Memory Wire for Bracelets 101

Memory Wire is a Bracelet-Making Superhero!!! So…what exactly IS Memory Wire? Memory Wire is carbon steel that has been forged into a coiled spring that holds (“remembers”) it’s coiled shape.  It comes in different sizes, shapes, and colors.  For purposes of this tutorial, we are focusing on the basics of using Memory Wire for  bracelets. …

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Let’s Talk About Forming Pliers …

Round Nose vs. Multi-Step Forming Pliers … … Let me just save you some time. There are lots of forming pliers out there, but right now, we’re just going to talk about Multi-Step Pliers vs. Round Nose Pliers.  OK … so, what are they?                         …

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Straightening Crooked Wire

The struggle is real … OK … it’s not so much a struggle as an annoyance.  But, it doesn’t really have to be … because there’s this guy.  It’s called a … wait for it … Wire Straightener Tool.  Made by Artistic Wire.  Available from any bead store and on Amazon, but so far, the …

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Let’s Make Figure 8 Connectors…

Because sometimes a jump ring just isn’t enough .. Sometimes you need something a little more versatile …or a little more exciting …  like a figure 8 or infinity connector that can be made in the perfect shape and proportions for your project.  And once you get the basics down, you can dress these connectors …

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Now … Let’s Make a Wrapped Wire Loop

Understanding the Basics … So… you’ve mastered how to make a simple wire loop, right?  Yeah! So, now it’s time to learn how to make a wrapped wire loop.  Wait … Why? Because, sometimes you need a stronger loop for your jewelry connections – especially when you’re using a thin gauge wire.   And, sometimes …

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So…. It’s Time to Talk About Ear Wires…

Yep…. You Can Make Your Own Ear Wires! Now, granted, there are plenty of ear wires available for purchase.  And, for the most part, they’re not expensive.  So, I’m not proposing that you can’t buy them, or that you have to make them.  But, sometimes you just want the ear wire to match the wire …

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Where to Begin…..???

Want to learn how to make a simple wire loop? Click to learn how to make a simple loop with this jewelry making video tutorial now! #DIYjewelry #handmadejewelry #jewelryDIYs

So… I haven’t written in a while. In fact, I haven’t written in a long time, because this past year I realized a few things that led me to reinvent my business. When I started working with metal and making jewelry, I had no tools and very little experience. The absence of these two things, …

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