Jewelry Making Tip: “Tuck In” Your Wire Ends

Jewelry Making Tip:  "Tuck In" Your Wire Ends

Today I have a quick tip (it’s not even 2 minutes long) for a professional finish.

Have you heard someone say “tuck in the end” and wondered what that meant?

If you are like me when I started working with wire, I thought they meant to actually somehow tuck that end back into the wraps.  It was frustrating.

But that wasn’t really what they meant.

This video will show you how to make sure your wire ends don’t poke out:

Jewelry Making Tip:  "Tuck In" Your Wire Ends

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Quick Jewelry Making Tip: Opening Jump Rings

Jump Ring Tip

Quick Jewelry Making Tip

When you know you’re going to be using a bunch of jump rings in a project, it’s easier and quicker to open them all at the beginning of the project.


As you’re making jewelry and doing different techniques you’ll be switching tools.  When you do similar tasks at the same time you won’t have to switch tools, so you’ll save time.

Plus it’s easier to get those sort of tasks out of the way so you don’t have to interrupt your creative flow while you’re creating your jewelry piece.

Jump Ring Tip

I also mentioned my video on How to Properly Open and Close Jump Rings.  Here that video is:

Opening and closing jump rings is a basic jewelry making skill you’ll need again and again.  Put that skill to use and learn so much more in my Wire Wrapping for Beginners book.  You’ll learn how to get started using wire in your jewelry making from making wire wrapped bead links, bead dangles, making your own head pins, earring wires, rings, necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more.  Learn more and purchase here.

Jewelry Making Tip: Cutting Chain

Jewelry Making Tip:  Cutting Chain

This is a quick tip for cutting chain, especially if you have to cut several pieces of chain the same length.

Now, put this tip to use with some jewelry projects:

How to Make a Dangle Chain Necklace

Dangle Chain Necklace Tutorial

Chain and Wire Earrings

Earrings with Chain, Wire and Beads (video)

Bracelet with beads

Bracelet with Beads and Chain

Bunch Earrings on Chain

Bunch Earrings on Chain is a project from Wire Wrapping for Beginners (available as an eBook or physical print book)

WWFB Print Book Cover

ECT TV Episode 32: How to Make a Waterfall Necklace

Waterfall Necklace (ECT TV Episode 32)