French Hoop Earwires Tutorial (Video)

by Rena Klingenberg. In this video tutorial we’ll make a pair of French hoop earwires. This is a lovely earwire style that looks especially nice when you hang a simple dangle from it, in a shape that contrasts with the French hoop. Supplies for This Project: Highlighter marker (or other mandrel) to shape the earwires […]

Curvy Necklace Bar Tutorial (Video)

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 35 by Rena Klingenberg. Make this easy, elegant necklace component from wire. And because this is Jewelry & Coffee, we’re going to use a coffee cup as a jewelry tool in this project! Finished Necklace Bar with Faux Seaglass Pendant: Want to Learn the Basics of Designing Your […]

Art Nouveau Wire Pendant Tutorial (Video)

by Rena Klingenberg. This Art Nouveau Wire Pendant project is a free sample of some of what we do in my wire jewelry video class, Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components.   Want to Learn the Basics of Designing Your Own Wire Jewelry? In my Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components video class, you’ll learn […]

Elegant Curl Connector – Wire Jewelry Tutorial (Video)

by Rena Klingenberg. This Elegant Curl Connector project is a free sample of some of what we do in my beginners’ wire jewelry class, Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components.   About the “Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components” Class: This is a self-paced, online video class. It’s taught at a beginning-wireworker level. In the […]

How to Wire Wrap a Briolette Bead (Video)

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 29 by Rena Klingenberg. Here’s how to wire wrap a briolette bead, so you can use it as a pendant, earring dangle, or other component:   Supplies: Here’s what you’ll need for this practice session: 1 Briolette or Teardrop Bead – I’m using an opalite glass teardrop bead. […]

Flower Power Wire Ring Tutorial (Video)

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 24 by Rena Klingenberg. This fast, easy wire ring project is a wonderful way to turn cool buttons into jewelry:   I like this ring’s blend of modern style and old-fashioned charm. Here’s a close-up view of the Flower Power wire ring: Supplies Here’s what you’ll need for […]

6 Ways to Make Higher Quality Wire Jewelry (Video)

Making Wire Jewelry with Rena video by Rena Klingenberg. Here are six easy things you can do to make your finished wire jewelry items higher quality, more durable, and more professional looking:   One note of caution when working with wire that’s plated or coated: The outer layer can be chipped or scratched off by […]

How to Make an Open Wire Spiral (Video)

Making Wire Jewelry with Rena video by Rena Klingenberg. Here’s how to make a lovely open spiral – a jewelry technique that’s useful in a variety of projects: Supplies For this practice session, you’ll need: A piece of wire that’s about 6 inches (15.24 cm) long. In this video I’m using 20-gauge round soft copper […]

How to Attach a Wrapped Wire Loop to Another Jewelry Component (Video)

Making Wire Jewelry with Rena video by Rena Klingenberg. Here’s how to connect a wrapped loop directly to another component – without using jump rings. Supplies For this practice session, you’ll need: A piece of wire that’s 3 to 4 inches (7.62 to 10.16 cm) long. In this video I’m using 20-gauge round soft copper […]

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