Storing Your Metal and Wire Scraps
by Joanne Ortiz
We're all always looking for the most efficient ways to store our tools and supplies. Here's how I make sense of all my metal scraps.
Instructions
I use bins that I purchased from a discount store and I've added in sharpie the metal type. I then cover the sharpie "labeling" with packing tape so it will not come off.
Before I start a project, I usually check my bins to see if I have usable pieces before using the new stuff. With metal prices on the rise, this really has helped me save my pennies and do my part to reuse my "waste".
Joanne Ortiz's Storing Your Metal and Wire Scraps - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing metal scraps
Joanne Ortiz's Storing Your Metal and Wire Scraps - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing metal scraps
Simple things made with my scrap are coils for wire weaving, charms, jump rings, links, ball-end head pins, looped fringe, and I've even soldered spirals to washers. There are not any examples shown but you can also melt the scraps together to make new shapes.

Joanne Ortiz's Storing Your Metal and Wire Scraps - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing metal scraps

Materials

16 Gauge Round Half Hard Copper Wire
H11-16H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $1.26
  • Gold Club Price: $0.94
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20 Gauge 0.032 Dead Soft Red Brass Sheet Metal - 6x6 Inch
MET-704.20
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.72
  • Gold Club Price: $11.04
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20 Gauge Round Dead Soft Yellow Brass
H1-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.43
  • Gold Club Price: $0.32
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18 Gauge Round Half Hard .925 Sterling Silver Wire
H8-18H
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 feet
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $3.86
  • Gold Club Price: $2.90
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Tools

French Shears, Straight, 7 Inch
SHR-530.00
  • SHR-530.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $17.44
  • Gold Club Price: $13.08
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C.H.P Milano Italian Flush Cutter, 5 1/2 Inches
PLR-487.00
  • PLR-487.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $14.97
  • Gold Club Price: $11.23
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  • Category: Storage
  • Technique(s): Storage