All posts tagged "sterling silver"

  • Special Sterling Silver Clearance & Druzy Savings

    We have been finding some great deals in Tucson! But we can’t be having all the fun. You can save 30% this weekend, getting wholesale pricing on these amazing finds: Take 30% off Druzies: Plus – we...

    • Posted February 7, 2013
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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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  • Gold and Silver Wire
    Daily Wire Tip Apr. 15: Sterling Silver & Salt

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for April 15, 2011 Question: I have some salt crystals I would like to wrap with sterling silver. How will sterling silver react with the sea salt? -Alan in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Answer:...

    • Posted April 15, 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: 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 13, 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 10, 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 14, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 21: Black Goop on Tumbled Silver

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 21, 2010 Question: Hi Dale, I read your tips every day, and you give great advice. I recently had a problem with my tumbler. It left a black sticky residue...

    • Posted October 21, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 6: Loosening Wire for Easier Straightening

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 6, 2010 Question: When I receive the wire I’ve ordered, is it better to leave it as it is, coiled, until I use it? Or should I loosen the fasteners...

    • Posted October 6, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Oct. 3: The Sterling Silver Tarnish Culprit

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for October 3, 2010 Question: In one recent Tip of the Day, you said “without the presence of an alloy such as copper, fine silver will not tarnish.” So it’s the alloy...

    • Posted October 3, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Fight Tarnish with Chalk?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I have heard that placing silver jewelry in a plastic bag with a piece of chalk will keep it from tarnishing. Have you had the same experience? -Doris in Fair Lawn,...

    • Posted September 28, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 28: Gauge and Temper for Ear Wires

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 28, 2010 Question: What gauge of 14kt gold filled and Sterling Silver wire will I need to make ear wires for earrings and what hardness? Thanks. -Gary in Moss Point, Mississippi...

    • Posted August 28, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 27: Silver and Nickel in Ear Wires

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 27, 2010 Question: When making my earrings I had ordered Sterling Silver ear wires and lo and behold, they made everyone’s ears turn red and itch! Mine too! So in making...

    • Posted August 27, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 18: White Gold in Wire Jewelry

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 18, 2010 Question: I have never seen any white gold wire used in wire jewelry. Is it the color of true sterling silver, or is it still yellow? Does it work...

    • Posted August 18, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Aug. 7: What is Vermeil?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 7, 2010 Question: Could you tell me about vermeil? I have a bracelet that is marked 925 FAS and is gold in color. I was told it was vermeil–gold over silver....

    • Posted August 7, 2010
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  • Daily Tip Aug. 6: Wire Metal Substitutions

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip August 6, 2010 Question: Can you substitute artistic, German, Argentium or silver plated wire in place of sterling silver, as long as the piece calls for round wire and will not be...

    • Posted August 6, 2010
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