▪ 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.
Nov 18, 2015

Gold filled wire

Hi, I've just started working with gold filled wire. I want to make ball head pins. The wire balled but the copper shows through. Can anybody tell me

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Nov 18, 2015

How Long Does Liver of Sulfur Gel Last?

About what is the life of Liver of Sulfur Gel? Stacy's Answer: Hi Marilyn! The stabilized liver-of-sulfur gel usually lasts for quite a while. I can't

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Nov 13, 2015

Aging/oxidizing silver platters

Without being able to dip large silver (plate) platters and serving pieces, what would be the best way to us LOS to oxidize them and make them appear vintage?

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Nov 11, 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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Nov 02, 2015

920 powder burnishing compound

How do I dispose of the 920 burnishing compound after it's been used up in tumbler? Can I pour down kitchen sink? Stacy's Answer: Hi Annette! Here'S

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Oct 18, 2015

Earrings On Fire Tutorial Question

Good Morning from New York! The earrings on fire tutorial looks very interesting and is a direction I've been wanting to explore. I currently use a small

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Oct 07, 2015

Lasting (permanent) oxidizer wedding rings

Hello I have received an order to make wedding rings and the customer wants them to stay deeply oxidized. Any proven techniques and/or products used for

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Oct 07, 2015

Multiple silver cuff bracelets in one Lortone barrel?

Thanks for your very helpful website. I just bought a Lortone tumbler for finishing flatware jewelry. I'm considering tumbling more than one fork bracelet

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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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