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2006 Nov 13

Boomer the Beads & Jewelry Making Supplies by WigJig SpokesdogWigJig 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.  Boomer acts as our alarm clock.  Unfortunately, he does not understand the concept of daylight savings time versus standard time, so he is still on daylight savings time and is off by an hour now.  This means that he wakes us up and he also wants to eat both an hour earlier by the current clock. 

New Store:  We have corrected the links to "Zoom Photo" for the products in our new store.  These links should be working now.


Gold Filled Bling Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectNew Jewelry Making Items:

We have some new Bling Earrings kits now in our store.  The earrings shown at right, made with 10mm gemstones are our new kit, part number kit-gblinglwb4.  This kit sells for $15.99 and is made with gold-filled findings and two AAA 10mm, white, cubic zirconia.  The only tool necessary to make these earrings is a bent chain nose plier.  This is a beginner's project that will take about 10 minutes to complete.  Complete instructions for making these earrings can be found here.  If you could find these earrings in a jewelry store or on the Internet, they would easily sell for more than 10 times our price.  This sounds too good to be true, but in this case itLisa Vernon's Haloween Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of jewelry wire.isn't.  We buy the findings and gemstones directly from the manufacturers and so unlike most jewelry items there are no middle men involved.  Since you make these earrings yourself, you get More Bling for Less Cha-Ching™.  Please select here, or the picture above to view this earring kit in our Internet store.  These kits make great Christmas presents. 

Guest Jewelry Making Contributors:

First, our apologies to Hedrian Badalvarda of Iran.  In our last newsletter, we had incorrectly labeled Hedrian as a he.  She isn't.  We hope that she forgives us. 

Second, we have two guest contributors this newsletter.  The first is Lisa Vernon's Halloween necklace shown at left.  Lisa works for Soft Flex Company in Sonoma, CA and has been making jewelry for her friends for years.  Since we missed this Halloween, we will work with Lisa to develop instructions for making this necklace for next Halloween. Ken VanDe Walker's Pearl Beads Earrings Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools.

Finally, we also have a series of pictures of jewelry from Ken VanDe Walker of Olean, New York.  Ken formerly made and held classes in how to make stained glass.  At present, Ken is holding classes in how to make jewelry using our WigJig tools.  You can view more of Ken's jewelry by selecting the picture at right.  You will see that Ken has used square wire (like the earrings here) and twisted square wire to add interest and variety to his jewelry.  Ken can be reached at or via telephone at 716-373-5125.  Ken is working on his own web site, if you send him an e-mail, he can let you know when he has his web site working.  If you live in the Buffalo, New York area, contact Ken if you are interested in classes. 


Jewelry Makign 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 November 26th, 2006 or until we run out of that item. 

6mm Swarovski Capri Blue  Beads

6mm Swarovski Capri Bicone Beads
Package of 12 beads

6mm Bicone SwarovskiTopaz Beads

6mm Bicone Swarovski Topaz Beads 
Package of 12 beads

Size 6 Crystal Seed Beads Silver Lined

Size 6 Crystal Seed Beads Silver Lined
Package of 1/2 hank ~1,000 Beads

10mm Round Gold Filled Snap Fit Pendant Finding
10mm Round Snap Fit Gold Filled 
Pendant Setting
Package of 1 setting
Gemstone Not Included

Gold Filled Post with Ball Earring Jewelry Making Finding

Gold Filled Post with Ball Ear Wire Finding
Package of 2 Pair

20 Gauge Artistic Wire Natural Silver Anti Tarnish Jewelry Wire
20G Natural Silver Anti-Tarnish
Silver Plated wire

18' Spool

Free Jewelry Making Design:

Bling Watch with Beads & Gemstones Jewelry Making Project Bling Watch with Beads & Gemstones 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 Gemstone & Beads Watches with Bling shown here.  The watch bands for these watches are made with two round bezel findings each supporting an 8mm gemstone connected to a strand of beads on either side.  The watch faces shown here have a Japanese quartz movement and actually keep very good time.  In the watch on the left, we used 8mm man made ruby gemstones.  In the watch on the right we used 8mm white AAAAA cubic zirconia gemstones.  The strands of beads on either side of the watch are strung on Soft Touch bead stringing wire.  To view our instructions for how to make this jewelry item please select here or select either picture above.  This is an advanced beginners jewelry making project.  It requires the ability to use crimp beads, and to string beads on bead stringing wire with the ability to make wrapped loops using jewelry wire.   In addition, you will be shown how to set gemstones into simple settings.  

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. Bling Post Earrings Jewelry Making Project

Current Jewelry Making Technique:

Lever Back Bling Earrings with Gemstones Jewelry Making ProjectThis weeks jewelry making technique is a new web page to make it easier to make our Bling Earrings.  Since it is almost Christmas and our Bling jewelry makes great Christmas presents we decided to update our web site so that it would be easy to identify the parts necessary to make the earrings shown here.  Our new web page lists the tools and parts necessary to make these earrings and provides links to instructions on how to make the earrings. 


Since all of these projects are 1. inexpensive -- less than $20, 2. very quick to make -- less than 15 minutes, 3. easy to make evenRound Bezel Earrings with Gemstones Jewelry Making Project Gold Filled Bling Earrings Jewelry Making Projectfor a beginner, and 4. make earrings that would sell for more than 10 times our price for the materials, we believe that all of these earrings will make great Christmas presents.  We suggest that you order early as our anticipation is that we will sell out of the more popular gemstones. We also suggest that  you consider using birthstones for the intended recipient to make the gift even more personal.  You can view a web page listing the birthstones for each month here.  (At this time we do not have a good gemstone for October.  Other than October, we sell a gemstone for the other 11 months.)  Please note that while we try to keep all the components noted on this web page in stock, you may find that some of the products aren't available.  We are restocking these components on a weekly basis and anticipate having more stock available soon.  To visit this new web page select any picture above, or select here.

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

Gold Filled Bling Earrings Jewelry Making ProjectThis weeks featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the design for our Paper Clip Earrings shown at left.  These earrings are both unique and easy to make.  Making these earrings requires our WigJig Spiral Maker and one of our jigs.  This is a quick project and is suitable for beginners.  We have updated the instructions for these earrings to include use of a nylon hammer or rawhide hammer to help shape the wire against the Spiral Maker.  This will help in making these earrings and will harden the earrings so that the shape will be firmer. 

Please select here, or select the picture at left to view our instructions for making the Paper Clip Earrings.

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