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    Does anyone else do wire wrapping? What sort of file can anyone recommend to get the sharp edges down.
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    Oh there realy good . I use a needle file, or tuck the sharp ends in.
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    • #3
      Ohh wowww.. handcrafted, beautiful work!!!


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      • #4
        I have a set of needle files and rifling files in a wallet I bought from maplins they have a nice feel and have a really fine grade so I get a good finish on my work

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        • #5
          I do wire wrapping and I am afraid sharp edges are a problem for me too. I tend to scratch the wire so that it doesnt look as nice... as I try to bend the sharp bits over on to it self.
          Did you drill the hole into that first stone yourself?...Your pink stone is my favourite
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          • #6
            No i didnt drill the hole, though i am tempted to get some sort of implement to do that as i have quite a few stones that need holes.

            The purple one doesnt have a hole in it. Its held in place with the wire. Makes the choices i have with them a bit slimmer but its still fun.

            I want to move onto sterling silver wire but its quite pricey!!

            Oh i see you are in Grangemouth Dizzy! I used to live in Boness and my sister spent many years livin in Grangemouth near the stadium

            Your wire wrapped jewellery on your website is great!
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            • #7
              Love them...haven't done any for a while but was always a loved way of making jewellery...l use sandpaper.....sometimes does the trick but a jewellery file....finer and much smaller than the big ones
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              • #8
                oh i love the pink one its very pretty xx jo xxx

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by handcrafted View Post
                  No i didnt drill the hole, though i am tempted to get some sort of implement to do that as i have quite a few stones that need holes.

                  wow that would be very brave of you....i would be scared of breaking the stone altogether....lol
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                  • #10
                    They are lovely Handcrafted!!

                    I have bought some needle files from maplins, good price there.
                    Just waiting on their arrival, just made a wrap piece myself and need to rid the pointy bits too

                    I used to use diamond needle files at work which are superior but, far too expensive for me to buy atm
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                    • #11
                      I was looking at getting something to drill holes in my stones. I was thinking maybe a vice type type thing to hold the stone and some very fine diamond drill bits.

                      I think Urbtaf on here may be able to give advice on what to get for this, I think auntynet posted pics of his stone working area and it looked like he had some fancy machine for it.

                      Do you tumble your own stones?
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                      • #12
                        ooh these are lovely! getting very inspored wandering around here..now ehere did that extra hour in the day go...?
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                        • #13
                          No i dont tumble my own stones. Are the rough stones cheaper to buy? I havnt a clue about tumblin them really. Is that how you would get different shapes?
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