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NEW – Free Jewelry Making Tutorial – Wire Flower Earrings

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Dec 172015
 

Wire Flower Earrings Tutorial

This is a FREE Jewelry Making Tutorial!

These earrings are  super quick and look GREAT on. AND they compliment a variety of face shapes and hair lengths.

You can make the earwires short or long and alter the size of the flowers themselves.

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In the flip photo video below you will see how these cute and lightweight flower earrings are made.

Materials – 20 ga wire

Tools – bail making pliers, flat pliers, chain nose pliers, handshear/scissors/snips, rawhide mallet

Optional – LOS, tumbler/polish

The flipphoto above shows how to make the flower component although when the flower is ‘done’ I usually use a mallet to lightly flatten which I did not show.

Then you just add an earwire and finish to your liking.

General Overview

  1. Use bail making pliers to begin wrapping a piece of 20ga wire. Wrap 6 times.
  2. Remove the coil from the pliers
  3. Take the long end and fold it over the coil, press flat with pliers
  4. Wrap this wire around the coil twice
  5. Cut close with flush cutters (Xuron are my faves!)
  6. Bend the end in with chain nose pliers
  7. Cut the other end (if needed), bend over as well
  8. Use your fingers to pull apart the coils
  9. Use flat pliers to grip down at the bottom of a petal, rotate the petal down
  10. Repeat on all petals
  11. Use fingers to adjust/tighten
  12. Use mallet to gently tap the flower down
  13. Add an earwire and finish your way!

Alternately, you can leave a long wire extending on one end and bend that up into an earwire so the earring start to finish is one continuous wire. :)

Enjoy!

You can find other Jewelry  Making Tutorials here

Send us a photo if you make these – we’d love to feature you!

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Help! I’ve lost it!

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Jan 192015
 
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We’ve all lost it before.

No matter how ‘with it’ we think we are – there are times when we’re moving so fast and we have so much going on that we just lose it.

Right?

Come on – you’ve had it happen – you’re scrolling through facebook and you see a really interesting link to a tutorial or website but you don’t have time to click right then and read/watch. When you try to find it later – no luck…..you’ve lost it!

Well, no more!

I have the answer for you – and it’s right at your finger, errr, mouse?tip. :)

Watch the video to use this overlooked Facebook tool.

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Fabulous FREE training for jewelers!

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Jan 082015
 

download Lots of us set goals for the New Year. Many of us include a business goal in there somewhere, and even if we’re not ‘resolution’ makers, most of us have some goals or ideas of what we want for our jewelry business in 2015. It’s human nature to dream but if you want success, you need to have a goal and you need to PLAN.

For many of us creating is second nature, it’s a drive we can’t turn away from – but it’s also become VERY apparent that for many of us, the business side feels like a chore. It’s mysterious and overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be.

I have been hearing about Flourish & Thrive all over the place. They are getting GREAT feedback and come highly recommended as a jeweler’s business training academy.

So how awesome is it that they are holding a free (YES! FREE!) training series —  starting TOMORROW!

Tracy and Robin have 40 years (combined) experience that has led them to success not only in their business but their overall lives ~ I personally can’t wait to hear their tips and tricks to help grow my business because let’s face it – while I LOVE to create and would do it no matter what – it’s really critical that the time I’m investing ‘pays me back’.  It can’t be a dark hole. I’m ready to get my jewelry out there and I know many of you are too.

Even if you don’t plan on turning your jewelry into a profitable business (but really — why not??) you’ll learn a lot from these two. And if you are a struggling jeweler, discouraged by lack of sale, or trying to figure out your direction – DON’T WAIT.

Go sign up NOW! 

You don’t want to miss it! This is the start of a FABULOUS new year for you! ONWARD and UPWARD!

Keep climbing…..

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Jan 062015
 
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Seems like many of us struggle with social media. We know we need to use it to enhance our business and many of us use at least one platform for personal enhancement as well. 😉 And MANY of us also feel overwhelmed at times.

Which ones to use, how to use them, pros, cons and how do we stop getting a bajillion alerts every day (hour?) (minute?)?

We’ll share some of our tips and maybe answer some questions, so please take a look at our first video about Facebook notifications and then comment below with any questions you may have.

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You win some, you, well, can’t please everyone

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Jan 052015
 
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The January calendar has gotten a great response! You’ve provided great feedback, and we’ll incorporate as much of it as we can going forward.

And yes, I know some people don’t/won’t like it. Most of us learn at some point that we can’t please everyone, sad maybe, but alas very true.

The February calendar is ready to go and March will be up in a day or two. And the next few months to follow next week.

Our thank you for all the support you’ve shown over the past years!!

Onward and upward!

DOWNLOAD NOW – IMAGE FILE -> [download id=”7″]

DOWNLOAD NOW – PDF FILE -> [download id=”8″]

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New Year Gift

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Jan 022015
 
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A small gift from Jewelry Artists Network. :)

I had created a calendar for myself, that I could set as my desktop background on my computer as a nice reminder and I could print and make notes on. Then it occurred to me –
why not share it???

Due to SPAMMING becoming more of an issue, you’ll have to login to download the calendar. (don’t have a login with us? No worries – it’s free and only takes a moment!!) :)

The calendar is an image file presently but we’re converting it to a document file as well. We’ll have a February and March calendar ready to go in a couple of days, so check back or

DOWNLOAD NOW -> [download id=”6″]

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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