All posts tagged "jewelry"

  • Wire Jewelry Idea March 28: Body Jewelry & Adornment

    by Rose Marion, Wire Jewelry Idea for March 28, 2012 Stuck in a jewelry-making rut? Maybe it’s time to step away from what you’re used to, and try adapting your style to a different type of...

    • Posted March 28, 2012
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  • Daily Wire Tip: American Indian Jewelry Laws

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: What are the laws for selling Native American Style Jewelry? It is all handmade. I do a lot of Southwest Jewelry that looks similar to Navajo Style. I do sell to...

    • Posted June 2, 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: Removing Marker Measurement Marks

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I love making your unisex wire bracelet along with all the other projects I have seen.  My question is how do you get rid of the permanent marks that you make...

    • Posted May 22, 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 May 14: What Is a Cabochon?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 14, 2010 Question: Some of my customers recently asked me what is a cabochon? I felt silly, since I’ve been using the term and couldn’t define it. Is it always semi-precious, undrilled...

    • Posted May 14, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Wire Jewelry Tool Care

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I’m just getting started in wire jewelry and have a selection of beautiful new (and expensive) tools.  Can you give me some tips for keeping my tools in prime condition? Answer:...

    • Posted May 11, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 8: Using Electrical Wire for Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 08, 2010 Question: I have a batch of leftover electrical wire, which I have stripped for the copper wire inside.  Some of it is rather heavy single strand, and the rest is...

    • Posted May 8, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 1: Pin Vise

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 01, 2010 Question: I bought the pin vise that is featured in Is this the same one that Cougar uses on her DVD’s from Jewelry Television?  It does not look like...

    • Posted May 1, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 23: What Kind of Metal Can I Use Besides Gold and Silver?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 23, 2010 Question: I have seen that gold prices are going up a lot and people are switching to silver (around Quartzsite, AZ). Is there any other sq wire and 1/2 round...

    • Posted April 23, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 17: Wire Jewelry Ideas Without Using Gemstones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 17, 2010 Question: Let me first of all thank you for the time you take to answer questions.  It Is rarity to have an “expert” willing to help beginners for free.  I...

    • Posted April 17, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 14: Tumbling Your Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 14, 2010 Question: I’m using a Lortone tumbler with stainless steel shot to polish/harden my sterling silver creations.  What medium should I use when polishing creations with sterling AND gemstones?  I tried...

    • Posted April 14, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 12: How Do I Identify Unlabeled Stones and Beads?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 12, 2010 Question: In keeping with the “full disclosure to our customers” theme, do you know of a good resource to help me correctly identify all the unlabeled stones, beads, cabs, etc....

    • Posted April 12, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 10: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong’s Wire Jewelry Book

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 10, 2010 Question: Several times, Dale has referred people to “my book.” I would like to purchase this item, but cannot find anything but a whole lot of ebooks/cds. Can you help...

    • Posted April 10, 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 April 5: Where Dale “Cougar” Armstrong’s Nickname Come From?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 05, 2010 Question: This is not a jewelry question, but I just have to ask. Where did the “Cougar” come from? Answer: My nickname ‘Cougar’ was chosen for me as being related...

    • Posted April 5, 2010
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