Daily Wire Tip June 7: Tape for Wire-Framing

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
June 07, 2010


I am spending time in a town with no fabric store. Can you suggest another type of tape to use in wire-framing instead of the quilter’s tape? Thanks!


My most recent, favorite tape is pin stripe tape, which can be purchased as auto supply stores. My faculty and I also use painter’s tape. I have been known to use band-aid strips, electrical tape, or whatever is handy when necessary!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Rose Bovan

    June 7, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Painter’s tape is excellent, because it doesn’t leave residue on wire.

    Stay Bent

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    Kathy Statton

    June 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Dale, you are so funny, guess bandaids to work in a “pinch”

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      June 7, 2010 at 10:02 pm

      Yes Kathy – when you have a special order to make overnight in your hotel room at a show and forget the tape in your booth . . .

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    June 7, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Well, I was taught with the transparent tape named for a type of liquor from the British Isles. It works, but often leaves a tiny bit of glue on things. Alcohol will remove it, or just a good polish.

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    Lee Butera

    June 7, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Thanks so much, Dale. I am enjoying your “tips of the day” and, although new to your site, I have learned so much!

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    Barbara Bing

    June 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    How about Johnson & Johnson Paper tape?

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      June 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm

      If you wish to be able to remove and reuse tape more than once, paper tape will not work well as it will tear while removing it.

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    June 7, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Just go to the art supply and pick up the blue painting tape, in rolls like masking tape. It works great, and pieces can be reused many times.

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    Teresa Rothove

    June 12, 2013 at 7:36 am

    I feel as though I will sound like a record. Lee I’m with you. Dale I certainly your tips. I learn so much. Thank you for your time and consideration for your student jewelers.