Taming Your Spools of Wire
by Linda Gale
If you're a 'Wire Wrapper', you know that nothing is more irritating that having to untangle wire -- before you begin to create with it!
Instructions
Here's a tip to tame that tangle of wire that's sulking in your 'stash': Use Velcro Tape! And using white Velcro will allow you to mark the wire gauge on it.
Measure around the inside of a roll of wire. Cut a suitable length of the two-piece tape, so the toothed side of the tape overlaps the loop side, by about half an inch. This will allow the tape to 'fasten' on itself.

If the Velcro tape is too wide to fit inside the reel, it can easily be made narrower by cutting down its length. Remember that the loop portion goes in the reel first, with the tooth portion on top, and overlapping it a bit. As you use the wire, you can easily adjust the wrap to fit the remaining amount of wire.
Linda Gale's Taming Your Spools of Wire - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing wire
Linda Gale's Taming Your Spools of Wire - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing wire
Even better! Though Velcro normally comes in black and white, you can also 'color organize' by using colored Velcro. You'll probably find it online, rather than in local stores.
Linda Gale's Taming Your Spools of Wire - , Store Wire Jewelry, , storing wire

Materials

12 Gauge Round Nickel Silver Craft Wire - 5 ft
H18-E12-5FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.00
  • Gold Club Price: $6.00
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12 Gauge Round Silver Plated Gold Copper Craft Wire - 5 ft
H17-P12-5FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $10.80
  • Gold Club Price: $8.10
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18 Gauge Round Silver Plated Champagne Gold Copper Craft Wire - 20ft
H17-T18-20FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.25
  • Gold Club Price: $6.19
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18 Gauge Round Brushed Silver Enameled Craft Wire - 20ft
H5-S18-20FT
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $8.25
  • Gold Club Price: $6.19
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Tools

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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Chain Nose Wire Plier
G2-508
  • G2-508
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $32.95
  • Gold Club Price: $24.71
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C.H.P Milano Angled Flush Cutter, 5-1/4 Inches
PLR-489.00
  • PLR-489.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $19.97
  • Gold Club Price: $14.98
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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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C.H.P Milano Small Sprue Cutter, 6-1/4 Inches, Flush Cut
PLR-488.00
  • PLR-488.00
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $22.97
  • Gold Club Price: $17.23
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  • Category: Storage
  • Technique(s): Storage