All posts tagged "wire"

  • Daily Wire Tip March 13: Planning Wire Length

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 13, 2010 Question: I measure the amount of wire I need for a 7″ bracelet, but after it is done it ends up as a 5-6″ bracelet. Am I wrapping the...

    • Posted March 13, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip March 8: How to Determine if Pattern Uses Flat or Round Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 08, 2010 Question: If the instruction says 20-gauge dead soft wire or 26-gauge dead soft wire, how do you know if you use flat, round etc. Answer: If you have a...

    • Posted March 8, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip March 6: Tips for Working with 18G Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 06, 2010 Question: I found some cuff bracelets made with very large gauge (18) wire & am trying my hand at it. Any tips you can give me on working with...

    • Posted March 6, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip March 5: Difference Between Silver Plate and Sterling Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 05, 2010 Question: I have made rings with sterling silver wire. In less a then a week all the silver was gone. I am having to replace the rings. The ring turns...

    • Posted March 5, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 27: Pin Vise Vs. Automatic Wire Twister

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip February 27, 2010 Question: What is the difference between an automatic wire twister and a pin vise, is one better than the other? Answer: I guess the main difference between using an automatic...

    • Posted February 27, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 26: Keeping Square Wire Straight and Flat

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip February 26, 2010 Question: I am new to wire wrapping and would like to know how to keep multiple strands of square wire all straight and flat when adding your half round wraps when...

    • Posted February 26, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 22: Where to Place Wraps on Free-Form Pieces

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip February 22, 2010 Question: When wire-wrapping, how do you decide where to put the wraps, especially on a free-form piece? Answer: In my opinion, the easiest way to decide where to place the...

    • Posted February 22, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 15: Projects for 18G Copper Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip February 15, 2010 Question: I have purchased some copper wire which is 18 gauge and half round and half hard.  What sort of projects can I make with this product? Answer: Usually folks...

    • Posted February 15, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 29: Determining How Much Wire to Use

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip January 29, 2010 Question: I use a lot of irregular stones in my work and when I wrap with wire, I guess as to how much wire I will use. I have a...

    • Posted January 29, 2010
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  • Buy Wire Jewelry Online – How To

    Most of us have bought our jewelry at stores, boutiques and occasionally from our friend’s jewelry party. However, doing so limits purchase options because you can only see so much at one time. Compare this...

    • Posted January 13, 2010
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  • Why Should I Be Using Facebook?

    For years now a website has served as the destination online of businesses. Now with millions (probably billions) of websites now in existence the level of play has also increased due to competing topics. Over...

    • Posted January 8, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 2: How to Wire a Briolette

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip January 02, 2010 Question: I was wondering about some different or easy way to wire a briolette. Answer: If you haven’t signed up for our Free Patterns you really should, as one of...

    • Posted January 2, 2010
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    Daily Wire Tip Nov. 28: What is Tibetan Silver?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What is Tibetan Silver?  Is this another name for silver plated? Answer: Honestly I had never heard of ‘Tibetan’ silver when referring to my medium of wire, so I did some...

    • Posted November 28, 2009
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 17: What Type of Wire Should Be Used To Make Necklace Clasps?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip October 17, 2009 Question: I would like to make the clasps for necklace in sterling silver.  What type of wire would be most appropriate? Answer: The most often used wire shape to...

    • Posted October 17, 2009
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    American Wire Gauge

    How is wire gauged? Since 1857, the United States has been using a standard system in measuring the diameter of wire. This system is known as American Wire Gauge (AWG), or the Brown & Sharp (B&S) gauge,...

    • Posted April 3, 2009
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