WigJig 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.
New 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 itisn'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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.