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2011 Nov 29

SpokesDog Boomer for Beads, Jewelry Tools and Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig Web Site

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter -- AKA Boomer Sez:

Our Spokesdog: If an insurance company can have a gecko, we have decided that we can have a spokesdog.  Boomer, shown at right, is our spokesdog.  If you select Boomer's picture, you will be able to view Boomer at his work.


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Blue Zirxon Jewelry Making Gemstone AAA GradeBirthstone for December: The birthstone for December is the zircon.   We sell man made blue zircon gemstones.  Please select the picture at right to view these products in our Internet store.   Please select here to view more information on blue zircon gemstones. Blue zircon's are essentially unheard of in nature, but can be made by heating naturally occurring colorless or brown zircons.  Zircons have a Mohs hardness scale hardness of 7.5 which makes them as hard as most silicate dust and for that reason may not be a good choice for a ring that would be worn every day.

Jewelry Making Supplies On Sale:

We update the jewelry supplies that we have "On Sale" with every newsletter.  A small sample of the products we have for sale at discounted prices are shown below.  Please click on any of the links below the pictures to view our entire list of sale items.  Select the picture itself to view that specific item in our Internet Store.  This sale will be effective through December 30, 2011 or until we run out of that item.

WigJig Fine Step Jaw Pliers Jewelry Making Tools
WigJig Chain Nose Pliers
Sale Priced $10.36 Per Pliers.

Leatherette Gift Box for Earrings
Leatherette Gift Box for Earrings
Sale Priced $1.59 per box

2' Thin Head Pin Gold-Filled jewelry making Finding

Gold-Filled Head Pin (Thin) Jewelry Finding
Sale Priced $4.31 per package of 10

6mm Emerald Bicone Swarovski Bead
6mm Emerald Swarovski Bicone Bead
Sale Priced $2.39 per 12 beads


WigJig Crossover Pegs
WigJig Crossover Pegs
Olympus on one side & Delphi on opposite side.
Sale Priced $2.30 for four pegs.

Sterling Silver Ear Post with Loop Jewelry Making Finding

1Sterling Silver Ball with Post & Loop Ear Wire
$3.11 for 1 pair (four total) findings


Alternative Wire Hoops Earrings Jewelry Making Project with Sapphire BeadsWire Hoops Earrings Jewelry Making Project with Crystal AB BeadsFree 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. Eye Loop Jewelry Making Technique'P' Loop Jewelry Making Technique

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. Gemstone, Wire and Chain Earring Jewelry Making Project

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.


Texas Sunsets:

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.




6:40 PM


6:44 PM

6:47 PM


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