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Hi, I just happened across your site while getting ideas for my wire wrap gemstones and sea glass.

The fact that you give away information, don’t insist personal information, has bought my business already.

To add to the joy (yes, I’m prone to hyperbole but I’m absolutely enchanted with your business model), you add stone treatment information rather than burying it somewhere.

It’s very important to me to be able to tell my customers the what’s been done to their stones, the quality, source and composition of the gems they buy.

I believe I’m the only vendor to have the FCC and AGIA disclosure booklets available at any festival I’ve attended.

You have a customer now and, if OK, I will use your page on stone treatments, with proper attribution of course, as a handout at my next festival the end of this month.

Brightest blessings,

Liz

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Stone Treatment Codes

(B) block
(C) coated
(D) dyed
(E) enhanced
(H) heated
(I) irradiation
(F) infused
(M) man made - synthetic
(N) natural
(O) oiled
(P) pressed
(S) stabilized

JMBL Facebook Jewelry Making Group

Free online jewelry guidance and advice!

free tutorials and classes on jewelry makingThis project is designed to encourage all levels of wire workers to learn and/or hone basic skills.

 

On facebook we have a group that works through free tutorials that Karen writes for Magpie Gemstones. To receive the link to the free tutorial just sign up for Magpie Gemstones Newsletter and you will be informed when the tutorial is available. The project includes positive guidance. All discussions and support for learning will happen in the Jewelry Makers and Bead Lovers Group. If you would like to work with others and get feedback from professional teachers. The list of tutorials we have worked through and are presently working on are available below.

 

If you are a member of the Jewelry Makers and Bead Lovers Group, as you practice the technique, you can post pictures and/or ask questions about the work to solicit collegial involvement in the process. Sherry, Karen, Eva and Szarka will be available to guide you through it as well as all the other people working through the tutorial. We want to challenge you at your own level of expertise and will make suggestions to help beginners learn the techniques, encouragement for intermediate wire workers to use it in a new way and challenge for advanced works to manipulate the technique in order to develop something novel.

 

Currently, the order is as follows: (The ones underlined are the ones we have already worked through, they link to the tutorial.)

 

(1) Wrapped Loops, Bead Links & Jump Rings 

(2) Wire Links 

(3) Handmade Clasps 

(4) Wire Binding or Wrapping

(5) Wave Links, Bracelets and Necklaces

(6) Earwires & Earwire Designs

(7) Headpins

(8) Stringing Mediums & Using Leather

(9) Crimping

(10) Multi-strand Necklaces Part 1 & Part 2

(11) Wire Wrapped Ring

(12 Improving Technique


Magpie Gemstones has a lot of free tutorials available, check them all out if you like!

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