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1  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Constellation and Jewelry-1 on: May 22, 2007 06:54:29 PM
Capricorn
The Constellation of Capricorn lies between Aquarius and Sagittarius. It was depicted as a Goat with a Fish tail. It used to be the Sun's Solstice, that is for Tropic of Capricorn. The Sun crosses Capricorn in January. The brightest star is double Alpha Capricorni (Al giedi - the Goat)
Capricorn starts on 23/12, the Winter solstice where nights are dark and long and it reflects in the nature of Capricornians, but they are helper by Saturn, ruler of Capricorn,  giving rationality and strong will. Capricornians are wary of life and situations but if they set a goal they shall reach it slowly but sure footed as the Goat that follows an harsh mountain path.
Your Birth Stone GARNET will help your health, and to see your goals hold a clear CRYSTAL QUARTZ in your left hand. To inspire your writing wear or carry a SODALITE. Wink Wink
2  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Help, which beadwork magazine i should choose on: May 17, 2007 06:38:50 PM
is there anyone who knows some beadwork magzine or beads magzine website? i want to improve my beadwork skill, but i have no idea about the design trend, is there anyone can help me ?? Huh Huh Huh
3  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Discussion and Questions / Jewellery making skills-How to Straighten Wire on: May 15, 2007 10:11:22 PM
i'm a bead lover, and often make some jewellery by myself, but there is still a question confused me, i don't know how to straighten wire smoothly, that makes my project seems unshaped, so i try to find some ways to learn the skills, luckily, i found it, i'm so happy that i wannar share this skills to everyone who like DIY jewellery. Wink Wink Wink

How to Straighten Wire
Among the first steps in jewelry making is straightening the jewelry wire.  This step is mandatory because jewelry wire is sold in coils or on spools and develops a natural curl as a result of the way it is packaged. 

There are many jewelry tools to help in straightening jewelry wire.  One of the simplest and easiest to use is a piece of leather.  Fold the leather in 1/2 and use it to hold the wire.  Pull the wire through the leather several times while squeezing the leather in your fingers.  A jewelry tool that I prefer to use instead of leather, is nylon jaw pliers.  Instead of pulling the jewelry wire through leather, pull the wire through the jaws of nylon jaw pliers while squeezing the pliers closed. 
Sometimes when jewelry making you will find the the jewelry wire is too slippery to allow you to get a good grip for pulling the wire.  Should this be the case, you may find that it will be easier to pull the wire if you make a loop in one end and hold the wire by that loop while pulling it.
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