All posts tagged "hard"

  • Daily Wire Tip July 14: What Stones Can Be Tumbled?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for July 14, 2011 Question: I’ve tried several sites for this question, and can’t get a straight answer, just generalities. I have a tumbler, wet, and I need to know what I...

    • Posted July 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 9: Is Work-Hardened Half Hard Wire, Hard Enough?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 9, 2011 Question: Hi Dale, I just made a wire bangle bracelet out of square half hard wire. How do I harden it to retain its shape? I’m new at...

    • Posted June 8, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 21: Wire Temper by Number

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for April 21, 2011 Question: I want to buy some half hard practice wire in a store, but can’t find where on the spools that says it is half hard or not....

    • Posted April 20, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 18: When to Use Dead Soft Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 18, 2010 Question: I have seen confusing information on what type of wire to use for various projects.  Could you tell me when it is best to use dead soft wire?  For...

    • Posted May 18, 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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  • Daily Wire Tip March 29: Forging Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 29, 2010 Question: I’m wondering why anyone forges wire. Answer: Wire jewelry makers ‘forge’ wire for several reasons as it shapes, stretches and hardens any metal used. One example can be...

    • Posted March 29, 2010
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