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2004 Aug 22

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter for 8/22/2004

We have many vendors who sell our WigJig products and we are limited in how we can help provide exposure for these vendors.  Beginning immediately, any vendor who would like to showcase their wire working classes or projects can submit to us a design for publishing in this newsletter.  We will include full contact information for the vendor, including telephone, e-mail, web site, etc.  Please provide information that we can publish on the Internet similar to our "FREE JEWELRY DESIGN" shown below.  We request that the designs you submit use our WigJig tools.  We do not require that you prepare this information in web format.


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.  Select the picture itself to view that specific item in our Internet store.  Quantities are limited for these items so please shop early.  This sale will be effective through September 3, 2004. 



With every newsletter we provide a free jewelry design from WigJig University to spur the creative juices.  This newsletter's free design is the design for the Shovel Chandelier Earrings shown at right.  These earrings are a beginner's project using 20 G wire, commercial ear wire findings, head-pins, and 6mm beads.  Instructions for this jewelry making project can be viewed by selecting either the pictures or the title at right.  These earrings are a modification to one of our earlier designs for chandelier earrings.  The chain in our earlier design is replaced by a wire component shaped on one of our WigJig tools.  Based upon the preliminary feedback that we have received, this should be a very popular earring design. 

Shovel Chandelier Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project in AmethystShovel Chandelier Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project in Lite Amethyst
Modified Chandelier Earrings made using WigJig jewelry tools

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.  You will need to scroll down to view the techniques section in each prior newsletter.

Jewelry Making Technique:

This weeks jewelry technique is on what tools are recommended for a serious wire worker.  For beginners, we generally recommend inexpensive tools.  The cost of starting this hobby can be expensive, and inexpensive tools will work well to get you started.  For those who are committed to making jewelry with wire and beads, the question about which tools to use is somewhat different.  Many of the tools that we recommend are optional for beginners, but are mandatory for someone who is selling jewelry.  The bottom line when you are selling jewelry is you need tools that will allow you to work both consistently and quickly.  There are ten jewelry tools that we feel are mandatory for the serious Jeweler's Toolbox.  These tools are:

  1. Round Nose Pliers

  2. Bent Chain Nose Pliers (two pair)

  3. Flush Cutter

  4. Nylon Jaw Pliers

  5. Step Jaw Pliers

  6. Bent Closing Pliers

  7. WigJig

  8. Chasing Hammer

  9. Anvil

  10. Ruler

Visit here to see the list of jewelry tools that we recommend and why.

Fine Step Jaw Pliers
Fine Step Jaw Pliers Jewelry Tool

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