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  • Turtle Beads
    A History of Beading

    The art of stringing beads together has been known to mankind since ancient times and has been practiced for many reasons including symbolizing religious beliefs. Back in the ancient...

    • April 24, 2009
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  • Gift Certificate
    Homemade Presents for Mother’s Day

    Mother’s Day is almost here, so sometime in the next few weeks the crafters will come out in force to create gifts for Mother’s Day. This means some of...

    • April 23, 2009
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  • Complete Jump Start DVD Series
    Selling Jewelry in Tough Economic Times

    When families struggle to make ends meet or react to the loss of income, suppliers of goods and services must respond to keep an even keel in their business. ...

    • April 21, 2009
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  • Handmade Venetian Glass Beads
    Jewelry Making Design Tips

    Observe Nature Having a hard time coming up with original, creative ideas?  Observe nature.  Nature has been a source for jewelry design for thousands of years—Egyptian, Medieval, and Baroque,...

    • April 20, 2009
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  • Gift Certificate
    Congratulations to Today’s Facebook and Twitter Winners!

    Today we gave away our first “freebies” both on Facebook and Twitter. Yesterday we announced that during the next few months we’ll be giving away prizes (gift certificates, free...

    • April 15, 2009
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    Part 1: What Type of Wire Should I Use?

    When first starting out in the wire-wrapping business, it may be a bit confusing about what types of wires to use for various projects.  Here are some recommendations in...

    • April 9, 2009
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  • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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...

    • 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.  ...

    • 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...

    • March 19, 2009
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