|Posted on February 14, 2010 at 6:34 AM||comments (0)|
Attention jewelery makers!
Now available at Swirsky Designs- sterling silver handmade findings. Earwires, kidney wires, toggles, stations, jumprings, split rings, rings bands with beading loops, s-hooks, beading hoops, and more. If I do not have what you are looking for, I can have it ready fairly quickly.
Don't forget, there is also the option to learn to make your own jewelery findings in a 2 hour private class designed to teach finding basics. Please call or email for more information. Informtion will be posted online soon. Beginner soldering and fusing techniques included.
Looking for other high quality basic supplies but tired of having to leave Beit Shemesh or wait weeks to get them from over seas? Now also available by request, sterling wire, bezel cups, claw settings and machined components.
|Posted on February 5, 2010 at 1:06 AM||comments (0)|
I have had 2 of my articles on basic jewelery information published on Ezine I am super rediculously excited.
|Posted on February 1, 2010 at 3:21 PM||comments (1)|
I am super excited to announce that Swirsky Designs is now carrying Niobium ear wires. Niobium is fairly new on the jewelery scene, but is making big waves because it is really good for people with sesitivities and allergies. Now being used to make pacemakers and other medical equipment designed to stay in the body for long periods of time, niobium is an element that rarely reacts with biological tissue.
Apart from being hypoallergetic, niobium has other nice features when it comes to jewelery design. When you run an electric current through niobium, a process called "annodizing," it takes on various colours across the colour spectrum. You can use electricity to paint the metal and create fantastic finishes that until now could not be easily achieved.
Because niobium can not be soldered it does have it's limitations. "Studs" are nearly impossible as are all earring posts attached directly to the earring back. It also can not be used to create large and movable pieces of jewelery like chains.
As it is still a metal those who suffer from metal contact allergies might still have reactions to it, but as the metal contiously coats itself with a self healing layer that, in effect, creates an invisible physical barrier between the metal and the surrounding skin this is not usually a problem.
For more information about niobium please visit our All About Metals page by clicking here.
For more infomation on allergies and sensitivities please click here.