All posts tagged "technique"

  • Daily Wire Tip: Prong-Setting Ideas for a Cut Stone

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have an almost cylindrical cut stone that looks like an emerald cut front and back. It almost looks like a crystal, but it is the same dimensions top to bottom....

    • Posted August 11, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wrapping a Bail is Simple with Technique and Tools

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Dear Dale, my hands are getting stiff (old age), and I have some problems wrapping the wire around the top of the pendant where the bail will be placed. Any suggestions?...

    • Posted June 15, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 17: Wire for Ear Wires and Clasps

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 17, 2011 Question: I want to start making handmade earring wires and S-clasps in gold filled or bronze wire, probably 18 or 20-gauge. Should I be using half-hard or dead...

    • Posted May 16, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 12: Straightening Square Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 12, 2011 Question: Dale, I have some square wire in coils that I want to use for making wire bundles. It takes forever to straighten out. Any suggestions? -Cecilia in...

    • Posted May 11, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wrapping Slippery Cabochons

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I’m rather new to working with wire, but I have also surprised myself with some of the things I’ve made. One thing I have trouble with is when I’m wrapping stones;...

    • Posted January 11, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Dec. 29: Oxidizing Sterling Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 29, 2010 Question: I want to make some sterling silver jewelry and oxidize the silver by using liver of sulfur. Should I oxidize the wire before putting the jewelry together,...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 16: How to Use a Snapset

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 16, 2010 Question: How do I use snapsets in wire jewelry? I am not sure how they work. -Donna in Burlington, Connecticut Answer: Snapsets are silver or gold prong settings for...

    • Posted August 15, 2010
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