Think Ahead Wire Measuring
by Judy Freyer Thompson
I don't always think ahead when an idea pops in my head to make a new link or jump ring, etc.
I have learned that taking a minute to measure and mark increments on the wire you are going to use is helpful. This will allow you to know how much wire you will need for a particular component; as well be able to pre-cut pieces prior to forming.
Instructions
Working with a length of wire or straight off a spool, lay the wire on ruler and secure with tape. This ensures you've straightened the wire and are getting the proper measurement.
Judy Freyer Thompson's Think Ahead Wire Measuring - , General Education, , wire measuring tip
Using the permanent marker, make a dot at ½" intervals on the wire. Do this for each piece of wire your design calls for and you'll have them at the ready.
Grab your pliers and design a new component!
Judy Freyer Thompson's Think Ahead Wire Measuring - , General Education, , wire measuring tip

Materials

20 Gauge Round Dead Soft 1/10 Sterling Silver Filled Wire
H10-20D
  • Lesson Quantity: 1.00 pieces
  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 1FT
  • Price: $0.75
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Tools

12 Inch Stainless Steel Ruler
G7-30
  • G7-30
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  • Purchase Quantity: 1.00 each
  • Price: $2.97
  • Gold Club Price: $2.23
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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: General Education
  • Technique(s): General Education