2008-04-02

Subject: Eni Oken's Jewelry Site: March 2008

Hi Everybody! These are the topics for this month’s newsletter:

*INTERVIEW AT “FOR THE LOVE JEWELS”
*UPDATE ON SITE REVAMP
*JEWELRY CALCULATOR: SAVING WORKSHEETS MINI TUTORIAL
*NET BEZEL WITH TWO STONES
*BEADCRUISE 2008
*HOW TO MAKE THE RUBY PENDANT
*TWO QUESTIONS: TUMBLING AND FAILED PROJECTS
*USING BEADS INSTEAD OF CABS 

INTERVIEW AT “FOR THE LOVE JEWELS”
Sally Jewett-Brocato interviewed me and posted the story at her blog For the Love of Jewels. Read here: http://fortheloveofjewels.blogspot.com/2008/03/eni-oken-fantasy-whimsical-and-ornate.html 

UPDATE ON SITE REVAMP
The major site revamp I mentioned is starting actual development (programming) in hopefully just a few days. There is A LOT of work to be done yet! 

JEWELRY CALCULATOR: SAVING WORKSHEETS MINI TUTORIAL
I received the following question via email regarding usage of the Jewelry Calculator:
>>>Is there any way to save data on a jewelry item without having to open a new workbook? It seems the only way to log information using your spreadsheet is to use the SaveAs feature and save a whole new xls file and then open the original workbook again and start over for each new piece. Is there a way to get it all to save in the same workbook on separate sheets so that it's all in one file perhaps? 
Jewelry Price Calculator: http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/pricecalc.html 
To read the free mini tutorial on saving worksheets, go here: http://www.enioken.com/journal/2008/04/jewelry-calculator-worksheet-versus.html 

NET BEZEL WITH TWO STONES
I got the following message via email:
"Hi Eni, How do you make the Netted Bezel without the bail? What do you do with the end's of the wire? I am working on attaching 2 netted bezels stones together one on top of the other for a pendent. Only the one on top needs the bail. I am not sure how to end the wire on the second one."
Net Bezel Pendant tutorial: http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/nettedbezel-055.html 
Go here to read the answer: http://www.enioken.com/journal/2008/03/net-bezel-with-two-stones.html 

BEADCRUISE 2008
The Beadcruise 2008 was just a ton of fun! I taught two classes, a full day and a half day. We sailed a total of 5 days, stopping in Jamaica and Grand Cayman islands.
If you want to see a couple of pictures go here: http://www.enioken.com/journal/2008/03/beadcruise-2008.html 

HOW TO MAKE THE RUBY PENDANT
Question: I don't see the link to make the ruby pendant shown here: http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/gem104.html
If I wanted to make this, where would I fine the supplies??... where would I find the beautiful faceted opaque rubies that you use to make this item.

Go here for the answer: http://www.enioken.com/journal/2008/02/question-i-dont-see-link-to-make-this.html


TWO QUESTIONS: TUMBLING AND FAILED PROJECTS
I received the following questions:
>>>I guess my question for you (among many) is after creating one of yours (034 coiled bracelet) will it be all right to tumble it to clean it and also to harden the silver?
AND
>>>>>My next question............How many horrible things did you make and throw out in the beginning?
Go here for the answer: http://www.enioken.com/journal/2008/02/two-questions-tumbling-and-failed.html
Coiled Bangle tutorial: http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/coiledbangle-034.html 

USING BEADS INSTEAD OF CABS 
Question via email: 
"I have a question about another one of your tutorials: do you think with the square cab ring it's possible to use a square bead and just be careful about covering up the holes with the wrapping?"
Go here for the answer: http://www.enioken.com/journal/2008/02/using-beads-instead-of-cabs.html 
Square Cab Ring tutorial: http://www.enioken.com/jewelry/squarecabring-051.html


:-)
Have fun!!!
Eni Oken

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