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Watercolor Paper Pendant: Creating a Flat Channel Without Wax

The Watercolor Paper Pendant that you see illustrated in the photograph floats on a cord that passes through a channel built into the piece. A channel is a beautifully functional way to mount a pendant, and is my preferred method … Continue reading

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Neutral pH Adhesives versus Elmer’s Glue-All

     I use Elmer’s Glue All primarily in the classroom because my students prefer it over the archival brands. The reason for this is its low odor. When using archival, neutral pH adhesive, students will often complain to me about the glue’s smell. … Continue reading

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Using a Jig to Reproduce a Specific Design

One of the most effective ways to reproduce a wire jewelry design that was originally created using free-hand techniques is to construct a wooden jig for that specific design. The jig provides the means to re-create each bend of the wire and … Continue reading

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