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2005 Nov 13

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter:

Our shipping policy has remained unchanged for several years.  Unfortunately, our costs to ship our orders have increased by 30% since the beginning of 2005.  For this reason, we have been forced to modify our shipping policy for orders shipped to destinations within the US and US territories.  Effective beginning the 15th of November, 2005, we will waive the shipping costs on orders with $60 or more in merchandise as long as those orders remain over $60.  For orders with less than $60 in merchandise, we will charge $7.95 for shipping. 

We have a few new items in our Internet store.  They include the large hoop earrings with loops in silver-plate and gold-plate and the findings shown at right that allow hanging beads with larger holes as a pendant.  (The hole in the bead must be larger than 1mm.)  Please select any picture below to view that item in our Internet store. 

Silver Hoop with Loops Jewelry Making Finding Gold-Plated Hoop with Loops Jewelry Making Finding

Gold-Plated Beaded Pendant Jewelry Making Finding

Silver Plated Bead Pendant Jewelry Making Finding

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 December 2nd, 2005 or until we run out of that item. 

Beaded Ring Jewelry Making Project Close up made on WigJig jewelry tools using jewelry wire and beads.Free Jewelry Making Design:

With every newsletter we provide a new jewelry making design from WigJig University to spur the creative juices.  The new design for this newsletter is the design for the beaded ring shown at right.  This ring can be made using any of our WigJig Tools and three metal pegs.  You will also need a ring mandrel and a nylon or rawhide mallet or hammer.  The ring uses 18 gauge soft wire, 24 gauge wire and 21 gauge 1/2 round 1/2 hard or 22 or 24 gauge round wire.  The ring can support a 6mm or 8mm bead.   It is shown here with 6mm beads. 

 

Beaded Ring Jewelry Making Project Oblique View made on WigJig jewelry tools using jewelry wire and beads.This is an advanced beginner's jewelry making project.  It isn't appropriate for a beginner, but anyone with about 4 or more months of experience in making jewelry should be able to complete this project. For this project, it is very important to make the ring several times with practice wire to develop your skills before switching to your good wire. 

 

 

Beaded Ring Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of beads and jewelry wire.To view our instructions for how to make this jewelry item please select here or any picture at right.  We hope you like this project.  We have visions of jewelry sets with matching necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring.  
 

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. 

Figure 8 Connector Jewelry Making Finding made out of jewelry wire using common jewelry tools.Current Jewelry Making Technique:

This weeks jewelry making technique is the continuation of the series of new pages on how to make common wire components.  In these new pages we discuss how we make figure 8 connectors and modified figure 8 connectors.    The figure 8 connector is shown at right and is used to connect two wire components without changing the orientation of the components. 

Modified Figure 8 Connector Jewelry Making Finding made out of jewelry wire using common jewelry tools.The modified figure 8 connector is shown at left and is used to connect two wire components and re-orientating those components so that they hang perpendicular to one another.  The modified figure 8 connector is functionally equivalent to using a jump ring to connect two wire components. 

To view our instructions on how to make figure 8 connectors and modified figure 8 connectors, please select here or any of the pictures above. 

We have added a new way to view the jewelry making projects on our web site.  Please select the appropriate text view links to pictures of our designs.  You can visit our Earring DesignsBracelet DesignsNecklace Designs our our Ring & Other Designs.  From our home page, please select "View our Designs Using Wire and Beads" to be able to find links to these pages.  We are still trying to improve our web site to make it easy to use.  
 

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

 All content on this web site including jewelry and wire designs are copyrighted by WigJigWigJig is a registered trademark.  Last modified: 11/13/2005

 

 



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