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Rectangle Links with Wubbers Parallel Mandrel Pliers

Making your own chain opens up a lot of new design possibilities, and guess what?  It is no longer tedious!  This tutorial is about the mechanics of forming rectangle links.  For information on fusing Argentium® Sterling Silver, adding texture to

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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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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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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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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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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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