by Rena Klingenberg. These pretty dragonflies make charming, lightweight earrings. I found the dragonflies in the floral aisle of a local dollar store. I knew immediately that they needed to become earrings! :) Supplies: A pair of earwires. Chain nose pliers. Flat nose pliers. Wire cutter. Sharpie … [Read more...] about Dragonfly Earrings (Tutorial)
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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by Rena Klingenberg. We're going to make easy earring jackets to transform a pair of post (stud) earrings. This is a neat way to expand your earring wardrobe, or to create different jewelry looks when you're traveling. How to Wear Earring Jackets: Choose a pair of post earrings, and remove the earring clutches from them. Then thread an earring … [Read more...] about Square Hoop Earring Jackets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. A "slave bracelet" is a jewelry style where a ring and a bracelet are attached together in some way. In this tutorial, we'll make a wire ring and a chain bracelet - and then connect them with three strands of chain: Here's how this slave bracelet looks on the inside of your hand and wrist: How to Put on a Slave … [Read more...] about Triple Chain Slave Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. We're going to make a metal crescent moon pendant that can be worn two ways. On the left side of the photo below, the crescent is worn horizontally; on the right, it's worn vertically with a dangle attached to the bottom: If you're familiar with my tutorials, you probably know that I love versatile jewelry elements that give me a variety of … [Read more...] about Changeable Crescent Moon Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. With this bracelet's adjustable closure, you can easily create bracelets that will fit wrists securely and comfortably. The sliding adjustable closure also eliminates clasps that need to be fastened and unfastened: This is a great bracelet style for guys and gals of all ages. Stack up several of them on your wrist! This is … [Read more...] about Adjustable Cord Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These fun hoop earrings are super dangly and swingy! :) Part of the fun is choosing which jewelry link shapes to combine together. This is a fast and easy project that yields great results. It would be ideal for a jewelry party or a beginning jewelry workshop. Supplies: Jewelry connectors / jewelry links in a variety of … [Read more...] about Loops & Hoops Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This circle pendant and hoop earring set is made with Memory Wire - a hardened wire that comes in coils, similar to a "Slinky" toy. The pendant is made with bracelet-size Memory Wire, while the earrings use the ring-size wire. A focal bead, a few accent beads, and a handful of seed beads will turn the wire into a fabulous, colorful … [Read more...] about Memory Wire Pendant and Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Make lariat necklaces with components you already have in your jewelry stash! In the examples shown in this tutorial, I've used a variety of chains for the necklace strands - plus odds and ends from my stash for the lariat ends. One end of the lariat necklace needs to be some sort of hoop, loop, or donut. The other end needs to … [Read more...] about Fun with Lariat Necklaces! (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Three simple copper sticks provide an aura of calmness and minimalist style on this oxidized copper chain. I used a double-spiral clasp from one of my previous tutorials here. The copper sticks are in three graduated lengths, and slightly hammer-distressed. Supplies: Round wire - 16 gauge, soft or half-hard. I used … [Read more...] about Tranquility Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this wire ring tutorial, we'll use a single piece of wire to create the look of stacked rings - plus a loop for attaching a small charm or bead. This is a good project for using up orphan beads, orphan earring dangles, or small pendants / charms. These are fun for people of all ages to make and wear - and would be an especially … [Read more...] about Wire Charm Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this tutorial, the beads are strung on round metal wire instead of beading wire. If you like jewelry with structure, you'll appreciate how the bead and wirework portion of this bracelet holds its curved shape firmly. I've used three strands of chain here, but you may want to make your bracelet more dramatic and edgy with lots more … [Read more...] about Beads & Chains Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. For these swingy earrings with an Art Deco vibe, we'll make angular wire hoops and add some slinky chains. I've used a very fine, thin chain for this project, but I think these would also be cool with a lightweight chain of large, open links! Supplies: Soft round wire, 18 gauge (I used Artistic Wire in "Antique Brass" color) - … [Read more...] about Hoops & Chains Earrings (Tutorial)