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  • To jig or not to jig!

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    Last edited by waitingformagic; 08-07-2009, 10:16 AM.

  • #2
    i use one - i used it to make the heart on my avatar, I wish id bought a better one thought, i only bought like a starter one thats plastic, so get a decent metal one if youre getting one

    ive also used it to make a butterfly
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    • #3
      I have one but don't use it very often. I prefer using my trusty round nosed pliers. I am planning to make some wire chains and I'm sure it will come in handy for those as the links need to match exactly.
      The ones with the plastic pegs are not as sturdy as the ones with metal pegs, the plastic pegs tend to move under pressure. I bought an acrylic one with metal pegs for under £10 and it works just as well as the expensive ones.

      Melanie

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      • #4
        Good luck with the jiggin'

        I thought you were about to ask if you should go out dancing tonight or not lol

        (As you can tell Im not up on the jewellery scene )
        Sarah

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        • #5
          You can make your own jig with a piece of wood and some nails. Saw the heads off the nails after you've hammered them in and voila!
          Best wishes
          Carole

          www.caroleallenjewellery.co.uk

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          • #6
            That pearl heart is beautiful, didnt realise u used a jig with it

            Um for wirework i think its best to use sterling silver wire, i spent ages on some pieces- ageeeeeeeesss and theyre dull now so i cant sell them and will break them apart to use the pearls etc
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RenataHarris View Post

              Um for wirework i think its best to use sterling silver wire, i spent ages on some pieces- ageeeeeeeesss and theyre dull now so i cant sell them and will break them apart to use the pearls etc
              Get a silver polishing cloth - is brilliant on tarnished silver and sp, i also use it on all my findings before I make anything.

              I bought a cheap plastic jig and didnt get on with it so never 'upgraded'. I too use what ever is at hand instead or just free form shapes.

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              • #8
                Like you I tend to use whatever is around to form a shape, but I do have a metal jig and its great when you want to make a lot of the same shape, but I could live without it

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                • #9
                  I have one of the acrylic ones, and then I treated myself to a metal one, and I love it, I do some free form, but when I need them all the same it comes in very useful.

                  Head over to the Wigjig site, they have loads of ideas on shapes and things on there, plus patterns etc. I think it's www.wigjig.com all the patterns etc are in the University bit.
                  www.jos-beaded-designs.com

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                  • #10
                    Hi

                    Hi i have use wire jigs i dont like them there is all the tools you can use rather than wire jigs that are much easyer .....christine ....

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                    • #11
                      I too have used a jig but prefer to use general household objects to shape my wire. A carpenter's pencil makes nice jump rings for instance then hammered they look good.

                      Linda

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