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Making Meaning with Vintage Jewelry

With a strong interest in living simple, I have been really searching for the meaning in everything that takes up space in my house.  Clothes, my children’s toy, kitchen gadgets, books…these are all easy to dispose of for me.  The

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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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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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Going to Tucson!

Every year after the hustle and bustle of the Holidays dies down, I start to pack my bags and get ready for my favorite trip to one of the biggest and best bead shows in the world. The Tucson Gem

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Tucson Treasures!

This year marked my eighth year to go to Tucson, and it was the best trip ever! I went with the intention of shopping for stones, and wow did I ever find them! Below is the first installment of what

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Pforzheim, Germany – The Mecca of Jewelry Making

One of the things I love most about being the President of Wubbers U is that I get to know and visit with our teachers from all over the world.  We are extremely honored to have a teacher from Germany

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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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