WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter:
This past week, Gary Helwig was in Sonoma, California teaching classes. For that reason, we are later than usual in getting our newsletter out.
In our last newsletter we had a jewelry design by a guest contributor, Gwenda Rabelink of The Netherlands. Unfortunately, we had a typo in her e-mail address. If you wish to contact her she can be reached email@example.com. Please forgive our typo. If you sent Gwenda an e-mail and did not receive a response, the error was ours, not hers.
Let's talk about classes. Ruth Blau of Alexandria, Virginia was kind enough to point us to the Rockville Arts Place. They have a gallery that is suitable for classes of up to 40 people at a price that we can afford. We have reserved the gallery for a class on Saturday, October 15th. The class will run between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM with a break for lunch. The cost for this class will be $90. This price will include wire and class notes. Students will be responsible for providing their own tools. Now for the important stuff. The morning session will be beginning wire working techniques including the information provided in our Beginner's Instructions pages. We will teach the WigJig way of making things with wire. In the afternoon we will teach the three earrings shown below. The goal is that this will be a beginners session focused on people who have tried to get started but haven't been successful learning from our web pages alone.
For those who are interested, we will need a credit card to charge the $90 course fee in advance. Of this fee $45 will be refundable to your credit card if you can not make the class. Please send us an e-mail if you would like to register for this class. Based upon your e-mail we will contact you to arrange payment. Please include your telephone number and suggested times to call in your e-mail.
Finally, we have added to the instructions in the Adobe Acrobat .pdf file format on our web site. These instructions are available for jewelry stores and instructors to use as class notes and may be re-printed for teaching students. Many of our customers also prefer this style of instructions over our normal web format. You can view these jewelry making instructions in .pdf format here. Please note that the designs aren't new, only the presentation of the designs.
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 September 16, 2005 or until we run out of that item.