New Book Coming: September 2018

I just saw the cover of my new book—I can’t wait to see the real thing!

Would you like to make the chain across the top of the cover? Look HERE.

Creating With Components



Cost Of Shipping Increase

April 19, 2017

We have just (very reluctantly) increased our shipping fees.
To an address in Canada: $9.50
To an address in the U.S.: $16.95
Orders over $300 are free.

We have not changed our shipping fees for many years, but cannot continue the ever-increasing level of subsidy. These amounts are still less than what we actually pay to Canada Post for Expedited Shipping.


Top 100 DIY Jewelry Patterns of 2012

January 14, 2013


Guess what! I just received an email to let me know that I’m an AllFreeJewelryMaking favourite. Of course it’s for the double spiral chain mail earring project that I  shared with them.

Check them out HERE—hundreds of free patterns in many jewelry making techniques. They also have a newsletter that you can subscribe to.

New Gallery

I’m so happy to have a brand new Gallery! The gallery organizes all my kits according to the metal in which they are available.

The thumbnail photos are also organized into necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.

Just click on a thumbnail photo to see a large image. And then click on the link below the large image to go directly to the store for more information and a chance to order it.


What is Silver Filled Wire?

November 24, 2011

1.    You can use silver-filled wire to get the bright whiteness of sterling at a very reasonable price.
2.    You will appreciate both the durability and affordability of this high-quality material.
3.    The thickness of the .925 sterling silver overlay on this wire constitutes a full 1/10th of its overall weight (twice the content of 1/20 silver-filled wire of the same gauge).
4.    This thicker silver layer lets you work deeper and polish more without exposing the brass underneath.
5.    The sterling is bonded to a brass core (CDA #220; 90% copper/10% zinc).

Which Kits are Available Now with Silver Filled Rings?

November 24 2011

At the moment there are 5 kits with silver filled rings:

Boxchain Bracelet

Boxchain Bracelet

Celtic Visions Bracelet

Celtic Visions Bracelet

Japanese Cuff Bracelet

Japanese Cuff Bracelet

Mobius Flowers Bracelet

Mobius Flowers Bracelet

Persian GSG Bracelet

Persian GSG Bracelet


Silver Filled Rings Now in the Store

Sept. 1, 2011 YES! The first silver filled jump rings are up on our website! The silver filled wire that we’re using is 1/10 .925 sterling – the thickest layer of silver filled wire available. Sometimes you’ll see this referred to as SS10.
You will also see 1/20 and 1/40th from other vendors. (And if this information is not obvious, you need to ask.)
If you don’t see the ring sizes you want, just ask us.

Go to:

And yes, there are kits in process that feature these rings.

Jeweller’s Bronze Rings Now in the Store

June 23, 2011 I just finished posting 21 sizes of jump rings in Jeweller’s Bronze troy ounces. Remember that you can contact me for ring sizes that aren’t listed.

New Metal Being Introduced

June 15, 2011. This year I am beginning to use Jeweller’s Bronze (a.k.a. Merlin’s Gold, NuGold) for new kits that will be introduced in the fall, and for a few select kits before then. The first two are the Flat Mesh Bracelet, and the Viperscale Bracelet.

My most recent newsletter that was mailed this week features a Special Summer Project kit that contains the Flat Mesh Bracelet kit, 2 pairs of Pliers and a Bead Mat packaged in a plastic container—ready to travel with you on a holiday.

But you just want some jump rings? For now you can email me for a quote on jump rings with a specific gauge and ID. Soon they will be available on the website.

Redesign Time

June 1, 2011. A brand-new website is coming soon! When you read this, it will have arrived!