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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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Spin the Mandalas of Design Tao!

Having a creative block? Don't know where to start a new design? Give the Mandalas of Design Tao a spin! Sometimes, the best way to get unstuck is to just start off in a direction - any direction - and see ...
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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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Spotted on Pinterest: Jewelry Made from my Tutorials - Dianne Karg Baron, The Tao of Wire, Illusion Prong Ring

Spotted: On Pinterest

I was prowling around on Pinterest and discovered this photo uploaded by Robyn Andersen of an Illusion Prong Ring she'd made following my tutorial! She's done an outstanding job on this piece - the lines are wonderful, and the workmanship ...
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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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcOuj_5oEZ0 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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Spotted: On My Head

Via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJQ6_8eBk3D/ ...
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