by Rena Klingenberg. This Zen Spiral Pendant tutorial is super-easy and a great beginning wire jewelry project. It has a rustic, primal appeal. It's a great pendant for both guys and gals - and it's one of those items you can make several of, in a variety of metals and finishes, to sell in your jewelry booth or online store. This pendant is also the … [Read more...] about Zen Spiral Pendant Tutorial
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Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 13 by Rena Klingenberg. Watch me make this simple bead and wire pendant: The Secret of Why This Pendant Design Sells So Fast Put out a variety of pendants in all sizes and colors, made with this simple little wire design - and watch people flock to them. The wirework is so simple that it doesn't detract from … [Read more...] about Make This Simple Bead and Wire Pendant (Video)
by Rena Klingenberg. These folded wire rings are so simple, cheap, and fun to make! You need only a few inches of wire and basic jewelry tools to make these. They are comfortable and easily adjustable to fit a variety of finger sizes. Supplies for Folded Wire Rings: A piece of 18-gauge round wire - about 7" to 10" (17.78 cm to 25.4 cm) long. (I … [Read more...] about Easy Folded Wire Ring Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. Now we're going to put easy patina finishes on the Rustic Cuff Bracelets we made in Part 1 of this tutorial. One of the fun things about working with patinas like this one is that the result is usually a surprise! This one unexpectedly turned out looking like a landscape painting with a tree over at the left side: There are so … [Read more...] about Easy Patina Finishes for Copper and Brass – a Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. This rustic cuff bracelet tutorial is an easy two-part project. Here in Part 1, we'll make a simple, comfortable cuff bracelet from brass or copper: Then, in Part 2, we'll use a super-easy homemade patina to give our bracelet metal a fascinatingly rustic look: Supplies: A piece of copper or brass sheet - 22 or 24 … [Read more...] about Rustic Cuff Bracelet Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. This postage stamp jewelry tutorial is an easy way to preserve and enjoy gorgeous stamps. You could even create a collage of several stamps instead of focusing on just one stamp as I've done. Supplies: Postage stamps. Small pieces of scrapbooking paper (or other paper that contrasts nicely with your stamps). Thin … [Read more...] about Postage Stamp Jewelry Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. These grungy graduation jewelry styles are a fun alternative to the traditional class rings and pendants. The start of the new school year is an ideal time to give high school students (especially seniors!) jewelry inscribed with their graduation year. This cool jewelry would also be a fun project for teens to make for themselves … [Read more...] about Grungy Graduation Year Jewelry Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. You can easily make "stained glass" earrings by decorating clear shrink plastic with permanent markers. This is a wonderful project if you love to play with color! It's also a great project for teens and kids to make for themselves or to give as gifts (however, be sure to provide adult supervision when using the oven to shrink the … [Read more...] about Colorful “Stained Glass” Shrinky Earrings Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. You can make this leather and lace corset bracelet as saucy or sweet as you like. You can use nearly any kind of ribbon or lace for the corset string. And if you use a stretchy lace (like this neon green one above), you can tie the bow once, and then slip the corset bracelet on and off easily, thanks to the stretchy … [Read more...] about Leather and Lace Corset Bracelet Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. This fabric wrapped choker necklace is made from four stacked wire neck rings. Two are wrapped with fabric strips, and the other two are bare metal. It's fun to choose your fabrics for this project! I love Autumn colors, especially olive and sage greens. Let's get started. Supplies: 16-gauge round soft wire - I used … [Read more...] about Fabric Wrapped Choker Necklace Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. This easy wire hoop earrings tutorial adds a graceful inner spiral that brings extra style and interest to the design. These earrings are super light-weight and comfortable to wear. They're also quick to make - and if you're making them to sell, you can whip up several of them in a short period of time. Supplies: Two 6" (15.24 cm) … [Read more...] about Zen Spiral Hoop Earrings Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. This breezy, lightweight bracelet wraps several times around your wrist (or once around your neck as a necklace). It's super-easy to make and stylish to wear. And it's a great project for using up odds and ends of jump rings! Supplies: Tape measure. 2 pliers for opening and closing jump rings (flat nose or chain nose). A stash of … [Read more...] about Mixed Metal Wrap Bracelet Tutorial