How Are Wire Cutters Used in Jewelry Making?


flush cutters

Wire cutters are needed to cut wire. Get cutters that have a flush or flat side. Cutting wire with a nice, flush end cuts down on finishing time. Only cut precious metal wire with the wire cutters. Other types of metal will mar the edges and the cutters will not cut a smooth edge.

Different cutters are available for different gauges of wire. The cutters below will cut up to 1.6 mm wire. They are available on Amazon’s website.

maxishears
Maxi Shears Flush Wire Cutters

 

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Megan Coward, Graduate Jeweler Gemologist, GIA, Graduate Gemologist
Megan Coward is a graduate of the GIA with Graduate Jeweler Gemologist and Graduate Gemologist accreditations. She has 20+ years in the retail jewelry industry in various roles including as a diamond buyer and gemstone appraiser.
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