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Wire Jewelry Resource Center

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Daily Wire Jewelry Tip November 12, 2014

 Wire Jewelry Resource Center

Have you ever wondered what gauge or temper of wire to use? Or have you ever wondered what the term “Assay” means? I’m sure at one time or another we’ve all had some basic questions, so today I thought I’d take you on a tour of our Wire Jewelry Resource Center. So, sit back, grab a cup of hot cocoa and let’s take a tour!

Welcome to the Wire Jewelry Resource Center

We’re committed to helping you develop into the best wire jewelry artist you can be. Whether that means stocking the highest quality wire, cabs, and beads for your jewelry making, or providing free patterns and daily tips, we want to help you make and sell your jewelry.

Making jewelry is about having fun, meeting new people, and making friends for life. Whether you’re making jewelry for friends you know, for customers on Etsy, or for clients from brides to belly dancers, you’ll find tips and tricks to make your jewelry making experience faster and more enjoyable!

Below you’ll find links to many of the topics that we have in our Resource Center. If you can’t find a topic to answer a question, try searching our Blog by keyword.

New to Wire Jewelry? Start Here!

DVDs

FREE Chakra Earring Pattern – Click Here to View

Free Jewelry Instruction & Education:

DVDs

From jewelry patterns to sales tips and techniques to books on the craft of wire jewelry, Wire-Sculpture is proud to stock resources that will improve your jewelry making and refine your technique!DVDS, Books and Tutorials

Events and Contests:

DVDs

2014 Craft Wire Contest Winner

Check here for great contests and class info!

All About Wire:

DVDs

Add these links to your “favorites” bookmarks for all of those time when you just need a question answered!

Caring for your Jewelry:

Jewlery Polishing Kit

Tools for all aspects of caring for your jewelry.

All About Gemstones:

Selling Tips

Everything you need to know about Gemstones and more…

Jewelry Business:

Selling Tips

Get some great tips on building and keeping your business running smoothly! We want all our customers to be successful in all their jewelry endeavors! From mastering a framed cabochon pendant to selling it to the perfect customer for the price it truly deserves, we’re here for you, every step of the way.

In our Definitive Guide, we reference several articles and topics already discussed on our site. Please explore the Business Resource Center for guidance on photography, inventory management, promoting your business, and more!

If we don’t answer your questions in our Resource Center, our customer care representatives would be happy to help you! Give them a call at 1-877-636-0608 or you can  CHAT LIVE with them Monday – Friday , 8am to 5 pm, MDT.

 I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of our Wire Jewelery Resource Center.

Happy Wrapping!

 

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How to create a Rosary Link

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Tip for Sept 15, 2014

How to create a Rosary Link

by Sherrie Lingerfelt

This week we take a look at one of our older video tutorials created by Sherrie Lingerfelt.   In this short tut she shows us how to make a Rosary Link.  If you are new to wire-wrapping this is a great video tutorial on  how to make a simple link. Enjoy!

How to create a Rosary Link:


 

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For more ideas, be sure to peruse our FREE Jewelry patterns for more information.

Happy Wrapping!

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How Gemstones Are Cut – Revisited

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Jewelry Resource for August 13, 2014

How Gemstones Are Cut – Revisited

Today we revisit a great video that we featured a couple of years ago.

John Dyer is one of the biggest names in the gem world. John Dyer’s faceted gems are among the most well-cut I’ve ever seen, and you can tell a John Dyer stone by the tiny “JD” logo cut in a discrete place in the gem.

Video by John Dyer

I hope you enjoy this recent video by John Dyer which explains how a rough stone is taken through the cutting and faceting process to become a brilliant stone, which is then perfect for snapsets and wire prongs for use in wire jewelry.

After watching this video, I think we can all appreciate how much work goes into creating a beautiful gemstone!

If you are looking for some gorgeous Gemstones – take a look at our collection of CZ Cubic Zirconia Gemstons, or our One-of-a-Kind Gemstones, or even our One-of-a-kind Pendants. If you love working with birthstones, take a look at our Birthstone Sets.

Happy Wrapping!

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FREE Jewelry Course

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Wire Tip for July 30, 2014

FREE E-COURSE: 7-Part Jewelry Course

Do you enjoy learning? We all know that learning a new skill can be exciting and sometimes frustrating, so this week I thought I’d share a FREE E-Course that we offer and hopefully it will help give you build some new skills and learn some new tips about the jewelry business.

Even if you’ve already purchased our Beginner and Intermediate DVD sets, there are always new tricks and ideas to learn and try.

We’ve got some incredibly creative ideas for ways to promote your wire jewelry business and keep the orders rolling in. Plus, we’ve got background information on popular jewelry items like wire and tools that you can use in your jewelry making, as well as share with your customers.

Sign up and get your FREE Online wire jewelry making video – a $34.99 value!

This course will cover:

  • All different types and metals of wire
  • How to price your jewelry
  • How to clean and care for your wire jewelry and jewelry supplies
  • Niche markets and innovative places to sell your jewelry
  • Four surefire steps to success!

You’ll learn exclusive wire jewelry making tips, as well as tricks of the trade and specialty sales ideas! And rest easy, we’ll only use your email address for Wire-Sculpture related events.

SIGN UP NOW to get started–you’ll be glad you took this course!

Happy Wrapping

Do you love this information- why not sign up today for your FREE Jewelry Making Patterns. It’s a great place to start!

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Riveting Hammers

by Judy Ellis, Wire-Sculpture.com

Tool of the Week for April 30, 2014

This week’s featured video tool tip is about using the Riveting Hammer, HAM-200.00

Today, Kate Richbourg shows us how to use the Riveting Hammer. I’ve featured two different hammers below. Feel free to browse our other Hammers. I’m sure you’ll find something perfect for your workbench!

 


 

Demonstration by Kate, JewelryTools.com

This week’s featured tool from JewelryTools.com is the Riveting Hammer: HAM-200.00

Riveting hammer has one flat end for general purpose and another that is chisel-shaped for spreading rivet heads.

Round 3/8″ face has a head length of 3″ and weighs 2.5 oz. Handles are seasoned ash. Made in Germany.

Price: $25.95

 

Riveting Hammer, Square, 4 Ounces: HAM-202.00

Riveting hammer has one end is flat for general purpose and the other is chisel-shaped for spreading rivet heads.

Square 1/2″ face has a head length of 3″ and weighs 4 oz. Handles are seasoned ash. Made in Germany.

Price: $12.95

 

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Riveting Hammer, Round, 2.5 Ounces

HAM-200.00 available on JewelryTools.com:

Other Tools you may find useful:

Riveting Hammer, Square, 4 Ounces

HAM-202.00 available on JewelryTools.com

Brass Hammer

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