All posts by Judy Ellis

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    The 24-piece Dapping Punch Set is not just for dapping!!

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 18th, 2017 The 24-piece Dapping Punch Set is not just for dapping!! The main use of this set is to use the punches with a dapping block to...

    • Posted August 18, 2017
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    Free Pattern: Crystal Burst Earrings by Kylie Jones

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Pattern for August 17th, 2017 Crystal Burst Earrings by Kylie Jones These earrings are based on a very simple chain pattern. They are a burst of crystal reflections and color and...

    • Posted August 17, 2017
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    Unconventional Tools 101.1 By Judy Bennett

    Wire Jewelry Article for August 16th, 2017 I am a metalsmith, wire, and metal clay artist. As a wire artist, I am largely self taught and best known for my wirework. Today I want to show you...

    • Posted August 16, 2017
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    Making Perfect Wire Loops by Jennifer VanBenschoten

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 15th, 2017 Making Perfect Wire Loops by Jennifer VanBenschoten If you love to make bead and wire chains but don’t happen to have one of those fancy looping...

    • Posted August 15, 2017
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    Free Pattern: Moonstone Woven Wire Bangle by Delilah

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Pattern for August 14th, 2017 Moonstone Woven Wire Bangle by Delilah This is a very versatile wove wire bangle; it can be made in a variety of wire types and stone...

    • Posted August 14, 2017
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    How to oxidize your wire and jewelry without liver of sulfur By Delilah

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 11th, 2017 How to oxidize your wire and jewelry without liver of sulfur by Delilah Liver of sulfur cannot be shipped abroad because it’s considered a hazardous product....

    • Posted August 11, 2017
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    Free Pattern: Embellished Hook Clasp by Abby Hook

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Pattern for August 10th, 2017 Embellished Hook Clasp by Abby Hook Being able to make your own components for your jewelry not only makes the item truly handmade, it also means...

    • Posted August 10, 2017
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    Combine Chain Maille with your Other Crafts by Marilyn Gardiner

    Wire Jewelry Article for August 9th, 2017 Many people who make chain maille jewelry also make (or used to make) jewelry with other techniques. Maybe it was bead stringing or beadweaving or Kumihimo or wirework or lampwork...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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    Making Balled Ear Wires By Oksana Trukhan

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 8th, 2017 Making Balled Ear Wires by Oksana Truhan This is a very fast and simple way to make your own elegant ear wires. You can use 19-...

    • Posted August 8, 2017
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    Free Pattern: Smile Cluster Necklace by Karen Meador

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Pattern for August 7th, 2017 Smile Cluster Necklace by Karen Meador You can make your smile as big or small as you want or make small smiles as bead links. It’s...

    • Posted August 7, 2017
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    Get to Know Your Hand Tools – Tube-Cutting Jig By Helen I. Driggs

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 4th, 2017 Get to Know Your Hand Tools – Tube-Cutting Jig by Helen I. Driggs Tube-Cutting Jig A tube-cutting jig is an extraordinarily useful tool for sawing perfectly...

    • Posted August 4, 2017
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    Free Pattern: Long crystal round maille earrings by Kylie Jones

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Pattern for August 3rd, 2017 Long crystal round maille earrings by Kylie Jones This chain maille weave is known as round maille. It has a gorgeous lacy effect, especially with these...

    • Posted August 3, 2017
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    Wire Jewelry Video: Using Punch Pliers by Judy Freyer Thompson

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 2nd, 2017 Using Punch Pliers by Judy Freyer Thompson Check out this great video from Judy Freyer Thompson on using Punch Pliers!   We have Euro Punch Pliers...

    • Posted August 2, 2017
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    Tips for Working with Copper By Oksana Truhan

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for August 1st, 2017 Tips for Working with Copper by Oksana Truhan   Raw copper wire is my favorite metal to work with. I prefer copper because I can so...

    • Posted August 1, 2017
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    Free Pattern: Stone Twist Wrap by Karen Meador

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Pattern for July 31st, 2017 Stone Twist Wrap by Karen Meador This wrap is a good way to showcase any unusual shaped stone. The wire forms an interesting cage around any...

    • Posted July 31, 2017
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    Choose and store your silver-plated wires wisely – By Delilah

    by Judy Ellis, Wirejewelry.com Wire Jewelry Tip for July 28th, 2017 Choose and store your silver-plated wires wisely by Delilah   There are two kinds of silver plated wires: regular silver-plated wire and non-tarnish silver-plated wire. The...

    • Posted July 28, 2017
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