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2004 Oct 03

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter for 10/03/2004

New Jewelry Making Supply Item:

We now have two options for ear wires in stainless steel for those who are allergic to silver or gold.  You can view these two options below.  The ear post on the left is all stainless steel.  For the ear post on the right, the outside ball of this ear wire is brass, while the post itself is stainless steel.  Select either picture to view that item in our Internet store. 

Stainless Steel Ear Wire Finding         Brass Plated Stainless Steel Ear Wire Finding

New Contact Information:
Our company has moved our offices from Virginia to Texas.  Please note that our 800 telephone number for receiving voice calls remains 800-579-WIRE. 

Jewelry Making Supplies On Sale:

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 October 15, 2004. 

Free Jewelry Making Design:

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 Caged Beads Earrings shown at right.  This design uses a WigJig Spiral Maker Tool to make a spiral with a long central shaft.  8mm beads are threaded onto the central shaft and then the spiral is pulled up and over the beads.  The earrings are finished by connecting to a commercial ear wire finding.  These earrings can be made with any 8mm beads.  They look great with Swarovski Austrian Crystal and they look great with almost any semi-precious gemstone.  You can find instructions for making these earrings here.

Earring Cuffs made on WigJig jewelry tools out of jewelry wire.   Caged Beads Earrings made using WigJig jewelry tools to shape jewelry wire.
Caged Beads Earrings

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 the technique for making a toggle clasp out of jewelry wire.  The clasp shown at right is made of Artistic Wire in the color purple.  This clasp design can be used for necklaces and is one way to use colored wire and have findings that match.  The clasp at right is shown larger than actual size.  The real clasp has a diameter of the circular component of 1/2 inch.  Select either the pictures or the name at right to view our step-by-step instructions.

Toggle Clasp Finding
Toggle Clasp Finding

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