Daily Wire Tip Oct. 19: How to Ask a Tip of the Day Question

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Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for
October 19, 2010


When I leave a comment with a question on a Tip of the Day answer, it doesn’t get answered. Why is that?

-Andy in Nashville, Tennessee


Thanks so much for asking! As you might imagine, while I love the discussions we have on this blog, keeping up with all of these great questions and responding comments is quite a job, and it is much easier when each is submitted in the correct form.

To ask me a question, just click on the link at the bottom of each answered tip that says “Have a question? Submit your question here.” This will take you to the form where you ask me a question. New: You can also send an email to the Editor at tips@wire-sculpture.com, where you can easily attach photos or even give your feedback on Tips of the Day!

If you would like to comment on the answer to a question by sharing your personal experiences with the person who asked, simply scroll down to the bottom of the question and fill out the form “Leave a Reply.” (As a bonus, if you add your website address to the “Website” field, it will link your name to your website. This is why some of the author names in the comments section are blue!)

If you write a Tip of the Day question in the comment form on a post, it will not be answered, and if you send a comment to the ask a question form, it will not come through.

To take this a bit further, I get some really great questions! Often there are several that pertain to the same subject, so I answer only one to cover all of those that are similar. For those of you whose comments are edited, as this blog is paid for by Wire-Sculpture, I cannot post competing web addresses for companies who offer supplies or finished jewelry. I also receive questions from folks in countries where English is not the primary language, so I may help by editing your questions. As for repeating questions/answers, we have new people joining our website on a daily basis. I will take a question that is asked often and refer to past discussions that our new friends may not have found yet.

Wow – again, thanks so much for asking!

Answer contributed by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong

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    Linda Overman

    October 19, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Great info Dale, wondered why some names were blue and others not.

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    Linda Overman

    October 19, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Great info on how the website field is there. I love reading the tips of the day. Thanks Dale and W/S for this forum.
    Linda O.

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    October 19, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Andy, I know what you mean, and I did just what Dale said about submitting questions in comment section and visa-versa, and I felt bad, but when I did it I suddenly realized that I’d made a mistake, and when I posed my questions in the correct place she did answer, I got a tell ya I was thrilled.

    So don’t feel bad or left out, because lets face it, she is just one person trying to answer all these questions and make comments to the comment, that takes some doing. I realize she could hire someone to do it for her, but from her sweet spirit she loves doing what she does, and only she could answer for the questions and comments directed to her only.

    So Andy have a great Jesus filled day or to whoever your higher calling is, and peace 2 u, lol.

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    October 19, 2010 at 10:40 am

    As Dale has stated, many of the questions received are repeats of ones we have answered on previous posts. We’d like everyone to try and remember to check the archives of questions as well as the video tips and such. As this site grows, so does all the behind scene work that keeps it running. And there are days when the urge to run for the hills can really get to you…lol.
    We want to be your one stop place for questions and techniques so don’t feel that you are being ignored when we don’t answer you back quickly. There is a good possibility that we have already covered the subject before and its answers are posted already on the site.

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      October 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Thanks Mary. Folks, using the search engine on the left is a really great way to find info. You don’t need to fill in every box, just type one or two keywords into the bottom one and hit ‘Go’ or the Enter key.

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    November 12, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I really would like to ask about color fans. I saw the video, but I really need more help on how exactly to use them. Thanks.

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      November 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm

      JoAnn, you can use a color fan to match colors to one another, making it easier to choose color combinations before either purchasing new materials or digging out and spreading around the ones you have. You can order a color fan at most industrial paint stores.