I Heart Jewelry Tools: Wire Wrapping Mandrel

One of my most used tools are these wire wrapping mandrels. I don’t have to worry about making inconsistent sized loops when I use these. They come in two sizes, one for smaller diameter loops and a larger size for bigger loops and clasps. I picked up mine for a very reasonable price from the Contenti Company but Widget Supply also has them for about the same price.

(posted by Cindy Gimbrone, WireHead and blogging glass beadmaker.)

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7 Comment

  1. Jeannie
    June 11, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Thank you Cindy, You ROCK! I have been looking for these. I do a lot of wrapped loop jewelry.

  2. archdiva
    June 11, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I have a pair of these and like them just as much. The only challenge is sometimes I need another hand! I'm wondering if I should put them in vise. Has anyone tried that?

  3. Stacey
    June 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I am embarrassed to say that I have never heard of these! THANK YOU for the "yoo-hoo – look at these". I will be ordering the set asap – what a huge difference these will make.

  4. Cindy Gimbrone
    June 12, 2009 at 10:17 am

    Thanks, Jeannie! They're a small investment and a BIG help!

    Wire On!

  5. Cindy Gimbrone
    June 12, 2009 at 10:18 am

    Good idea, Archdiva! A small vice would hold them very well and free up your hands.

    Wire on!

  6. Cindy Gimbrone
    June 12, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Hi Stacey,

    Hey, don't be embarassed! That's why you read ABS – to learn tips and tricks for your jewelrymaking! These mandrels are great and such a small investment too.

    Wire on!

  7. Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry
    June 12, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I just found your blog today and love it! This post in particular caught my eye as I do some wire wrapping and currently use the round nose pliers. These look pretty easy to use -anyone test them while trying to create a wire wrap link necklace (ie., each bead is wire wrapped to the next one?)?

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