by Rena Klingenberg. Layering pendants is a fun and easy way to design jewelry. You can layer pendants from your stash, or from your personal jewelry wardrobe. This is a great activity to do on days when your creative muse has deserted you. Simply set out a handful of pendants and some jump rings – […]
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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by Rena Klingenberg. These pretty dragonflies make charming, lightweight earrings. I found the dragonflies in the floral aisle of a local dollar store. I knew immediately that they needed to become earrings! 🙂 Supplies: A pair of earwires. Chain nose pliers. Flat nose pliers. Wire cutter. Sharpie marker – for marking your pliers. A pair […]
by Rena Klingenberg. We’re going to make easy earring jackets to transform a pair of post (stud) earrings. This is a neat way to expand your earring wardrobe, or to create different jewelry looks when you’re traveling. How to Wear Earring Jackets: Choose a pair of post earrings, and remove the earring clutches from them. […]
by Rena Klingenberg. A “slave bracelet” is a jewelry style where a ring and a bracelet are attached together in some way. In this tutorial, we’ll make a wire ring and a chain bracelet – and then connect them with three strands of chain: Here’s how this slave bracelet looks on the inside of your […]
by Rena Klingenberg. With this bracelet’s adjustable closure, you can easily create bracelets that will fit wrists securely and comfortably. The sliding adjustable closure also eliminates clasps that need to be fastened and unfastened: This is a great bracelet style for guys and gals of all ages. Stack up several of them on your wrist! […]
by Rena Klingenberg. These fun hoop earrings are super dangly and swingy! 🙂 Part of the fun is choosing which jewelry link shapes to combine together. This is a fast and easy project that yields great results. It would be ideal for a jewelry party or a beginning jewelry workshop. Supplies: Jewelry connectors / jewelry […]
by Rena Klingenberg. This circle pendant and hoop earring set is made with Memory Wire – a hardened wire that comes in coils, similar to a “Slinky” toy. The pendant is made with bracelet-size Memory Wire, while the earrings use the ring-size wire. A focal bead, a few accent beads, and a handful of seed […]
by Rena Klingenberg. Make lariat necklaces with components you already have in your jewelry stash! In the examples shown in this tutorial, I’ve used a variety of chains for the necklace strands – plus odds and ends from my stash for the lariat ends. One end of the lariat necklace needs to be some sort […]