Can I Solder This?

How often do you wonder whether you can solder a particular metal?  Let me help you out.  Here’s a handy chart:   Why can’t you solder those met...

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How to Choose Pliers

When choosing pliers, there are many things that a chainmailler or wire wrapper must consider. I will only cover flat nose pliers today, as these a...

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Round vs Oval

While most people think of jump rings as round there are many cases where an oval jump ring is actually more secure.  The joint of a jump ring is t...

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Stainless Steel

Neither Stainless Steel nor Surgical Steel appear on the Periodic Table of Elements because they are alloys. What is an alloy? An alloy is any m...

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How to Wire Wrap a Bead

This weeks tip is on how to properly make a wire wrapped loop bead dangle. You will need: 1 bead 1 headpin A pair of round nose or small looping pl...

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Types of Gold Wire

How complicated can gold wire be? Not all gold wire contains actual gold Some gold wire has gold plating on the outside Some gold wire has a anot...

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