Daily Wire Tip Nov. 6: Bead Reaming & Searching the Blog

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
November 6, 2010

Question:

Hello, I been looking everywhere for the video that has a tool that make the holes in a gemstone a little bigger without breaking it. It’s been a problem for me with a lot of gemstones. The wire is just a hair too big. Thank you.

-Connie in Grand Rapids, Minnesota

Answer:

Hi Connie, here is the link to the video Bead Reaming Made Easy. Wire-Sculpture does carry a nice Diamond Bead Reamer.

Folks, it’s easy to do a search on our blog. Look at the boxes at the top of the left hand column, under Search Our Blog. You don’t have to fill each box; simply type one or two words in the “Keyword” box, and then click the green Go button. Then explore all of the results.

Also on the left side of the page, beneath the Search boxes, is a list of our blog Jewelry Topics. Simply click on one, for instance, Free Video Jewelry Making Tutorials, to find all our posts on that topic.

You will probably find more information than you knew was here :)

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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5 Comments

  1. avatar

    Mildred S.Schiff

    November 6, 2010 at 11:00 am

    For holes too fragile or too small even for a reamer I use a #0 or #1 jewelers saw blade as a tool, being very careful to not bend or break it. Actually, I usually use a piece of broken blade kept for this purpose.Turn the piece as you move it up and down.

    • avatar

      dalecgr

      November 7, 2010 at 9:53 am

      Cool idea Mildred- thanks!

  2. avatar

    mary

    November 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

    That is a good tip Mildred and thanks so much for sharing it with us. We all encounter beads that are too small for our wire to fit through and worry about shattering them when enlarging the hole.

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    Pat Viera

    November 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    It is a good idea to keep a small dish of water to keep bead lubricated and free reamer of debris that can dull the tool.

    • avatar

      dalecgr

      November 9, 2010 at 12:29 am

      Exactly Pat, just as Mary has in front of her while reaming pearls in the free video tip!

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