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Daily Wire Tip: Wrapping Slippery Cabochons
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip
I’m rather new to working with wire, but I have also surprised myself with some of the things I’ve made. One thing I have trouble with is when I’m wrapping stones; they are very slippery and hard to hold on to. I’ve also noticed that there have been a few scratches on the stone because of this. Can you help?
-Renee in Maple Heights, Ohio
Congratulations, Renee, it sounds like you are having a good time with your latest venture.
Believe it or not, the easiest way I know to hold slippery stones is to cut the sticky ends off a fabric band-aid. Stick these to each side of the cab, and you will be able to hold it more easily.
To remove the sticky residue when you are finished, simply use a bit of acetone or denatured alcohol.
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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