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Posts Tagged ‘Problem-solving’

Flexible Rings, Shaking Hands and Public Speaking

Ouch, my ring just bit me when you shook my hand! Have you ever met someone new, had your hand shaken and experienced a jolt of pain as your ring dug into your surrounding fingers? That happened to me when I was a speaker at a Las Vegas Jewelry Convention. I ended up shaking about…

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Chain Clasps From Hell

Selection of different sizes of spring ring clasps with a ruler for size comparison

  Taco Dinner Delayed by Crappy Clasps! Does wrestling with frustrating chain clasps drive you to drink? Who hasn’t had an issue with a chain clasp from hell? I’ve had lots of them. There’s nothing more frustrating than rushing to get dressed for dinner at your favorite taco place, and then  wasting time trying to…

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Why Not Re-Use Your Old Gold?

Who Doesn’t Have a Little Pile of Recyclable Gold? What About That Pile of Broken, Dated and Old Gold? Have you ever wondered if you could re-use your old gold and re-cast it into something new? A client asked me, her Goleta Jeweler, last week if I could make one of my more intricate rings…

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Inlay Ring Repair in Ring vs. Garbage Disposal Story

Yellow gold wide ring with damage from garbage disposal

Rings fall in garbage disposals. I know it seems like a death sentence for your ring, but it may not be. In this blog I focus on Stephanie’s ring because it talks about damaged metal and inlay, a setting style. This project was a real double whammy. I’ve run into about 25 clients who’ve had…

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Changing the Texture of Your Ring – Video

Multi Textured Multi-colored sapphires Ring in yellow gold by Calla Gold

  Changing the texture of your ring makes it new and different. Are you a candidate for changing the texture of your ring? You may not even know. From shiny to matte, from smooth to hammered, there are many ways to change up a piece of your jewelry by adding texture to it. I’m sharing…

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