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How to Clean Your Tumbler with Flat Coke

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xJUZjjRTbo 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 ...
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Welcome to The Tao of Wire Members Studio - Join Today!

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

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 ...
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Reflected Love Earrings Tutorial – Makes Mirror Images Easy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_FSfVtjwrs 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, ...
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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suN5Z71OFic 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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw8WNY5AK4Y 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 ...
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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHum3GRK_dQ 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. Find out more about my new TToW Members ...
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Random Tao Tuesday!

Having a creative block? Don't know where to start a new design? Try some Random Tao! Sometimes, the best way to get unstuck is to just start off in a direction - any direction - and see where it takes ...
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My Tragic Breakage Story - Video Diary - The Tao of Wire / Dianne Karg Baron

My Tragic Breakage Story – Video Diary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXzJ1RWIMg Work hardening is something you really have to watch out for when you work with wire. In this video diary, I share what happened with one of my projects when I tried to push my wire *just a little* ...
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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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeTnjIRWUfw 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 ...
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Foundation Skills: Introduction to Basic Chains – Now Available!

I'm pleased to announce that the next module in the "Foundation Skills" course is now available! This course carries on from where "Introduction to Wire Jewelry" left off, and features 4 projects (and an exclusive video course only "bonus project"), ...
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