▪ 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.
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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Apr 28, 2015

Gold Filled wire turning dark in Tumbler

When I put the gold filled rings into the tumbler they're bright and shiny out of the pickle. Then when I take them out they turn a dark gold/copper color...

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Apr 28, 2015

Copper Jewelry Health Benefits?

If I seal my handmade copper jewelry do I loose the health benefit of wearing copper? Stacy's Answer: Copper is an essential trace element and the topic

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Apr 28, 2015

Keeping patina on copper wire

Hi! I just recently bought some bare copper wire and liver of sulfur to patina it with. I was wondering if I should seal the wire with something to keep

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Apr 19, 2015

Metalworks Jewelry Camp For Adults

Learn the basics of metal jewelry fabrication in this intensive week-long summer camp.

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Apr 16, 2015

Specific cleaning solution prior to applying patinas

If you don't use a tumbler what specific steps or products should you use to thoroughly clean your pieces before adding to the patina? I do not usually

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