All posts tagged "argentium"

  • Daily Wire Tip June 14: Keeping Argentium’s Silver Sheen

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 14, 2011 Question: Dale, you often speak well of Argentium® silver. I’ve never used it, but my partner who makes beautiful chain bracelets and neck chains made one, and it...

    • Posted June 13, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 26: Sterling Silver Alternatives?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for May 26, 2011 Question: Hello Dale, I love this site and have learned so much from you. I do a lot of wire wrapping and since the precious metals have become...

    • Posted May 25, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Silver Temper for Stone Pendants

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What is the best temper of sterling silver wire; dead-soft verses half-hard for wire wrapping semi-precious stones both rough and faceted? Probably into pendants. I have been working with copper splashes...

    • Posted December 12, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 24: Metal Beads for Ear Wraps

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 24, 2010 Question: My daughter is allergic to most metals. I want to make her a pair of ear wraps for Christmas. I have some niobium wire. Is there anything...

    • Posted November 23, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 22: Intro to Gauges

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 22, 2010 Question: As a beginner, I would like to know the right gauge of wire I should practice with. I have been shown in 24 and 22-gauge copper to...

    • Posted November 21, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Greater Spring in Argentium Silver Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I’m using 20-gauge round half hard Argentium® Silver wire to make ear wires that go over the ear. I can’t get it to stay in shape, using the bracelet mandrel for...

    • Posted November 18, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 14: To Tarnish or Not To Tarnish

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 14, 2010 Question: I want to make a silver and copper bracelet. Which works best with copper, Sterling Silver or Anti-Tarnish Silver? -Marilyn in Canyon, Texas Answer: As the designer...

    • Posted November 13, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 24: Hypoallergenic Ear Wires

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 24, 2010 Question: What do you suggest, or do you carry something specific to use to make earrings for someone allergic to metals? -Ann in Danvers, Massachusetts Answer: Most often,...

    • Posted October 23, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 1: Argentium Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip June 01, 2010 Question: I’m looking for a silver wire won’t tarnish, but shine brightly, about 26-gauge, 14-gauge, or 10-gauge. I like the jewelry for sale in Swarovski stores, and I always wonder...

    • Posted June 1, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 20: Should I Use WD-40 to Prevent Tarnishing?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 20, 2010 Question: There is an email circulating which claims that WD-40 will keep silver from tarnishing.  Is that true?  If so, how is it used to stop the tarnish? Answer: As...

    • Posted May 20, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 7: Cleaning Tarnish Off Silver Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip February 07, 2010 Question: I work primarily with silver (argentium).  Will I get black spots on the cuffed bracelets where the wires lie next to each other in the bracelets or where they...

    • Posted February 7, 2010
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