Daily Wire Tip Oct. 28: Twisted Wire Tips

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 28, 2010

Question:

I am enjoying and learning a lot from your daily wire tips. I watched the tutorial video How to Make a Double Wrapped Hook. The demonstrator was using square 21-gauge half hard wire, which she said she had already twisted. I’m wondering if twisting wire is difficult to do and if it makes the wire harder to work with.

-Jane in Lake City, Florida

Answer:

Thanks! I will pass your comment along to Sherrie. There are several ways to twist wire, which can all be explained (with photographs) in the article Getting Twisted. The article also answers a load of questions you may have when you begin twisting. (And yes, twisting wire does harden it).

Sherrie also did a video tutorial showing Extremely Easy Ways to Twist Jewelry Wire. All of the WS Faculty members and I love to add twisted wire to our designs. I hope you do too!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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4 Comments

  1. avatar

    Carmen

    October 28, 2010 at 6:50 am

    That was 2 great Ideas

  2. avatar

    Linda Overman

    October 28, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Just an added thought, when twisting wire for sculpting I use dead soft wire and it is still quite easy to work with. I agree with the WS faculty and Miss Dale, I love using twisted wire in my work!
    Linda O

  3. avatar

    Pam

    October 28, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Did Sherrie use square wire for her example? I must have missed that. Thanks.

    • avatar

      dalecgr

      October 28, 2010 at 7:09 pm

      Yes Pam, Sherrie used a piece of twisted square wire : )

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