All posts tagged "cabochons"

  • Think Spring Contest
    2015 OOAK Jewelry Contest

    by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com Daily Wire Jewelry Tip March 11, 2015 Announcing the 2015 “Think Spring” OOAK Jewelry Contest It’s time for a CONTEST and we want to help Spring get here a little faster, so… The...

    • Posted March 11, 2015
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  • Preventing Scratches on Cabochons

    by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com Wire Jewelry Tip for June 25, 2014 Preventing Scratches on Cabochons We’re always getting questions from readers and today I thought we’d revisit a question from an earlier post. I’m sure some of...

    • Posted June 25, 2014
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  • Jewelry Resource Dec. 12: Birthstones and Gemstones

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Wire Jewelry Resource for December 12, 2012 Birthstones Every little girl learns her birthstone, so she can feel like she’s wearing jewelry that’s made just for her. Now as a wire jewelry artist,...

    • Posted December 12, 2012
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  • 2012 Tucson Show Update: Week 4

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Mid pleasures and palaces though we may roam, Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home At least, that’s what I keep telling myself now that I’m back home, away from...

    • Posted February 17, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip Sept. 5: Begin Wire Wrapping with Large Cabochons

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for September 5, 2011 Question: I have 4mm Oval Lapis stones I wanted to make earrings out of. I am a beginner, so any answer will be for future plans. I initially...

    • Posted September 5, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Wrapping Large Cabochons

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have several stones that I bought before I found out about wire wrapping. They are considerably bigger than the cabs that you use to show us to wrap with, about...

    • Posted January 25, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 17: Pricing Jewelry by the Carat Weight

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 17, 2011 Question: I am creating some black onyx jewelry for an arts and crafts festival: a kind of simple design, mostly black onyx strung on bead wire with a...

    • Posted January 17, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 14: Cabochons for Wire Wrapping

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 14, 2011 Question: Hi Dale, I’ve got your book and am ready to order a cab or two to practice. Is there a difference between cabs for wire wrapping and...

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wrapping Ungirdled Cabs

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have a lot of cabs, but they don’t have the girdled edge, and are hard to wire wrap. Do you have any suggestions? -Kris in Woodinville, Washington Answer: To make...

    • Posted October 17, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Sept. 15: Wire Wrapping Beads as Cabochons

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for September 15, 2010 Question: I have two very large (30 x 40mm) turquoise beads, drilled through the long side, that I would like to wire wrap as a gift for my...

    • Posted September 15, 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 3, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 13: Calculating Carat Weight

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 13, 2010 Question: Many of your gems are sized in mm. Is there a formula for determining the amount of carets a gem has? -Rebecca in Erie, Colorado Answer: All gems...

    • Posted July 13, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 8: Wire Wrapping Cameos

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 8, 2010 Question: Do you plan to have any videos on wire wrapping various size cameos? Cameos are extremely attractive when they are wrapped. -Cal in Baldwin, Wisconsin Answer: I agree...

    • Posted July 8, 2010
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  • Daily Tip July 5: Soldering Gold Filled Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip July 5, 2010 Question: Many years ago while in the Army, I made cab rings using silver soldered techniques. Is it possible to solder gold filled wire forms? -Bernard in McKees Rocks,...

    • Posted July 5, 2010
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  • Daily Tip: Wrapping Tiny Cabs

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I recently acquired a collection of stones from a retiring silversmith. Many of the cabs are beautiful but tiny, including 4mm round, 6 x 8mm ovals, etc. I do have 24-gauge...

    • Posted June 21, 2010
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  • Daily Tip: Is My Coral Real?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: How do I tell if a piece of red coral is real? -Pat in Aurora, Missouri Answer: Here are a couple of tests that you can do at home. Genuine coral...

    • Posted June 17, 2010
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