▪ Weekly Wire Blog ▪

The Weekly Wire is my mini-blog. Here's where I'll...

  • let you know what's new on the site — content, questions in the Q&A section, jewelry hot-off-the-bench.
  • update you on new classes, events, jewelry shows and other interesting goings-on in the hodgepodgerie world.
Sep 03, 2015

Polishing outdoor brass lights

We've built our home 23 years ago and all outdoor lights are brass. Over the years the brass has been exposed to the elements. I am attempting to clean

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Aug 28, 2015

How to polish Fine Silver Filigree ?

Hi there. I am wondering if it is okay to polish fine silver filigree in a tumbler? I have used a burnisher but i can't get through all the tight edges

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Aug 17, 2015

Tumbling bronze

What is the best media for tumbling bronze and brass? I've tried a few things but being new at this seems to be a curse. Thanks Michele Stacy's Answer:

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Aug 05, 2015

Disposing of Midas finish seal lacquer

I'm using this product, but I don't know how to dispose of it safely after I've dipped my items. Do I pour it down the drain? The MSDS is pretty confusing!

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Aug 02, 2015

Earrings on Fire Tutorial

This great tutorial describes with detail instructions and tons of photos how to fuse and reticulate silver to create two beautiful pairs of earrings.

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Jul 01, 2015

Wire Jewelry Class Schedule

Check out my latest wire and metal jewelry class schedule and be part of a fun jewelry making class or workshop.

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Jun 28, 2015

Polishing without Tumbling Wire Jewellery

Firstly thank you so much for your site. It is like a miracle to a novice jewellery maker like me. I'm getting a bit confused by all the advice around

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May 12, 2015

rainbow effects

How can I do this on copper, bronze or other metals best suited for this effect? Stacy's Answer: Hi Gene! Rainbow effects can be painted on with a torch

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May 12, 2015

gel patina didnt work

My gel patina only discolored my brass piece instead of darkening in the crevices. Stacy's Answer: Liver-of-sulfur does not do much of anything to brass,

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May 12, 2015

Where are you located?

Where are you located? Stacy's Answer: I'm in the Tampa Bay Area (Pasco county) and teach primarily from the Stirling Studio in downtown Dunedin. Links

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