Yearly Archives: 2013

Jewelry Television – My First Live Show

What a week it has been!  I am nearly ready for my trip to Knoxville, Tennessee to debut my Solder Stations on live television. While I have done a soldering DVD series in the past, there was always the option to

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From Making to Marketing Week 2: Business Plan Challenge

Thank you, everyone for your many comments from last week’s newsletter and blog post.  I’m working my way through the emails and will answer each one of you.   I’d like to bring up a few more questions for you to

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Wubbers University Instructor Spotlight: Jurgen Maerz

I started reading the writings of Jurgen Maerz, the subject of  this week’s Teacher Feature, a number of years ago, so when he contacted me and said he was interested in teaching for Wubbers U, I couldn’t say YES fast

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From Making to Marketing: What Do You Call Yourself?

One of the first things I have discovered in talking with jewelry artists over the past months at the various Holiday Markets is what they call themselves varies.  Some have a hard time calling themselves an artist.  When I asked,

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Patti’s Travels: Hopi Jewelry

Patti Bullard, a lifelong artist, is the owner and creator of Wubbers Pliers and founder of Wubbers University.  When not designing new jewelry making tools, she can be found attending jewelry workshops around the country. Recently I took a once-in-a-lifetime

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Hot Rocks: Turquoise

by Linda McMurray, G.G., A.J.P http://www.bestcutgems.com When I look at a piece of Turquoise, the beautiful blue colors remind me of a mid-summer sky above the ocean and leaves me with a serene feeling inside. It is a fact, that

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The Single Most Effective Way to Turn Craft Show Browsers into Online Sales

Heidy Henke is the owner of Emma Alison Designs Jewelry and is a Marketing and Social Media Specialist for Wubbers University.  She loves ridiculously tiny gemstone beads, helping others maximize their jewelry sales, and learning about the ever-changing world of

Posted in Handmade Business

New Classes Added this Week!

                   If you are new to Wubbers University, it’s easy to become a member with access to hundreds of free jewelry making classes.  Create a free account, and your enrollment key is included in your confirmation email.  Enjoy!

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Hot Rocks: Amber

by Linda McMurray, G.G., A.J.P http://www.bestcutgems.com I was introduced to Amber when I was a small child. My grandmother came back from a visit to Poland wearing some beautiful dark honey colored beads. She told me the lovely beaded necklace

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Wubbers University Instructor Spotlight: Cindy Lopez

I’m proud to introduce my friend and former student, Cindy Lopez. We have shared some great times in the studio, and she is an innovative and excellent designer. Our students have made her classes some of the most popular in

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