Heart Pendant Tutorial and Parawire Review

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Heart Pendant Tutorial and Parawire Review

A few weeks have passed since writing about finding a new supplier and promising to report back.  Sorry about that!  But here is my opinion. I love it!  

Compared to the silver plated copper core wire that you can find in craft stores, the core is less apparent. Which tells me that there is more of a plating on the Parawire than on the craft store wire.  It may be my imagination, because I certainly have one of those, the wire was less flexible.  However, with that being said, I am used to working with dead-soft copper wire.  The silver plating may have contributed to the difference when working with it.

Now for the tutorial.

Tools:

  • Round Nose pliers
  • Chain or bent nose pliers
  • Flush cutters
  • Bail maker or dowel
  • File (optional)
  • Nylon jaw pliers (optional)
  • Flat nose pliers (optional)
  • Chasing hammer (optional)
  • Steel bench block (optional)

Supplies:

  • 18 gauge dead soft wire 10” (25.4 cm)
  • 20 gauge dead soft wire: 1 @ 2” (5.08 cm),
    1 @ 2-1/4” (5.175 cm)
  • 28 gauge wire for weaving
  • Jum ring (optional)
  • Beads (optional)
  • Headpin (optional)
  • Ribbon (optional)
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Heart Pendant Tutorial and Parawire Review.

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