Capital Letter J in wire (alternative version)

September 28th, 2013 No comments

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Spanish tools suppliers

March 12th, 2013 1 comment
Any Spanish wire benders out there? – Here is a site you may be interested in for Tools etc.
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New wire name video – Vess

March 12th, 2013 No comments

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Gold wire name supplies

February 24th, 2013 No comments

Looking for a cheap alternative to gold fill wire to make gold names? Try they have stores throughout the USA and they sell “tarnish free brass wire” which is good because brass normally tarnishes quickly. $3.99 for 4 yards.
It doesn’t look like you can order online, so check if there’s a store near you…
Thanks Jen !

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New Wire Writing Budget Kits

November 1st, 2012 No comments

Hi all, I just added some budget kits to Andy the Name Bender, just click this link to check em out

Basic wire name making kit includes round nosed pliers, cutters and wire

Basic Tools with Wire

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Tips for making Jewelry

December 20th, 2011 1 comment

Find Lots Of Jewelry Making Lessons & Tips

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John Wire Name for a Name Necklace

August 14th, 2011 1 comment

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Two Names on a Necklace

July 6th, 2011 No comments

Here is one method on how to join two Names together to go on a Personalized wire name necklace

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Keeping the baseline straight

December 28th, 2010 No comments

Like to know more about how to make money by making names?

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Finally, the search is over..

October 30th, 2010 No comments

I have tracked down the (almost) ideal pliers for making wire names.

Here they are:

stusa pliers made by swanstrom are ideal pliers to make personalized wire jewelry with

Stusa round nosed pliers

Forget the endless search for the elusive pastorino pliers, I ordered a pair of these from Rio Grande and they are just the job for wire names.

Ok, they could be a little finer on the tips for those very small loops, but you ain’t gonna get much finer than 1 mm on the tips.

If you need finer you will have to do a little filing on the tips, which is what I had to do with the pastorino’s anyway.

For $29 they are a very reasonable price. Not a box joint on the hinge, but they are very well made and there is no play on the tips.

Also the flat part of the jaws of the pliers are very well machined which makes your crimping a hell of a lot easier :)

I imagine the Stusa side-cutters are fine too, so on the whole a Stusa set for your Name Bending needs is as far as you have to look.

The Stusa brand are made by Swanstrom a US company who sell their products through Rio Grande – and they ship worldwide so no problems there.

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