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Wire Jewelry Resource: Fine Point Markers
By Judy Ellis on February 15, 2012
by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com
Wire Jewelry Idea for February 15, 2012
Not all Sharpies are created equal! Discover why Dale “Cougar” Armstrong specifically uses “fine point” or “ultra fine point” markers in her jewelry making instructions. And if your designs come out just a little bit off time and time again, this might solve your problem!
Tip of the day: Fine Point Markers
February 15, 2012 at 7:11 am
Good tip, thank you!! I know when making stained glass and cutting patterns out, that if you do not own pattern shears (they have a double edge on one side that cuts away the proper amount of paper) you can use the regular Sharpie and literally cut away that entire black line to allow for the space taken up by the copper foil. It might seem small, but that space is huge in the finished piece! It really makes me understand that this tip can be invaluable!
February 15, 2012 at 7:55 am
That is a great analogy! I also do stained glass and fused dichroic glass. I have been using fine point markers for over 20 years. I buy them by the box, there is no other way to get a proper fit with many techniques otherwise.
February 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm
That was very good thanks! I can see why it amazing the difference it can makes!
February 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Thank you Dale, it makes perfect sense! I will use the fine tip when making my stained glass items!!
Teresa Lee Moore
February 16, 2012 at 1:03 am
Thank you Dale. Now I finally know where I have been going wrong! Simple, but yet amazingly precise!