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Glass Cutting Basics: How To Use Wheeled Glass Nippers

Wheeled glass nippers are a great tool for quickly cutting glass into chunks for use in mosaics, or for shaping complex pieces for stained glass and fused glass projects. The two wheels on the glass nippers are not sharp, and will not cut your skin. Wheeled glass nippers work much like a pair of scissors [...]
January 20th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Tools

Glass Cutting Basics: How To Use Running Pliers

Running pliers are specially shaped for breaking glass along a scored line. If you hold your running pliers with the breaking end facing you, you will see that the metal ends are curved into a slight arc. The scored line that you made with your pistol-grip glass cutter creates a weak point in the glass. [...]
January 20th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Tools

Glass Cutting Basics: How To Use The Pistol-Grip Glass Cutter

The pistol-grip glass cutter is a very inexpensive, yet essential tool for making a variety of shapes and cuts in art glass. The purpose of this type of glass cutter is to score the glass so that it can then be broken along a controlled line. The wheel of the pistol-grip glass cutter is not [...]
January 20th, 2011 | Categorized : How To Tools

How To Clean Silver Jewelry

What method is best for removing films and tarnish from silver jewelry? There are many methods for cleaning silver jewelry; however, there is no one answer that is right for everything. Consider the variety of items included under the heading “silver jewelry”. Silver jewelry can be made from an alloy, plated, or pure. Jewelry items [...]
December 1st, 2010 | Categorized : How To Jewelry Making Tools