Jewelry Making

Jewelry making tips, tutorials, ideas, and projects.

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 […]

Air Dry Clay Bird Pendant

by Jennie McIntyre. (Rochester UK) This was made from air dry clay. I then used acrylic paints and finally sealed for durability. I decided to pair with the lovely red agate pebbles I had brought some time earlier and finished with bronze tone findings for a rustic appearance. I used a magnetic clasp. The lightness […]

Two-Tier Bib Necklace (Tutorial)

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? šŸ™‚ […]

Sea Glass Tree of Life Pendant / Ornament

by Jean Forman. (Virginia) I created this Tree of Life ornament/pendant with genuine amber sea glass I found this year in Australia. I wire wrapped the design with copper wire and added Swarovski crystals, gold and silver plated balls, pearls, and more to decorate the tree. My customers like to wear the ornaments I create […]

Kintsugi-Inspired Beach Stone Necklace

by Tamara Summers. (Sarnia, Ontario, Canada) Some simple beach stones just have grand dreams and intentions of becoming necklace pendants – they really do! I come across them occasionally as I search for treasures on the beach to make jewellery and art with. They’ve taken decades, if not longer, to create a hole within themselves […]

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 […]

From Disaster to Dynamic Tahitian Pearl Pendant

by Dana C Smith. (Ocean City, MD) Well, the disaster part happened when I was trying to mount this lovely silver gray Tahitian pearl on a ring post. Somehow, in fitting it on after applying jeweler’s glue, I got too rough with the pearl, and snapped off the post… in the pearl. Too little to […]

Help! How to Remove Acrylic Varnish from Stones in a Pendant?

by Joan Jones. I brushed onto my finished pewter pendant an acrylic medium and varnish. Unfortunately, I got a little on the stones, so I decided to cover the entire stone. Now, Iā€™m looking to remove it with a solvent for acrylic varnish! Any ideas? Joan Jones

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 […]

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