This clip was taken from a longer segment on the subject presented on my DVD, Rings of Beauty Workshop with Sharilyn Miller. If you're at all interested in learning to make wire rings, I highly recommend this workshop on DVD, which covers all the basics and then-some.
ThunderbirdSupply.com will soon begin carrying all four of my instructional DVDs in the near future, and they asked me to send them a short video clip from each one to present on their Web site so that viewers could see examples of what they will learn. I thought it was a great idea, so now I'm working on that project.
Meanwhile, I thought it would be a great benefit to share these short clips with a wider audience seeking instruction on some of the basics related to wire jewelry making. Using an electric bead reamer is an important technique; once you have this tool and learn how to use it, you'll wonder what you ever did without it.
I got mine—the brand name is Mr. Miester—through Rio Grande, but I'm sure there are other sources for bead reamers like it elsewhere. Try your local bead store first, and if you can't find it there then I would recommend ordering it from Rio Grande (and get their catalog while you're at it).
I was also excited to see that www.ThunderBirdSupply.com has posted a photo of my Tribal Treasures bracelet on their home page. I allowed them to use some images of my jewelry to advertise their sale on half-hard wire. Check it out!