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2003 Nov 23

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

for November 23, 2003

New Store:
Please send us an e-mail at if you have any problems with our "New Store".  If you use Earthlink's Opera web browser software you will not be able to check out from our new store.  Please call us at 800-579-WIRE or send us an e-mail with your telephone number and we will be happy to call to take your order.

Jewelry Making Techniques:

Beginning with this newsletter, we will 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.  You will need to scroll down to view the techniques section. 


We update the items we have "On Sale" with every newsletter.  A small sample of the products we currently have for sale at a discount are shown below.  Please click on any of the text below the pictures to view our entire list of sale items.  Quantities are limited for these items so please shop early.  This sale will be effective from November 23rd through December 5th, 2003. 




With every newsletter we provide a free design from WigJig University to spur the creative juices.  This newsletter's free design is the design for the Corkscrew Earrings shown at right. These earrings use a 1/4 inch dowel to make the corkscrew shape.  As you can see above, this dowel is on sale as part of the Metal Dowel Set (Item 0116).  You can view instructions for how to make these earrings here


Corkscrew Earrings made out of jewelry wire.

Corkscrew Earrings


Jewelry Making Tip of the week:

The size of the wire component that you make is decided by several factors.  One of these factors is the jig you use to make the component.  Another factor is whether you position the pegs on the horizontal/vertical axis of the jig or on the diagonal axis.  Any component made on the WigJig Olympus will be 25% larger than the same component made with the same peg pattern on the WigJig Delphi.  Any component made using the diagonal pattern will be 70% as big as the same component made using the horizontal/vertical pattern.  Both jigs are shown at right with the same peg pattern in both the horizontal/vertical orientation and in the diagonal orientation.  The pieces made in the purple wire were made on the Delphi and the pieces made in brass were made on the Olympus-Lite.  The picture below shows these pieces side by side so that you can appreciate the difference in sizes.  Hopefully, this will provide you one more design option.

Ruler jewelry tool.

WigJig Olympus jewelry tool


WigJig Delphi jewelry tool.


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