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Wire working basics by Attackfish Wire working basics by Attackfish
part one of a tutorial on the basics wire wrapped jewelry.
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Mitsukai-Aka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Might I inquire where you obtain your wire from? You use a great deal of it it seems, and I'm curious where you can get such unbroken lengths. Many thanks in advance.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I buy it from a local jewelry making supply store. They have hundred foot long spools and will cut it to any length you ask.
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Mitsukai-Aka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the quick reply!
I have to find something like that near me....The best I have is Joann's at the moment. Thanks again.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
If you can't find one, you can always use [link] which is much more expensive than it should be, but better than nothing.
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Mitsukai-Aka Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hopefully I can find one, I really don't want to order from firemountain, they are insanely pricey.
Would buying metal from a hardware store work, or would it need too much work to make it show worthy?
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You might be able to use some of the copper, but not the brass or other metals. Get good at polishing!
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Mitsukai-Aka Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yay polishing! :)
Thanks for your help ^^.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
happy to.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really would appreciate if you didn't advertise on my deviation. It's really rude.
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Otakuprincess Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
Thank you ^^ is there a part two?
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
no there isn't. There was going to be, but I didn't have time before it was due. I have other tutorials, though.

Thanks for the fave!
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
Very helpful, thanks!
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you, and thanks for the faves
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
You're quite welcome! I'd wanted to take Jewelery Making in high school, but it was in a time slot that prevented one of my other classes that I either had to take or also really wanted. By now I'm no longer certain which.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I never took any formal classes in jewelry making, as I'm severely allergic to smoke, sulfur, and many metals, and I'm a great believer in self educating. At least in kinesthetic pursuits, it's often best to teach one's self. There are all kinds of books on the many different sorts of jewelry making, and all it really takes is time and supplies to learn.
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
True enough, but at that time I was living in my father's house, and had no income or allowance in spite of doing chores. If I'd taken a class, I could have experimented with school supplies and learned if I had a taste for the work.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is true... The resources put at one's disposal in art and artisan classes are a real bonus
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Yeah... I was very bummed that I never got a chance to try out the airbrush we had. Whenever I wasn't in the middle of an assignment, it was either in use or not working. Stained Glass was fabulous that way. The teacher had boxes and boxes of smaller glass shards we could use, some of them very fancy. My usual preference is to work small, so this meant I didn't have to change much to make complex pieces. Our final for the first trimester was to do a work with a lot of pieces. 20 would get you an A; mine had about 30, if I remember correctly, a smoke-colored pegasus with purple wings on a snow field with clear glass around it. Should have used blue, to make it stand out more, but I didn't. Or maybe I couldn't find enough of the shades I'd like. If I still had access to the equipment, I could do better now, but... I don't. He would have let me "sit in" on his classes and continued using the equipment, but I didn't feel right doing that. Ah, well.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
sounds really pretty. I have never used the big equipment because of expense and allergies, but I used a lot of copper wire, and later, silver
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AmythestCatCreations Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Mmmmm always good to have something described another way, and the color chosen doesn't hurt either ;)
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
why thank you and thanks for the fave!
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2007
Cool. I'm a fan of technique tutorials rather than project tutorials :)
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks, I thought I'd try
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very clearly described, and a very nice way to help other artists along! Thank you.
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Attackfish Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
it also happens to be my technical communications final. I'm fond of the thing, I see too many tutorials out there on specific projects (I'm no help here) and I just wanted to do one on the basics of torque working

I have a bracelet tutorial for my 6000 pageview (likely to be on time, what a shock) that goes along with this
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