Category Archives: Free Videos

DIY Paper Lightbox - Test the Tip - www.thetaoofwire

DIY Paper Lightbox – Budget Friendly Way of Taking Jewelry Photos?

22 Feb 18
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A couple of months ago I spotted a tip posted on a wire jewelry forum on Facebook for a DIY Lightbox made of paper, so I thought I’d test it to find out if it works as well as a traditional lightbox.

 

 

A pre-release version of my soon-to-be-released tutorial is already available in the private TToW Members Studio Facebook group. If you’re part of the Members Studio community, you get access to all new tutorials automatically as a membership benefit, plus automatic admission to live events and workshops – that’s over $500 worth of lessons! Join the Members Studio today!

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Get Better Jewelry Photos by Squinting – 1 Min/1Tip

08 Feb 18
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Have you ever looked at jewelry photos online and thought the jewelry looked kind of dead? There’s a reason for that – and there’s a very easy fix! Just squint! Find out why it works in this video.

I’m working on nine new project tutorials! One of them is already available in the private TToW Members Studio Facebook group. If you’re part of the Members Studio community, you get access to all new tutorials automatically as a membership benefit, plus automatic admission to live events and workshops – that’s over $500 worth of lessons! Join the Members Studio today!

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Another Reason Why Your Earrings Fall Out - 1 Minute 1 Tip at thetaoofwire.com

Another Reason Why Your Earrings Fall Out – 1Min/1Tip

18 Jan 18
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As much as I love Shepherd’s Hook ear wires for how easy they are to make, I’ve noticed that a lot of designers leave out a really critical thing that helps to keep them in your ears. I share what that is in this week’s video.

 

Want to know about upcoming Live Events like workshops? Find them listed here.

If you’re part of the Members Studio community, you get access to all live events automatically as a membership benefit, plus over $500 of other tutorials and lessons! Join the Members Studio today!

 

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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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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.

 

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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.

 

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