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2004 Dec 12

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter for Dec. 12, 2004:

Starting on Monday, December 13th and continuing through New Years Day, we will begin sending as many orders as possible via UPS Ground shipping.  This allows us to have a tracking number on our orders during the Christmas rush period.  We make this change so that we can ensure delivery of our orders during that time when the US Post Office is busiest.  For most customers this will not result in any slow down in delivery of your order.  For customers in the West, unfortunately, UPS Ground is slightly slower than Priority Mail so these customers may experience slightly longer times for delivery. 

During the Christmas period, many people are shopping for presents, which must arrive before Christmas Day.  Should you find that shipping your order by UPS Ground will not get your order to you in time, we can expedite the shipping.  If you need expedited shipping, please e-mail us after you complete your order.  We can upgrade to UPS Three Day shipping service for an additional $7 in shipping.  We can upgrade to UPS Two Day service for an additional $9 in shipping.  Finally, we can upgrade to overnight shipping for an additional $11 in shipping.  As always, we ship orders on the business day after the business day that we receive the order. 

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 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.  This sale will be effective through December 25, 2004 or until we run out of that item.  

Free 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 design for the 4 Dangle Earrings shown at right.  These were made on our new WigJig Centaur jewelry tool, but we also provide patterns for making these earrings on any clear WigJig jewelry making jig.  The combination of the Swarovski Crystal beads with the silver lined bugle beads in the bead dangles seems to be very popular.  This is an advanced beginner's jewelry making project. Select here to view our instructions for making these 4 Dangle Earrings with Beads.

Four Dangle Earrings made out of jewelry wire shaped using WigJig jewelry tools Four Dangles Earring made using WigJig jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire
4 Dangle Earrings with Beads

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:

This weeks jewelry technique is a discussion of some common mistakes and what can be done to avoid them.  We show pictures of common mistakes like using the sharp end of cut wire, or not closing a loop completely as shown at right.  For both of the example pictures shown at right, the proper loop should appear as shown below.  Included in this discussion are problems like the wire component springing apart when removed from the jig and other common problems.  To view our pages of discussion on common mistakes select either picture or the text at right. 

Tips for making a loop in jewelry wire using common jewelry tools

Tips on avoiding mistakes when making jewelry wire using common jewelry tools
Sharp End
Tips on avoiding mistakes when making jewelry with jewelry wire using common jewelry tools by leaving an open loop

Open Loop


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