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Regarding ugly jewelry/ what wire is it. place a magnet next to the wire and if it sticks it is not sterling or gold. I have been surprised when some of my "ugliest" jewelry and paintings sold first! There is no accounting for taste or lack of. Throw it out there you may be happily surprised.
02 Sep 2014

Great tip! Gold and silver wire can easily be confused especially if you don't have a testing kit.


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"Pacific Cloth" available a fabric stores can be used to cover your silver items to prevent tarnish. Also there are small rectangles for purchase through jewelry suppliers that will prevent tarnish. Put one in the bag or box you store in or cover items with the cloth, or place in a zip loc bag with the little rectangles. My pieces seldom need polishing when I keep them in my cases and covered.
01 Sep 2014

Betty great tip! Silver is such an ordeal keeping bright and shiny!


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Do you offer any courses on silversmithing and goldsmithing?
31 Aug 2014

In a nutshell NO

We are wire artists and we feel there is so much to know and so many new designs coming up that the art of wire jewelry is really just starting. Look at all the high end jewelry and the winner of world contests. It all has wire in it or components that look like wire.

David Yuram is one of the most famous jewelers known today. Take a look at his work and you will see what im talking about.

Preston Reuther
Master Wire Sculptor

Can I submit a jewelry pattern to you?
30 Aug 2014


We would love to accept ANY WIRE JEWELRY PATTERN or any pattern related to wire jewelry. It does not have to be a #10 on the skill scale but it has to have a good presentation and look good on paper.

We can't do it for you but Ali our chief pattern maker can help you and even give you a cool template for your pattern free!

We will sell it for you but paper products are not the best sellers these days. But you might have other patterns to sell or other items and the free pattern with your hot link on it could produce good traffic to your site for a long time.

Advertising, ad words it's all expensive but one simple pattern made by you and plastered on any big site would generate good traffic at 0 cost. It all adds up.

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I want to start making and selling wire jewelry but i dont like the selling part. Will this work?
29 Aug 2014

It's possible but not likely!

A small business or a jewelry business from the outside looks easy. And TV and Movies make it look easy and glamorous. But in reality it is neither. It is very tuff, difficult and many times heart breaking to make it go!

That's the answer no one wants to hear but it's the truth.

And it makes no difference if it's jewelry or a hair salon you have to SELL THE DEAL! That means YOU, YOUR PRODUCT, YOUR IMAGE, YOUR PERSONALITY, ETC ETC.

People may be buying a piece of jewelry from you but they are also buying a piece of you like it or not. And the more you can sell that widget the better life will be. But in any small business you are going to be bombarded with days that you must sell or negotiate yourself out of trouble and into the area of profit.

Most people and im saying about 75% wnt the money or the fame but don't like getting there hands dirty. And when you get into a sales situation believe me it is a battle. And the one who wins the deal are usually the ones that survives.

In a perfect world we learn to excel in our craft and someone else does all the dirty work. But today in 2014 if YOU PERSONALLY don't take part in all the dirty work IT AINT GOING TO HAPPEN!

But not knowing how to sell should not stop you. But not wanting to learn how to sell is --- Well just save your money cause self employment may not be for you!

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On tip of the day today you said the best selling size on pendants is 18x13 mm. I've been a member for years and never knew this. I thought it was 30 x 40. I would love more info and would love to see pictures and an idea of prices on finished pendants. Thank you for a wonderful site.
28 Aug 2014

Ellie Let me go over this again

For rings 18x13 cabs sell best like this:

For cab Pendants I would say 18x25mm like this

And yes 40mm x 30mm cabs do sell well to but only if your market can afford them. It is hard to know whats going to sell in your area this is only a general rule. Here is a good seller 40x30mm

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