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3 Ways to Find Your Ring Size! (and the first one is the easiest and most accurate!)

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A special 2 day event unlike any other, don't miss it!

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Jewelry Tips -

There are endless ways to create a gemstone ring. Even the same design can be created in endless techniques. Silver-smithing is such a vast and wonderful art! In the video below, I invite you to step inside my studio to see how I create a simple gemstone ring in Sterling Silver! If you enjoyed that,  I invite you to explore further and get access to vote on the next gemstones to be made into wonderful, new, one of a kind jewelry! Sign up for my email list now and don't miss out!   Shop my gemstone rings >> Psst... if you...

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Jewelry Tips -

Blackened (or oxidized) jewelry is beautiful! It's bold, stunning and really gives gemstones and gold a contrasting POP! But, (rings especially) the oxidation fades quickly. So, how did the silver get such a nice black color in the first place? How can you get that back? I've got you! Here's a quick little video and infographic to help you do this at home! Materials: soap (dish soap is best) glass cup plastic tongs or paintbrush with wood or plastic handle Liver of Sulphur Extended Life Gel (you can get it on Amazon here) polishing cloth toothbrush or similar brush Important Considerations:...

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Life -

You don't have to spend a dime to help support a small business, there are plenty of free, easy, and fun things you can do! Leave them a review: We all look at reviews before we make a purchase and small businesses are no different! This is a great way to share your experience with others and help them decide if something is right for them, it also gives social proof that a business is doing a good job! Share them with a friend: If a review from someone you don't even know is helpful, then hearing about a business...

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