by Rena Klingenberg. The wire tree of life is a popular motif in jewelry. One of the addictive things about creating these is that there are so many ways to arrange and decorate your tree’s roots, trunk, and branches. But beware – these trees have a mind of their own, and they may grow their […]
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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by Rena Klingenberg. This bead and wire dragonfly tutorial can be used in infinite ways. You can make them into earrings: Or a necklace, with the dragonfly’s wing and tail attached to a chain: This bead and wire dragonfly is made from a single piece of wire, with a sturdy construction. You might also use […]
by Rena Klingenberg. In this wire helix earring project we’ll create gracefully spiraling earrings that are lightweight to wear. This is how they look when being worn: Each earring is made with a single piece of wire. This a lovely design for people who like earrings to be big and interesting – but not heavy. […]
by Rena Klingenberg. These tiny wire bird’s nests are filled with seed beads in a robin’s-egg blue color. This project is a quick and easy way to make rustic looking nest jewelry – perfect for Spring and for Easter! I’ve made these earrings quite small – here’s the how they measure up on a ruler, […]
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 – […]
by Rena Klingenberg. This spiral heart wire bracelet is pretty and charming. It’s a simple bangle that’s created with a single piece of wire. After you’ve made one of these, you’ll be able to whip them out quickly if you want to make more of them. Supplies: Round half-hard wire, 16 gauge. Wire cutter. Cup […]
by Rena Klingenberg. This easy adjustable wire ring features a lovely double scroll and an 8mm round bead. I love copper and turquoise colors together, but of course this ring would be striking in your favorite colors too. 🙂 I have always found that adjustable rings sell quickly, since many people’s fingers swell or shrink […]
by Rena Klingenberg. This two-tier bib necklace project is a great opportunity to play with color. In my version here, I chose colorful flat teardrop beads dripping from dark antiqued brass chains. You could use any shapes and colors of beads, accented against your choice of chain color. Can you tell I love color? 🙂 […]