One of my most used tools are these wire wrapping mandrels. I don't have to worry about making inconsistent sized loops when I use these. They come in two sizes, one for smaller diameter loops and a larger size for bigger loops and clasps. I picked up mine for a very reasonable price from the Contenti Company but Widget Supply also has them for about the same price.
(posted by Cindy Gimbrone, WireHead and blogging glass beadmaker.)
Thank you Cindy, You ROCK! I have been looking for these. I do a lot of wrapped loop jewelry.
I have a pair of these and like them just as much. The only challenge is sometimes I need another hand! I'm wondering if I should put them in vise. Has anyone tried that?
I am embarrassed to say that I have never heard of these! THANK YOU for the "yoo-hoo - look at these". I will be ordering the set asap - what a huge difference these will make.
Thanks, Jeannie! They're a small investment and a BIG help!
Good idea, Archdiva! A small vice would hold them very well and free up your hands.
Hey, don't be embarassed! That's why you read ABS - to learn tips and tricks for your jewelrymaking! These mandrels are great and such a small investment too.
I just found your blog today and love it! This post in particular caught my eye as I do some wire wrapping and currently use the round nose pliers. These look pretty easy to use -anyone test them while trying to create a wire wrap link necklace (ie., each bead is wire wrapped to the next one?)?
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