Quick Spacer Beads
by Judy Freyer Thompson
Spacer beads are great to have on hand, but you can't always be sure to have them hanging around. To make a few (or a lot) of spacer beads, grab some tubing and your jewelers saw fitted with a metal cutting blade.
Instructions
Mark the tubing for the size spacer beads using a ruler and permanent marker.
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Rest the tubing on the bench pin and cut to size using the jewelers saw fitted with a metal cutting saw blade. Remember to coat the saw blade with the Beeswax.
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Hold a cut piece of tubing with the round nose pliers and de-burr the cut ends.
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Materials

copper tubing
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
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Tools

Basic Sawing Kit
G15-7
  • G15-7
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $34.95
  • Gold Club Price: $26.21
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Round Nose Wire Plier
G2-507
  • G2-507
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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Steel Ruler, 12 Inches
GAU-189.10
  • GAU-189.10
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $4.95
  • Gold Club Price: $3.71
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  • Category: Metalwork
  • Technique(s): Filing / Finishing, Sawing