In A Pinch Tools by Delilah

By on July 4, 2017
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by Judy Ellis,

Wire Jewelry Tip for July 4th, 2017

In A Pinch Tools

by Delilah


Improvising when jewelry making is pretty standard. We’re all always figuring out new and best ways to create. And though having the perfect tool is always nice, in a pinch, you can improvise tools as well!

Replace a ring mandrel with a permanent marker, for instance! It’s shorter and easier to work with, as long as it is the ring size you need. It works at its best when you have adjustable rings to twist on!

2 marker 4 marker

As for ear wires, I love to bend the wires on pens! Again, it is easier, unless you have special pliers for that kind of bending.

I use spray can for bending cuff bracelets, when finished wrapping!

8 spray can


Happy Wrapping!


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One Comment

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    KaCe Whitacre

    July 9, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve never had a ring mandrel and so I looked around my studio and found an exacto holder with a large handle that is just right. Thank you for suggesting “found” objects to help with sizing. I’m a happy camper now. Next a wire wrapped ring!