Extremely Easy Ways to Twist Jewelry Wire

By on September 15, 2009
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Twisting Jewelry Wire

By: Sherrie Lingerfelt


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Here is a helpful article by Dale `Cougar` Armstrong all about twisting wire: Getting Twisted.


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    Brenda Miller

    September 15, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I love these videos…am new to making things with wire and I am always looking for tip. This video on how to twist wire was great. Thanks
    please please continue your great work

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    Juan M Colon

    November 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Although I have twisted before just a little bit, that was great, thanks.

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    Larry Lindahl

    November 4, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Hello Wiresculpture!!!!! I am signed into you’re website and enjoy reading the daily tips that you offer, but I am having trouble getting the videos. Do I need to download something extra to view them? Puzzled…… Larry Lindahl

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    November 8, 2009 at 4:15 am

    the work and instruction are very good but don\’t forget the glass to protect your eyes love.xoxox

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    January 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I love your videos. They are great and very helpful. Can a person twist round wire?

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    August 1, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Hi, I just wanted to say that I put one end of the wire in a small vice that I have clamped to my work desk. It just seems easier for me to have one hand free to either twist the wire with a pin vice (with both hands). It goes faster that way, or using a cordless dremmel tool with the chuck that you provide for twisting wire.

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    Yolanda Crisostomo

    August 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Mahalo for this video!

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    Carol Wilson

    October 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I have to tell you that Dale’s instructions are the best. I’ve tried many, but hers are the clearest and most direct that I have seen. I just ordered her new Wirework with DVD from Interweave and can’t wait to receive it!

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      October 28, 2010 at 7:10 pm

      Wow Carol, thanks so much!

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    Betty Bobbio

    February 24, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I’am brand new to wire wrapping. I’am having trouble twisting the wire evenly using the drill method. I get a very tight twist at each end and a longer twist is the middle. I’am using 22g square half hard wire. What am I doing wrong?

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      February 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm

      Hi Betty, it’s the ‘nature of the beast’ (or product). To quote a previous answer: my wire does not always twist consistently either! If you can, twist some wire veerry slooowly and watch it. You will see that the wire twists at both ends, each toward the center, meeting in the middle. This means that the middle does not twist as tightly as each end.

      The only way to always have a consistently twisted piece of wire is to plan for about 1/4-inch on each end to twist more tightly and then cut those ends off.