Jewelry Making

Jewelry making tips, tutorials, ideas, and projects.

Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques

by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) Metal stamps are fun, creative jewelry making tools. These tips and techniques show you how to get great results, from the very first time you try metal stamping jewelry. Learning the Technique: It takes a bit of practice to get nice, even results when metal stamping jewelry. I recommend […]

How to Wire Wrap an Arrowhead – an easy tutorial

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved Here’s how to wire wrap an arrowhead, step-by-step. Our mailman asked me to turn this beautiful arrowhead into a necklace:   He found it in North Carolina while on a rafting trip that included his grandson – and the necklace is for his grandson as a memento of […]

How to Make a Pendant – a fast, easy tutorial

by Rena Klingenberg. This “how to make a pendant” tutorial is one of my favorite projects. It’s fast and easy, uses only a small amount of wire, and offers loads of opportunities for creative variety. Also, whenever I make these they sell like crazy! It’s fun to make different decorative wire designs for the front […]

Making Patera Jewelry

by Sue Arkwright. (Arkwright Designs) I was introduced to Patera findings from a friend of mine who attended the huge jewelry and gem show in Arizona. “Patera” means small shallow dish, and these findings are manufactured by a company called Nunn Design. Patera findings are pendants made with copper, silver and antique gold finishes and […]

Letter Stamps

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved See the fun I’ve been having with the “American Typewriter” metal stamping set! If you’ve done much jewelry stamping, you know it’s nice to have different letter styles to choose from. Each font expresses a unique mood. Also, giving your customers a choice of fonts for their personalized […]

Artistic Value of Murano Glass Jewelry

by Julia Grinberg. (Glass of Venice) Murano is a small island just north of Venice, and it has been the undisputed capital of Venetian glass for ages. Glass production in Murano started in 1291 when the Venetian Republic forced all of the glassmakers to move their entire workshops and factories out of the city to […]

Millefiori Glass

© by; all rights reserved Millefiori glass, also known as Murrine, is one of the best-known and highly sought after techniques of Murano glass making.     What is Millefiori Glass? It stands for “a thousand flowers” in Italian, and indeed, the end result of this painstaking work often reminds a field of whimsical […]

Fingerless Jewelry Making Gloves Tutorial

by Noreen Doll. (Crafty Journal) Create a pair of fingerless jewelry making gloves from a pair of knee high socks. Here’s one of a pair I made a year ago and have really worn a lot! They are quick to make and very inexpensive if you buy your socks at the dollar store. Be sure […]

What is Opalite (Sea Opal Glass)?

by Rena Klingenberg. What is opalite, also known as “sea opal glass”? Is it a gemstone, or is it manmade? Opalite Glass “Opalite” usually refers to a manmade glass used mainly in jewelry making. Although this material is usually anywhere from clear to milky colored, it takes on an unearthly, luminous blue glow – especially […]

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