▪ 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.
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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Mar 22, 2015

Hobby to a Business

Best site. Most informative Can you take it from Hobby to a business Proprietary rights. We pay for the Video and Material. Its your design Is it best

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Mar 18, 2015

Tumbling with dishwashing liquid

Hi, I'm new to jewelry and I'm basically self taught with help from fabulous blogs like yours. I wanted to start tumbling jewelry and I've read in a few

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Feb 08, 2015

remove a tarnish free coating on my brass necklace.

How do I remove a coating (or tell if I have one) on my brass necklace? Stacy's Answer: Hi Sandy! Brass items with a protective coating do not tarnish.

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Feb 08, 2015

How to polish 60/40 copper-zinc alloy bangle?

I have a beautiful Koi bangle. The bracelet has a silver appearance but is actually cast from 60/40 copper/zinc alloy. It has turned from silver to yellow.

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Feb 08, 2015

hoop earring tutorial question

Good Morning ! I love your hoop earring tutorial and your entire site. I make these earrings often. When I make them out of 18 gauge wire and add beads,

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Feb 08, 2015

Does liver of sulfer make the metal stink afterwards?

I have never used liver of sulfur before but I understand that it stinks like (duh, sulfur) similar to stink bombs from grade school. I am wondering if

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Jan 23, 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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Oct 28, 2014

Will LOS Patina on ring turn finger black?

Will my finger turn black from the liver of sulfur Patina on a coin ring? If so how can I stop this an still keep the patina? Thanks! John Stacy's Answer:

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