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Polishing a Delicate Wire Link Necklace in a Rotary Tumbler

The delicate necklace shown here was so badly tarnished that I decided that the best way to restore its original luster and silver color would be to polish it in a Rotary Tumbler just like I did when I first … Continue reading

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Creating Jewelry Objects Composed with Concentric Rectangles

The two pairs of earrings on the right side show rice paper beads framed within a series of concentric rectangular forms, and the pair of earrings on the left represents small watercolor on paper paintings framed by concentric rectangular forms. … Continue reading

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Tips on Preventing the S-Link Necklace from Coming Apart

  Having recently devoted a blog article to tips on constructing the “Egyptian Link Necklace,” it seemed like a good idea to also provide a few suggestions that will improve the look of the S-Link necklace and help to ensure … Continue reading

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Constructing Unit Form Necklaces

   The example illustrated here was inspired by my “Greek Link.” To see the original  design, please watch my video on “How to Create the Greek Link.” The Unit Form Necklace illustrated here evolved from my experiments with pendants that combined … Continue reading

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Tips on How to Connect the Egyptian Links Once the Individual Links Are Made

I sometimes receive this comment from viewers who watch my YouTube video,  “How to Construct the Egyptian Link”   : “I was able to make the links, but am having difficulty connecting them.” Although I demonstrate how to connect the links in my video, sometimes the … Continue reading

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Jewelry Pliers Should Not Mark Up the Wire

I have received many inquiries both in workshops and online regarding how to prevent the pliers, used to shape wire, from leaving marks on the wire’s surface. Viewers have asked about the use of nylon pliers to eliminate this problem, or about the application of … Continue reading

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Fixing the Egyptian Link

The Egyptian Link Necklace  is composed of individually interlocked links, making it very resistant to coming apart. If one of the links becomes damaged or somehow separates, and it becomes necessary to replace a link, the following steps illustrate how to accomplish … Continue reading

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