▪ 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.
Jan 10, 2021

Wire Jewelry Class Schedule

Wire and Metal Jewelry Classes

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Sep 13, 2020

Soldered Wire Cuff Workshop

Learn to make a beautiful wire cuff bracelet in this fun jewelry making workshop.

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Aug 20, 2019

Hot Surface Textures! Understanding Heat Textures and Reticulation

A fast-paced 2-day workshop where you'll learn the fundamentals of heat reticulation to create unique surfac textures in your metal jewelry

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Nov 19, 2017

All That Glitters

An Introduction to Keum Boo and Aura 22

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Apr 23, 2016

Metalworks Jewelry Camp For Adults

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

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Apr 23, 2016

Earrings - Cold Connect

Learn to make a variety of fun, attractive earrings in this cold connect workshop.

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Apr 01, 2016

Liver of Sulfa peeled off in spots

Hello all. I made a sterling silver textured cuff bracelet. When I went to create a patina, i followed the directions on the Gel X liver of sulfer. Upon

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Apr 01, 2016

Stabilizing bLacked silver

Hi, I blackened a necklace with JAX silver blackener. After a while the blackened necklace wore off and became gray. Also, I had an incident were parts

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Apr 01, 2016

LOS and ear wires

Is it safe to oxidize ear wires with LOS? Will the patina irritate the skin? Thanks, Barb Stacy's Answer: While I can in no way guarantee that someone

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Feb 09, 2016

Gosiba Acid

I would like information on using Gosiba on an argentium & 22k gold piece. I want the argentium black and keep the gold bright and looking like 22k!

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