Flush cutter for jewelry making

Jewelry Making Basics

Wire Wrap Bead Connections bracelet example

SIG Class this Week!

This Thursday, April 25, Deb Delvaux will teach a class on some jewelry making basics.

Topics to be covered:

  • how to open/close a jump ring
  • how to use a flush cutter*
  • the difference between wrapping wire and beading wire
  • how to crimp beading wire

These are all important skills for anyone interested in making jewelry. 

If you would like to make a bracelet or a necklace, bring beads and a clasp.  Deb will supply beading wire and crimps and will have a few clasps also.

Of course, you are also welcome to bring any project you are working on.  It is fun to share ideas.

*What is a Flush Cutter?

Flush cutter for jewelry making

Flush-cutters are a large subset of side cutters. “Flush” refers to the shape of the jaws. Any type of cutter can be “flush” if the jaws are beveled, creating a flat cut on one end of your wire and a V-shaped or pointed cut on the other. On wire that will show in your finished design, trim your ends with the flat side facing your work for a clean, professional look.

Fire Mountain Gems: https://www.firemountaingems.com/learn/categories/essential-resources/tools-supplies/H208-article.html
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