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2008 Mar 04

SpokesDog Boomer for Beads, Jewelry Tools and Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig Web SiteWigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter for March 4, 2008

WigJig News -- 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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8mm Man Made Aquamarine GemstoneBirthstone for March:  The birthstone for March is the aquamarine.   We sell both man-made aquamarine and aquamarine colored cubic zirconia (CZ) in our Internet store.  Man-made aquamarine are identical in chemical composition to natural or mined aquamarine, but without the inclusions and other flaws.  Aquamarine colored CZs have one advantage over natural or man-made Aquamarine and that advantage is hardness.  CZs are significantly harder than aquamarine and are therefore a much better choice for rings.  This month we have our 6mm man-made, round aquamarine gemstones on sale for 20% off.  Please select here for more information on aquamarine. 

Three Artistic Wire Rings Made by Sanja KlajicGuest Jewelry Making Contributor:  

Our guest contributor for this newsletter is Sanja Kljajic of Sibenik, Croatia.  This is Sanja's third time for providing designs for our newsletter.  Sanja recently ordered the Twist 'n' Curl tool from us along with some colored Artistic Wire.  In a very short time, she has made some very unique and attractive designs that combine wire beads and wire coils made on the Twist 'n' Curl with other jewelry items.  We couldn't show all of the wonderful designs that Sanja provided in our newsletter so we created a new web page just to show the designs.  Please select here, or select the picture of the rings to visit all of our pictures of jewelry made by Sanja.  If you would like to e-mail Sanja, her e-mail issanja.kljajic@si.hnet.hr

Money Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectSelling Jewelry That You Made Using Our Designs:  

Many people ask us whether they can sell jewelry they make using our copyrighted designs.  The short answer is yes.  We do authorize people to sell jewelry made using our copyrighted designs.  Our requirement is that this authorization extends to jewelry made by individuals and not by mass production or via a large team of people.  If you sell jewelry made from our designs on the Internet we would appreciate it if you indicated that the jewelry was made with the authorization of www.wigjig.com and included a link to our web site.

 Here is what we do not authorize.  We do not authorize people to take our copyrighted designs, add components to the design and then copyright the modified design.  We believe that copyrighting jewelry that contains one of our copyrighted designs would be violating our copyright. 

Finally, for people selling jewelry, we have updated our web page with suggestions on how to sell hand made jewelry.  You can view this updated web page on jewelry as a business here.  If anyone would like to provide us feedback on this or any other web page, we are happy to accept feedback.  Just send us an e-mail.

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 March 30th 2008 or until we run out of that item. 


6mm Round Aquamarine Gemstone

6mm Round, Man-made Aquamarine Gemstones 
Sale Priced $6.39 per package of 2 gemstones


 6 mm 1/2 Drilled Swarovski Pearl Beads 

6mm Swarovski, Round Pearl Beads
Sale Priced $1.35 per package of 2 beads


6mm Bicone, Swarovski Garnet Beads

6mm Swarovski Bicone Garnet Beads
Sale Priced $2.39 per package of 12 beads
 

Sterling Silver Post Style Ear Wires for 1/2 Drilled Beads

Sterling Silver Post Style Ear Wires for 1/2 Drilled Beads
Sale Priced $1.11 per package of 1 pair
 


Argentium Sterling Silver Head Pin Jewelry Making Finding

Argentium Sterling Silver Head Pin 2" 
Sale Priced $1.91 per package of 10 Head Pins
Argentium Sterling Silver has anti-tarnish properties and can be cleaned with just soap and water.
 

18 Gauge Natural Silver Artistic Wire Brand Jewelry Wire

18G Natural Silver Artistic Wire
$3.20 for a 12' Spool
(This wire has an anti-tarnish, enamel coating.)


Free Instructions for 30 Degree Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making Project Free Jewelry Making Design:

30 Degree 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 30 Degree Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings shown left and right.  These earrings are called 30 Degree Spiral earrings because they are made on the 30 degree radials on one of our jewelry making jigs with a round peg pattern.  The earrings shown here were made on our WigJig Centaur, but could have been made on our WigJig Cyclops and would look the same.  We used our WigJig Spiral Maker with our jig to make the spiral in the earrings. 

This is an advanced beginners jewelry making project.  20 inches of 18 gauge soft wire, 2 inches of 20 gauge wire, two commercial ear wires, 6 head pins and your combination of beads are required to make these earrings.  The beads we selected were 6mm round Swarovski glass crystal beads along with clear S/L 2x4mm bugle beads. 

To view our free instructions for how to make these 30 Degree Spiral Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings select here, or select either 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 Jewelry Wire Wrapped Pendant Jewelry Making ProjectJewelry Making Technique:

Jewelry Wire Wrapped Pendant Jewelry Making TechniqueThis week's jewelry making technique is a discussion on how to make the wire wrapped pendant shown right and left.  The picture on the right is the front of the pendant, and the picture on the left is the back, or the portion worn next to the wearer's body.  This technique uses 20 or 22 gauge soft wire.  The pendant is begun by making a spiral using our WigJig Spiral Maker and can be made with any of our WigJig tools and the associated Spiral Maker.  The approach we use will work with a stone or other object in almost any irregular or regular shape.  Please select the pictures left or right, or select here to view our free instructions for making this wire wrapped pendant.   As with any new jewelry making skill, we do suggest that you practice this technique with inexpensive practice wire

 

 

 

 

Nostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making projects:Free Instructions for Spiral Link Jewelry Wire and Beads Bracelet Jewelry Making Project

Sterling Silver Simple Jewelry Wire & Beads Ring Jewelry Making DesignThis week's featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for our Spiral Link Wire & Beads Bracelet.  We received a lot of questions about the Spiral Link at the Tucson Gem and Jewelry Show, so this seems like a good time to bring back that design for a second look. 

Please select here, or select either picture to view our free instructions for making our Spiral Link Jewelry Wire & Beads Bracelet and Earrings Project made on our WigJig jewelry tools.

 

 

 

 

We are continuing to improve our newsletter, so please feel free to provide feedback at info@wigjig.com

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