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Legend - Key to Abbreviations

By Aislyn Bryan September 13, 2014 11114 Views 3 comments

We use abbreviations in our product descriptions in order to convey a lot of information in a small space. This legend spells them out.

The Notebook Project

By Aislyn Bryan December 6, 2011 7415 Views No comments

We've always dreamed of a way to keep our instructions all together, something efficient to store and use, something strong and virtually impervious to damage but without sacrificing beauty or making them costly. It's taken this long but we've finally found a way to do all of that at once. It's so simple I can't believe we never thought of it before but we're thrilled to have it now. We call it....

Closing Rings Seamlessly

By Aislyn Bryan May 14, 2011 11022 Views No comments

When closing a ring, your goal is to create tension in the metal to push the two ends of the ring against each other, ensuring the tightest possible join.

The tension you create in the metal by pushing the ends past one another will keep them pressed tightly together when you've lined them up to meet evenly. If the ends don't line up perfectly the first time, repeat the procedure in smaller increments until they do.

Kit Works

By Aislyn Bryan March 23, 2009 5431 Views No comments

I've never felt comfortable with the 'learn to make a bracelet', project based way of teaching. Almost all jewelry making lessons are project based, meaning you learn to make a particular thing, say a tennis bracelet, for example. Although the techniques used to make the tennis bracelet can be applied to any number of other types of projects, some of which are nothing like tennis bracelets, many people have trouble separating the design from the technique and see them as one and the same. Hence the....

Comparing the Metals

By FAQs March 23, 2003 24244 Views No comments

Sterling silver is an alloy of at least 92.5% pure silver with no more than 7.5% something else. Our sterling (and sterling from any reputable US supplier) is made with copper as the something else. We work primarily in sterling and make rings in a wide range of sizes....

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