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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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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

The 8 Essential Tools for Wireworking - Episode 2 - The Tao of Wire

Episode 2: Tools, Part 1 – The 8 Essential Tools for Wireworking

28 Aug 15
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What tools do you need when you’re first getting started making wire jewellery? In this episode Dianne describes the 8 “must have” essential tools you should have.

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

 

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Top 10 Metalworking Songs - Video Diary - The Tao of Wire

Video Diary: Top 10 Metalworking Songs

04 May 15
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Just for fun, my Top 10 Metal Songs. These are not necessarily about making stuff out of metal, but mention metal or metal objects in the title or the lyrics.

The songs:
1. Gold Dust Woman – Fleetwood Mac https://youtu.be/VGO9jNHH5Lw
2. You Got the Silver – The Rolling Stones https://youtu.be/_8ijaUa0EZY
3. Brass in Pocket – The Pretenders https://youtu.be/-7Hy7uAb_eU
4. Golden Years – David Bowie https://youtu.be/HRD0ghlFSgk
5. Maxwell’s Silver Hammer – The Beatles https://youtu.be/hWvORNC6U08
6. Hammer to Fall – Queen https://youtu.be/5oSz8Xip_ho
7. Heart of Gold – Neil Young https://youtu.be/FFNqj3RGUuM
8. Platinum – Mike Oldfield https://youtu.be/z-klgIR9lek
9. Copperline – James Taylor https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSSqnBfgBsQ
10. Between the Hammer & the Anvil – Judas Priest https://youtu.be/UtdacvZLfb4

Do you agree with my list? Got any others to suggest? Let me know in the comments!

The Sweater Test - Episode 1 - The Tao of Wire

Episode 1: The Sweater Test

12 Nov 14
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Does your jewellery pass The Sweater Test? Does it catch, snag or scratch when worn? Or worse, will getting caught or dropped deform or even destroy your jewellery? In this video, you’ll learn about why starting with the finishing in mind is the first and one of the most important steps to becoming a professional wire worker.

 Link: File Shapes & Sizes – a downloadable pdf from Contenti.com

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

 

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