My “Rehab” Jewelry

by Chris Rehkop. (Ashland, MO) While home recovering from surgery over the winter, I was itching to work on jewelry design. Once I was able to sit long enough to work on jewelry, I thought since spring is right around the corner, I’d make floral pieces to welcome in spring. All these pieces went to […]

Toggle Pendant Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. A toggle pendant necklace features a toggle clasp worn front and center – plus a pendant hanging from the toggle’s ring. The clasp becomes a beautiful focal part of the necklace design, instead of being just a functional closure at the back of the neck. It draws attention to the pendant – […]

Jewelry Design to Fund a Non-Profit Organization – How to Find the Person to Pitch It to?

by Rashida Cotton. (Macon, GA) Hello all! I have a jewelry design, and I want to use the profits from the design to help fund an organization to help abused children. Does anyone know who I can pitch this design to? Thank you! Rashida Cotton

The Heart of Hope

by Nina. (Miami, Florida) This piece is made with a Murano heart as the center part, some wire wrapping, and rose quartz. I used clear Jewelry Wire to put all the components mostly on one side, so it looks like the necklace is hanging on the air. Also as you can see the clasp is […]

Helpful Item for Jewelry, Borrowed from Knitting and Crochet

by Dirah Bonnie Earnest. (Martinez, CA) I just wanted to share a helpful little item that knitters and crocheters use. I found these little items so helpful with organizing or keeping in place in my chains for placing beads. I have used these for my chains that are measured out to keep size together, keep […]

A New Way To Wear My Favorite Shoes

by Sherine Steele. (Visiting Colorado) My name is Sj Harrington. As many of you, I’ve made jewelry since a girl in high school, but stopped when the real world showed up. At this stage of life, I’m a disabled veteran suffering from conditions that prevent me from walking in my beloved shoes! But hey, now […]

How to Promote My Jewelry with Easy to Open Closures?

by Lisa Winters-Baldwin. (Phoenix, Arizona) I was so excited to read the posting in your last newsletter called There’s a Big Audience for Jewelry with Easy Open Clasps because I have recently started giving customers options for easy to open clasps in my own Etsy shop. That posting taught me to use the toggle closures […]

There’s a Big Audience for Jewelry with Easy Open Clasps

by Mary Anne Enriquez. (Urban Woodswalker) May I say something to all the fantastical jewelry designers out there? There are millions of us baby boomers and we LOVE to buy hand made jewelry. A lot of us are experiencing carpal tunnel and arthritis in our hands. The types of closures make a HUGE difference in […]

Help – How to Make Wire Jewelry with One Hand?

by Sue Corke. I used to make wirework jewellery but had a stroke and lost my left hand. Is there any way to do wire work with one hand? I’ve tried a helping hand thing but am struggling with that. Any help would be really appreciated. Many thanks. Sue Corke

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