Easy Bird’s Nest Wire Earrings (Tutorial)

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, […]

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 – […]

Make Beach Stone Necklaces – Gift Idea for Guys and Gals

by Rena Klingenberg. Beach stone necklaces appeal to guys and gals of all ages, and they make a nice gift. You can purchase beach stones that already have a hole drilled in them – or you can do the hole-drilling yourself. A simple necklace made from a natural stone on a chain feels beautifully tranquil […]

Bead and Wire Bracelet (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. Make a lovely bead and wire bracelet, using only an interesting focal bead and two pieces of wire. The bracelet fastens with a simple clasp that hooks into one of the wire loops on the bead. This project is a great way to wear a stunning focal bead without having the bracelet […]

More Memory Wire

by Janine Evans. (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) About this time last year, I fell in love with memory wire. Yes, I’ve bangled excessively! For the past few months, I’ve been thinking “what else can I do with this wire?” So I’ve turned my eye to earrings and necklaces. The attached photo is of a very simple […]

Earrings with Two-Hole Beads (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These easy earrings are designed with a small stack of two-hole beads, held together by simple, curvy wirework. You can see the wire through the transparent beads. If you have some leftover two-hole beads (or if you bought some but never decided how to use them) – this is the perfect project. […]

Wrap Choker Necklace (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. The leather wrap choker necklace that was popular in the 1970’s has made a strong comeback. (I have also seen this renewed style being called a “bolo necklace”.) This necklace style is basically a long cord that wraps around the throat, with long or short ends that usually have some sort of […]

Easy Multi Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial)

by Rena Klingenberg. These soft, comfortable wrap bracelets are my very favorite kind of wrist jewelry to wear. They’re quick and fun to make, and there’s no limit to the colors and designs you can use! Just for fun in this tutorial, I’ve created four of these multi wrap bracelets – representing the four seasons […]

Easy Beaded Christmas Ornaments

by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I had ordered these acrylic beads from Goodybeads and had some of the wires in my stash that I bought on sale so thought I would make a few for my Christmas shows. I thought they turned out pretty cute. Good way to use up colored beads that you only […]

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