All posts tagged "wire wrapping"

  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Gauges for Various Jewelry Styles

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I am prepared to start wire working after a year or two of reading numerous questions and responses, as well as many success stories. I have hesitated for a few reasons...

    • Posted August 3, 2010
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  • Cool Anklets are HOT!

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, A gentleman/student-friend of mine, Jack from New Jersey, sent me an email the other day, asking about anklets. You have all heard me say that a lot of my personal inspiration comes...

    • Posted August 3, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 3: Wrapping Small Gemstones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 3, 2010 Question: What would be the smallest size gem stone that I could use to wire wrap? -Karen in Dallas, Georgia Answer: The smallest size gemstone to set with wire...

    • Posted August 2, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 31: Making a Bail with Pattern Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 31, 2010 Question: I have a large citrine I want to make into a pendant, but it is very deep. I would like to wrap the pendant in a combination of...

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 26: Pattern Help

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 26, 2010 Question: A few patterns I have call for 14-gauge “twisted wire,” with no further explanation. Does it mean a 14-gauge square or half round wire, twisted? I also have...

    • Posted July 25, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 19: Wrapping Antique Game Pieces

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 19, 2010 Question: I have several old Chinese gaming pieces. They are mother of pearl with intricate etchings front and back. I have no idea how to go about using these,...

    • Posted July 18, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 14: Upcycling Service Pins

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 14, 2010 Question: Dale, do you have suggestions for making jewelry – perhaps a necklace – from “service pins”? They look like a tie tac and are given for so many...

    • Posted July 13, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 12: Taming the Wild Wire Bundle

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 12, 2010 Question: Dale, I have almost memorized the instructions for straightening wire, both from your DVDs and book, yet I cannot obtain a well-fitting bundle. Do you have any additional...

    • Posted July 11, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 8: Wire Wrapping Cameos

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 8, 2010 Question: Do you plan to have any videos on wire wrapping various size cameos? Cameos are extremely attractive when they are wrapped. -Cal in Baldwin, Wisconsin Answer: I agree...

    • Posted July 7, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 2: Making Matching Freeform Earrings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 2, 2010 Question: I have been doing some freeform wired earrings lately. I have tons of fun with the first one and always agonize over getting the second one to match!...

    • Posted July 1, 2010
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    Daily Tip June 30: Adjusting for Wire Gauges

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 30, 2010 Question: Hello, Dale! I love the site, and I find the information so useful! The biggest issue I have is trying to determine how to adjust for different gauges...

    • Posted June 29, 2010
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  • Daily Tip June 26: Good Tape for Wire Wrapping

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 26, 2010 Question: I just watched your video where you made an adjustable ring using four wires. What kind of black tape did you use to temporarily hold your wire ends...

    • Posted June 25, 2010
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  • Daily Tip June 24: Wire Wrapping a Coin

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 24, 2010 Question: I would like to make a bracelet with my Indian Head nickel, but I cannot find a snapset that will fit. I was told it measures 21–but I...

    • Posted June 23, 2010
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  • Daily Tip June 23: Work Hardening Finished Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 23, 2010 Question: I made a necklace using both 14kt gold filled wire and .925 Argentium Sterling Silver wire. Both wires were dead soft, and I think the necklace may be...

    • Posted June 22, 2010
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  • Daily Tip June 22: Designing Your Own Bracelet

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 22, 2010 Question: Dale, is there a rule of thumb governing the size and temper of wire for a self-designed project? For instance, for a bracelet, what determines the size of...

    • Posted June 21, 2010
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  • Daily Tip: Wrapping Tiny Cabs

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I recently acquired a collection of stones from a retiring silversmith. Many of the cabs are beautiful but tiny, including 4mm round, 6 x 8mm ovals, etc. I do have 24-gauge...

    • Posted June 20, 2010
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