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  • Wire Jewelry Idea: Wire Butterfly Earrings or Pendant

    by Rose Marion, Wire Jewelry Idea for December 28, 2011 Name: Taurins Earrings Submitted by: Catharine Temaluru Technique used: coiling, weaving, wire wrapping Materials used: Round Copper wire Swarovski crystal beads Freshwater Pearls Chain Ear wires...

    • Posted December 28, 2011
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  • Wire Jewelry Idea: Coating Base Metal Wires to Preserve Shine

    by Rose Marion, Wire Jewelry Idea: Coating Base Metal Wires to Preserve Shine Some time ago, Casey Willson left a comment on this popular tip of the day, Prevent Tarnish on Copper and Nickel Silver, mentioning...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Wrapping with Coated Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Thanks for all the great projects and tips you’ve given us, Dale. My question is regarding coated wire. When I’ve twisted it for some projects, I’ve had the coating flake, which...

    • Posted April 27, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Copper Wire Temper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Dale, I have to come clean. I am not a wire artist, always been afraid to try it, because precious metal is so high these days. I’ve been doing intricate bead...

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Silver Colored vs. Genuine Silver Wire Pieces

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I understand the difference between sterling and Argentium silver wire, and the much less expensive non-tarnish silver-colored copper wire. My question is: Unless I intend to solder the wire, would there...

    • Posted December 10, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Sept. 20: Colored Wire and Draw Plates

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for September 20, 2010 Question: What is the best way to maintain the color of permanently colored copper wire when it is pulled through a draw plate for Viking weave or knit?...

    • Posted September 20, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 29: Options for Practice Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 29, 2010 Question: I saw a website which had 20-gauge practice wire for sale. Would practice wire be suitable to create a piece of gemstone jewelry and sell it? What metal...

    • Posted August 29, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 4: Copper for Practice & Profit

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 4, 2010 Question: Can I order practice wire from you? I’m just beginning, and I’m sure I’ll waste a lot of wire. Thanks. -Nancy in Germantown, Tennessee Answer: Yes! We offer...

    • Posted July 4, 2010
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  • A Few Words About Copper

    Copper is a heavy, chemical element found naturally in the earth and has a ‘soft’ hardness of 2.5 on the Mohs hardness scale, (talc is #1 as softest and hardest diamond is #10). Copper is almost indestructible...

    • Posted February 17, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Dec. 4: Protecting Copper from Tarnishing

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip December 4, 2009 Question: I just completed making a wire bracelet with bronzite beads.  I used copper for the wire because it matched the color of the beads better than either silver...

    • Posted December 4, 2009
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