HOW TO FINISH MEMORY WIRE TUTORIAL

Memory Wire is one of the easiest stringing materials to use. Because of its hard temper, it holds its shape. There are two Memory Wire shapes to choose from: traditional Round, and Flat Memory Wire. The Flat Memory Wire provides an excellent base for wire wrapping and for stringing large-hole beads. You can also combine Flat Memory Wire with special findings for completely customized designs. Like all memory wire, it is incredibly easy to finish-off as well - you can simply use a Round Nose Pliers or Memory Wire Finishing Pliers to turn the ends into a small loop, or choose from a variety of findings specifically designed to finish Memory Wire and Flat Memory Wire.  Beaded Creations offers memory wire in their online store at:  http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/seller/366992/Beadingcreations

Steel Memory Wire is a carbon steel wire that has been plated with silver, antique brass color, and gold color. It is made into coils, and sized for rings, bracelets, and necklaces. The diameters are given in ranges to account for the variations in the manufacturing process. This wire is ideal when you want the shimmer and shine of a plated wire.


TUTORIAL


MATERIALS NEEDED:

Beads
Memory Wire


TOOLS NEEDED:

Round Nose Pliers
 Wire Cutters


Tip: Use  Round Nose Pliers  that have medium to large tips.

Memory Wire is a very stiff metal and can be hard to bend. You may ruin your fine tip pliers with this wire. 

Tip: Always use wire cutters. 


Memory Wire is a very stiff metal and will ruin all other cutters.

Memory Wire is a very stiff metal and will ruin all other cutters


STEP 1

Begin your Memory Wire piece by making a loop on one side of the coil of wire. Grasp the end of the Memory Wire with your round nose pliers so the end of the wire is just showing.

make a loop on one side of the coil of wire

STEP 2

Rotate the pliers to form a loop. 

Tip: Memory Wire is a very stiff metal and can be hard to bend. Try positioning the wire between your finger and the tool for stability and control.

Rotate the pliers to form a loop

STEP 3

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop). Again, grasp the wire and continue rotating the wire until a complete loop is formed.

String beads on your memory wire

STEP 4

String beads on your Memory Wire.

use a wire cutter to cut your wire

STEP 5

Once you have strung all of your beads, use a wire cutter to cut your wire. Cut the wire, leaving approximately a 1/2".

Grasp the end of the Memory Wire

STEP 6

Grasp the end of the Memory Wire with your round nose pliers so the end of the wire is just showing.

Rotate the pliers to form a loop

STEP 7

Rotate the pliers to form a loop.

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers

STEP 8

Reposition your pliers by opening your round nose pliers (but do not pull the pliers out of the loop). Again, grasp the wire and continue rotating the wire until a complete loop is formed.

Each end of your Memory Wire piece will have a loop

STEP 9

Each end of your Memory Wire piece will have a loop.

Tip: Embellish your memory wire piece by adding a charm, bead or embelishment to the one or both of the ending loops.

Memory Wire Bracelet made by Beading Creations
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