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3 Ways to Boost Creativity!

For most people, the new year brings new goals and fresh starts. I want to provide some inspiration for letting the creative flare roar this year. Here are my top three suggestions to lead the way! 1. Conduct a workspace

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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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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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How Do I Care For My Wubbers Pliers?

Keep Your Wubbers Pliers Looking and Working Like New! I designed Wubbers to last, but here are some quick, simple things that you can do to keep them looking great and working great. Feed Them! One of the things that

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Tips for Sizing Bangles

If you have ever tried to size a bangle, you probably figured out that it can be a little trickier than sizing other types of bracelets. Several different things can affect the “fit.” 1. The width of the bangle Narrow

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