Burn, Baby, Burn In one of my many exciting past artistic lives, I was a raku artist. I created pottery and fired it in a huge raku kiln in my backyard. My fascination with fire, the elements and the drastically varying glaze “surprises” always left me wanting more, itching to do it again...
How to Use Silver Wire and Findings on Any Budget It wasn’t all that long ago that I used nothing but sterling silver in all my jewelry. My ear wires, clasps, jump rings, chain, even crimps—all of it was sterling. Of course, that was back when gas was a dollar, our houses were worth more...
Jun 29, 2009
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A Budget-Minded Wire Choice Penny-pinchers fear not--there’s an affordable solution to high prices that’s often overlooked or simply used as scrap metal by wire artists: craft wire. Craft wire usually has a copper core (varieties are also available with tin, bronze, or nickel), so it’s...
Nov 24, 2008
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