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Looking for Jewelry Making Ideas?
Wednesday, November 04 2015 00:00

Looking for Jewelry Making Ideas?

The art of jewelry making has a long and distinguished history with roots that go back to the Sumerian Dynasty of Ur in 2560 BC. Artists have been working with gemstones, beads, and precious metals to craft exquisite designs that have enchanted people throughout the world and throughout the ages. Every culture on earth has a tradition of jewelry making for daily, festive and ceremonial purposes.

Looking for ideas for your next jewelry making project? Whether you're new to the field of making jewelryor an old-pro at creating fashionable  jewelry designsWigJig can help you find innovative and outstandingjewelry making ideas.

When the winter snows begin to melt and temperatures start warming up, we start to shift our focus towards the world of burgeoning color outdoors. What's better than the sight of pink rosebuds, buttercup yellows, green grass and the balmy, blue skies of spring? With all these new colors to choose from, a whole new world of creative inspiration opens up before our eyes. So if you're asking yourself, "Where do I begin?", there's no better place to start than here at WigJig.

We understand that even the most seasoned jewelry artist sometimes needs help selecting the rightproductscolorsdesigns, and techniques for their next project. So, with this in mind, we've devoted an entire section of our site to helping our customers learn all there is to know about the fascinating world of jewelry design. We even have a library of design ideas for upcoming holidays and seasons.

WigJig has the best resources on the web for jewelry making suppliesbeadsgemstonestechniques, andjewelry making ideas.

Please feel free to contact us any time if you have any questions or need more information on the world of jewelry making. We're here to answer your questions and supply your needs. 

 
Christmas Shop the Easy Way, With Free Classes for Handmade Jewelry
Tuesday, November 03 2015 00:00

Christmas Shop the Easy Way, With Free Classes for Handmade Jewelry

It's that time again. We all know that once Halloween is over, we have to start thinking about what comes next.  Fortunately, at this hour, there is still time to come up with some great, one-of-a-kind Christmas gift ideas.

Why not consider handmade jewelry?  Items made by hand are ultimately the most treasured gifts of all.  Even if you have no experience making jewelry, it's never too late to learn. We provide free online tutorials for this very thing. 

You can start with the basics. We will show you how to select the proper tools, and supplies that you can use over and over, to get the most bang for your buck.  We recommend our "WigJig Basics" video, which illustrates our method of making a wire component, and will provide the foundation for all your future jewelry-making endeavors.  We have a plethora of jewelry-making accessories and findings available, from toggles, to ear clasps, to watches. 

Most beginners, when starting out, have some idea of what they want to make. But the hallmark of the creative effort is that it can take on a life of its own.  You may find that you love jewelry-making, and you will start seeing elements everywhere that you can work into your art.  An antique coin becomes a potential medallion. An old glass bead becomes the central piece in a new brooch. Best of all, you can give old, treasured pieces new life. You can fix the broken clasp on your grandmother's locket. You can make a new, ornate fob for an ancient watch.

However, should you not come up with anything brilliant right away, we can help with that too. We have a line of Christmas designs that might inspire you.

No matter what you decide, a handmade gift always has a special place in the heart of the recipient.  These are the types of Christmas gifts that can truly last a lifetime.

Do you have some ideas for a handmade piece of jewelry? Contact us!

 
Express Your Style or Support Your Cause With Symbolic Beaded Bracelets
Monday, November 02 2015 00:00

Express Your Style or Support Your Cause With Symbolic Beaded Bracelets

Bracelets have adorned the wrists and ankles of men, women and children for thousands of years. Human remains that included bracelets have been carbon-dated as far back as 40,000 BP. Jewelry to adorn areas of the body that are easily seen is certainly nothing new.

It is no wonder that bracelets are the adornment of choice to show life interests and achievements, as well as to show support of one's favorite cause. Easily customizable to suit the personality of the wearer, beaded bracelets are the perfect gift for any occasion, in any season. 

Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets are popular and often trendy baubles that never go out of style. These unique bracelets are always special, since the decorative trinkets attached to them signify things that are important in the life of the wearer. These items may symbolize almost anything that the wearer deems special, including:

  • Hobbies
  • Achievements
  • Special causes
  • Special people or pets
  • Organizational memberships
  • Travel destinations
  • Heritage or ancestry

Cause Bracelets

These bracelets support a cause and are often sold with the idea that the proceeds will benefit the movement to help the cause. Colored beads, decorative items or lettering are often employed to communicate  the purpose of the cause. Currently, the color pink signifies support of the Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign.

Sport or Team Bracelets

These bracelets are created in the colors of the teams they represent and rally their cheering sections at sporting events. Letters or team mascots may also be included. 

Alternative Health Bracelets

Alternative health bracelets are believed to have healing qualities and can incorporate beads of many types. However, the healing properties of these bracelets are believed to be contained in the materials from which the bracelets are made, or the significance of their attached charms.

WigJig specializes in all types of beads for any and all bracelet configurations. Contact us to find the perfect combination of beads for whatever type of bracelet project you envision!

 
Shop For Professional Jewelry Supplies At WigJig
Sunday, November 01 2015 00:00

Shop For Professional Jewelry Supplies At WigJig

WigJig is the number one place to shop for all of your professional jewelry needs and supplies. With a wide range of products WigJig can provide you with anything from hand tools to pegs and wire. WigJig also offers a large variety of beautiful, creatively colored beads and gems, and various types of cord and chains. 

Some of the beads that WigJig offers can be found here, and include Swarovski crystals and pearls, glass fired beads, glass precosia crystal, glass pressed beads and many more. 

Our gem collection includes the most popular gems such as amethyst, ruby, and sapphire but it doesn't stop there. We sell many more. 

Are you just starting out as a beginner in the professional jewelry making business? When offered the proper supplies, the art of jewelry making can be very fun and useful. Sometimes it can be really hard to get your foot in the door, but WigJig can help. Learn all sorts of techniques, tips and tricks for creating gorgeously artistic jewelry on our website. We also sell jewelry supply kits, that come with everything you need to make each certain type of jewelry, and multiple books and DVD's to show you the "what's what" of the business. Plus, learn what's hot and trendy to make your jewelry stand far above the rest. 

If you need elegant jewelry supplies and a source of knowledge to help you get through the things you don't yet know very well, we've got it. With low prices and friendly online customer service that's quick and always willing to help out, we will help your business succeed. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns you may have. 

If you want to learn more about us, you can visit our website and start saving money today!

 
Finding The Right Beading Supplies For Your Project
Saturday, October 31 2015 00:00

Finding The Right Beading Supplies For Your Project

Beading and jewelry making has quickly taken the design world by storm as many are flocking to this activity as more than a hobby, but a full-time career. Jewelry making is in high demand, and with the unique craftsmanship many Jewelers are able to create, it is no wonder that many are able to sell their high-end products with ease. Finding the right beading supplies for a particular job or client isn't always a simple task, however. Sometimes finding the right supplies, accessories, and tools can determine if your product will sell or flop.

Wigjig offers a wide variety of beading supplies, pegs, wires, kits, and hand tools that it is difficult to walk away not finding the product you are desiring. A breakdown of the different supplies are as follows:

Pegs: These metal pegs are offered in long, regular or crossover. You can find the different types here.

Wiring: There are endless types of wire offered on the market. Style, durability, and hardness are a few of the considerations involved when making your choice of jewelry wire for a jewelry project. Check out some of the different types offered here.

Kits: Some popular kits for jewelry making include the bead stringing kit, gemstones kit, pearl bead kit, and wire and beads kit. These kits are essential in crafting some of the most high-end finished jewelry products on the market. Take a look at what is offered here.

Hand Tools: You can have the most wonderful accessories on the market, but without hand tools you won't get very far. Some of these tools include the round nose pliers, loop closing pliers, bargain anvil, flush cutter, and anvil. These are just a handful of tools that are offered on the website here.

For more ideas on how to find the right beading supplies, contact us. Or, hop on over to the Twitter page for some more great jewelry design tips and inspiration!

 
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