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Why Your Earrings Fall Out - 1 Minute/1Tip Video from The Tao of Wire thetaoofwire.com

End the Frustration of Lost Earrings!

11 Jan 18
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Losing an earring is so frustrating! But why does it happen? In this 1 Min/1Tip video, I talk about what may cause your earrings to fall out, and what you can do about it.

 

There’s a new live workshop coming up January 22-24, 2018! “Writing Your Artist Bio” is for anyone applying to shows, setting up a website or social media, or who just wants to share their story in a short, engaging way.  Find out more here.

If you are part of the Members Studio community, you get automatic access to this workshop. Join the Members Studio today!

 

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Writing Your Artist Bio - Live Interactive Workshop - Jan. 22-24, 2018 - The Tao of Wire - thetaoofwire.com

Live Online Workshop – “Writing Your Artist Bio” – January 22-24, 2018 7-9 PM ET

10 Jan 18
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Writing Your Artist Bio Live Interactive Online Workshop - January 22-24, 2018 7-9 pm ET - Tell your creative journey story in 300 words or less - The Tao of Wire - thetaoofwire.com

Connect with your clients and tell your story

Your Artist Bio is the first glimpse people get at you, and your best way of introducing yourself to them. People want to know who they are buying from. They want to know how you got started, what you’ve achieved and why they can trust you. Through this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Build Your Story
  • Make it Effective
  • Adapt it to Suit

During three live, online, interactive sessions, you’ll go through the process of writing your Artist Bio, with the help of an experience editor. Learn and work from the comfort of your living room! You’ll finish with 3 pieces of writing you can use in your promotional material, on your website, or to tell people about your creative journey so far.

Details:

WRITING YOUR ARTIST BIO
Hosted online by Dianne Karg Baron
Dates: January 22, 23, 24, 2018, from 7-9 pm ET
Cost: US$125

Find out more, and register here.

Viking Knit: How to Clean Out Stuck Shot - Video on TheTaoOfWire.com

Viking Knit: How to Clean Out Stuck Shot

21 Dec 17
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Cleaning your jewelry in the tumbler with stainless steel shot is very effective. The only problem is that the shot sometimes gets stuck, and becomes difficult to get out. Viking Knit chains are especially susceptible to stuck shot problems, so here’s a suggestion for repurposing a common dental tool!

 

Oh… and this is the reason why you want to make sure you get all of the shot out BEFORE you photograph your pieces:

Nice huh? I wish I’d noticed this before posting it on Etsy… LOL

Join the Members Studio, TToW’s live interactive video-based wire jewelry community, and learn how to connect your head, your heart and your hands to make beautiful wire jewelry!

 

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DIY Awl for Viking Knitting

How to Make a DIY Awl for Viking Knitting

07 Dec 17
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How to make a simple and effective DIY awl to use when you’re making a viking knit chain.

Let me know in the comments section how it works for you!

 

Join the Members Studio, TToW’s live interactive video-based wire jewelry community, and learn how to connect your head, your heart and your hands to make beautiful wire jewelry!

 

 

How to Supercharge & Super Clean Your Tumbler

How to Supercharge & Super Clean Your Tumbler

30 Nov 17
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If your tumbler isn’t cleaning your jewelry as well as it used to, try this trick for supercharging your sparkle!

I was introduced to this trick by a lady who took a class with me in Haliburton, and I’ve used it ever since. I love the results I get!

Let me know in the comments section how it works for you!

 

Join the Members Studio, TToW’s live interactive video-based wire jewelry community, and learn how to link your head, your heart and your hands to make beautiful wire jewelry!

 

 

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How to Clean Your Tumbler with Flat Coke

09 Nov 17
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If your jewelry isn’t coming out of your tumbler as sparkly and clean as you’d like, it might be time for a deep cleaning. Here’s one way to clean your tumbler.

 

Join the Members Studio! Link your head, your heart and your hands in an interactive community of passionate wire workers. Find out more here.

 

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It’s Here! Live Classes at The Members Studio! Join Me Today!

06 Nov 17
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Announcing the launch of my new interactive online community, The Tao of Wire Members Studio!

For years, I’ve wanted to be able to teach my live classes online, but until recently the technology didn’t match what I envisioned in my mind! Thankfully, it’s now caught up, and as of today, I’m happy to be able to offer classes that you can join from the comfort of your own living room!

The TToW Members Studio is an interactive online community, where you can join other passionate wire jewellers to share and learn!

I’ve spoken and written a lot about my life as a wire artist as being on a journey, one that links my head, my heart and my hands to create beautiful jewelry. My vision with The Tao of Wire has always been to help you on your creative journey. The TToW Members Studio helps me take that to a new level, by letting us talk face to face, in real time.

I have lots of things planned for the Members Studio, beyond classes. You can read about it here.

I look forward to meeting you in the Members Studio!

 

Reflected Love Earrings Tutorial – Makes Mirror Images Easy!

26 Oct 17
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Have you ever struggled to make earrings in mirror images that match? Many wire artists have told me that they are able to do one side, but just can’t seem to get the other side look completely right. Well, this project is perfect for practising making mirror images – and it’s super easy!

The Reflected Love Earrings were inspired by Claude Monet’s Water Lilies paintings and were originally created for The Year of Jewelry Project in 2017. Earlier this year I did a Facebook Live broadcast demonstrating these earrings, and I’m happy to bring them back now in a new, more complete step-by-step video!

These earrings not only mirror each other from left to right, they match from top to bottom – and all you need to do is pay attention to one critical step!

Give this project a try today, and then share your results!

Check out the Free Library for other project tutorials, tips and videos! Then visit the Lessons Shop to find more projects and video courses. Or, join the Members Studio and get access to the full library, plus live online classes, a vibrant community of passionate wire workers, and personalized feedback when you need it.

 

 

 

My Tumbler Left Gunk on my Jewelry! 1 Minute 1 Tip on thetaoofwire.com

My Tumbler Left Gunk on my Jewelry! – 1 Min/1 Tip

12 Oct 17
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Is your jewelry coming out of the tumbler covered in sticky sludge or gunk? Here’s how to clean you jewelry.

 

Have you joined the Members Studio yet? Find out more here.

 

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Rose Ear Vine – Free Beginner Project!

28 Sep 17
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Learn how to make this Rose Ear Vine, using square wire, a 4 mm bead and simple tools!

Level of Difficulty: Beginner (Very Easy)

Total run time: 10 min 33 sec.

 

I’d love to see how your project turned out! Let me know in the comments section below!

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