Making Jump Rings (2) - Cutting Coiled Wire
In my last post, I talked about coiling wire as the first step of making jump rings. Once you have coiled wire, you need to continue the the second step, i.e. cutting it. Just as making coiled wire, there are also many ways to cut the coil wire. Here some alternatives that I have tried: 1. Flush cutter This is the simplest way, but wasting some of the material as flush cutter only make a flat cut in one side, so you have to cut again the other end of the wire to make it flat.
Cannon Beach (2) - Walking in the beach
My dog, Sonny, is a beach lover. He does not care whether the weather is rainy, windy and cold. He still loves walking in the beach. During my trip to Cannon Beach, we stayed in vacation rental in Hemlock street. Easy access to the beach. Has view to the haystack rocks. I walked in the beach with Sonny several times a day. Sometimes we just got back and was resting, and a few minutes later, Sonny kept jumping on me, sniffing my walking shoes, giving all signs that he wanted t
Making Jump Rings (1) - Coiling Wire
I love to make wire jewelry. Therefore I often need to coil the wire, either to make jump rings, or to decorate the jewelry. Whatever the purpose, coiling wire is one of the most important tasks in my jewelry making process. I like to have 'a ready stock' of jump rings that I can use any time I need. Usually I bought some packages of jump rings in different sizes. But many times, I want the jump rings really matching the rest of the wire that I use to make a jewelry. In this