Category Archives: Class Notes

Starting to Feel Human

Well, I am now into the second trimester and sporting a nice belly too. Thank you so much for the continued well wishes and prayers. So far our little bean is hanging in there. I had an appointment last week with an ultrasound and our little baby wouldn’t hold still at all. It was so much fun to watch the baby jump around and clap its hands. We got a picture of the baby looking right at us, poor little thing looks way beyond evil in that particular shot. The girls are getting more and more excited about having a new baby. I am beginning to warm up to the idea again as well. I am seriously missing my torch though. However I did pull it out for a really quick project the other day. I will post photos below.

One of my local friends here in the Akron area did the 3-day breast cancer walk in Cleveland last weekend. She asked me to make her a necklace with the 3-day logo. So, this piece I made is completely unauthorized, but it turned out great! It was the first time I had even stepped foot into my studio in over a month. It was LOVELY to pull out my hammer and 12 gauge sterling silver wire and pound away. I paired the necklace with some pretty fresh water pearls and various sizes of pink rose quartz. I am so happy to say that she loved it. I am also told she wore it for the walk and others loved it too. Compliments just don’t get any better than that.

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I taught a class this last week in wire wrapped pendants. I love teaching classes and it was so fun to get back into it again. I can’t wait to feel better and teach even more. I have a handful of classes scheduled for this month, I just need to get my website updated with the classes. Hopefully I can get that done by tomorrow. Every time I have come down to be on my computer, I just don’t feel well enough to spend the kind of time to get it all posted. In this past wire wrapping class I actually had some very young students. Three of them were ages 9, 10 and 11. They were amazing. My 10-year-old made the copper piece. I will bet you will never be able to pick the piece I made.

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Today, my oldest went to a birthday party for another girl her age. We decided to make her a special one-of-a-kind custom piece. So last night we made the following necklace. Today Riley also made matching bracelets for the two girls. It was fun to watch her put them all together. I don’t have pictures of the bracelets though. Riley helped with the stamping on the necklace.

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I am looking forward to getting back to my studio and blogging a bit more. I am hoping to have another etching tutorial here pretty quickly. I just have to get a hold of a particular chemical so I can try a few things out and then I hope to have something posted about that soon. In the mean time, I will be putting up another studio/artist feature in the next day or two.

New Pieces, Student Projects and May Class Schedule.

This schedule took me a bit longer than anticipated to get together. But I am finally done with May’s schedule and have a good start on Junes. I am in talks with a couple of shops for June and as soon as those are firmed up, I will get the rest of that posted and begin on July. I am hoping to offer some enameling classes in July, so keep your eyes open for that.

I forgot to get a picture of the fold formed pendant for next weeks class, but I will have that up by the end of tomorrow. So check back if you want to see that picture.

We have been having fun in some of the classes here in the past couple of weeks and I thought I would share some of the student pieces that have been made.

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These were made during our tab setting class where students work with a jewelers saw. I love how differently everyone’s pieces turned out so differently.

1945

These are called turtle settings. They are soldered in the back. Again, so much fun to see the creativity of the students.

1946

This is another one of my pieces. I had something entirely different in the middle, but it just didn’t work out. The design was done with my new prismacolor pencils on acrylic. As soon as I get the center piece sealed with a layer of lacquer I will be posting this in my shops for sale. That will happen this next week.

1947

This is a fun little project. It is made with telescoping rivets. I will be teaching this one coming up in the next couple of weeks.

filigree

Last night I played in the studio with Riley. We made our own filigree wire by twisting two wires together and then running it through the rolling mill to flatten it. I hate that when the picture is larger than life, you can see every little flaw that you can’t see when it isn’t this large. HAHAHA

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This sweet ring is a new addition to my class schedule. They are spinner rings. They are so much fun to make and even more fun to wear. I love how comfortable this ring is.

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This particular pendant is a little over the top, but it is a solder free turtle setting. I will be teaching it this next week. Probably not quite so busy in the class, but the concept is still the same. It is a great unique setting for those not wanting to use solder or torches to create a setting.

And here is my schedule for May and part of June. I have not included any of the Open Studios or Day classes yet. So keep checking my schedule for any changes. As always, requests are welcome. To see class descriptions and pictures, please visit my website.

 

May & June 2010 Schedule
Location Date Time Class Cost

Beadtini

5/12
6:00 – 9:00pm
Solder Free Turtle Settings
$45*
Norton
5/13
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Fold Formed Pendant
$60
Norton
5/16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Ohio JMAG Brain Bender *FULL*
Embellish
5/15
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Intro to
Riveting Earrings
$18
Embellish
5/15
1:30 – 2:30 pm
Intro to Riveting Pendant
$18
Embellish
5/15
3:00 – 4:00 pm
Intro to Riveting Earrings
$18
Ohio
JMAG
5/17
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Ohio JMAG Meeting – Edy Beady
Free
Beadtini
5/18
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Braided Bracelet
$45*
Norton
5/20
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Spinner Rings
$65
Norton
5/21
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Bezel Set Pendant
$65
Beadtini
5/22
10:30 – 12:30 pm
Riveted Earrings
$30*
Beadtini
5/22
1:30 – 3:30 pm
Stacked
Riveted Pendant
$30*
Norton
5/25
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Filigree Pendant
$65
Beadtini
5/27
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Piercing (Pre-req for Tabs)
$45*
Beadtini
6/1
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Piercing (pre-req for Tabs)
$45*
Beadtini
6/9
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Tab Setting
$45*
Ohio
JMAG
6/12
2:00 pm
Ohio JMAG Social – Canal
Fulton Glassworks
Free
Beadtini
6/17
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire
Paisley
$45*
Beadtini
6/19
10:30 – 1:30 pm
Cone Earryings and Lily
Pendant
$45*
Beadtini
6/19
2:00 – 5:00 pm
Forged Leaf Pendant
$45*
1Stop
Bead Shop
6/26
10:00 – 2:00 pm
Layered Rivets Pendant
**
1Stop
Bead Shop
6/26
4:00 – 8:00 pm
Tube Set Pendant
**

* Some materials not
included. Please see the class description or shop for details.

** Please contact the store for class Price

Payment must be received in full
to guarantee your space. All materials and use of tools are included in
the class fee, unless otherwise noted.

Custom classes available by
request. Contact me at: jewelry@melissamuir.com

Events and classes this week – May 4 – 9th

Well, I had the very best of intentions for the weekend. On my list of things to accomplish were getting my schedule for May and June out, Finish sorting and repackaging all those enamels, pricing and listing enamels and copper for sale on my sites and a few other things including cleaning the house, etc. . What happened? Well, I got totally wiped out with one of the nastiest colds I have had in a long time. I actually canceled classes and didn’t even turn on my computer for 4 days. Yes, it was that bad. But today, I am feeling human again. I am working on my schedule now and hope to have the final schedule for May and June by the end of this week. I am just working with the shops where I teach. With that said, I do have a couple of classes this week.

Thursday, May 6, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  – Victorian earrings. I haven’t done this one for a long time.
Saturday, May 8, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm – Layered Riveted Pendant

Special Events starting this week:

As many of you know I do a lot of work for the Preeclampsia Foundation in helping to raise awareness and funds. I never want another mother or father to go through what my family went through due to non-education. I never knew how serious preeclampsia was until it took the life of my daughter. It still frightens me how serious things were even for me. It is sad to know how many women lose their lives to this awful disease. More women will be affected by preeclampsia then will be by breast cancer.

This week begins many walks that will be held in honor of all those that have been touched by preeclampsia. One walk in particular will have several of my angels and the preeclampsia pins I designed. This one will be at Crown Point Shores South, San Diego – May 8th – Registration begins 8:30am – Ceremony begins at 9:30 am.

I believe the angels will be auctioned off and the pins for sale. I have only 2 left here in my own personal stock for sale. Hopefully I can get some more. They are sweet gifts as the design is just full of love.

There are many walks being held on different days. Please consider supporting this great cause by participating. To see if there is a walk near you, please visit The Promise Walk for Preeclampsia Website .

I would like to share a poem that I wrote around Kelsi’s 2nd or 3rd birthday.

Imagine….

Imagine a healthy 28 year old woman
Imagine the shock of an unexpected pregnancy
Imagine the happiness when Riley found out she was going to be a big sister
Imagine the excitement of early pregnancy
Imagine the doctors visits and tests
Imagine the fright of an irregular test result
Imagine learning it is a GIRL
Imagine learning that things might not be all right
Imagine the nervousness and sleepless nights
Imagine the prayers for a healthy baby
Imagine the first bump from within
Imagine a growing belly
Imagine those pesky stretch marks
Imagine an increase in blood pressure
Imagine more blood work and monitoring
Imagine the headaches
Imagine 23 weeks into the pregnancy
Imagine Christmas day with friends and family
Imagine the pain of that night
Imagine waking with a blood pressure of 170/110
Imagine the lab results showing bad liver function
Imagine the doctor’s face after the ultrasound
Imagine learning your baby will be born within a week, 4 months early
Imagine the emergency c-section
Imagine the cry of a 24 week old baby
Imagine, 13 ounces and 8 1/2 inches
Imagine watching your baby lose her fight
Imagine saying the words to stop the machines
Imagine holding her as she leaves this world
Imagine the grief and sorrow

Imagine the determination that no mother will go through this due to a lack of education!

Until the day I die, I will continue to do what I can to make sure people are educated about preeclampsia, its signs and symptoms. Thank you all for allowing me to share Kelsi with you all.

From here on out the price of my angel tutorial is $10. I will be donating a portion of funds from this tutorial to the preeclampsia foundation so that they can do everything possible to educate others and fund research.

Tool Time Tuesday is being written by my friend Jeanette at Fundametals.net. As soon as she is done I will get it posted.

Upcoming class projects

First of all, I know it is Tuesday, but I am running behind. So Tool Time Tuesday, is going to be Tool Time Wednesday this week. Sorry. Hopefully it will still be a good one and worth the wait.

In the meantime, here is what I have been feverishly working on. The following images are class project proposals. I will be teaching them here at my studio in Norton as well as a few of the shop locations. I am trying to get my schedule together as fast as possible. I am also working on June, so hopefully we will be able to have a forward plan.

Let me know what you think.

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I love this pendant. I did it in the wee hours of the morning (like around 2:00 am) As you can see from the top picture it is actually 3-D. There is a layer after layer on this pendant. First, The silver design is actually a button I got from my local craft store. It is riveted onto the copper flower petal which is then riveted onto the plexi glass. Then the plexi glass is then connected to the copper with brass hexhead bolts and screws. There is a little silver bead acting as a spacer between the acrylic and copper. The leather is a beautiful navy blue Greek leather. I love how supple this stuff is. And it smells great!

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This is another tab setting. I am teaching this on Thursday night here at my studio and still have 2openings if anyone is interested. It is a fun one and you will get REALLY good with a jewelers saw.

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This is a pair of earrings I made while teaching the telescoping rivets during my riveting class last week.

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This is what I call a turtle setting. I will be teaching this one on Tuesday, May 4th at my studio in Norton. It is a soldering project. It is a great alternative to wire wrapping or bezel setting your stones. There is another variation of this that is done without soldering and I will be teaching that one as well.

So between that and counting and sorting all those stupid copper pieces, you now know why I am not prepared for today’s Tool Time Tuesday. I would do it later tonight, and I still might, but I am teaching a tube setting class. It starts at 5:30 if anyone wants to join us. We still have an opening.

Oh, and also, we need less than 20 people to subscribe to my design journal and I will do my Celebration Prize give-away. So continue to spread the word to those who might enjoy learning about various tools and techniques.

Kilns, Enamels, and Copper…… OH MY!!!!!

A few weeks ago one of the shops that I teach at was told about an opportunity for an enameling studio. A local lady used  to do enameling and had a shop and taught lasses and everything. Well, she passed away last October due to cancer. Her children have been cleaning out the house and as any true artist can attest to, she had EVERYTHING under the sun. Well, my friend knew she wouldn’t be able to buy all of it and asked if I would like to check it out as well. I went to check it out and my jaw dropped. There were copper pieces, copper dishes, copper bowls, copper switch plates, copper, copper, copper! Then there were also a few kilns. That kind of excited me. Don’t k now if any of them work, but one was still in its shipping crate. Then…… there were enamels, hundreds of packets of enamels. HUNDREDS!!!!!

We talked a little about the price she wanted and whatnot. She wanted it all gone at once. So it was a “take it all, or not at all.” type of deal. Well, what in the world am I going to do with all this enamel and copper? But in the end, I did purchase it…. much to  my hubby’s and bank account’s dismay.

I finished picking up the load today (no, I couldn’t get it all in one trip.) Thankfully my good friend Katie , brought her truck up today or I would have had to make yet another trip.

In the end there are three good sized Kilns, one of which desperately needs new coils. I don’t know about the other one yet, but I am hopeful it won’t need much as I really did wipe out a couple of my bank accounts getting all of this.  *Now you know my motivation for getting some tutorials out.* HA!

To give you an idea of what I now have and will be selling shortly, I have taken a few pictures.

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These are the sample boards. The enamels on the left are opaque, and the ones on the right are transparent. Some of the samples fell off during the trip, so I need to figure out where they go and put them back on. The middle board shows just a sample of the copper shapes I have. In some cases I have HUNDREDS of a particular shape. CRAZY!

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This is what it looks like when you set out most of the copper shapes. SEE???? HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS. And I have to sort and count them. I was going to clean them all, but I am about to give that idea up. Riley and I worked for 6 hours last night, and we got 6 trays done and I have VERY green fingernails. This isn’t even all of it. See those two little boxes at the end of the table with the drawers? Well, they also have a lot of copper pieces in them. Oh, and for a reference, my tables are about 10 feet long.

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Then there are the boxes that have the dishes, switch plate covers, candle stick holders, creamers, etc. It doesn’t end…. These boxes have quite a few larger pieces of copper. My favorites are the large square platters. There are two of them. Now I only have to decide if I want to keep them copper or enamel them.

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You can see the Paragon kiln tucked away in the back. I really wanted to keep this one as it has never been used and is the most likely to actually work. It isn’t digital, but I do have a pyrometer for it, so it was a fairly decent buy. The big kiln (blue one) in the front is one that I picked up today. It is 110v, so if it works, I just may end up keeping this one and selling the other. The paragon is 220v and I don’t have a 220v available here in my current studio.

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Here you can see the big blue kiln a little better. There is also another kiln on the right bottom of the picture. That rusted little box is a small kiln. This is the one that needs new coils. I will have to figure out what type of kiln this is and do some research. The inside is probably 8 – 10″ wide by about 4 – 6″ tall. Enough to do smaller jewelry type pieces easily. The boxs on top of and in between the two kilns are filled with…. what else??? Copper!

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So these show the enamels, not very well, but there are hundreds if not more than a thousand packets of enamels. 6 gallons of Klyr fire, tools, more enamels, glass rods, stringers, more enamels, glass chunks, and even more enamels.

Oh, and there is a small trinket Kiln for scrolling. I am not exactly sure what that is yet, as I haven’t done any of that. There is also another small kiln that almost looks like a beehive kiln and it is perfect for smaller jewelry sized pieces.

So, now you know why there is a sudden jump in copper jewelry from me. And as soon as I can figure out if the kilns work and where to put it if it does, you will begin to see a whole new line of work and workshops from me. YAY! I have always wanted to do more enameling, I just never expected to get this type of thing.

I will be selling the enamels and copper as soon as I get everything inventoried and cataloged. Hopefully it won’t be long. But there is a LOT of work in this. I don’t know about all of the enamels, I know there are a lot of leaded enamels, and I am really hoping that there are a bunch of lead free as well. We will just have to see. In the meantime, I am of to get some sifters and a respirator mask for Riley so she can play with me.

Angel Tutorial

Ever since I started making angels people have asked if I would write a tutorial for them. I had a very hard time teaching them at first because they were so special to me. Most of you already know about Kelsi . Kelsi is my 2nd daughter. She was born 16 weeks early when I developed Severe Preeclampsia. I am very lucky to be alive today and sadly, she did not survive. She passed away in my hands just 2 1/2 short days after she was born.

I developed the angels as a way to honor her and her short little life. She has been an amazing little girl, even though she hasn’t been in our world for quite a few years now. Because of what I had gone through with her, I became involved in the Preeclampsia foundation. I was a grief and loss moderator on their forums for 2 1/2 years where I was able to help other parents as they walked that path of sadness. I have shared my story with thousands of people and I know we are directly responsible for saving the lives of at least 4 people. These angels have brought comfort and love to many people that are living in this world without their children. They have brought smiles to those who receive them as gifts for graduation, mother’s day, birthdays, etc. The list just goes on. I have used them a number of times to raise funds and awareness for the Preeclampsia Foundation to help further research and education. They truly carry a part of my heart.

A friend encouraged me to share these angels through teaching classes. But it still took another 1 1/2 years before I was ready to write the tutorial and share the design and process with others.

While the angels are relatively simple in design and once you make a few, they go together rather quickly, the tutorial was not quite so quick. As most of you are already aware from my previous tutorial posts in the Tool Time Tuesday’s, I tend to be quite thorough. This tutorial is 27 pages long with more than 80 photos showing every aspect of the design and construction.

I have written articles for Art Jewelry magazine and several projects for various books. However, this is my first tutorial that I am offering for sale on my site. And as a way to say thank you to all of my blog readers and those that have encouraged me to write it, I am offering 20% off for the next two weeks (until May 3rd.) Just use the coupon code: AngelTut when checking out. This will make the cost of the tutorial only $8.

I am working on other tutorials ad hope to have one a week for the next little while. Until Tool Time Tuesday tomorrow, have a great day.

Melissa Muir - Wire Angel JewelryYou can find this tutorial in my online store:

http://www.kcjewelbox.com/Wire-Angel-Tutorial-T-Wire-Angel.htm

Be sure to enter the coupon code AngelTut to receive 20% off the price until May 3rd.

The tutorial is in PDF form and you will need acrobat reader to view it. It is an electronic download and you should receive it just as soon as you are done with the ordering process.

As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions. Also, if you have suggestions or requests for other tutorials based on my work, please let me know.

Running Late

Well, It is almost 10:00 pm here at my house and I don’t have my Tool Time Tuesday post quite ready yet. So, you will just have to be a bit patient and I will get it posted tomorrow, hopefully early.

In the meantime, I did finally get one of my other projects photographed. This is a class that is being offered towards the end of the month. This piece actually shows more than what we will have time to cover in class, but it gets you thinking about the possibilities. The class on the 29th is Tab setting. It is a cold connection technique used to hold other objects securely in place. It is a lot of fun. This piece also shows weaving in the bail and the wire that runs across the stone is done with a staple. I am going to be offering a series of classes called Hot and Cold. In the series we will cover all sorts of good cold connection techniques as well as many of my beloved soldering techniques. Watch for future updates and class schedules starting in May.

Melissa Muir - Jewelry

See you all tomorrow.

April Teaching Schedule

Hey everyone. I know I am totally late in getting my April schedule out, but here it is. Spring break ends this week for my kids and I will be hitting the studio hard next week trying to come up with some new projects.

I don’t have the pictures for all the classes offered for this month yet, so if you have questions please let me know and I will do my best to get the pictures up as soon as possible. Class descriptions and pictures can be found on my website: http://www.melissamuir.com/classes.htm

April 2010 Schedule

Location Date Time Class Cost
Norton
4/13
6:00 – 9:30pm
Stacking Rings –*Limited
to 4 people*
$75
Norton
4/15
6:00 – 9:30 pm
Tube Setting – *Limited
to 4 people*
$75
Norton
4/20
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Image Transfer Pendant
$45
Norton
4/22
6:00 – 9:00pm
Riveted
Earrings & Pendant
$60
Norton
4/23
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire Wave Cuff Bracelet
$60*
Norton
4/24
10:00am – 4:00 pm
Bezel Set Ring
$115
Norton
4/27
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Knotted Bracelet and Ring
$60
Norton
4/28
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Filigree Pendant
$60
Norton
4/29
6:00 – 10:00pm
Tab Setting – *Limited
to 4 people*
$75
         

* Some materials not
included. Please see the class description or shop for details.

Payment must be received in full
to guarantee your space. All materials and use of tools are included in
the class fee, unless otherwise noted.

Custom classes available by
request. Contact me at: jewelry@melissamuir.com

Tool Time Tuesday – Tube Cutting Jigs

Well, it is just before midnight on Tuesday, so if I type quickly enough perhaps I will still squeak this one in before it is Wednesday.

I am finally home and loving it. The weather is pretty typical of Ohio and I do miss the spring time weather we were having in Utah. However, it looks like we will be in the upper 80’s by the weekend. I am having a difficult time getting my internal clock reset to Eastern Time. Hopefully it will happen soon, though next week is spring break for my kids so I am not holding my breath.

This week’s Tool Time Tuesday is one that has been made by special request. This is one of my favorite tools that I quickly found out I cannot live without when I began working with cold connections, particularly tube rivets. The tool is a Tube cutting Jig. There are a number of them out there and I must admit I own a couple. One is a very cheap one, and it is cheap in every sense of the word, but it still works. I also own a mid-line jig. I haven’t had the opportunity to work with any of the higher quality jigs personally, so I can’t really give a comparison here.

Tube cutting jigs are great for holding your tubing or even thick wires so you can cut precisely measured pieces and repeat the cut without having to measure and mark each individual piece. I first learned of the jigs when I began working with cold-connections as I stated above. Are they necessary? Probably not, but for me the cost of the tool was worth it. I had been marking my wire or tubing where I wanted to make the cut, then carefully balanced it over the slot in my bench pin. Just as I would get to the final cut of my piece, it would either fall to the floor or fling across the room never to be found again and leaving me to teach my children a few choice words.

I began asking how others held their pieces and that is when the jigs were recommended to me. I began my hunt for this tool, found one, bought it and life became much easier.

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When you first get your jig, it looks like this, only without the silver dust inside.  There are two pieces shown here, the jig itself and a stopper. I didn’t get a picture of this, but the stopper actually has a little triangle piece that fits into the ‘V’ shaped grove of the jig.

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Insert the stopper and tighten the knob on the side to hold it into place. This is what allows you to set the desired length and make multiple cuts without remeasuring.

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To work with the jig, insert your wire or tubing into the ‘V’ Slot and hold it into place by bringing the holding bar over the top of the tubing and holding it down with your thumb. If this jig looks large, it really isn’t. The cute little hand in the picture is my sweet little 10-year-old. But if she can hold this tool, so can you.

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Before inserting your tubing or wire into the jig, you do need to measure and mark your first cut. Line that mark up with the thin slot at the end of the jig. This is the guide for your saw blade. Once you have it lined up, adjust and tighten the stopper to hold your piece. You can also see how the holder flips over the top of the tubing and is held with the thumb. Don’t use too much pressure as you don’t want to crush your tubing.

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I find this tool works best when I can stabilize it on some type of surface. I have found that my bench pin works the best as I can easily get my hand on the tool and under the bench pin without any discomfort.

Once everything is set up, we are ready to make the cut. I always run my saw blades through some kind of lubricant such as bees wax or Bur-Life before cutting. Insert the blade in the small slot and verify it will be cutting at your desired mark. Then working back and forth without a lot of pressure work your way through the tubing or wire. When cutting tubing, you might find that the blade gets caught . Just try to push the blade forward as you lift up. Don’t just lift the blade up as you are more likely to break the blade. I also find that while it takes a bit longer, a smaller blade works better with cutting the tubing.

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I have also found that once my tubing has been cut I don’t always end up with a perfectly straight cut. For whatever reason, that has not been able to be corrected yet, I am ending up with slighted angled cuts. Sometimes it isn’t an issue, but when I need a perfectly flush cut I will take the piece into my miter jig and file it flush, but that is for another Tool Time Tuesday post.

Be careful as you get to the bottom of the tubing cut. Sometimes when you make the final break through and pull the blade up, the small piece can go flying. A lot of times I will turn the tubing out before pulling out my blade.

Hopefully this answers any questions you might have about this tool. If I haven’t answered them all, please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to further elaborate.

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February 2010 Class Schedule

February is such a short month that will be made even shorter with some traveling I will be doing. With that said, I am keeping my schedule fairly light this month. But if you have a project you would like to work on give me a call and let’s see what we can work out. Just because something isn’t listed on my schedule doesn’t mean it can’t be added.

I am teaching a lot of Valentine themed classes this month. Go figure.  But what better thing for me to teach than Hearts and Swirls. I just love them!

Pictures and class descriptions can be found on my website: www.melissamuir.com/classes.htm

February 2010 Schedule

Location Date Time Class Cost
Beadtini
2/4
6:00 – 7:00pm
Forged Heart Pendant
**
Beadtini
2/4
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Wire Heart Ring
**
Embellish
2/6
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Forged Heart Pendant
$18*
Embellish
2/6
2:30 – 3:30 pm
Forged Heart Pendant
$18*
Embellish
2/6
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Forged Heart Pendant
$18*
Norton
2/9
9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Bezel Set & Pierced Pendant
$115
Beadtini
2/10
10:00 – 11:00 am
Forged Heart Pendant
**
Beadtini
2/10
11:30 – 12:30 pm
Wire Heart Ring
**
Beadtini
2/10
1:00 – 2:00 pm
Heart Earrings
**
Beadtini
2/11
10:30 – 1:30 pm
Wire Wraped Heart
**
Ohio JMAG
2/13
10:30 – 1:30 pm
Free
Norton
2/16
10:00 – 1:00
Open Studio
$65*
Ohio JMAG
2/17
10:30 – 1:30 pm
Free
Norton
2/18
6:00 – 9:00 pm
Wire Wrapped Cabochon
$55*

* Some materials not included. Please see the class description or shop for details.

** Please contact the store for class Price

Payment
must be received in full to guarantee your space. All materials and use
of tools are included in the class fee, unless otherwise noted.

Custom classes available by request. Contact me at: jewelry@melissamuir.com

***Please
note, I will not be holding classes in March. Classes will resume in
April. Please make your date and class preference requests now.***