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Patti Bullard’s Guest Appearance on the PBS Show Beads, Baubles and Jewels

Patti Bullard is the owner and inventor of Wubbers Pliers, and can be found developing innovative jewelry tools in her Texas studio. The new season of Beads, Baubles and Jewels begins May 1st! This year marks its 10th anniversary year and

Posted in Free Classes, Jewelry Tips, Patti's Jewelry Travels

Jewelry Making Q&A: Ask an Expert

Q:  I would like to make a large number of triangle-shaped links to solder into a handmade chain.  After I have wrapped a coil, the wire has some torque to it so that it doesn’t stay in a neat coil.

Posted in Jewelry Tips

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