Daily Tip July 4: Copper for Practice & Profit

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
July 4, 2010


Can I order practice wire from you? I’m just beginning, and I’m sure I’ll waste a lot of wire. Thanks.

-Nancy in Germantown, Tennessee


Yes! We offer a selection of wire in a variety of gauges and tempers that is perfect to use for practicing, such as copper wire. Mixing copper with sterling silver wire or argentium silver will also give you a beautiful finished piece with added dimension and interest. Plus, copper is becoming more popular as a medium on its own, so once you’ve mastered the technique, you have a good chance of selling your perfected finished pieces.


Happy Fourth of July!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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One Comment

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    July 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Nancy, there is nothing wrong with working in copper, whether you are just starting out or already have the beginning basics under your belt. I happen to be one who likes the look of copper and I use it to work out any ideas I have before moving onto the silver or goldfilled. Combining silver and copper results in some really great looking pieces that have an ethnic overtone to them, especially in bracelets and earrings.