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Old 11-06-2016, 01:46 PM
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Newbie with wire questions

A family friend who sells beads and jewelry supplies gave me a huge box of amazing loot. He saw my paintings and thought I'd make some interesting jewelry.

I've never made jewelry before and the beads and cultured sea glass and charms are all beautiful. He also included supplies like pliers and wire and things.

I feel like a lot of this will be intuitive for me, or I'll figure it out by playing, but I'm not really clear on using wire. I think he only sent one thickness of it (don't know if there are usually other options), so I'm guessing that will work for necklaces and bracelets alike. I can thread things, but I don't know what do do with closing the pieces I make. I think there might be clasps in there. How much wire do I leave at either end? What do I do with the wire when I'm done?

Thank you.
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Old 11-07-2016, 04:46 AM
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Re: Newbie with wire questions

I think you might get some help from a youtube search.

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Old 03-04-2017, 11:52 PM
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Re: Newbie with wire questions

Try Pinterest online. Then do a search on wire work in the jewelry section. Lots of tutorials, etc.
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