Tag Archives: wire working

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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Video Diary: Camping with Wire

29 Jul 16
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My family and I love going camping! I still like to be able to bring along some wire projects to work on, but don’t have a lot of space to bring my full kit of tools and wire, so here’s the solution I came up with for travelling light.

Click here for the box I use. Also available as singles.

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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Can you spot the off square wire? - Episode 8 Supplemental - The Tao of Wire

Spot the Off-Square

13 Apr 16
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In Episode 8 – Introduction to Square Wire (included in the free Foundations Skills – Introduction to Wire Jewelry course), I talk about developing the ability to see wire that’s gone off-square. It’s a skill worth developing – both as a maker and as a buyer – because once you’ve learned to see off-square wire, you’ll always be able to see it. You’ll be able to distinguish high quality, well-made wire jewelry from work that is not quite there yet.

To help you, here are some side by side examples of wire jewelry. One piece has off-square bits, one doesn’t. Can you spot the differences?

Spot the Off Square – Side by Side

Did you see all the off-square wire? Look again.

Learn how to prevent your wire from going off square. Sign up for the free course Foundations Skills – Introduction to Wire Jewelry today!

 

 

Are you a Tool Junkie (Quiz) - Video Diary - The Tao of Wire

Video Diary: Are you a Tool Junkie?

28 Aug 15
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Are you a Tool Junkie? Take this quiz and find out!