Hello: My name is Jacqueline Marchant. I am a Jewelry designer /creator and book reviewer for some very famous crafting publishing companies. When you check out my book reviews you will learn who they are. In these reviews you will receive loads of information and my feelings about the publication. I have learned an extraodinary amount about all the many facets and mediums in designing and creating jewelry from these books and I am over the moon that I have them to refer to , they have been a god send to me. IN THIS BLOG YOU WILL FIND TONS OF INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS I HAVE FOUND IN MY SEARCH FOR KNOWLEDGE,THESE VIDEOS HAVE BEEN GRACIOUSLY SUPPLIED ONLINE FOR US ALL TO LEARN FROM BY SOME VERY TALENTED, BRILLIANT ARTIST. i HAVE LEARNED FROM THESE VARIOUS VIDEOS FROM YOU TUBE AND OTHER PLACES ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB AND PLACE THEM ON MY BLOG SO I CAN READLY REFER TO THEM FROM TIME TO TIME AND I HOPE YOU FIND THEM HELPFUL ALSO, I HOPE TO ONE DAY BE AS BRILLIANT AS THESE VIDEO TEACHERS.To learn more from these various artist just click on title of videos to link to all their other tutorials...thank you ... YOU WILL ALSO SEE SOME PICS OF MY WORK, AND SOME OF MY ADVENTURES. I ALSO LIKE INCLUDING OTHER ARTISANS SITES FOR YOU TO EXPLORE. I FIND THE MORE YOU EXPLORE THE MORE YOU LEARN AND BY DOING THIS YOU GET INSPIRATION TO CREATE YOUR VERY OWN ONE OF A KIND MASTERPIECE. HOPE YOU ENJOY MY BLOG AND COME BACK AGAIN . WHILE HERE PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN MY BLOG.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Cleaning Beads Sandra Paluzzi The Bead Peddler® B.J. Mack supplied the initial tip for this column. She washes her beads in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner with very mild jewelry cleaner containing no ammonia and no alcohol. This is the jewelry cleaner that is safe for use with pearls. She starts drying them by first blotting them between layers of paper towels. After she removes all the excess moisture, she dries the hole with a hair dryer. The hair drier is placed on a low setting and is held a good foot away from the beads. She uses this technique on all beads, particularly Indian beads, except for seed beads. The beads come out clean, bright and sparkly. ******************** I place my beads into a colander that is then placed inside a bowl. I wash them with Woolite® , rinse them with clear water, blot them with paper towels and let them air dry. Some people just use warm water. ******************** Still others put beads inside panty hose and run them through the dish washer. However, not all beads can be placed in the dish washer. For example, inside color furnace wound beads should not be run through the dish washer - the cores can separate. ******************** Alice Walker uses a denture cleaner tablet such as Efferdent or Polident to clean her beads. She says that the beads are sparkling by the time the tablet is through fizzing. She then just rinses them with clear water and lays them on a terry cloth towel to dry overnight. Alice does caution not to use this method on glass pearls with a coating. ******************** Bev uses two parts water to one part lemon juice to wash or clean jewelry. She just swishes them around in the liquid....to clean sterling silver, she adds a little baking soda to the liquid, making it a kind of pasty consistency and then uses that to clean off the s.s. ********************

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