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2008 Feb 03

SpokesDog Boomer for Beads, Jewelry Tools and Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig Web SiteWigJig 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 at right, you will be able to view Boomer at work. 

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Shows for 2008:  We don't participate in a lot of shows because we don't have the time to run our WigJig business plus do a lot of travel.  We will be participating in two shows in 2008.  They are the International Gem and Jewelry Show in Tucson February 6-10 and the Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee June 5-8.  Please note that we won't have a WigJig booth.  We will be demonstrating our WigJig Tools at the Soft Flex Booth.  If you will be attending either show, please stop by the Soft Flex Booth and say hello.

8mm Man Made Amethyst GemstoneBirthstone for February:  The birthstone for February is the amethyst.  Last year, we were only selling Garnet colored CZs.  This year, we have added both man-made amethyst and soon we will also have 6mm natural, or mined amethyst in our Internet store.   Please select here for more information on amethyst.

Real 1/2 Drilled Freshwater Pearl BeadsNew Jewelry Making Supplies:  

Since our last newsletter we have added three new 1/2 drilledBail Setting for 1/2 Drilled Freshwater Pearl Beadsfreshwater pearls.  These are cultured freshwater pearls in grade AA and AAA and in sizes 6mm and 8mm.  The only color we have these real freshwater pearls in is the basic white color shown at right.  Please select here or select the picture at right to view our selection of these real freshwater pearls.  We also suggest that you consider our sterling silver or gold filled setting for 8mm 1/2 drilled pearl beads.  These settings, like the one shown above-left can be used to make a very professional looking pearl necklace.  Our free instructions for making that necklace can be found here.

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 February 20th 2008 or until we run out of that item. 

6mm Swarovski Amethyst Crystal Bicone Beads

6mm Swarovski, Round, Amethyst Crystal Beads 
Sale Priced $3.83 per package of 12 beads

 6 mm Swarovski Crystal AB Round Beads 

6mm Swarovski, Round Crystal AB Beads
Sale Priced $3.75 per package of 12 beads

4mm Round, Swarovski Sapphire Beads

4mm Swarovski Round Sapphire Beads
Sale Priced $2.55 per package of 12.

Gold-Filled Shephard's Hook Style Ear Wires

Gold-filled Shepherd's Hook Style Ear Wires
Sale Priced $5.75 per package of 5 pair

Gold-Filled Bead Cap for 1/2 Drilled 8mm Pearl Beads

Gold-filled Bead Cap for 8mm 1/2 Drilled Pearl Beads 
Sale Priced $3.83 per package of 2 Bead Caps

26 Gauge Natural Silver Artistic Wire

26G Natural Silver Artistic Wire
$3.20 for a 45' Spool
(This wire has an anti-tarnish, enamel coating.)

Free Instructions for Flemish Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings and  Bracelet Jewelry Making Project Free Jewelry Making Design:

Alt. Design for Flemish Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectWith every newsletter we provide a new jewelry design from WigJig University to spur the creative juices.  The new design for this newsletter is the design for the Flemish Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings and Bracelet shown at right and below.  This is a beginner's jewelry making project and involves making wire components on our WigJig tools using a combination of regular metal pegs and Super Pegs. 

For this project, we made three Flemish Spiral wire components using patterns on our WigJig Delphi or Centaur.  You could also make these components on our WigJig Olympus or Olympus Lite.  We also made many figure 8 connectors to connect the wire components and for the bracelet we made a hook clasp.  The beads used in the earrings shown are a combination of 4mm glass crystal beads with 6mm glass crystal beads. 

 Flemish Spiral Jewelry Wire Bracelet Jewelry Making Design

To view our free instructions for how to make these Flemish Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings and Bracelet made on our WigJig jewelry tools please  select here, or select any picture above.

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. 

Free Instructions in Beginner's Jewelry Wire Clasp Jewelry Making ProjectCurrent Jewelry Making Technique:

This week's jewelry making technique is a discussion on how to make the advanced beginner's clasp used in our Flemish Spiral Bracelet shown above.  You can view this clasp at right.  Making this clasp is an advanced beginner's jewelry making project because it involves wrapping wire around itself.  For those readers who like to make their own findings, this is an excellent project.  Please select the picture above-right, or select here to view our free instructions for making this beginner's clasp using our WigJig jewelry tools.  

Free Instructions forSimple Jewelry Wire and Beads Ring Jewelry Making ProjectNostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making designs:

Sterling Silver Simple Jewelry Wire & Beads Ring Jewelry Making DesignThis week's featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for our Simple Jewelry Wire and Beads Ring shown left and right.   These rings are an advanced beginners jewelry making project.  To make one of these rings you will need one of our WigJig jewelry making tools, a ring mandrel, a nylon hammer, and the standard jewelry pliers and cutter.   One aspect of this ring design that we failed to mention when we first published this design is that it can be made into a very nice toe ring when you finish the ring without the bead. 

Please select here, or select either picture to view our free instructions for making our Simple Ring Jewelry Wire & Beads Ring Project using our WigJig jewelry tools.


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