All posts tagged "temper"

  • Daily Wire Tip August 16: Wire Temper for Ear Pins

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for August 16, 2011 Question: What gauge and temper of wire should be used to make ear pins, sweeps, or vines? -Linda in Westbrook, Connecticut Answer: To make ear pins that will...

    • Posted August 15, 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 7, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 6: Tumbling Jump Rings for Chain Maille

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 6, 2011 Question: I have started making chain maille jewelry, but I find that most rings are too soft for my liking. I hear that tumbling the rings will temper...

    • Posted January 6, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Copper Wire Temper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Dale, I have to come clean. I am not a wire artist, always been afraid to try it, because precious metal is so high these days. I’ve been doing intricate bead...

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Silver Temper for Stone Pendants

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What is the best temper of sterling silver wire; dead-soft verses half-hard for wire wrapping semi-precious stones both rough and faceted? Probably into pendants. I have been working with copper splashes...

    • Posted December 12, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 8: Different Metals, Different Results

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 8, 2010 Question: I have been using square copper and brass wires to try out a design before using the good stuff. It may be my imagination, but even though...

    • Posted October 7, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip March 17: Is There a Multi-Purpose Gauge of Wire?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 17, 2010 Question: What is the most multi purpose gauge of wire? Please also include square, half round or round wire. Answer: Here’s where I will receive more comments about being...

    • Posted March 17, 2010
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