The Weekly Wire is my mini-blog. Here's where I'll...
First off I want to thank you for your site! So much info available for free. Unfortunately, in my journey to learn metal work I have not always found
I enamel cuff bracelets that are 14g copper... I love the liver of sulfur look but it rubs off after i stabilize. I can't dip enameled (glass) jewelry
Do you know of an easy way to contain ear nuts in the tumbler so that they are easy to find after finished tumbling? Searching through the shot for hours
Hi Stacy! I just discovered your blog and have been reading EVERYTHING for hours! I love it, it's very informative and you are very creative....your pieces
My UK supplier sells both of these, for use with steel, ceramic or stainless steel shot. No extra detergent is advised. I am guessing that the 'burnish'
Can I tumble aluminum (all gauges) successfully? To get rid of sharp edges, burrs, harden and polish up? I am having fun designing and making jewelry
Absolutely love this site!! I am just starting to learn metal smithing and wire work jewelry and need LOTS of help! Do you have any online/video tutorials
Hi Stacy, I'd like to make some knots in smaller gauge wire - 18 and 20g. and wondered what size mandrel I'd need use for each of those gauges and how
How permanent is the LOS patina when applied to hot silver within hot water? Stacy's Answer: Not permanent at all. It is a patina surface treatment and
I left my silver chain in the solution too long, how can I reverse it? Thanks, Geri Stacy's Answer: What solution Geri? Liver-of-sulfur? For LOS, you can