All posts by Judy Ellis

  • Red Brass Wire
    Part 2: What Type of Wire Should I Use?

    Trying to figure out what types of wire to use can be a most difficult process when beginning to make jewelry.  One of our previous articles addressed how to choose a wire temper.  This article will discuss...

    • Posted April 9, 2009
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  • Round Wire Gauge
    American Wire Gauge

    How is wire gauged? Since 1857, the United States has been using a standard system in measuring the diameter of wire. This system is known as American Wire Gauge (AWG), or the Brown & Sharp (B&S) gauge,...

    • Posted April 3, 2009
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  • Gold and Silver Wire
    Today’s Economy Affecting Gold Prices

    Many of you jewelry makers may be concerned about the price of gold, especially in the current economy, because it directly has an effect on your business or favorite hobby. The purpose of this article is to...

    • Posted March 26, 2009
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  • Cubic zirconia diamond for wire wrapping
    April’s Birthstone – The Diamond, A Girl’s Best Friend

    Did you know that both the modern and traditional birthstone for the month of April is the diamond?  “April-ers” are the only ones that have the lucky privilege of receiving the “King of Gems” as a birthstone. ...

    • Posted March 25, 2009
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  • Cherry Quartz Cabochon
    Common Gemstone Misconceptions

    Don’t be Fooled! COMMON GEMSTONE MISCONCEPTIONS There are many misconceptions in the world of gemstones.  This is partially due to dishonesty, uninformed customers or sales representatives, and contradicting information.   Often times, one may purchase what they think...

    • Posted March 20, 2009
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    FREE Gemstone Pendant Pattern!!!

    Finally – some brand new, unique jewelry making patterns! And the best thing is that they are available to EVERYONE for FREE! We are pleased to announce that the winning designs of the jewelry making contest are...

    • Posted March 19, 2009
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