All posts tagged "copper"

  • Gem Profile Apr. 5: Goldstone

    by Layna Palmer, Wire-Sculpture.com Goldstone Shop Goldstone Beads | Shop Goldstone Cabochons I’ve always liked goldstone; it’s not really gold, and it’s not really a stone, but it sure is pretty! So, if goldstone isn’t really gold...

    • Posted April 5, 2013
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  • Gem Profile July 20: Sonora Sunrise

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Sonora Sunrise, or Sonoran Sunset Sonora Sunset, also called Sonora Sunrise or Sonoran Sunrise (both are accepted), is Cuprite and Chrysocolla joined in a single stone. Chrystocolla is the bright green, even turquoise...

    • Posted July 20, 2012
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  • Jewelry Making Resource July 18: Green Verdigris Recipe

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com With alternative metals like copper and bronze becoming more and more popular, it’s only natural to notice how much the colors change over time! While some of us try to resist the tarnish...

    • Posted July 18, 2012
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  • Wire Jewelry Resource June 20: Nickel Silver and Copper, 2 More Base Metals

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Last week, I told you about Bronze and Brass, 2 base metal wires; and today it’s time to talk about nickel silver and copper. Copper Here’s an interesting statistic about copper I found:...

    • Posted June 20, 2012
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  • Wire Jewelry Idea: Coating Base Metal Wires to Preserve Shine

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Wire Jewelry Idea: Coating Base Metal Wires to Preserve Shine Some time ago, Casey Willson left a comment on this popular tip of the day, Prevent Tarnish on Copper and Nickel Silver, mentioning...

    • Posted November 30, 2011
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  • Wire Jewelry Printable Resource: Wire Footage Charts

    by Rose Marion, Wire-Sculpture.com Wire Jewelry Idea for November 2, 2011 Here at Wire-Sculpture, we cut our wire by the foot for your convenience, rather than shipping you a quarter-ounce, half-ounce, or full ounce of jewelry wire....

    • Posted November 2, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Working with Copper Tarnish

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I use a lot of copper wire and like the look of high shine on some of my hammered heavy-gauge pieces. I use steel wool and it almost glows. However, the...

    • Posted August 24, 2011
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  • How to Clean Copper and Brass Jewelry Wire

    By Mary W. Bailey In these economic times, we as artists and jewelers are faced with the shock of the price increases in precious metals. Silver and gold prices have skyrocketed and we are finding ourselves faced...

    • Posted August 7, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip July 12: Resources for Preventing Tarnish on Copper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for July 12, 2011 Question: Hi! I have recently begun making jewelry after years in between a high school course and have a love for metal work. Although copper is my favorite...

    • Posted July 12, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip June 30: Prevent and Remove Verdigris

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for June 30, 2011 Question: I have a question about verdigris. How can you clean old pieces of jewelry (copper, brass, sterling) that have this powdery blue/green substance on it? Why does...

    • Posted June 30, 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 26, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Removing Condensation Marks from Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have some copper wire and brass wire that I think has become tarnished. It looks like dark spots along the length of the wire. Can this be removed? I’ve tried...

    • Posted May 2, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Feb. 20: Copper Snapsets

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for February 20, 2011 Question: Do you have copper snapsets? If so, what are the pros and cons? -Ellie in Mechanicsville, Virginia Answer: No, Ellie, we do not carry copper snapsets. Your...

    • Posted February 20, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Jan. 1: Forging Silver Enameled Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for January 1, 2011 Question: Can silver enameled copper wire be forged to an extent that would not destroy the enameling? -Vivian in Goodlettsville, Tennessee Answer: The best way to forge enameled...

    • Posted January 1, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Dec. 29: Oxidizing Sterling Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for December 29, 2010 Question: I want to make some sterling silver jewelry and oxidize the silver by using liver of sulfur. Should I oxidize the wire before putting the jewelry together,...

    • Posted December 29, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Copper Wire Temper

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Dale, I have to come clean. I am not a wire artist, always been afraid to try it, because precious metal is so high these days. I’ve been doing intricate bead...

    • Posted December 21, 2010
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