Daily Wire Tip Apr. 6: Cabochon Wrapping Tutorials

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
April 6, 2011


I’m a beginner! I want to wire wrap stones and crystals that are undrilled. Can you suggest a tutorial for me? Thanks so much.

-Joan in Gaylord, Michigan


Hi Joan, welcome to our wonderfully "twisted" world! Because you are just starting out, I think it is important to be able to understand how to execute the necessary techniques either by taking a visual or a DVD class. Because you invest a lot in the tools and supplies, the cost of an On-Line Cabochon Frame class really isn’t much ($19.95), and once you take a class or purchase a DVD, you have that knowledge forever!

Learning how to properly use your tools to manipulate your wire is so very important to reduce waste and to maintain your sanity! I work with so many folks who first tried to learn just by looking at printed matter, and about gave up because of frustration.

While you are working to learn the basics, may I suggest that you sign-up for our Free Email Pattern Subscription? The Wire-Sculpture Faculty and I work hard to bring brand new patterns and designs to our Wire-Sculpture customers, exclusively by email! Every 2 weeks, you will receive a brand new design in your email box, absolutely Free! You can also find several stepped out designs on our Free Jewelry Making Patterns page and if you scroll down, you will also find some designs to inspire you in our Free Jewelry Making Ideas.

I hope you have fun finding an outlet for your creativity by making Traditional Wire Jewelry Designs. Remember, we are here to help!

Answer contributed by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong

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    Jeanette Salazar

    April 6, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    I was reading on the tip of the day and I saw where your offering a online cabochon class for $19.95 and I was wondering if we get to save it to our computer for future use, or is it just that one time class?

    Thank You,
    Jeanette Salazar

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    April 6, 2011 at 5:21 pm


    Hi Jeanette! When you order the Cabochon Class, you’ll have instant access to the video, and you can view it as many times as you like for the next 30 days. Each of the videos also has a PDF of the directions available for download, which you can save and print as you like!

    Somehow we forgot to mention that on the class page – I’ve updated it. Thanks so much for asking!
    Editor, Wire-Sculpture.com