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New Product Tip March 27, 2015

NEW Wire Jewelry Products!

We are always adding new products, so today I wanted to give you a sneak peak of a few of the latest products we’ve added to our line up!

Some of these you may recognize if you’ve purchased our Fun, Fast Fold Forming DVDs by Eva Sherman. The Crystal Chaton, Copper Rivets and the Brass Eyelets you receive as part of your kit. They are now all available individually.

The remainder of the products are NEW to our site and are great tools to help you create your Spring projects.

Take a look at these new additions!

3mm Crystal Chaton Swarovski Round Stone - Pack of 5

3mm Crystal Chaton Swarovski Round Stone – Pack of 5

The Xilion Chaton Round Stone is the perfect alternative to an expensive diamond and is typically used in settings or castings. Its pointed, platinum foil-backed bottom and multifaceted, Xilion front side, ensures this stone is the most brilliant on the market. This is the stone used in our Fun , Fast Fold Forming DVDs.

12mm long copper rivet – Pack of 25. Copper rivets are great for connecting metals together as shown in our Fun, Fast Fold Forming DVD set.

3mm Brass Eyelets - Pack of 5

3mm Brass Eyelets – Pack of 5

3mm long solid brass eyelets – Pack of 5, can be patinated or soldered. Used in our Fun, Fast Fold Forming DVD Set.

Delux 3-Hole Punch

Delux 3-Hole Punch
This new three-sized jewelry hole cutter/puncher is great for making cold connections. The punches are heat treated and with the screw action, you can create clean holes in soft metals up to 22 gauge in thickness without deforming the metal. With the unique design, it offers more flexibility, accurate hole placements and depth. In addition, by attaching the adjustable guide plate to the bottom of the punch, you can create multiple pieces with holes at the exact locations on each piece. Hole sizes: 1/16″ (1.58mm), 3/32″ (2.38mm) and 1/8″ (3.17mm).

If you’d like to see how instructor Kim St. Jean uses this Deluxe Hole punch

CLICK HERE.

DELUXE 4 HOLE METAL PUNCH

DELUXE 4 HOLE METAL PUNCH
Create holes for wire rivets in 18, 16, 14 and 12 gauge. Punch holes up to 18 gauge metal sheets or multiple metal sheets together with ease.

If you’d like to see how instructor Kim St. Jean uses this Deluxe Hole punch CLICK HERE.

Tube Cutter with 45 Degree Angle Slot

Tube Cutter with 45 Degree Angle SlotOur new Premium Hand Held Tube Cutting Jig is used to hold tubing or rods up to 1/8″ diameter while making perfectly straight cuts. Also offers a 45 degree angle optional cut. Make equal cuts with the graduated scale on the side that ranges from 0-30mm. Overall height is 5.

 

Euro Corner Punch Plier 1.50mm

Euro Corner Punch Plier 1.50mmThese new pliers create perfect holes in the CORNER of your designs without any distortion. They will punch a round 1.5mm hole in soft metals up to 20 gauge and have ergonomic handles. Made of high quality carbon steel, each pair includes an extra set of tempered replaceable pins.

Several of our NEW products above are used in our latest DVD by Eva Sherman called Fun, Fast Fold Forming.

Leading Fold Forming Expert Reveals This Little Known Proven Formula To Make Beautiful Cuffs That Cost Less Than $7 To Make – Even If You’ve Never Touched A Piece of Copper Before…

Eva Sherman

You can start Fold Forming your own cuffs today!

“I’m very excited to share 3 different Fold Forming Techniques; including basic fold forming, chasing on air, and my own Sherman fold. If quick and easy have a place in your jewelry making repertoire, then this organic design methodology is right up your alley! This 3 DVD set showcases cuff designs, but these techniques are quite versatile and can be applied to any number of jewelry designs!

“Eva Sherman,inventor of “The Sherman Fold”

Fun, Fast Fold Forming DVD Series

Fun, Fast Fold Forming DVD Series

Happy Wrapping!

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Daily Wire Jewelry Inspiration March 25, 2015

Perfect for Spring – Ten Minute Toe Rings

by Layna Palmer

Spring has sprung in our neighborhood, and we have all started to think about summer fashions and new jewelry.

Today I wanted to feature a very easy pattern by one of our staff members – Layna Palmer. This simple Toe Ring pattern is great for beginners, can be made is as little as ten minutes, and are fun to wear with your favorite sandals or flip flops!

Enjoy!

Ten Minute Toe Rings

First Valentine Together

Designed by Layna Palmer © 2015

Skill Level: Beginner/All

Materials

  • 6.5 inch – 20 gauge craft wire. You can also use any other 20 gauge wire you have available. End pieces are great for this pattern. Color of choice.
  • 3, 4mm swarovski crystals or small beads – color of choice

Tools

Instructions

  1. Cut 6 1/2 inches of wire. Round ends with wire rounder.
  2. Make a loop at the end of the wire and hold against mandrel (lip balm in my case)First Valentine TogetherLine Break
  3. Wrap around the mandrel (or tube of chapstick) until the wire meets. Take round-nose pliers and loop the wire back on itself.
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  4. String your crystals or beads on the wire, then continue to wrap around the mandrel until it meets the other wire again. Loop the wire back on itself as before and wrap around the mandrel.Double Spiral Chainmail Weave EarringsLine Break
  5. Trim if necessary to make a loop in the end of the wire. You may need to pinch the wires together to prevent the crystals from sliding, or even put a wrap in the ends if needed. I put a little kink at the end of the crystals to hold them in place.Double Spiral Chainmail Weave Earrings
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  6. After you’ve pinched the wires together, you may need to size the ring. Try them on your toe and make adjustments on your mandrel. Multiple sizes can be made and each ring can easily be adjusted.
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  7. Congratulations! You’ve made your first Ten Minute Toe Rings. Double Spiral Chainmail Weave Earrings

 Free Wire Jewelry Patterns

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by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for March 23, 2015

This week we feature our Honeycomb Soldering Boards and Accessories.

When working with soldering you’ll soon find that a quality soldering board is invaluable. We have many different kinds at JewelryTools.com for you to choose from. Cut and prepare your solder on one of these sturdy boards to protect your work surface.

Today we feature several of our Honeycomb Soldering Boards. First: The Honeycomb Soldering Board.  This board comes in two useful sizes (shown below) as well as a Mini Honeycomb Board with Metal Pins (included).

We also carry several additional styles of Soldering Boards and Firebricks.

 


 

 

Honeycomb Soldering Board Large:

Popular honeycomb design holds pins to keep work in place while soldering. Made of a non-asbestos ceramic, the board is very lightweight and reflects heat. Available in two sizes. Up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. 5-1/2″ x 7-3/16″.

Honeycomb Soldering Board Small:

Honeycomb Soldering Board, Small||SOL-430.00

Honeycomb Soldering Board, Small – 3-7/8″ x 5-5/16″

Mini Honeycomb Soldering Board:

Soldering Station Tray:

This soldering station tray designed by internationally-known artist and teacher Lexi Erickson is a great gift idea! Steel construction with a high-quality powder coating. Cleanup is easy with soap and water. These stackable trays are great for the classroom. Dimensions: 22.5″ x 17″.

Turntable with Fire Brick rotates smoothly in either direction allowing for easy access to difficult areas. Made of high quality steel. Dimensions: 9.25″ x 4.75″ x 1.75″.

Turntable with Firebrick||SOL-535.00

To see more Soldering Tools and Accessories – CLICK HERE!

Happy Wrapping!

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Daily Wire Jewelry Tip March 20, 2015

REMINDER…

2015 “Think Spring” OOAK Jewelry Contest – NOW OPEN!

The theme of the 2015 OOAK Jewelry Contest is: “Think Spring

The “Think Spring” contest will be open from March 13 – April 30, 2015. Contest entries will be judged from May 1 – 7th and winners will be announced May 8th.

CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE CONTEST RULES

Don’t forget… All of of our OOAK Gemstones, Pendants, OOAK Druzy Cabochons and Designer OOAK Cabochons will be 30% off during the contest!

Click to explore all OOAK

Here are a few OOAK stones that you could use for your contest piece:

Pick Your OOAK – Plan Your Winning Design Today!

Happy Wrapping!

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Daily Wire Jewelry Tip March 18, 2015

Today we feature the Hetrix Soldering Platform on our sister site JewelryTools.com

Another jeweler’s bench space saver by EURO TOOL. The Heetrix, designed by a jeweler, mounts on top of the bench and the soldering platform swings out of the way when not in use. It also rotates for convenience. The included special third hand attachment with a fibre grip tweezer easily allows for hands free work. Remove the fitted Solderite Disc and a depression is revealed which holds soldering grain.

Great for holding small parts and may be used wet or dry. Replaceable Solderite disc is 3-3/4″ and overall length with swing arm is 7″. Weight 1.8 lbs.

 


 

 

Heetrix Soldering Platform:

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