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Want a FREE pair of Wubbers Pliers???

Patti and Laura shared their most used and recommended shears in a previous blog post. Wubbers does not manufacture or market shears, nor are we affiliated with any brand of shears, but we definitely use shears. Along with our recommendation

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What Shear Should I Buy?

What shear should I buy? It depends on the job that you want to do.  Wubbers does not manufacture or market shears, nor are we affiliated with any brand of shears, but we definitely use shears.  We (Laura and Patti)

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Buying Sterling Silver Jewelry Wire – by Katie Hacker

Please welcome guest writer, Katie Hacker! Katie Hacker has been wire wrapping for a long time and there is still a whole world of wire to explore. Katie is the content strategist for Halstead and hosts Beads, Baubles & Jewels

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Lexi’s Solder Tips

Anyone who knows me knows that I am passionate about soldering. It’s one of the very basic techniques needed when making jewelry, and one that many people don’t understand. In fact, I have been in a class where the teacher

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Jewelry Making Q&A: Finger Tape for Wubbers Looping Pliers

Question:  The regular size Wubbers Looping Pliers are designed for use with 20-gauge wire.  Is it possible to use other sizes of wire with them? Patti’s Answer:  You can use 20-gauge wire or smaller with the Regular Wubbers Looping Pliers.

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Jewelry Making Q&A: Tumbling Several Pieces at One Time

Q: Is there a way to keep track of all the pieces I tumble?  I always seem to loose pieces in the stainless steel shot! A: Our answer comes in form of a tip from Wubbers University instructor Heidy Henke.

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Jewelry Making Q&A: Bezel Does Not Fit After Soldering

Q: My bezel fit before I soldered it; now it doesn’t. Do I need to start over? A: Don’t despair, it has happened to me, and once I called the mill from where I had purchased the silver, and they

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Jewlery Making Q&A: Polishing in Tight Spots

Q: How do I polish in those hard to reach, small spaces? A: Ever find yourself in a “tight spot”, where you can’t get a file or silicon wheel into a small area for polishing? This little tip helps a

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Jewelry Making Q&A: Ferric Chloride Etching

Q: Hello again Lexi! You’ve given me such wonderful advice in the past and so I thought “who better would know the answer to this?”  Does ferric chloride etch raw brass? I have a number of ideas for projects, and

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