August 13, 2016

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 t...

August 6, 2016

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...

July 30, 2016

I recently posted a blog regarding pliers to open and/or jump rings.

Even I often use pliers (especially flat nose pliers to open and close jump rings), sometimes I got my hands so tired to hold the pliers.  I have carpal tunnel symptoms as well as arthritis. So it's ha...

July 23, 2016

In the beginning, I only have a very few pliers. When I need to open and/or close jump rings, I used chain nose pliers as that's the only option that I have.

Sometimes I found it's a bit difficult to hold the jump rings with this pliers, especially for bigger size of ju...

May 21, 2016

I went back to Indonesia several years ago to visit family. On the way back, I bought some local wooden jewelry. I love them. So pretty. And suddenly it triggered my curiosity on how to make jewelry by my own, I started exploring the tutorials from the internet, bought...

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