How to Make Links with Wire

How To : Make wire-wrap links to make your own jewelry

First of all you need to have a piece of silver wire which is about three inches long and twenty-two to twenty-four gauge. Now take pliers and bend the wire into a right angle. Now take round nose pliers and wrap the wire around the tip. At the half way reposition the wire and ...more

How To : Coil wire to create links for weaving chainmail

If you don't want to buy your links pre-made, you can coil your own links. You'll need wire (sixteen gauge is the most common), metal dowel rods in the diameter you want, variable speed drills, wire cutters and at least two pair of pliers.

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

How To : Make a silver wire ink for jewelery

Work with sterling silver wire to make a link for jewelry clasps, loops, chains, bead work, and earring hooks. All you need is some silver wire and a pair of needle nose pliers. Jewelers need to make these simple loops for beading necklaces, connecting rings, and making earrin ...more

How To : Make chainmail

This instructional metalsmithing video demonstrates the basics of making chainmail. Making traditional chainmail is a long and involved process. First, you must spin the wire into a spool. Then you have to cut the coil into individual rings. Embark on the long process of closi ...more

How To : Craft a rose wire armband for a wedding or luau

The creator of The Flower God demonstrates how to create a flower armband that links around the hand. The very quick video begins by the illustrator wrapping wire around the model’s arm, hand and finger. It is not restrictive, but allows flowers to be added all around the mode ...more

HowTo : Beautiful Gum Paste Roses

Cake Journal shares a link to a HowTo video on making big, luscious gum paste roses, as shown on the cake below: The video is a large file, so you have to download it to your computer. Click through to this flickr comment stream, for a link posted by franjmc. Cake Journal of ...more

How To : Make a chain mail bracelet

You can learn to make a beautiful chain mail bracelet by watching this video. The bracelet is easy to make and affordable too. Start by sliding two silver jumper rings onto a paper clip. Two copper jumper rings are passed through the silver rings and twisted to complete the lo ...more

News : Juggling Enhances Connections In The Brain

ScienceDaily (Oct. 17, 2009) — Learning to juggle leads to changes in the white matter of the brain, an Oxford University study has shown. The research, funded by the Wellcome Trust and Medical Research Council and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, appears to show ...more

How To : Created a wrapped beading loop

Artbeads demonstrates how to make a wrapped beading loop. First, take a head pin or an eye pin and add the beads that you would like to use. Use chain nose pliers to make a 90 degree bend about 1/8 inch above the bead. Hold the bead so the tail of the wire is facing towards yo ...more

How To : Create a Twisted Wire in Illustrator

This Illustrator tutorial shows you a way to make a double helix or twisted wire. Using Illustrator and the powerful pattern brush, Bert takes us through the steps from a wavy line to a realistic wire effect or double helix. To watch this episode of PixelPerfect, head over to ...more

HowTo : Unzip a Dress With a Paperclip (MacGyver Style)

In honor of our recent post on the man behind MacGyver, here's a little advice from the master: "A paperclip can be a wonderous thing. More times than I can remember one of these had gotten me out of a tight spot..." MacGyver's legendary paperclip. Famous for using common eve ...more

News : 3 Unique Alternative Web Browsers for Your iOS Device

A few weeks ago I wrote about Atomic Web as the best web browser for iOS devices, and while I believe it is a superior option, Atomic Web is not the only alternative web browser you can use on your iOS device. There are three more—Dual Browser, iCabMobile, and iSwifter—that ar ...more

How To : Make a Programmable Piano in Minecraft

There are many impressive accomplishments in Minecraft, too many to name in fact. Sprawling builds, complex machines, and massive servers are the hallmark of Minecraft and things keep getting bigger and better. No one doubts the epic scale Minecraft has reached, but every once ...more

How To : Fix a running toilet easily

Having trouble with your toilet continually running? Here's a video to help you with that troublesome toilet. 1. Check the flapper valve if it is already worn out. This can be done by pulling the siphon end and running your fingers around the valve. 2. If you can feel grit and ...more

How To : Use Social Bookmarking Sites For Effective SEO

If you know anything about search engine optimization and online marketing then you know that having as many links going into your site from good sources is very important. And if you’re not really experienced at building links or SEO in general then you might not know the bes ...more

How To : Create a Minecart Train Station in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. So you have a deep mine, an epic home, a bountiful farm, and mob traps galore, but have you ever considered linking them together into one cohesive unit? With the use of a minecart ...more

How To : Make Torus Knots from Soft Metals

Torus knots are beautiful knots formed by wrapping a line around a torus and tying the ends together to form a loop. The resulting knot has a star-like appearance when viewed from above. The 36 examples with the least number of crossings can be seen at the Knot Atlas's page on ...more

Making Electromagnetic Weapons : EMP Generator, Part One

In this series, I'll be exploring electromagnetic weapons, how to build them, their function and application to the future, and the amazing possibilities electromagnetism has to offer. First, the electromagnetic pulse generator, or EMP. You've probably heard of these before, a ...more

How To : Remain Anonymous and Chat Securely with Cryptocat

I'm sure we've all heard about MSN and Yahoo! Messenger, right? They can be useful, but the setup can be quite time consuming for those who need to use it just once or twice—and the privacy statements are a real bother. For example, we must provide our real details. You could ...more

How To : Turn Your House Lights On & Off Using the Internet

Haven't you ever wanted to live in a futuristic home? I think that homes are headed towards an era where they will be controlled by our computers and smartphones. No longer will you have to find your keys to unlock your door, or wait until you get home to monitor your security ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/08 - 02/14)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Make Splinter Cell Goggles

These goggles are great for a stage prop, cosplay, Halloween, or any videos you may make! They're made to look like Sam Fisher's tridents from the game series Splinter Cell. Materials Goggles (any will do... ski goggles, swim goggles, safety goggles, etc.) Glue PVC (1¼-inch) ...more

News : The Nuthouse Electric Chairs

The entire Jackass gang are seated around a large conference table. They are seriously strapped down in the chairs and wires & electrodes are attached to all of them. In front of each them is are large unmarked push buttons. Each umarked button is linked to a certain Jackass m ...more

How To : 9 Ways to Improve Your Mobile Gaming Experience

While the portability of mobile phones makes gaming convenient, it isn't a perfect playing experience. With touch controls, small screens, and limited specs, smartphones lack the comfortability of dedicated gaming devices. But with a few tips, you can enjoy games as if you wer ...more

How To : Harness Bluetooth Communication Using Arduino

Since its creation, Arduino has been growing exponentially more popular as DIY enthusiasts and Makers alike realize its potential. As new versions of the device are released, many easy-to-use peripherals are showing up on the market also. One of the more important features of ...more

Buyer's Guide : Top 20 Hacker Holiday Gifts of 2018

For the uninitiated, it can be difficult to buy that special hacker in your life a perfect holiday gift. That's why we've taken out the guesswork and curated a list of the top 20 most popular items our readers are buying. Whether you're buying a gift for a friend or have been ...more

News : Make DIY Earphones Out of Bullet Shells

It's 2017—new year, same us. We vow to keep scouring the net for the best how-tos and feature the makers and doers who create mind-blowing projects. And what a great year it's been so far because boy did we find an amazing tutorial. Inspire to Make is a YouTube channel run by ...more

How To : Track a Target Using Canary Token Tracking Links

Canary tokens are customizable tracking links useful for learning about who is clicking on a link and where it's being shared. Thanks to the way many apps fetch a URL preview for links shared in private chats, canary tokens can even phone home when someone checks a private cha ...more

How To : Hack Skateboard for Virtual Reality

An accelerometer/gyro goes onto an Arduino board and transmits the angular motion of the skateboard via Bluetooth to a virtual reality game I made for Android phones and Google Cardboard. DIY Virtual Reality Skateboard Video: . This is a really fun and easy project that can b ...more

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