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Bundaberg Gem and Mineral Soc. Inc.

Kendalls Rd, Bundaberg, QLD 4670 - PO Box 386, Bundaberg, QLD 4670

ph: 07 4155 1500 (club hours)

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Wirework

Wire wrapping is one of the oldest techniques for making handmade jewelry.
This technique is done with some jewelry wire and findings similar to wire (like head-pins) to make components. Wire components are then connected to one another using mechanical techniques with no soldering or heating of the wire. Frequently, in this approach, a wire is bent into a loop or other decorative shape and then the wire is wrapped around itself to finish the wire component making that loop or decorative shape permanent. Because of this technique for wrapping wire around itself, this craft is called wire wrapping.
Wire wrapped jewelry is jewelry made of wire with connections that are not soldered. This means that the connections are done by connecting lopps and interlocking them.
A loop can be something as simple as bending the end of a piece of wire until the very end of the wire is bent far enough that it touches the wire itself.
Four tools are essential for making wire wrapped jewellery. The basic tools are a flush cutter, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and bent nose pliers.
(ref: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wire_wrapped_jewelry)