This afternoon, I was so excited because I received an email telling me I can learn to master thin wire (which is my biggest nemesis when it comes to making jewelry). I would LOVE to learn to wrap wire like so many of the pros out there! There were some fantastic tips in the email:
|1: Keep thin wire tightly rolled so it does not kink. I keep mine in small plastic pop-top boxes, but even a zip-top plastic baggie that’s close in size to your roll will help.|
2: If you get a kink in your thin wire, just use a pair of nylon-jaw pliers to straighten it. Keep in mind that the wire, especially non-precious-metal wire thinner than 24-gauge, weakens greatly at the kink point, so do your best to keep it straight.