by Rena Klingenberg. This grungy metal pendant is made from two stacked hearts: . . . that open to reveal a hidden metal-stamped love letter inside: And of course, you can create your own message in place of my “hugs and kisses” note. We want this finished pendant to look charmingly rustic and grungy – […]
Necklace making projects, tips and inspiration.
by Rena Klingenberg. This colorful mixed-media jewelry project is inspired by the beautifully embroidered peasant blouses that were popular in the 1960s and 70s. First we’ll make some pretty tassels: . . . and then we’ll use them in a necklace: . . . or a cha-cha bracelet: Of course, fiber tassels are not as […]
by Rena Klingenberg. In this leather necklace tutorial, we’ll combine a pendant and beads with medium-width cord for a rustic look. I’m using Czech glass beads here, but you could also make this necklace with pearls or any other beads – no matter how small the bead holes – because the beads won’t be strung […]
by Rena Klingenberg. This easy scarf necklace makes a lovely gift for ladies of all ages! It’s even simple enough that children could choose a pretty scarf and make this necklace for Mom, Grandma, Aunties, or teachers. It makes a stylish statement necklace, but it’s comfortably lightweight. And since there’s no clasp, it’s easy to […]
by Rena Klingenberg. It all started when I designed this chain fringe bracelet that’s reminiscent of the 1920s flapper era: I realized that with a bit of extra chain, this bracelet could be turned into a flapper-style headband: Then I saw that it could also be turned into a choker-length flapper necklace: . . . […]
by Rena Klingenberg. I love adjustable necklaces because you’re not limited to always wearing them at the same length. In this tutorial we’ll make a necklace that’s adjustable with sliding knots. These knots are easy to make, and I consider it a very useful jewelry making skill. This style of necklace is great for both […]
by Rena Klingenberg. We’re going to paint nail polish on plain wooden pendant blanks, and add a metal charm on one side – for two different looks in one necklace. Here’s a view of both sides of this reversible pendant: And another two-sided pendant: This one is a solid color of gold-glitter nail polish all […]