All posts by dalecgr

  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 8: Argentium Silver Care

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 8, 2010 Question: I have fallen in love with your Anti-Tarnish Sterling Silver wire. Its sparkle looks like diamonds in the sun! But will it hold up over time, and do...

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 7: What is Vermeil?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 7, 2010 Question: Could you tell me about vermeil? I have a bracelet that is marked 925 FAS and is gold in color. I was told it was vermeil–gold over silver....

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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  • Daily Tip Aug. 6: Wire Metal Substitutions

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 6, 2010 Question: Can you substitute artistic, German, Argentium or silver plated wire in place of sterling silver, as long as the piece calls for round wire and will not be...

    • Posted August 5, 2010
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    Daily Wire Tip Aug. 5: Foil Back Acrylic Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 5, 2010 Question: I have some lower priced acrylic stones that have silver backs to them that I use for jewelry for the really young girls to wear. The parents like...

    • Posted August 4, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Gauges for Various Jewelry Styles

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I am prepared to start wire working after a year or two of reading numerous questions and responses, as well as many success stories. I have hesitated for a few reasons...

    • Posted August 3, 2010
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  • Cool Anklets are HOT!

    by Dale “Cougar” Armstrong, A gentleman/student-friend of mine, Jack from New Jersey, sent me an email the other day, asking about anklets. You have all heard me say that a lot of my personal inspiration comes...

    • Posted August 3, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 3: Wrapping Small Gemstones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 3, 2010 Question: What would be the smallest size gem stone that I could use to wire wrap? -Karen in Dallas, Georgia Answer: The smallest size gemstone to set with wire...

    • Posted August 2, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 2: Help with Pricing Wire Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 2, 2010 Question: I have trouble knowing how to price my jewelry! Some say I am too high, and others say I am not charging enough! My method is double what...

    • Posted August 1, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 1: Twisted Wire Tips

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 1, 2010 Question: I want to start making some jewelry with twisted wire. A friend recently showed me how to twist square wire with a small pin vice. I really love...

    • Posted July 31, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 31: Making a Bail with Pattern Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 31, 2010 Question: I have a large citrine I want to make into a pendant, but it is very deep. I would like to wrap the pendant in a combination of...

    • Posted July 30, 2010
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    Daily Tip July 30: Quality Stamps and Tags

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 30, 2010 Question: Hi Dale, is there a stamp available with which to stamp a tag to include in a jewelry piece, which states its quality, such as 14kt Gold Fill?...

    • Posted July 29, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 29: Wire Gauge for Hoop Earrings

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 29, 2010 Question: What gauge of wire do I use for hoop ear rings? Everything I try seems to be too light. -Cookie in Atlantic City, New Jersey Answer: The size...

    • Posted July 28, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 28: Wire Gauge Measurements

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 28, 2010 Question: Sometimes I’ve noticed that wire is sold by decimal measurement. Is there a conversion chart to establish the gauge? -Sue in Post Falls, Idaho Answer: Hi Sue, the...

    • Posted July 27, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 27: Glue Residue on Wires

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 27, 2010 Question: I’m new at wire wrapping, and I use quilter’s tape on my wires. It works great, but it leaves glue on my wires and I don’t know what...

    • Posted July 26, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 26: Pattern Help

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 26, 2010 Question: A few patterns I have call for 14-gauge “twisted wire,” with no further explanation. Does it mean a 14-gauge square or half round wire, twisted? I also have...

    • Posted July 25, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 25: Tumbling Finished Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 25, 2010 Question: You’ve mentioned tumbling wire work to harden it. Could you please explain this for new members like me? -Linda in Portland, Oregon Answer: Yes, I do mention tumbling...

    • Posted July 24, 2010
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