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Daily Wire Tip Oct. 19: Storing Jewelry Making Wire
Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 19, 2011
Dale, I’m fairly new to this wire wrapping thing but I’m loving it…I wonder how you (and others) store their wire so you can find a particular gauge and if it’s half round, round or square without having to hunt and study ends with a magnifier? Thanks for any help!
-Bonnie in San Manuel, Arizona
Hi Bonnie, welcome to our “twisted” world! As a “newbie”, when situations come up, you can find a lot of answers to your questions right here on our blog! Yes, I know that there is so much information on here, that it can be difficult to find things, but when you have time you can explore each of the categories in the left menu, especially Free Wire Jewelry Videos!
Separating and storing jewelry making wire can be done in several different ways. A while back, faculty member Sherrie Lingerfelt made a video showing some ideas titled Organizing ALL of your Jewelry Wire! that may help. We also had a great discussion in May, Organizing Jewelry Wire where lots of our fellow wire artists shared their favorite storing and labeling methods in the comments section. I hope you find a technique that works for you!
One method is to use a large binder with clear sheet protectors, great for when you have limited space (like the dining room table). You can find packs of binder sheet protectors at office supply stores. Rose is a school supplies junkie and stored her coiled wire (with the original bag & label) in this binder when she started wire wrapping, and still uses it for frequently-used-wire. Just don’t drop the binder!
Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong
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