All posts tagged "stones"

  • Live from Tucson – Use a File

    Daily Wire Jewelry Tip February 6, 2015 Live from Tucson 2015 If you’ve been following our blog, you know that we are partnering with our sister company and offering over 100 classes in Tucson at the...

    • Posted February 6, 2015
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Purple Turquoise and Turquoise Facts

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: Hi Dale, I have recently purchased a purple turquoise pendant drop that I want to use in a necklace. I was assured that the stone was genuine. However, in my research...

    • Posted March 14, 2011
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  • Daily Wire Tip: Adding Shine to Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I bought some rough cut slabs to wire at a bead show and now I don’t know how to make them shine. The colors and shapes are made for wiring, but...

    • Posted December 8, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip Nov. 4: Kiwi Lapis and Chinese Turquoise

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip for November 4, 2010 Question: What are Chinese Turquoise and Kiwi Lapis? My customers always ask me if this is “real” turquoise or “real” lapis, and I don’t know the answer. Thanks!...

    • Posted November 3, 2010
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  • Daily Tip: Wrapping Tiny Cabs

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip Question: I recently acquired a collection of stones from a retiring silversmith. Many of the cabs are beautiful but tiny, including 4mm round, 6 x 8mm ovals, etc. I do have 24-gauge...

    • Posted June 20, 2010
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  • Labradorite: Trendy Gem!

    We asked Dale what trend or theme she saw in the Tucson JOGS show this year. Her answer? Labradorite! Labradorite is named for the Labrador region of Canada, and it’s a beautiful gem, ranging in color and...

    • Posted May 3, 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 15: Repairing Foil and Mirror Backs on Stones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 15, 2010 Question: I have had some luck with metallic nail polish on the back of glass stones it can’t hurt to try just go to dollar store for polish and remover....

    • Posted April 15, 2010
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  • Daily Wire Tip April 13: Where Can I Find Designer Stones?

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 13, 2010 Question: The stone from the Kola peninsula in Russia that was used on the front cover of your book, is it available for sale here in the US? And do...

    • Posted April 13, 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 6: Jewelry Pattern for Larger Gemstones

    Daily Wire Jewelry Making Tip April 06, 2010 Question: I have a number of beautiful faceted gemstones that are much too large for any of the snapset settings I can find on your website.  I am still developing...

    • Posted April 6, 2010
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  • Faceted Gemstone Terms

    Faceted Gemstone Terms By: Dale `Cougar` Armstrong     Click here to download a printer-friendly version of the chart above. To View Our Large Selection of Instructional DVDs – Click Here

    • Posted September 28, 2009
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