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2007 Dec 04

SpokesDog Boomer for Beads, Jewelry Tools and Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig Web SiteWigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter -- AKA Boomer Sez:

Our Spokesdog:  If an insurance company can have a gecko, we have decided that we can have a spokesdog.  Boomer, shown at right, is our spokesdog.  If you select Boomer's picture at right, you will be able to view Boomer at work. 

How to Unsubscribe:  If you signed up for our newsletter and then decided you don't want to receive it any more, the proper way to unsubscribe is to select the "Unsubscribe" link at the bottom of every newsletter e-mail or to follow our sign up link above.  On that sign up page we also provide a way for people to unsubscribe. 

Shipping for Christmas:  For orders to arrive by Christmas, they must be placed prior to Dec. 19th at 7:00 PM Eastern Time and may require upgraded shipping to arrive by Christmas.  If you want us to upgrade shipping on an order so that it will arrive by Christmas, please send us an e-mail after you have placed your order providing us the order number and asking us to upgrade the shipping.  Orders placed prior to 7:00 PM Eastern Time on Dec. 20th will be shipped Dec. 21st, but will not arrive in time for Christmas.  Orders placed after 7:00PM Eastern Time on Dec. 20th will not be shipped until Dec. 26 or 27th

8mm Blue Zircon GemstoneBirthstone for December:  The birthstone for December is the Zircon.  The natural color for zircons is colorless, brown or yellow-golden.  Blue zircon's are essentially unheard of in nature, but can be made by heating naturally occurring colorless or brown zircons.  In our WigJig store, we sell man-made blue zircon gemstones, made of the same zirconium silicate material.  Zircons have a Mohs hardness scale hardness of 7.5 which makes them as hard as most silicate dust and for that reason may not be a good choice for a ring that would be worn every day. 

Also, we now have three jewelry making kits that contain our man-made blue zircons and are excellent gift ideas for someone born in December.  You can view these new kits below.  All three kits are suitable for beginners.  Please select any picture below to view that kit in our Internet store including links to our free instructions for assembling that kit.  You can visit WigJig Video University, described below to view a free video on how to make this "Bling" jewelry. 

Andrea Valerie Ngo Earrings made with jewelry wire and beads.Guest Jewelry Making Contributor:

We have a new vendor team in the Philippines who are selling our WigJig tools.  The team is made up of Lynette de Ocampo and Andrea Valerie Ngo.  Lynette can be reached via e-mail atlyn1977@yahoo.com and Andrea can be reached via e-mail atavn1984@gmail.com.  Andrea was kind enough to send us a couple of pictures of her jewelry made on our WigJig tools.  You can see these pictures at right and below.  Boomer sez thank you to both Andrea and Lyn.

Christmas Display made out of jewelry wire shaped on WigJig jewelry tools.

New Jewelry Making Products:  

Since our last newsletter we have added two new styles of round gemstones.  We added man-made pink sapphire beads in 4, 6 and 8mm sizes and we added red/purple man made Alexandrite beads in 6 and 8mm sizes.  Please select either picture below to view those gemstones in our Internet store. 

Pink Sapphire Jewelry Making Gemstone Alexandrite Jewelry Making Gemstone
Pink Sapphire Red/Purple Alexandrite

New to WigJig:  We now have a template for our WigJig Centaur Jewelry Tool.  Please be certain that when you print the template using Adobe Acrobat software that you turn "Page Scaling" to off.  Select here to visit a web page that has links to the templates for all of our jigs and describes how to print these templates.

More on WigJig Video University on Making Jewelry:  

First, you can also visit WigJig Video University here.  Second, we have added a new series of videos.  Included in this online training WigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and Beadsare a series of seven videos that teach the following:

  1. Making a "P" and eye loop;
  2. Making a bead dangle with an open loop;
  3. Making a bead dangle with a wrapped loop;
  4. Making a figure 8 connector and a modified figure 8 connector;
  5. Making a jump ring;
  6. Making a wrapped link chain; and
  7. Making a shepherd's hook style ear wire. 

You can view the first 6 video topics below and the shepherd's hook ear wire project above-right.  Please select any of these pictures.

WigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and BeadsWigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and Beads WigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and Beads Video Instructions for making a Wrapped Loop in jewelry wire using common jewelry tools WigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and BeadsWigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and Beads WigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and Beads WigJig Video University Video on Making Jewelry Findings out of Wire and Beads

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 links 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 20th 2007 or until we run out of that item. Because this is the gift giving season, we are placing all of our jewelry making kits on sale at a 10% discount until Dec. 19th.  Items purchased after Dec. 19th will not arrive by Christmas. 


6mm Snap Fit Bling Earrings Jewelry Making Kit 8mm Snap Fit Earrings Jewelry Making Kit10 mm Snap Fit Earrings Jewelry Making Kit

Gold Filled and Sterling Silver Post Earrings in 3/4 carat, 2 carat and 4 carat (each) sizes 
Sale Priced from $8.09 to $12.39
View our video instructions here.


Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Kit  10 mm Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Kit  Sterling Silver Low Wall Bezel Earrings Jewelyr Making Kit

Gold Filled and Sterling Silver Round Bezel Earrings 2 carat and 4 carat sizes
Sale Priced $12.59 to $14.39
View our video instructions here.


WigJig Jewelry Making Tool Kit
WigJig Hand Tool Kit
Sale Priced $27.96.  Includes flush cutter, round nose pliers, bent chain nose pliers, and chain nose pliers.
 

Jewelry Making KitJuly Earrings Jewelry Making Kit

Sterling Silver Lever Back Earrings with 8mm Gemstones
Sale Priced $14.39 to $20.69 each.
Available in Aquamarine, Ruby, Sapphire, Amethyst, Blue Zircon, Emerald Quartz, Pink CZ, and Blue Topaz CZ
View our video instructions here.


Leatherette Box for Gemstone Earrings

Leatherette Earrings Box 
$1.59 Each (Earrings Not Included)
 

WigJig Internet Starter Kit

WigJig Internet Starter Kit for making jewelry with wire and beads
$55.95
Designed for beginners, includes tools, beads and silver-plated wire to make four pair of earrings.  Instructions provided via the Internet (no book). 

Sword Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectFree 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 the design for the Sword Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings shown at right.  We named them Sword earrings because of the resemblance to the shape of the Roman Gladius sword. 

This is a beginner's jewelry making project and can be made on any of our WigJig tools.  For the earrings shown at right, we used 6mm and 8mm cloisonné beads separated by 2mm gold filled beads.  These earrings are rather easy to make and are a good way to display interesting beads. 

To view our instructions for how to make these Sword Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings select here, or select the picture above.

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. 

Spiral Link Earrings Jewelry Making Project with Wire and BeadsJewelry Making Technique:

This week's jewelry making technique is a video on how to use our WigJig Spiral Maker to make spirals out of soft 18 and 20 gauge jewelry wire.  You can view this video on the our web site by selecting here.    

You can also view our text and still picture instructions for making a spiral by selecting the picture of the earrings shown at right.  In our text and still pictures we show a slightly more advanced approach to making a spiral in jewelry wire using one of our WigJig tools and the associated Spiral Maker.  We really believe that the best way to learn a skill like making a spiral is by the combination of both the video and the text and still pictures. 

Nostalgia Corner -- Some of our favorite jewelry making designs:

Wrapped Link Wire and Beads Bracelet Jewelry Making ProjectThis week's featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for our Wrapped Link Jewelry Wire and Beads Bracelet shown at right.  In this project, we make a link using jewelry wire that looks as if it were cast.  This project works best with 22 gauge wire, but will also look good when made with 20 gauge wire.  1/2 hard wire will be best for making the links shown here.  The wrapped links in this bracelet are connected one to another using wrapped bead links.  If you have some nice glass crystal beads and about 45 inches of 22 gauge 1/2 hard wire, you might want to make this bracelet.  This jewelry making project is suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable making wrapped bead links.   

Please select here, or select either picture above to view our instructions for making our Wrapped Link Jewelry Wire & Beads Bracelet Project shown here.

We are continuing to improve our newsletter, so please feel free to provide feedback at info@wigjig.com

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