Wire protectors are one of those jewelry findings that I definitely could have used way back when I first started making jewelry. As you’ll see in the video from the examples of my fails, they are especially useful when making jewelry with thread, but serve wonderful purposes when using bead stringing wire as well.
As with most of the findings I show you they come in all the standard finishes: gold, gold plated, silver, silver plated, copper, gunmetal, etc.
I don’t often find these at the local craft stores, and if they do have them they’re often of poor quality and you don’t have many choices of finish. So I usually buy mine online. Although they only cost a few cents apiece, they add a great deal of value and longevity to your jewelry!
Below are a few of the different finishes of wire protectors that I like to keep on hand.
- 22K gold wire & thread protectors
- silver plated wire protectors
- copper and antique copper wire protectors
- gunmetal wire protectors
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
Watch the How Wire Protectors Will Save Your Jewelry! Friday Findings video at YouTube.