All posts tagged "silver"

  • 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 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 Mar. 24: Siamese Jewelry and Nielloware

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for March 24, 2011 Question: I have read that Dale does not use a tumbler, but maybe someone else can tell me what happened. I use a tumbler for short periods of...

    • Posted March 23, 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: 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: Silver Colored vs. Genuine Silver Wire Pieces

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I understand the difference between sterling and Argentium silver wire, and the much less expensive non-tarnish silver-colored copper wire. My question is: Unless I intend to solder the wire, would there...

    • Posted December 9, 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 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 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 19: What is Liver Sulfate?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 19, 2010 Question: I am new to beading.  What is liver sulfate and why is it used? Answer: Liver of sulphur/sulfur is a chemical made of potassium sulfides that is used to...

    • Posted May 19, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip May 18: When to Use Dead Soft Wire

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip May 18, 2010 Question: I have seen confusing information on what type of wire to use for various projects.  Could you tell me when it is best to use dead soft wire?  For...

    • Posted May 18, 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 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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