How to Cut Artistic Wire Aluminum Fabric

SKU VID-0501
Designer: Julie Bean
In this video tutorial, see several different examples of use for Artistic Wire's Aluminum Fabric and also see how to cut it. The video shows how flexible and lightweight the fabric is and how easy it is to work with.
Audio Transcript
Note: This audio transcript is auto-generated and may not be completely accurate.
Hi, this is Julie with and I will show you a new product and I wanna show you how to cut it. So the product itself is artistic wire aluminum fabric. This stuff is really cool. It has great movement to them. I'll show you in this pair of earrings that one of our designers Kat made and you can see it's got great movement and that's because each one of these little aluminum squares are jointed and I've got a couple examples of use and then I wanna show you a little bit more about the product itself and then how to cut it into the shape that you want. So here's another necklace using aluminum fabric and this was done by our designer Karlin you can see she easily attached jump rings to attach the chain and then also to hold the two pieces together and attach a drop and here's another necklace that she did as well which actually folded a large square in half and then just kept them together with a jump ring and then attach them with jump rings again to chain. So here's a couple different projects you can see the flow and the movement to these. When you purchase it you will get several pieces and depending upon the size you purchase will be the amount of pieces you get. I'm going to open this one up because it comes in three different sizes and three different finishes so what you see here are the largest square and that is also the largest square here and then there's a smaller square which is in this black finish right here but does come in silver and gold as well. It also comes in these along strips. So three sizes long strip, large square, small square and then I have some scrap here that's actually left over from this necklace and I wanna show you how to cut this. So here's what it looks like on the front nice smooth surface it's all jointed on the backside you can then tell and I'm going to separate one of these out by cutting it using a pair of flush cutters. I'll show you how to cut it again in a minute. I wanna show you what each little square is comprised of. So each little square has four prongs and you could open these prongs with a pair of tweezers or a pair chain nose pliers fine tipped. Just want to show you what this is. There we go we've got this little square and then what you can do is you can slip a jump ring into one of those prong settings and then just fold it back I did want disassemble one just so you get a better idea of what it actually is. You usually won't have a need to actually disassemble it this far I did want to show you what it looks like. So if you want to cut a strip and say you wanna cut all the way across what do is and I want to be looking at it prong side up and put your cutter there's a little metal bridge between the two squares you just want to cut you're not actually cutting any of the actual squares with their prong settings, you're just cutting the little metal bridges between them it does help if you're looking at it from this side go slowly have a good pair sharp flush cutters and if there's any little extra metal debris you can just pull it out there you go that was a nice clean-cut. You can then see what it looks like on the other side. So that is how you cut artistic wire's aluminum fabric and then here are just a few examples of what you can do with it you can definitely do a lot of other things as well. You see this one is just connect with a jump ring on the back between the prongs. Let your creativity flow. There's a lot of things you can do with this super easy to work with. Really just a fun product I hope you enjoyed. Go to to purchase beading supplies and to get design ideas!

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