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2005 Dec 31

WigJig Jewelry Tools Presents our Jewelry Making Newsletter:

Our plans for shows for 2006 have changed.  We now plan on attending the Tucson Best Bead Show January 31 through February 4th.  This show will be at the Kino Community Center.  We will be demonstrating our WigJig tools in the Soft Flex Booth at the back of the auditorium.  Remember look for Soft Flex we won't have our WigJig name on the booth. 

We want people to use our designs and everyone is authorized to sell our designs for jewelry that they make.  With that said, we would like to do something to help people who are making and selling jewelry.  Our experience has been that it isn't always obvious which designs will sell best.  We don't try to sell our jewelry, but we do go to shows and display our jewelry.  At these shows we occasionally get customers who want to purchase our jewelry.  To our surprise, we get more offers for our "Money" Earrings than almost any other design. 

We understand that many of the subscribers to our newsletter are selling jewelry made using designs derived from the projects shown in our WigJig web site.   We would like to build a new web page showing our jewelry designs that sell well based upon inputs from our newsletter subscribers.  If you are selling jewelry, please send us an e-mail and tell us which of our designs sell well for you.  We will share this information on the Internet and believe that it will help everyone to be able to improve their jewelry sales. 

Vanessa Gilkes Jewelry Making ProjectThis week we have two guest contributors.  The design on the left was contributed by Suzan Suzan Gran Jewelry Making ProjectGran of Connecticut.  Suzan calls this design "My LIttle Teapots".  Suzan reports that she  has already sold a pair of her Little Teapots.

On the right, the picture of the wire doll in the frame was contributed by Vanessa Gilkes of Pennsylvania.  Vanessa says she made this doll using our WigJig Olympus.  Vanessa plans on selling copies of this doll, but she hasn't found the right market yet. 

Our thanks go to Suzan and Vanessa for sharing these designs with us.  If you have questions Suzan can be reached at and Vanessa can be reached at


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 January 13th, 2005 or until we run out of that item. 

Free Jewelry Making Design:

Falling Raindrop Earrings Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of beads and jewelry wire.Falling Raindrop Earrings Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of jewelry supplies.Falling Raindrop Earrings Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of beads and jewelry wire.Falling Raindrop Earrings Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of jewelry supplies.With every newsletter we provide a new jewelry design fromWigJig University to spur the creative juices.  The new design for this newsletter is the design for the Falling Raindrop Earrings shown here.  If these earrings were to be made without the chain shown, connecting the raindrop component directly to your ear wire, they would be just Raindrop Earrings.  With the chain they are Falling Raindrops. 

These earring were made using any of our WigJig tools, one metal peg and a single 7/16" Super Peg. The earrings on the right were made with 20 gauge 1/2 hard wire.  The earrings on the left were made with 18 gauge 1/2 hard wire.  All four earrings shown were made with an 8mm round bead in the center with a size 11 seed bead on either side.  

To view our instructions for how to make this jewelry item please select here or select any earring picture above.  We hope you like this project.  

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:

Head Pin Jewelry Making Finding made on WigJig jewelry tools out of beads and jewelry wire.Paper Clip Earrings Jewelry Making Project made on WigJig jewelry tools out of beads and jewelry wire.This weeks jewelry making technique is a new page of instructions on how to make ear wire findings.  We frequently get requests for instructions on how to make ear wires and we have several designs for ear wires on our web site.  We have assembled a new web page with links to all of our instructions for making ear wires.  You can view this new web page here.  Most of the designs shown on this web page will be instructions from the free portion of our web site.  A few designs are from our online books. 

To view our instructions on how to make ear wire jewelry findings please select here or any of the pictures above. 



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

Silvered Rainbow Necklace Jewelry Making Project made using common jewelry tools out of beads and jewelry wire.Sivered Rainbow Necklace Jewelry Making DesignWe are adding a new feature to our newsletter.  We call it Nostalgia Corner because we are revisiting past designs.  This weeks featured design in our Nostalgia Corner is the Silvered Rainbow Necklace.  The links in this necklace are made of 21 gauge square sterling silver wire that has been doubled and twisted together.  The beads shown are our Bead Slices.  Most of our Bead Slices are hand blown glass beads made by David Christensen.  You can view our selection of Bead Slices here.  You can view our Silvered Rainbow Necklace by selecting either picture.  

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