My mother, and I, just started making homemade beaded jewelry. I have a lot of ideas to run with, but I do not know how to go about it. She is in the same boat. We are pretty much learning from each other, or people that we meet in the bead aisles in the stores. We live in Hutto,Texas (about 25-30 miles north of Austin). I was wondering if anyone would be a pen/email pal. Right now, I would like to know how hard it would be to melt Parawire, permanently non-tarnished copper wire just enough to get it to bond to itself. And what is the most practical way to do it.