New 100% Made-in-the-USA Anodized Aluminum!

We are completely revamping our entire Anodized Aluminum process. When we’re finally all set up, the new rings will be 100% Made-in-the-USA. Please read more about this exciting news BEFORE you purchase anodized aluminum, so you know what to expect.

Help us provide you with better products by telling us what you think about Anodized Aluminum jump rings. Take a few minutes to fill out our 11-question online survey. Based on what you say, we might make a few tweaks before completing the transition. After all, we’re doing this for you, so we want to make sure you’re happy with the finished product!

Putting on My Editing Hat

I’m excited to announce that beginning with the April/May 2010 issue, I’ll be a contributing editor forStep by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. This means that I’ll be looking at the chainmaille articles to verify ring counts, clarify steps and reduce confusion about ring sizes. This gig is heavenly for me. Not only am I extremely meticulous about chainmaille in general, but I have a journalism degree from Northwestern University, so I’m able to merge two of my passions.

It is important to me, and to the staff of Step by Step Wire Jewelry, that the magazine is always giving you, the readers, what you want and need. So I’m asking you—how do you think the chainmaille articles could be improved? What has been confusing about previous articles? What chainmaille projects have you enjoyed? Anything else you want us to know? You can leave a comment below or email me at [email protected]. The staff of Step by Step Wire Jewelry truly values your opinions, and together we will work to make the projects better than ever before.

Happy New Year, everyone!

We all had very nice holidays and were grateful for the break, but now we’ve got our sleeves rolled up and are busy catching up on orders. We’ve also updated the classes section with new classes for January and February, and have created a special listing for our classes at the Bead&Button show in June.

We received an advance copy of Wirework 2010 magazine, and I’m delighted that my Crystal Ring Byzantine project is on the cover! Very exciting! Hope you enjoy the project, and the many other patterns in the magazine.