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What wire do you like the best?
16 Nov 2015

I'm mostly a sculptor so I like to make those swirls and curls and you can only do that with soft wire. It can be any kind of soft wire as long as the temper is soft.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

How can i work harden my wire?
09 Nov 2015

Here are 5 ways to work harden your wire:

1. Pull your wire through the jaws of plastic nosed pliers.

2. Pull your wire through the polishing cloth. It's the same as through the pliers but slightly less effective.

3. Twist your wire square will give you a twisted look and round will just harden the wire.

4. Bang the wire with a rawhide hammer or steel hammer for the extreme.

5. Tumble your wire jewelry in a finished form. Use steel shot and tumble for 30 minutes.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

Recently I read an article ... somewhere, where it suggested using a particular type of car wax for "sealing" silver or copper wire. This process helped to slow down the natural darkening process of the wire. Have you heard of this process? Do you think it would help? I guess it can't hurt if it's usually used to shine up a car grill. I am getting ready to combine steel wire and copper and although this is an experimental piece it would be nice to prepare the wire ahead of time. Thanks for your help.
02 Nov 2015

The only good sealer I know of Is EVERBRITE you can find them here:

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

What about Ivory can I use ivory in my wire work?
26 Oct 2015

You cannot sell Ivory cabs or cabochons if the ivory was brought in prior to Feb 26, 1976. Plus you can no longer sell any ivory out of the country. You can only use Pre Ban Ivory that came into this country before feb 26, 1976. For more detailed information on Ivory go here:

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

I purchased a ring mandrel when I first started & didn't realize that the groove down the center wasn't good for rings. What can I use this type of mandrel for ? I hate to just leave it set.
19 Oct 2015

Well the groove down the center is good for certain rings. That groove is for working on a faceted stone where the culet don't get damaged. The tiny point that sticks out of a stone.

BUT! It doesn't mean that the mandrel cant be used because it can be used on cab rings as well as rings with faceted stones.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

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