All posts by dalecgr

  • Gem Profile March 30: Macrocrystalline Quartz

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 30, 2012 Summarizing Macrocrystalline Quartz, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Quartz Cabochons | Shop Cherry Quartz Beads, Quartz Beads Within this brief conclusion...

    • Posted March 30, 2012
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  • Gem Profile March 23: Quartz with Inclusions, Part 2

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 23, 2012 Included Quartz Part 2, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Quartz Cabochons | Shop Rutilated Quartz Beads, Tourmalinated Quartz Beads Tourmalated quartz,...

    • Posted March 23, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Mar. 16: Quartz with Inclusions

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 16, 2012 <br/ > Included Quartz Part 1, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Quartz Cabochons | Shop Rutilated Quartz Beads, Shop Tourmalinated Quartz...

    • Posted March 16, 2012
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  • Gem Profile March 9: Tiger Eye

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 9, 2012 Tiger Eye, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Blue Tiger Eye, Red Tiger Eye, and Brown Tiger Eye Cabochons | Shop Tiger...

    • Posted March 9, 2012
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    Gem Profile March 2: About Aventurine

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 2, 2012 <br/ > Aventurine, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Red Aventurine and Green Aventurine Cabochons | Shop Aventurine Beads The often sparkly...

    • Posted March 2, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Feb. 24: About Rose Quartz

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 24, 2012 Rose Quartz, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Rose Quartz Cabochons | Shop Rose Quartz Beads by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Quartz that has been colored by...

    • Posted February 24, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Jan. 13: What is Smoky Quartz?

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 13, 2011 Smoky Quartz, one in a Series on Quartz When macrocrystalline quartz is colored or tinted in shades of gray or brown, it is...

    • Posted January 13, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Jan. 6: About Citrine and Ametrine

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 6, 2012 Citrine and Ametrine, one in a Series on Quartz At the end of my macrocrystalline quartz article featuring amethyst, I mentioned that when...

    • Posted January 6, 2012
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 30: About Amethyst

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 30, 2011 Amethyst, one in a Series on Quartz Shop Selection of Amethyst Beads | Shop Amethyst Cabochons As we learned in an Introduction to...

    • Posted December 30, 2011
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 23: Quartz Introduction

    by Dale "Cougar" Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 23, 2011 Quartz Introduction, first in a Series on Quartz   The subject of the mineral quartz, is huge! Basically there are two types of...

    • Posted December 23, 2011
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  • Gem Profile Dec. 9: Fluorite

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 9, 2011 Fluorite Shop Fluorite Cabochons | Shop Fluorite Beads, Cut Stones Known as “the most colorful mineral in the world,” fluorite is found in...

    • Posted December 9, 2011
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  • Gem Profile December 2: Obsidian

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 2, 2011 Obsidian Obsidian is one of the oldest materials to be worked by man and it can be found in abundance all over the...

    • Posted December 2, 2011
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  • Gem Profile Nov. 18: Moldavite

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 18, 2011 Moldavite Millions of years ago, many meteors, or huge rocks from space, slammed into the earth, forming impact craters. Traveling at extreme velocities,...

    • Posted November 18, 2011
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  • Gem Profile Nov. 11: Charoite

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 11, 2011 Charoite Although purple was my favorite color at age 10, I was not allowed to wear it because I was told that both...

    • Posted November 11, 2011
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  • What Shape of Wire Should I Use to Make Jewelry?

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Now that you know a bit more about jewelry making wire tempers and have become more familiar with the variety of wire gauges, let’s tie them together with the shapes that are...

    • Posted November 8, 2011
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    Gem Profile Nov. 4: Ammolite

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 4, 2011 Ammolite As promised in my Gem Profile about opalized fossils, this week we’ll learn a bit about one of my favorite gemstones, Ammolite!...

    • Posted November 4, 2011
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