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
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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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
by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) This monogram ring tutorial is easy and versatile. I've used mixed metals in the examples here, but of course you can use whatever metals you like best! I know we don't usually think of a monogram being just one initial, but Roget's Thesaurus lists "initials" as a synonym for "monogram" - so I'm including a … [Read more...] about Adjustable Monogram Ring Tutorial
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Here's how to make long earwires (also called almond earwires or marquise earwires, because of their shape): You can make these in any length, from short to ultra-long. The lovely curving lines make this style of earring finding a very graceful alternative to the standard French hook style. These are fast, fun, and … [Read more...] about How to Make Long Earwires
by Rena Klingenberg. This tropical, boho-style project is a good way to use up leftover beads and stringing materials. I wanted this wrap bracelet / necklace to have a tranquil island feel, so I chose leftover odds and ends that had the colors and feel I was looking for. Supplies I Used: Leftover beads - I used cowrie shells, donut beads, and … [Read more...] about Make a Wrap Bracelet / Necklace
by Rena Klingenberg (Jewelry Making Journal) A bracelet fastening tool is a handy device for anyone who loves wearing bracelets with clasps. You know how frustrating it can be to fasten the clasp around your own wrist! This is an especially welcome gadget for jewelry wearers who have arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other issues that limit hand … [Read more...] about Make a Bracelet Fastening Tool