Free Jewelry Making Design:
Our new jewelry making project for this newsletter is a new earring design that we call Wire Hoops. These earrings can be made on any WigJig Tool using a 7/8 inch Super Peg or using the Spiral Maker acting as a Super Peg, along with one regular metal peg for your jig. This project uses six inches 20 gauge wire per earring.
You can make these earrings with colored wire, but because colored wires use dyes that can contain carcinogenic chemicals, it is not recommended to use colored wire for post type earrings like these. It isn't likely that colored wires worn as ear wires will cause cancer, but it is possible and for that reason, it is best not to use colored wires for earrings like these.
Please select either picture at right, or select here to view our new instructions for making the Wire Hoops Earrings using our WigJig jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire.
Past Jewelry Making Techniques:
We maintain a techniques web page that provides links to the discussion of techniques in our prior newsletters. You can visit this web page here. Follow the links on that page to the discussion of the technique in that newsletter.
Current Jewelry Making Technique:
This newsletter's jewelry making technique is free instructions for jewelry making basics. In the past, we sold this video as one of many videos in our WEB-VIDEOs online training. We are ultimately going to release all the videos in WEB-VIDEO into the free portion of our web site.
In this video we will provide free instructions on the following basic skills:
Cutting Wire with a Flush Cutter
Straightening Wire with Nylon Jaw Pliers
Making a "P" Loop with Round Nose Pliers
Making a "P" Loop with Step Jaw Pliers
Making an Eye Loop with Round Nose Pliers
This video is in .wmv file format. It can be viewed using the Windows Media Player or by using the Real Player. The Real Player software is free and can be downloaded here:
Please select here, or select the picture above-right to view our free video for the four basic skills referenced above.
Nostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making designs:
Our Nostalgia Corner project for this newsletter is our favorite chandelier earrings. The Chain, Jewelry Wire, and Gemstones Earrings shown at right are our favorite earring design. Making these earrings requires using one of our round patterns jigs -- either the WigJig Centaur, Cyclops or Electra. If you like these earrings as much as we do, they make a great Christmas present for anyone who wears chandelier earrings.
Please select here or select the picture at right to view our instructions on how to make the Chain, Jewelry Wire & Gemstone Earrings using our WigJig jewelry tools.
The following sunset pictures were takes on November 9, 2011. The times of each picture are shown below in CST. The total duration shown in these pictures was 12 minutes.
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Last modified: 11/29/2011