Category Archives: Free Videos

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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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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Improve your wire control on a ring mandrel - 1 minute, 1 tip video

Improve Your Wire Control on a Ring Mandrel

15 Sep 17
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If you’ve ever had trouble with trying to make coiled wire on a ring mandrel, this video will show you a 4 finger hold for maintaining wire control and avoiding springback.

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Why You Should (Almost) Never Work off the Coil - The Tao of Wire

Why You Should (Almost) Never Work Off the Coil

04 Apr 17
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Beginner wire workers are often told that it’s okay to work directly off your coil or spool. That’s a bad piece of advice, and in this video, I explain why.

If you want to find out more about “Foundation Skills: Introduction to Basic Chains”, it’s available now from the Lessons Shop. Click here.

 

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Help! I can't find 1/4" masking tape

Help! I can’t find 1/4″ Masking Tape! – One Min./One Tip

25 Nov 16
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In a lot of my videos and tutorials, I recommend using 1/4″ masking tape. I discovered that it’s becoming hard to find, so here are some substitutes.

 

Check out the other One Min./One Tip videos here.

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Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelry - Course 1 - The Tao of Wire

Free Course – Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelry launches June 29, 2016!

17 Jun 16
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After months of preparation, I’m happy to announce that Foundations Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelry is now available!!

Episodes 1 to 5 have been on free preview in the Video Library for the past few months.

Now, this free video course is available in its full version!

Register now to start your creative journey!

Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelry introduces you to the tools, metals and types of wire you’ll need to start working on your projects. It is intended for beginners, but will also be a good refresher for people who are familiar with wire jewelry.

Topics covered in this course include:

The Sweater Test
Tools Part 1: The 8 Essential Tools
Tools Part 2: More Useful Tools
All About Wire Part 1: Metals
All About Wire Part 2: Shapes, Gauges, Tempers
How to Straighten Wire – 3 Methods
5 Tips for Minimizing Body Strain
Introduction to Square Wire

The course also includes two project videos (S-Link Chain, and Simple Hook/Beaded Hook) that will help you build your confidence in using your tools, and give you pointers on trouble spots you’ll need to watch for!

S-Link Chain - Project 001 Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelry - The Tao of Wire

Project 001 S-Link Chain

Simple Hook / Beaded Hook - Project 002 Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelry - The Tao of Wire

Project 002 – Simple Hook / Beaded Hook

 

Register today to start your creative journey!

 

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All About Wire - Part 2: Shapes, Gauges & Tempers - Episode 5 - The Tao of Wire

Episode 5: All About Wire, Part 2 – Shapes, Gauges & Tempers

21 Dec 15
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What wire should you choose for your project? In this episode, you’ll learn about the different qualities of wire like shape, gauge and temper, which can impact how your design looks, how easy it is to construct and how well it will wear.
This video is part of the Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelery course. Find out more!

 

Shapes, Gauges & Metals Chart - Episode 5 - The Tao of Wire

 

SWG / AWG Gauge Conversion Chart for Wire Jewelry - Episode 5 - The Tao of Wire

 

 

All About Wire, Part 1 - Metals - Episode 4 - The Tao of Wire

Episode 4: All About Wire, Part 1 – Metals

03 Dec 15
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Now that you have your tools, the next step is to choose your wire. In this episode you’ll learn about the different metals that are commonly used in wire jewelry.

 

This video is part of the Foundation Skills: Introduction to Wire Jewelery course. Find out more!

 

Wire Metals Chart - Episode 4 - The Tao of Wire

 

Wire Metals - Mini Chart - Episode 4 - The Tao of Wire