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Friday, July 29, 2016

Keeping Your Jewelry Clean, Bright, Shiny and Healthy!

Keeping your jewelry clean is as important as washing your hair...or almost!

You don't want to go out in public wearing grungy jewelry that doesn't sparkle and shine.

It can be as easy as purchasing a polishing cloth.

 I prefer the "Sunshine cloth" for all of my jewelry.  It polishes everything!

If you use this once every week or so it works great to renew that sparkle in sterling silver, gold or gold filled jewelry and gemstone jewelry.

Another tip for your grungy jewelry !!

Use this formula:
Two or three drops Dawn detergent,   add 1/2 part  household ammonia and 1/2 part warm water  Mix and ....Wallaaa!  You have jewelry cleaner!

Simple and easy to clean!   Just dip and scrub a little, rinse and dry with a cotton towel.  Use an old toothbrush ... and remember .....Do NOT leave your jewelry in but a few short minutes and warm water works best!

Never clean ANYTHING while wearing your jewelry!
Harsh chemicals will destroy your jewelry..... Trust me on this!

Also so many people believe  that.....taking a shower with your jewelry on doesn't hurt it!  Well, that is a myth!  Showering and bathing in your jewelry is not good for it and will weaken it with time.

Never go into a pool or the ocean swimming with your jewelry on .... it will ruin it and might even damage beyond repair!  The chemicals in both will destroy your jewelry!



Sunday, February 7, 2016

Great TIPS for Making Your Work space / Bench Efficient for Jewelry Making

Great TIPS in jewelry making to make learning your skills easier!












Here are some TIPS that I have learned over the years to make jewelry making better and more efficient in your work space.

1) Keep your bench / work space organized.

The most important tip for working efficiently is organization.  Important time saving tip "know where your tools are".  Keep the most important tools within your reach at the bench.  Try to keep them as close to your work space as possible.  I utilize peg boards, clear see through boxes, see through plastic shoe organizers and leather belts to make in-expensive organizers.  Also important to outline the shape of each tool on the pegboard to show where it goes.

2) Label clear plastic storage boxes and store in the area you will be using them.

 Hanging cosmetic organizers on the wall close to your work space work great as seen in picture #3

3) Use clear storage boxes with separation spaces to color code your bead supplies in colors, sizes, shapes and materials they are made of  (example:   wood-code them as to shape, size or color in one box) Then I lock them away in a storage cabinet close to where I use them.

4) Here is an added tip:   Make inexpensive emery board files out of wood.  See this link for easy instructions:  Emery Stick

5) Use an old leather belt to strap across the bottom of the pegboard to hang specialty hammers as seen in  picture #3.
picture#3

6) An old tree trunk stump makes an excellent hammering station.  Just flatten and sand the top, put casters on the bottom so you can move around easily and use an old leather belt to strap on and hang hammers from as seen in picture #3.

Hope these tips will help in setting up your work station.  Just know that having your tools where you use them is an important way to save time!

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Friday, February 5, 2016

First Awesome Jewelry Workshop of 2016 - Metal Jewelry/Fold Formed Copper Cuffs and Pendants Feb 23

Are you ready to jump into some FUN?  How about an awesome  Metal Jewelry Workshop?  Have you always wanted to be able to make your own jewelry creations yourself?  Then read on:

Starting this month, I will be hosting my first Workshop of the 2016 year at Studio PMR.  Yes....  it is a hands on workshop where you will get my full attention to every step in the process!  Come out to my studio in Milton, Florida and join us for an evening of FUN and Excitement!   You will be learning Fold Forming Metals....a  workshop learning to create your own copper cuff bracelet  and  copper pendant.

Taking registration now for an Early Evening Workshop on Tuesday,  February 23,  at 5:30 - 8:30 PM  for the first 6 students who contact me and pay for the class.  Cost will be $40.00 and includes all materials, tools and supplies you will need. Take home a beautiful creation that is entirely created by "YOU".   Remember I have room for ONLY the first 6 students .... I want to be able to give you the "one on one " attention you deserve!

 If I dont hear from at least 6 interested students within next 2 weeks I will postpone and have it another date: If interested please contact me ASAP...Thanks!


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