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Working without damaging the wire..? Answered

So I've tried wire work a couple of times & one of the biggest problems I have is scratching or otherwise damaging the wire (typically dead soft). Any suggestions?

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bekathwiaBest Answer (author)2017-02-15

Move with more intention and attention to detail. Try different shaped pliers, and use nylon-jawed pliers for anything you can get away with. Jewelry is a craft that takes lots of practice! It can be frustrating to scratch a piece of silver you've already sanded, I feel ya on that one.

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kscott (author)bekathwia2017-02-16

Hmmm. I've tried using the nylon jawed plier covers & they are ripped up by the end of a piece. Is the damage issue because I'm using dead soft? Or that the plier covers are just useless? Could you recommend a brand & style of good nylon jawed pliers or several (:))?

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