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2008 Dec 30

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. 

How to Unsubscribe:  If you signed up for our newsletter and then decided you don't want to receive it any more, the proper way to unsubscribe is to select the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every newsletter e-mail or to follow our sign up link above.  On that sign up page we also provide a way for people to unsubscribe. 

Holiday Greetings:  The time before Christmas was rather hectic for us this year with a combination of family issues and a very busy business.  For that reason, we were not able to post a newsletter prior to Christmas this year.  Our apologies.  We would like to do better.  What we can do is let all of our readers know that we wish you a safe, happy and healthy New Year. 

New Jewelry Making Supplies:

We have three new products since our last newsletter.  They are the three new colors of 22x30mm Pear Pendant CZs shown below.  Please visit our new  below for new instructions on how to make a handmade round, jewelry wire bail finding.  Please select any picture below to view that new item in our Internet store.  Finally, while these are not new products, we have completely restocked our hand tools from Pakistan.  We have our WigJig nylon jaw pliers, our fine step jaw pliers and our bent closing pliers back in stock.  This month, our fine step jaw pliers are on sale, discounted by 20%.  

Lavender Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Garnet Cubic Zirconia Gemstone Olive Cubic Zirconia Gemstone
Item 3445 Item 3446 Item 3447

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 January 31st 2008 or until we run out of that item. 

Swarovski Aqua Bicone 6mm Beads

Swarovski Siam Bicone 6mm Beads

Swarovski 6mm Bicone Beads 
Sale Priced $2.39 per package of 12
One color only per package. 

 WigJig Step Jaw Pliers Jewelry Making Tools

WigJig Round Nose Pliers
Sale Priced $10.36

4mm Bicone Indicolite Swarovski Beads

4mm Bicone Rose Swarovski Beads

4mm Round Rose Swarovski Beads

4mm Swarovski Beads
One color only per package

Gold-Filled Post with Ball Jewelry Making FindingGold Filled Ear Clutch

Gold-FIlled Post with Ball Ear Wire 
and Ear Clutch Finding

Sale Priced $3.83 per 2 pair of Ear Wires 
or $1.11 per pair of ear clutches. 

8mm Gold-Plated Magnetic Clasp Finding

8mm Gold-Plated Magnetic Clasp
Sale Priced $2.79 per clasp

18 Gauge Natural Silver Artistic Wire Brand Jewelry Wire

24G Natural Silver Artistic Wire
$3.92 for a 30' Spool
(This wire has an anti-tarnish, enamel coating.)

Mod Classic Jewelry Wire & Beads Chandelier Earrings -- A Jewelry Making ProjectModified WigJig Classic Jewelry Wire & Beads Chandelier EarringsFree Jewelry Making Design:

With 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 our Modified WigJig Classic Chandelier Earrings shown at right.  We show two of the several different styles for connecting the earring body to the ear wire.  

These earrings are a modification to our Modified WigJig Classic Earrings that we documented about 2 months ago.  The new chandelier earrings use a five loop, bottom wire component to add length and design interest. 

This is an advanced beginner's jewelry making design.  The one complexity in making these earrings is making the wrapped loop link that connects between the main body of the earrings and the bottom wire component.  This wrapped bead link is the same link that is used in making simple bracelets, but you will need to make the connections on either end in a relatively small tight location. 

We hope you like this design.   To view our free instructions for how to make these Modified WigJig Classic Jewelry Wire & Beads Chandelier Earrings using our WigJig jewelry tools please  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. 

Jewelry Making Technique:

How to Make a Handmade Round, Jewelry Wire Bail Finding Jewelry Making SkillRound, Handmade, Jewelry Wire Bail Finding in a NecklaceThis week's jewelry making technique is our new instructions for how to make a handmade, jewelry wire, round bail finding like the one shown at right.  You can view this finding made into a simple necklace at left. 

This project can be made on any WigJig tool with a 3/16" Super Peg.   It is suitable for advanced beginners to making jewelry.  Anyone who is comfortable making wrapped loops will find that they can make attractive and consistent bail findings using our instructions. 

We really like this jewelry making project. It looks especially nice in a necklace with our 22x30mm Pear Pendants like the ones shown above left and right.  You can view those 22x30mm pear pendants in our Internet store here.

Please select here or select either picture above to view our free instructions for making a handmade, round bail finding.

In future newsletters we will provide instructions in how to  use a similar technique to make earrings and how to make a teardrop bail finding.  You can view these future techniques below.

Handmade Round, Jewelry Wire Bail Earrings Handmade Round, Jewelry Wire Bail Garnet Earrings Handmade Round, Jewelry Wire Bail Golden Yellow Earrings Handmade Teardrop Bail Finding

Side View of Paper Clip Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectPaper Clip Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectNostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making designs:

Violet Paper Clip Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Makign ProjectThis week's featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for making our Paper Clip Earrings.  These earrings use either a Spiral Maker plus a regular metal peg, or a 3/4" Super Peg plus one regular metal peg and can be made on any of our WigJig tools as long as you also had the Spiral Maker or the 3/4" Super Peg.  Because these earrings are actually ear wires, we recommend using 20 gauge wire.  These earrings can be made with either soft or 1/2 hard wire, but you will probably find that it is easier to make these earrings consistently using soft wire.  Using a nylon hammer, to hammer the wire into the Spiral Maker or Super Peg after you have bent the wire into the paperclip shape shown here will help to harden the ear wire and make the ear wire more permanent.  These earrings are a project that is suitable for beginners.  They are really rather simple to make.  

 Please select here, or select either picture to view our free instructions for making our Paper Clip Earrings using our WigJig jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire.

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