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2006 Jul 16

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making News -- AKA Boomer Sez:

Classes in How to Make Jewelry Using our WigJig Jewelry Tools:  

From August 10 to 13th, Gary Helwig, inventor of the WigJig family of jewelry tools, will be in Sonoma, CA holding classes at the Soft Flex/Bead Unique Glass Art & Bead Festival.  Gary will be giving two beginners classes, two classes on the Deluxe Duplex Bracelet shown below and two chandelier earring classes.  You can view information on these classes and/or sign up for these classes by following the links below.  The cost for the classes will be $40 plus $5 for class supplies.  Gary will not be doing demonstrations at the bead show, although Soft Flex Square Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectSimple Earrings Jewelry Making Projectwill be selling our WigJig tools at this show. 

Beginner's Class Thursday, August 10th 8:00 AM to 12 noon.

Beginner's Class Saturday, August 12th 8:00 AM to 12 noon.


Deluxe Duplex Bracelet Jewelry Making Project

Deluxe Duplex Bracelet Class Friday August 11th, 6:00PM to 9:00 PMFalling Raindrop Earrings Jewelry Making Project with Pearl Beads

Two Tier Cobalt Chandelier Earrings Jewelry Making Project Deluxe Duplex Bracelet Class Sunday, August 13th, 8:00AM to 12 noon


Two Tier Chandelier Earrings & Raindrop Earrings Class Friday August 11th 8:00AM to 12 noon

Two Tier Chandelier Earrings & Raindrop Earrings Class Saturday, August 12th 5:00PM to 9:00 PM. 

Signing up for these classes in advance will be required as classes which don't meet the minimum student levels may be cancelled by Bead Unique University.  

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 July 28th, 2006 or until we run out of that item. 

Free Jewelry Making Design:

Jessica's Earrings with Tanzanite Beads Jewelry Making ProjectWith 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 "Jessica's Earrings" shown at right.  If one hoop is good and two hoops is better -- what about three hoops?  These hoop earrings are the current rage.  You see similar earrings every where including magazines and on television.  These earrings have a lot of motion when you wear them as each circle of wire moves independently.  Couple this motion with the flash of light off the crystal bead in the center and these earrings really get noticed.  Jessica's Earrings can be made on any of our WigJig tools but do require our 2", 1.5" and 1" Larger Round Super Pegs for the jig you use.  This project is suitable for advanced beginners and intermediate wire workers.  It uses 16 gauge, 22 gauge and 24 or 26 gauge wire along with two head pins and a pair of ear wire findings.  We hope you like these earrings -- Jessica did. 

To view our instructions for how to make this jewelry item please select here or select the picture above-right.

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. 

CUrrent Jewelry Making Technique:Round Bezel Earrings Jewelry Making Technique

This weeks jewelry making technique is a discussion of two new ten minute jewelry making projects Castlite Gemstone Earrings Jewelry Making Techniqueusing our new findings and some man made gemstones or CZs.  The necklace shown at right is made with our round bezel setting and accommodates an 8mm (about 2carat) gemstone.  The earrings shown at left are a variety called Castelite by the manufacturer of the ear wire findings.  These earrings probably aren't the best choice for your first jewelry project, but are quite suitable for advanced beginners who are comfortable using pliers and manipulating metal and wire.  Please select either picture to visit the instructions for that jewelry making project or select here.  

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

Money Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectThis weeks featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for our Money Earrings shown at left.  This is one of our most popular earring designs because it is simple, and unique.  The shape of the earrings reminds us of a dollar sign, hence the name Money Earrings.  These earrings are made using two Super Pegs the same size (either 3/8" or 1/2" size) and can be made on any of our clear WigJig Jewelry Making Tools.  The wire used to make these earrings is 20 gauge soft wire for the basic body of the earrings and 24 or 22 gauge wire for the wrap around the center of the earring that holds the beads in place.  From our discussions with people who sell jewelry, we believe that these earrings are appropriately named as the feedback indicates that this style of earring sells well. 

Please select here, or select the picture above left to view our instructions for making the Money Earrings.

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