Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Findings Worth Finding: Oval Memory Wire

I just found that Beadalon is now making Oval Memory Wire. I love to use memory wire in my designs. I like the look of a really long memory bracelet wrapped around and around your wrist. It's also great if your selling your jewelry. Memory wire is one size fits all. That's a great feature for gift giving and when selling to stores. The oval shape just gives you another look that might just be different enough from everyone else is using to set your designs apart. You can read more about it here at the Beadalon website.

Happy Beading!

This post was written by Jennifer Heynen of Jangles


rosebud101 said...

That looks fabulous! I would love to get some of this, too!

Patty said...

I have to share my experience with memory wire, just in case anyone else makes the horrible mistake I did. I used my fancy Swanstrom flush cutters (that I use to cut FS wire up to 12g) to cut this, and it ruined them. You have to be careful to use only cutters that are rated for this kind of wire. I was lucky to meet a very kind Swanstrom rep at the Rio CIM show in Tucson this year, who offered to fix them at no charge.

I won't make this mistake again!

Jennifer Jangles said...

Patty, you are right. I always use my memory wire cutters to cut it. It is sometimes tempting to use regular cutters. I learned that lesson too but I didn't have such nice pliers. Thanks for the reminder.