Remember Step 3 from page 13! Don't get
discouraged. Always start a new jewelry making project in practice wire and plan
on discarding several practice pieces before graduating to your good
jewelry wire and beads.
Choose the right jewelry wire. Wire that is too big is too hard to
work with. Wire that is too small will easily bend out of shape
Always consider where the sharp end and the flat end are on your cut
wire. When you are done making a wire component, all of the sharp
ends need to end up in the trash can. Your finished piece should
have only the flat ends of the cut wire.
Our best jewelry making instructions are in our Online Books. Try purchasing
one of these online books for more detailed information. There are
no shipping costs in purchase of an online book. You can view our
selection of online books
here. These online books introduce jewelry making techniques that are
slightly more advanced than the ones discussed here.
Consider purchase of a jewelry tool called loop closing pliers (bent closing pliers are
best) for help in closing loops.
Consider purchase of a jewelry tool called nylon jaw pliers to help with straightening
wire, and squeezing finished wire components. Squeezing the
finished components helps to work harden the piece making the shape more
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We offer a lot of free jewelry designs in our
WigJig University. Sometimes
as you browse WigJig University, try starting from the last page of a
series (earrings, necklaces, bracelets) instead of from the front.
This way you will see our newest designs as we add new projects at the