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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for April 16, 2014

This week’s featured video tool tip is about the 360 Degree Mandrel Vise, VIS-105.00

Today, Kate Richbourg shows us how to use the 360 Degree Mandrel Vise. I’ve featured this set below. Feel free to browse our other Mandrels and Bench Vises. I’m sure you’ll find something perfect for your workbench!

 


 

Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com

This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the Essential Dapping Set VIS-105.00

The perfect tool to free up your hands so you don’t have to hold your ring mandrel, this 360 degree mandrel vise is perfect for your work desk or bench.

Vise ONLY, Ring Mandrel not included.

Price: $19.95

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360 Degree Mandrel Vise without Mandrel
VIS-105.00
available on JewelryTools.com:

Other Tools you may find useful:

Bezel Mandrel, Oval, 11 inches

MAN-167.00

Brass Hammer

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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for April 14, 2014

This week’s New Product is the 20 x 15 Inch Padded Work Mat – MAT-620.00

How many of you use a work mat in either your beading or wire wrapping? A work mat is one of those “essential” work bench helpers. They keep your beads and small items from rolling onto the floor, and come in all shapes, sizes an textures. Today I want to introduce you to the newest addition to our tools.  Take a look – I think you will love it!

NEW PRODUCT:

20 x 15 Inch Padded Work Mat

  • This sturdy, durable padded work mat has a non-skid backing for a clear, level and comfortable work surface.
  • Handy ruler at bottom makes measuring quick and convenient while working on projects.
  • Nice, large size to accommodate tools and accessories.
  • Measures 20″ x 15″.
  • Price: $9.95

If you are a wire wrapper or a beader, you know that work mats are a must and this is a great option for anyone who measures and cuts wire frequently due to  the handy ruler at the bottom!   If you are working on your spring projects, this would be a great addition to your workbench. I’ve also suggested a few other items that might help you “get organized” as you begin moving into the busy summer season!

Wire-Wrapping/Beading Work station

  • Two shelf organizer for tools, beading string, wire, etc.
  • Lower shelf has an attached ruler for quick measurements while the top shelf has 10 hooks underneath for hanging cord, or wire.
  • The dowels on top hold pliers, cutters, scissors, tweezers, shears, and much more.
  • This station is made entirely of wood. Takes just 1 screwdriver and 10 minutes to assemble. 22 L x 6 3/4 W x 15 H (When Fully Assembled)

Black Zippered Tool Case – Large

  • Great for storing all of your cutters and pliers with space for at least 6 pairs of tools.
  • Additional spaces for smaller tools and accessories.

24 Compartment Professional Beaders Organizer

  • 24 Compartment Professional Beaders Organizer.
  • Easy to pull beads from the curved bottom. – measures 15 inches x 9.2 inches x 2 inches ,heavy duty plastic.

If you’re just getting started in the world of jewelry,  CLICK HERE for a great article on our blog that might help give you some helpful hints on setting up “your” space, and now that you’ve got your tools and your workspace set up -  don’t’ forget the WIRE!

Happy Wrapping!

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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

 Tip for April 11, 2014

2014 Craft Wire Contest Submissions

Today I wanted to feature all of submissions that came to us for our Craft Wire Creation Contest. We had so many amazing entries and we wanted to share them all with you. Thank you to everyone who sent in their pieces!

Atlantic Beauty

Autumn Canyon

Black Cat Wire Ring Holder

Bleeding Heart Pendant

Casey’s Wedding

Coiled Blues

Color Riot

Crystal Blue

Encircle My Heart

Fire Masquerade

Frosty Silver Sea Horse

Heart in Hand Necklace

I’d Like to be under the Sea

Inca Princess

LIfe’s Hourglass

Lotus Rising

Necklace

Necklace

New Beginnngs Keepsake Box

Nostalgia

One with Nature

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Painted Butterfly

Peaceful Pond

Puntuation all wrapped up

Queen

Royal Flush

Shoe Pendant

Spring Garden

Spring Solar Burst

The Mermaid’s Spiral Dance

MBB

Tree of LIfe

Wire Crocheted Sea

Wire Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you again to everyone who submitted their pieces. We look forward to seeing more from all of you in the future.

Happy Wrapping!

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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

 

Tip for April 9, 2014

Craft Wire Contest Winners!

We’ve held contests in the past that focus on very specific things, like Snowflakes and Druzies BUT this contest was to show off your CREATIVITY using craft wire!

From all of here at Wire-Sculpture, we would like to thank everyone who submitted projects. They were all very creative and we had a difficult time deciding who would win, but here are the most creative and beautiful of the craft wire creations submitted!

And the winners are…

1st Place Winner entitled:

Wire Bonsai Oak Tree

Created by: Ronald Hollar

This is an original design made from 24 gauge round Amber & Green enameled wire and Super Sculpey Clay.

Tree is 3.5 x 2.5 tall

Receiving:
$500 Gift Card to Wire-Sculpture.com

2nd Place Winner entitled:

Big Blue 1965 Corvette

Created by: Barbara Swaggerty

The corvette was made from 20 & 22 gauge Round Silver Plated Pacific Blue, Black and Silver Copper Craft Wire.

Receiving:
DVD Series of Choice

3rd Place Winner entitled:

Wrapped in Elegance

Created by: Linda Taylor-Ricci

The pendant was was created with 22 gauge round copper base wire and woven with 28 gauge copper base metal craft wire around a 15mm white agate flat-bead.

It was finised off with copper and amethyst beads on the bottom.

Receiving:
DVD Series of Choice

Congratulations to our winners!

I will be featuring the rest of our submissions in our next blog, so be sure to check back to see the rest of the beautiful creations that were sent to us.

Happy Wrapping!

 

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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for April 7, 2014

This week’s featured video tool tip is about using Butane Torches

Today, Kate Richbourg gives us a quick video tutorial using the Butane Micro Torches. We carry a number of torches that great for the beginner to the experienced metal worker, today we will focus on the Jumbo Max Flame Butane Torch and the Micro-Flame Butane Torch. Dont be afraid to get started with one of the smaller torches and move on to something larger as you get more comfortable. These torches are great for any project on your workbench!

 

Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com

This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the Jumbo Max Flame Butane Torch: SOL-310.00 and the Micro-Flame Butane Torch: SOL-300.00

Jumbo Max Flame: Our Max Flame butane torch features a large flame nozzle which is desirable for many applications.

Features include: adjustable flame, quick refill design, safety lock, ergo design, electronic ignition and a maximum temperature of 2450 degrees Fahrenheit.

This 7-1/4″ tall jumbo model offers a longer burn time. Butane NOT included. Price: $39.95

Micro-Flame Butane Torch: Our top-quality Micro-Flame butane torch is 6″ tall, features electronic ignition (no lighter necessary) a maximum temperature of 2450 degrees Fahrenheit and a 90 minute burn.

Easy-adjust feature assures the right flame for any job with precision accuracy. Butane NOT included. Price: $36.95

 

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Jumbo Max Flame Butane Torch

SOL-310.00 available on
JewelryTools.com

Jumbo Max Flame Butane Torch

Micro-Flame Butane Torch

SOL-300.00 available on
JewelryTools.com

Rawhid Mallet

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