Wire Cutter Safety
Wire cutter safety advice is probably the first piece of safety advice that you have to keep in mind when you start making wire jewelry. It doesn't matter what kind of wire jewelry you are making. You are going to cut wire and you need to know about the safety of using wire cutters.
Take care when you cut wire. Especially when you snip smaller pieces of wire off... Don't let the ends fly through the air like missiles. Place your index finger on the side of the jaws of your cutter to prevent the little piece of wire (potential missile) from finding your eyes, or somebody else's. However, take care not to hurt your finger by sticking your finger between the blades!
Always prevent the small pieces of wire from flying away. It will soon become a habit.
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