Jewelry and Coffee with Rena
Video Episode 17
by Rena Klingenberg.
Come on in! I’ll take you on a mini jewelry tour of four simple pairs of earrings made from everyday objects:
Transcript of This Video:
I love to wear earrings. They’re my favorite type of jewelry to wear.
I have this little collection of earrings that are made from ordinary everyday objects that are not always considered to be jewelry components.
But whenever I wear them, people always comment on them.
To me, what makes them really special is that they show the beauty of simplicity.
All of these earrings are made from just the object and the earwires – and sometimes a jump ring.
So if you’d like to see these, come along with me:
This simple pair of cowrie shells make a great pair of earrings.
All it took was jump rings and earwires, and these are a wonderful neutral pair of earrings that have a very natural flair.
I’m sure you recognize these components! 🙂
I was given these Lego earrings as a gift.
They’re comfortable to wear, very lightweight, they’re my favorite color – and I always get comments on them because people think they’re really fun.
I got a bag of about a hundred of these fake coins at a local craft store.
All I did was add earwires – and I have gotten more compliments on this pair of earrings!
These wonderfully polished stones came from one of the Great Lakes.
They were gathered and turned into a pair of earrings by a local artist there (Val of Stone Me) – and not only did I purchase these earrings from her, but also this bracelet:
. . . which is made wonderfully simply with two stones from the Great Lakes and a lovely rustic chain.
Well, I hope you enjoyed that little jewelry tour!
I’d love to hear your experiences with making very simple pieces of jewelry like this.
Thank you for joining me today – I’ll see you next time!
The Jewelry Rena’s Wearing
in This Video:
Faux coin earrings: Made by Rena Klingenberg with brass mini-coins, 14k gf wire and earwires, Swarovski crystals, and turquoise beads.
Rustic foldover pendant: Made by Rena Klingenberg from copper sheet, with vinegar and salt patina. See the tutorial: Rustic Foldover Pendant.