All posts tagged "gold"

  • Jewelry Business Tip: Watching the Precious Metals Market

    by Kate Keipp, Precious metal prices this year have been a bit turbulent as they’ve gone high and low and then extra high, record high to be exact. If you compare gold prices now to a...

    • Posted December 19, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 29: What’s the Melting Point of Gold?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 29, 2010 Question: Dale, I have an old heart-shaped ring that belonged to my mother. I need to increase the size dramatically. At what temperature can you melt 14kt gold?...

    • Posted November 28, 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 4, 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 30: Removing Residue From Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 30, 2010 Question: I’m new at Wire Wrapping, and I use the quilter’s tape on my wires. It leaves glue on my wire and I don’t know what to use to clean...

    • Posted May 30, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 26: Telling Metals Apart

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 26, 2010 Question: Is there any good way to sort silver and gold tone from sterling and true gold? Some of my first bits got put into the wrong bags so now...

    • Posted May 26, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 27: Can I Recycle Leftover Wire?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 27, 2010 Question: I have small pieces of gold fill, brass, copper and sterling wire left over.  Do you know of any place or way to recycle these? Answer: Many recycle centers...

    • Posted April 27, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 26: Wire Wrap Ideas for Beginners

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 26, 2010 Question: Should I always use gold or sterling silver “filled” wire for wrapping or is it possible to use other wires. I have fallen in love with wire wrapping. Help...

    • Posted April 26, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 22: Will Liver of Sulfur Harm Lampwork Beads?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 22, 2010 Question: I am going to create a 16 gauge copper wire bracelet embellished with lampwork beads.  Can I immerse the bracelet in liver of sulfur without harming the lampwork beads...

    • Posted April 22, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 8: What is the Difference Between Different Plated Jewelry?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 08, 2010 Question: What is the difference between: gold plated, 12kt gold plated, 14kt gold plated jewelry? Does gold plated jewelry that doesn’t say 12kt or 14kt  have any real gold at...

    • Posted April 8, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip March 23: Can You Forge Gold Filled Wire?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip March 23, 2010 Question: I have recently been learning to forge wire and wondered if you can also forge gold filled wire? Answer: ‘To forge’ means to create and shape by hammering....

    • Posted March 23, 2010
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