All posts tagged "gauge"

  • What Type of Wire Should I Use?

    by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com Wire Jewelry Tip for October 24, 2014 What type of Wire Should I Use? We’ve been revisiting a few of our older posts, and here’s a great one that might help answer a...

    • Posted October 24, 2014
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  • Featured Tool Sept. 24: Digital Caliper GAU-179.00

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Tool of the Week for September 24, 2012 This week’s tool: 9-1/4" Digital Caliper, #GAU-179.00 Video by Kate, JewelryTools.com This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the 9-1/4" Digital Caliper GAU-179.00. No squinting...

    • Posted September 24, 2012
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  • Featured Tool of the Week: Finger Gauge GAU-251.00

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Tool of the Week for January 9, 2012 sponsored by JewelryTools.com This week’s tool: Finger Gauges, Item # GAU-251.00 Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the GAU-251.00 Finger...

    • Posted January 9, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 5: Large Hole Pearls for Wire Bracelets

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for July 5, 2011 Question: Dear Dale: Thank you for your clear teaching style; your directions are the best! I’ve been looking at the Pearl Link Bracelet video (one of the series...

    • Posted July 5, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 13: One Jump Ring Gauge to Rule Them All?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 13, 2011 Question: What gauge wire is best for jump rings for chain maille designs? -Linda in Alum Creek, West Virginia Answer: I am sorry to tell you, Linda, that...

    • Posted March 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 8: Specific Wire Gauges in Class

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 8, 2011 Question: I’ve started taking wire classes and each teacher asks for specific sizes, such as 21-gauge. Seems like each class wants a different size, and it’s never the...

    • Posted March 8, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 2: Crochet Wire Designs

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 2, 2011 Question: What is the best gauge wire to use for crocheting wire? I used a 26-gauge copper wire for a bracelet once, and it stretched out as I...

    • Posted March 2, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 13: Large Hole Pearls for Necklaces

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 13, 2011 Question: I would like to use pearls to make a leather knotted necklace. Where would I find pearls that I could use? -Judy in Monroe, Louisiana Answer: Hi...

    • Posted January 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Dec. 12: Copper Hat Pins

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 12, 2010 Question: I wish to make hat pins with copper wire. Could you tell me what temper and gauge I should use to take beads, and not bend? -Bev...

    • Posted December 12, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Gauges for Chunky Rings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What gauge of sterling silver is best for wire wrapping rings? I want my rings to be a little chunky. -Alice in Denton, Texas Answer: Well Alice, the diameter of wire...

    • Posted November 25, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 22: Intro to Gauges

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 22, 2010 Question: As a beginner, I would like to know the right gauge of wire I should practice with. I have been shown in 24 and 22-gauge copper to...

    • Posted November 22, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 15: Developing a Wire Instinct

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 15, 2010 Question: I’m still trying to understand the uses of different gauges and shapes of wire and their uses. If I am pleased with how my design came out, whether...

    • Posted July 15, 2010
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  • Daily Tip June 15: What’s My Wire’s Circumference?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 15, 2010 Question: I want to use my Dremel rotary tool to twist wire. There is a chuck available that takes items with a circumference of 1/32 inch to 1/8 inch....

    • Posted June 15, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 1: Argentium Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 01, 2010 Question: I’m looking for a silver wire won’t tarnish, but shine brightly, about 26-gauge, 14-gauge, or 10-gauge. I like the jewelry for sale in Swarovski stores, and I always wonder...

    • Posted June 1, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 15: Working From the Coil

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 15, 2010 Question: How do I make long earring wires from bulk lengths of sterling wire?  What gauge and how do you get smooth ends? Answer: I am thinking that you are...

    • Posted May 15, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 10: Fabric Covered Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 10, 2010 Question: I have been unable to locate a fabric type covered stiff wire in bright colors that holds its shape.  I want to make necklaces with only a few beads....

    • Posted May 10, 2010
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