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Daily Wire Tip: Wire Wrapping China
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
Hi! I’m just getting started with wire wrapping and have been reading the Tips of the Day each day. It seems like you can wrap just about anything – is that right? I have some lovely pieces of broken dishes that I was thinking of using in necklaces, but the edges are a little rough. Can I wrap things like these, and what’s the best way to smooth off the edges so they don’t catch on a sweater or blouse? Thanks!
-Ingrid in Zachary, Louisiana
Yes Ingrid, you can wrap about anything! I have made pendants using pieces of broken pottery and stoneware. To do so I first use a Dremel to smooth the most dangerous edges and then a regular frame wrap to make pendants. As for using china or a more brittle material, I also recommend using a Dremel, and be sure to wear leather gloves and safety glasses to protect yourself!
Depending on how elaborate you desire the setting to be or the shape of it, either a frame wrap or the “Anything” Harness works very well. You could even use a pronged frame. Have fun making memories that will last for generations!
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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