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Accordion Fold Bracelet

  Accordion Fold Bracelet by Laura Scott Materials 18 gauge wire 26 gauge wire Ruler Flush cutters Wubbers Parallel Pliers (any size or shape) Wubbers Round Nose Pliers Wubbers Medium Round Mandrels Beads of choice Rubber mallet Stainless steel block

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Teeny Tiny Wubbers Give-Away!

One winner will be randomly selected in a drawing on October 4th, 2018 to receive the following prize: 1 – Teeny Tiny Wubbers Cutters 1 – Teeny Tiny Wubbers Chain Nose Pliers 1 – Teeny Tiny Wubbers Flat Nose Pliers

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Wubbers are off to Their First Museum?!

Nestled among the mountains and the brightest of blue waters of the Chilkat and Chilkoot Inlets off the Gulf of Alaska, sits the most curious of museums.  A true one of a kind in the world.  It is the Hammer Museum

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Katie Hacker on Boosting Your Jewelry Making Income

One way to expand your jewelry making business or help fund your hobby is to teach jewelry making classes. I’ve taught jewelry making classes in a variety of venues, from home parties to national conventions and have been a student

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Once Upon a Dragon…

We were thrilled to see so many of our friends at Bead&Button 2018!  Even more exciting was seeing our friends win recognition for their work!  Our very own Wubbers University instructor, Debbie Benninger, entered this mesmerizing copper wire and handmade glass

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The Cadillac of all Jewelry

For about 40 years now, a line of ten half-buried Cadillacs have welcomed millions of visitors along the infamous Route 66. Just west of Amarillo, Texas, Cadillac Ranch has seen its fair share of dirt, wind and paint clouds. In

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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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Spring Into Action!

Spring Pantone 2018 Report I always look forward to the Pantone Fashion Color Trend Report. Although some of the colors may not be my favorite, or look the best with my pale skin tone, the combinations of colors always fascinate

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Halstead and Wubbers – Rings Made Easy!

Please welcome guest writer, Erica Stice.    Erica Stice is the Studio Coordinator at Halstead, a wholesale jewelry supplier and proud reseller of Wubbers pliers. She teaches metalsmithing classes to the Halstead team in their on-site jewelry studio. Her designs have

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The Story of Patti’s Pepe Rolling Mill

Once upon a time in Tucson, Patti went on the search for the perfect item to buy. Low and behold during her search, she ran into metalsmith, Melissa Muir! Her booth was a combination of creativity and excitement. After watching

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