About Jewelry Making Journal

This 2-minute video shows what Jewelry Making Journal is all about (or you can read about it below):


Jewelry Making Journal is a combination of online magazine and community journal.

It’s the place where friendly jewelry artists from all over the world are sharing jewelry experiences, creations, ideas and knowledge.

Jewelry Making Journal
has four main sections:

Jewelry Making – here’s where we’re posting our project tutorials, jewelry making tips, and information about jewelry supplies and tools.

Jewelry Business – in this section we’re sharing ideas and strategies for selling handmade jewelry and running a successful business.

Jewelry Displays – here we’re posting really cool ideas for making your own jewelry displays and packaging, often from things you already have around the house.

Jewelry Gallery – in our beautiful gallery we show and tell about our jewelry creations and the things we’re currently experimenting with.

Plus more cool stuff:

Jewelry Making Journal also has some other special features – like my series of exclusive Jewelry Business Insider interviews with experts, and the Jewelry Stories being shared by our community here.

It’s also an active community

To participate in Jewelry Making Journal, you can submit posts and ask questions, add your thoughts to discussions, and network with your fellow jewelry artists.

There are a lot of us here obsessing about making and selling handmade jewelry!

Where we came from

You may be familiar with this jewelry community already, from where it existed from 2003 to 2011 – on my previous websites (Home Jewelry Business Success Tips, Jewelry Display Ideas, and Making Jewelry Now).

Currently I’m in the process of having all of the posts from those three websites moved over to here on Jewelry Making Journal.

It’s so much simpler for us to have everything all together here on one site, and on this much more advanced platform.

Connecting and sharing
about jewelry art!

Wherever you live, however long you’ve been making jewelry, we’re so glad to have you here!

We’re all about connection, discovery, and our shared appreciation of jewelry art.

Most of us work alone on our jewelry and our business.

So this community of friendly jewelry artists is a comfortable place for us to gather – where we can stay inspired and learn new things from each other.

I hope you enjoy seeing our projects and ideas that are posted here on Jewelry Making Journal, and we’re really looking forward to see what you’re working on! 🙂

Rena Klingenberg
founder and publisher,
Jewelry Making Journal

p.s. – Join me for a cup of coffee or tea, over at my Jewelry and Coffee with Rena video series!


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  1. Patricia Gossett says:

    I am a beginner at jewelry making and I really love this site so far. I don’t have the experience to make any high end pieces as of yet but I am trying and learning as much as I can. I know I wil get a lot of useful information from the artisians on here. Thanks so much for this and all your sites..Patricia

  2. Awesome tour video, Rena. It gives a helpful, concise look at all the great features of your new site.


  3. Thank you so much, ladies! And thank you both for being part of the friendly community here. 🙂

  4. Ethel Loh Strickarz says:

    I just discovered this fabulous website – kudos on creating a great sharing environment! I’ve been creating jewelry for 35 years in a non-professional capacity and still finding new techniques. Thank you!!

  5. Heidi Williams says:

    I love this site too! I’m a beginner as well, just started working with polymer clay last year and had my first show at Fashion Institute of Technology in December with The Bead Society of Greater New York. What a great and supportive group of ladies. Now I’m looking for more shows in my area that are affordable. I find this site very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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