Free online jewelry videos and wire wrap jewelry patterns by Preston Reuther. Complete with Jewelry Making Supplies, Jewelry tools, jewelry wire, and cabochons.Free online jewelry videos and wire wrap jewelry patterns by Preston Reuther. Complete with Jewelry Making Supplies, Jewelry tools, jewelry wire, and cabochons.
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I have had a few calls for 14k square WHITE GOLD-FILLED wire recently. My question is: Do you know a good supplier for this product?
28 Sep 2014

This wire is very hard to find these days because of the price of gold and the amount you need to buy. If you find it your lucky. If you can't find it you would have to get a distributor to buy it for you. The problem is the minium is normally 50 ounces from Stern and Leach the people that make it here in the US.

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I have a large chunk of amethyst I would like to divide into smaller pieces for projects. Can you tell me what is the best way to cut it down and will it shatter if I try to drill holes through some of the pieces?
27 Sep 2014

You didn't say how big that chunk was so that would be a clue as how to do it. But if you have a large enough chunk a 5 inch slab saw might do the trick. This is where lapidary crosses over to wire work. A slab saw is not too expensive and any lapidary supply house has them.

And yes many times with this stone you can get some breaks and chips. Might be a better choice to contact your local lapidary club or find one on our Facebook page. Normally if they are local they may cut it for a minimum price or if you are lucky FREE! A little experience hear never hurts.

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Not really understanding mm, I purchased several cabachons that are the size of a lady's thumbnail or slightly larger. What can I do with these? Any suggestions?
26 Sep 2014

It is important that you learn about millimeters because most gems, cameos etc are actually sold by the mm.

There are 32mm in one inch

Do a search mm conversion to inches you will find quite a few charts.

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I have recently acquired an 8mm heart shaped faceted amethyst. I can not find a snap set without a earring posts or pendant bails. Is there any reason I could not use a post earring snap set and just cut off the post?
25 Sep 2014

There is two ways to do this!

#1. Yes you can cut the post off and use it I have down it many times.

#2. You can make a tiny prong setting I think we have videos and patterns of a few of them.

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I been making jewelry for many years and I think my jewelry is like a piece of my soul. Many people want me to wright tutorials but it feels like I am giving away part of myself when I do. As a teacher how did you make the transition from maker to teacher with out feeling like everyone was try to be you and copying every design you do? Any tips on teaching? By the way thanks for being a great teacher!
24 Sep 2014

I didn't plan on it it just sort of happened. I was working a show or flea market each week for about 50 shows a year. It was a tough schedule and as time went on it was really wearing me down. I loved making jewelry and did not want to give it up and then all of a sudden people wanted to learn my wire sculpting method and it just went from there.

When you go from artist to teacher it is different and you do feel like you are giving part of you away but there are so many other benefits to make up for it.

#1. The financial rewards can be very good during good economy or bad.

#2. The people you teach and help turn there art to a small business and it is a blessing more precious then money.

#3. If you stick in there as you go you are moving forward so you never really have the chance to give it all away.

#4. I think before you teach you need some wire time where you make all the mistakes in the world. Then you can teach others how not to make the mistakes you made and it all get's better for everyone. It is a beautiful art and it really needs to be recognized as that much more.

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TIP BY BETTY RAMSEY

When I make jump rings, I slide them onto a 16 g. copper wire and close it into a circle to keep the rings on. No searching through shot.
23 Sep 2014

Yes Betty I think that is much better thank you!

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