All posts tagged "wire temper"

  • What Type of Wire Should I Use?

    by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Tip January 21, 2015 What Type of Wire Should I Use? When first starting out in the wire-wrapping business, it may be a bit confusing about what types of wires...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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  • All About Soft Wire

    by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip October 15, 2014 All About Soft Wire – Revisited This week I found another great question in our older posts that I think is well worth revisiting –...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
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    Wire Jewelry Resource Aug. 8: Gold Filled History & Meaning

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com You’ve probably heard the terms “gold plated,” “gold filled,” and “rolled gold” around the wire jewelry world, and to be sure you’re telling your customers the value of the pieces you make using...

    • Posted August 8, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip: How to Choose Wire Temper for Making Jewelry

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong and Krystal Day, Wire-Sculpture.com You have decided to give wire jewelry making a try, congratulations! It is a lot of fun, but there are so many different sizes or gauges, tempers or hardness...

    • Posted November 1, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 10: Jewelry Wire for Wrapped Rings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 10, 2011 Question: What is the best gauge of wire to use to make rings? I decided to get into wire jewelry to add to my style of jewelry making...

    • Posted October 10, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Sept. 20: Wire Temper for Wrapped Rings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for September 20, 2011 Question: Which wire temper should be used for making rings (in general), dead soft or half hard? -Barbie in Girard, Ohio Answer: Hi Barbie, this is a tricky...

    • Posted September 20, 2011
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  • 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 16, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 29: A Pattern Calls for Twisted Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 29, 2011 Question: I have a tutorial that calls for 16-gauge twisted wire. To make it myself, do I fold 16-gauge in half, then twist the two lengths together, or...

    • Posted June 29, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire for Brooches and Pins

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I want to make a pin or brooch. Is my wrapping wire going to be good enough for a pin? How about if I twist it? -Kirsten in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Answer:...

    • Posted June 22, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Collar Gauge Substitution

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Hi Dale, thanks for all your wonderful tips! I’m looking forward to making the Heavy Wire Collar from the Beginner Series DVD. I haven’t been able to find 14-gauge dead soft,...

    • Posted May 18, 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 17, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 16: The Best Wire Temper for Prong Rings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 16, 2011 Question: I recently purchased some beautiful faceted stones from Wire-Sculpture, and now I want to wrap them into a ring using gold filled wire 22-gauge dead soft. Everything...

    • Posted May 16, 2011
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    Daily Wire Tip Apr. 28: Purity and Sensitivity with Argentium Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for April 28, 2011 Question: Good morning to everyone at Wire-Sculpture! My question is, how much silver is in Argentium silver? Is it as much as sterling silver, and has anyone ever...

    • Posted April 28, 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 21, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 25: Wired Hat Pin Gauge & Temper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 25, 2011 Question: Hello Dale, I find your dvds very well done and watch each project several times until I have the instructions clearly in my mind. My skill level...

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Mar. 23: Ear Wire Temper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 23, 2011 Question: What size and hardness wire should I use to make pierced earring wires? I want to make some to hang dangles on that will be interchangeable. Also,...

    • Posted March 23, 2011
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