Tag Archives: findings

Creating an Adjustable Length Necklace

  The image on the right illustrates a traditional sliding knot clasp. When using a sliding knot,  I like to resolve the ends of the cord with beads. The sliding knot clasp is one of the most efficient and economical … Continue reading

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Jewelry Pliers Should Not Mark Up the Wire

I have received many inquiries both in workshops and online regarding how to prevent the pliers, used to shape wire, from leaving marks on the wire’s surface. Viewers have asked about the use of nylon pliers to eliminate this problem, or about the application of … Continue reading

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Using a Jig to Reproduce a Specific Design

One of the most effective ways to reproduce a wire jewelry design that was originally created using free-hand techniques is to construct a wooden jig for that specific design. The jig provides the means to re-create each bend of the wire and … Continue reading

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