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2004 Sep 19

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter for 9/19/2004

New Jewelry Supply Item:

We now have several colors of 6mm Pony Beads.  These are cylindrical, colored glass beads 6mm in diameter and 4mm long.  These Pony Beads have a 2mm hole so they are great for use with leather, Pleather, satin cord, hemp or other larger stringing materials.  They come in a variety of colors.  You can view our selection of Pony Beads here.  In our next newsletter we anticipate having 9mm Pony Beads also.

Pony Beads Pony Beads Pony Beads Glass Beads Glass Beads Glass Beads

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 1, 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 Diogenes Earrings shown at right.  This design was published in the Bead Unique Magazine Issue #2, Fall 2004.  Diogenes was the Greek philosopher who wandered the streets of Athens with a lantern looking or an honest man.  Because the shape of these earrings remind us of a lantern, we call them Diogenes Earrings.  These earrings were made with a tourmaline briolette bead and with small tourmaline beads sold by Soft Flex.  You can find instructions for making these earrings using our WigJig jewelry tools here.

Diogenes Earrings Jewelry Making Project
Diogenes 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 Remembrance Earrings using Artistic Wire 20 gauge Rose Silver-plate colored wire.  As most of of know, October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  The symbol of breast cancer awareness is a pink ribbon folded in a loop.  The earrings shown at right attempt to repeat the shape of the pink ribbon using pink wire. 

Two different styles for these Remembrance Earrings are shown at right.  Both styles use Artistic Wire to make head pins.  The earrings at far right are made using spirals to act as the head of the head pin.  The earrings at near right use hammered wire to act as the head of the head pin. 

These earrings are made using our WigJig Delphi and a 1/4" Super Peg, although the same pattern could be made on any WigJig with two metal pegs and one 1/4" Super Peg.  Some of the alternative designs use a chasing hammer and anvil.

Select either the pictures or the name at right to view our step-by-step instructions for making Remembrance Earrings using WigJig jewelry tools.

Remembrance Earrings Jewelry Making Project Alternate Design for Remembrance Earrings
Remembrance Earrings

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