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2004 Mar 14

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter for 3/14/2004

New Jewelry Making Supplies:

We have added a new item to our Internet store.  It is the 3M Anti-Tarnish Strips.  Place one of these 1"x1" strips in a jewelry box and it will minimize the tarnish for the jewelry in the box.  These strips capture the sulfur and other chemicals in the air before they can react with the silver in your jewelry to cause tarnish.  These strips work great with our clear top jewelry boxes to allow you to view your jewelry while still protecting it from tarnish.  There are many opinions on how to remove tarnish from sterling silver jewelry and there is probably some merit in most of them.  The bottom line is that you can use these anti-tarnish strips to avoid tarnish in the first place. 

Anti-tarnish strips and other jewelry supplies.



We update the jewelry supplies 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 through March 26, 2004. 


New Store:
We now have an alphabetical index of our jewelry supplies.  This provides another way to shop in our Internet store.  You can view this Index here.     If you have problems placing an order, please call us at 800-579-WIRE or send us an e-mail  at with your telephone number and we will be happy to call you to take your order.  


With every newsletter we provide a free jewelry making design from WigJig University to spur the creative juices.  This newsletter's free designs are the designs for the two Mini Chandelier beaded earrings shown at right.  These earrings are beginner's jewelry making projects that can be made on any WigJig using 20 gauge jewelry wire, ear wire findings , six 1 1/2" headpins, a variety of beads and about 1 inch of commercial chain.  Instructions for making these earrings can be found by selecting each of the pictures at right.  

Jewwlry making project made with WigJig Jewelry Tools, beads and jewelry supplies.  Jewwlry making project made with WigJig Jewelry Tools, beads and jewelry supplies.
Mini Chandelier Earrings

Past Jewelry Making Techniques:

We maintain a jewelry making 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 in each prior newsletter. 

Jewelry Making Technique:

During the past month, we have had a few customers who liked the jewelry making  patterns that we had for the WigJig Mini-Athena, but could not find it in our store.  We don't make as many Mini-Athena as our other jigs for the simple reason that we can get the same functionality out of the more flexible WigJig Cyclops or Electra jewelry making tools .  The picture near right shows the WigJig Mini-Athena jewelry tool.  The picture far right shows the peg pattern for the WigJig Cyclops jewelry tool that provides the same functionality.  This particular pattern is very popular since is uses a 60 degree angle, the same angle as an equilateral triangle (all three angles in the triangle are 60 degrees and all three sides are the same length.) 

This same peg pattern was used to make the wire components in the "Cleopatra's Choker" necklace shown in Dawn Cusick's book, "Making Bead and Wire Jewelry", and the spiral-diamond wire component show in the necklace at right.

At present, we do have the WigJig Mini-Athena for sale for $7.29.  While not as flexible as the Cyclops or Electra jewelry tools, the Mini-Athena is a good entry level jewelry making jig.

Jewwlry making project made with WigJig Jewelry Tools, beads and jewelry supplies.

Mini-Athena Jewelry Tool

Jewwlry making project made with WigJig Jewelry Tools, beads and jewelry supplies.
   WigJig Cyclops Jewelry Tool


Jewwlry making project made with WigJig Jewelry Tools, beads and jewelry supplies.
Spiral Diamond Necklace
Made on WigJig Cyclops Jewelry Tool

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