Monthly Archives: February 2014

Introducing Gwen Youngblood’s Riveting Essentials by Wubbers

It is our pleasure to share a fabulous tool designed by Gwen Youngblood, a delightful teacher who solved the riveting problems that plague so many artists. Gwen is the inventor of the Riveting Essentials tools – a set of tools

Posted in Free Classes, Gwen Youngblood, Tools

Sensory Overload! That’s the Tuscon Gem and Mineral Show

I have just returned from a most fabulous trip—spending lots of time with the Wubbers Women, seeing STONES and BEADS, teaching a great class of women, seeing old friends, buying STONES and BEADS, sharing lots of great meals with friends,

Posted in Jewelry Tips, Lexi Erickson, Patti's Jewelry Travels, Tools

Jewelry Making Q&A: Ask an Expert

One of the most frequently asked questions I get as a jewelry instructor is “What gauge metal do I use for this piece?”  I made up this chart a few years ago, and though it depends on many other factors

Posted in Jewelry Tips