring the wire unnecessarily. You might try working with copper wire until you loosen up a little.

If you already made those deeper marks in your wire, it’s time to bring out the heavy weapons. A set of flat needle files in coarse, medium and fine cuts should do the job.

Start with the coarse file and work down to the fine file until the mark is invisible. Finish of this #000 or #0000 steel wool.

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Happy Wrapping!

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