▪ 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 05, 2014

Primordial Woods Necklace

Petrified Wood, 24 Karat Gold and Sterling Silver Artisan Necklace

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Jul 05, 2014

A Moment of Time

Fossilized Ammonite, Citrine and Sterling Silver Pendant

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Jul 05, 2014

Desert Canvas

Agua Nueva Agate Citrine and Sterling Silver Artisan Necklace

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Jul 05, 2014

Getting into those "hard to reach" places

I'm having an issue with cleaning off some oxidized places on my pendants. I've made a wire woven piece with several layers and some tight spots. I cannot

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Jul 05, 2014

Pickle keeps turning blue!

Hello and help! I'm so frustrated... my pickle keeps turning blue, even when it's new. I keep re-making it, and have 2 pickle-pots: one with Sparex, and

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Jun 25, 2014

Cost of 6 week class

What is the cost of the 6 week class and is it possible to take the intermediate (prerequisite) and the advanced at the same time? Are the classes all

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May 26, 2014

Sealing copper patina

Hi, the green and blue patinas are prone to being quite delicate; what sealant, spray or coating could I use to make it more permanent without damaging

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May 12, 2014

quartz tumbling?

What's the best method on a rotary tumbler to polish quartz (rough) from grit/ two polishing. I used ceramic media all the way through and all it did was

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Apr 25, 2014

Self healing sound absorbing work mats

I have seen several videos where the artist is using what she called a self healing, noise dampening rubber mat on her work surface. Does anyone know what

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Apr 23, 2014

Is it ok to tumble a bezel settign prior to setting the stone?

I will soon be entering the world of setting some stones in bezels for pendants earrings and such and was wondering if I should complete the piece first

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