by Rena Klingenberg. These tiny wire bird's nests are filled with seed beads in a robin's-egg blue color. This project is a quick and easy way to make rustic looking nest jewelry - perfect for Spring and for Easter! I've made these earrings quite small - here's the how they measure up on a ruler, in both inches and centimeters: Of course, you can … [Read more...] about Easy Bird’s Nest Wire Earrings (Tutorial)
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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by Rena Klingenberg. A toggle pendant necklace features a toggle clasp worn front and center - plus a pendant hanging from the toggle's ring. The clasp becomes a beautiful focal part of the necklace design, instead of being just a functional closure at the back of the neck. It draws attention to the pendant - while also adding interest above the … [Read more...] about Toggle Pendant Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This spiral heart wire bracelet is pretty and charming. It's a simple bangle that's created with a single piece of wire. After you've made one of these, you'll be able to whip them out quickly if you want to make more of them. Supplies: Round half-hard wire, 16 gauge. Wire cutter. Cup bur / wire … [Read more...] about Spiral Heart Wire Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This is a great necklace for men - and also for women. I decided not to clean up the metal surface, to keep its grungy look. It feels both industrial and rustic, and it's a good project for finishing up odds and ends of metal sheet. I created this piece of jewelry without having any plan other than to use some of my copper sheet … [Read more...] about Rugged Scrap Metal Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This easy adjustable wire ring features a lovely double scroll and an 8mm round bead. I love copper and turquoise colors together, but of course this ring would be striking in your favorite colors too. :) I have always found that adjustable rings sell quickly, since many people's fingers swell or shrink during the day. You can … [Read more...] about Bead & Scroll Adjustable Wire Ring (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This two-tier bib necklace project is a great opportunity to play with color. In my version here, I chose colorful flat teardrop beads dripping from dark antiqued brass chains. You could use any shapes and colors of beads, accented against your choice of chain color. Can you tell I love color? :) Supplies: (I purchased … [Read more...] about Two-Tier Bib Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Beach stone necklaces appeal to guys and gals of all ages, and they make a nice gift. You can purchase beach stones that already have a hole drilled in them - or you can do the hole-drilling yourself. A simple necklace made from a natural stone on a chain feels beautifully tranquil and timeless. And after being tumbled in the surf … [Read more...] about Make Beach Stone Necklaces – Gift Idea for Guys and Gals
by Rena Klingenberg. Make a lovely bead and wire bracelet, using only an interesting focal bead and two pieces of wire. The bracelet fastens with a simple clasp that hooks into one of the wire loops on the bead. This project is a great way to wear a stunning focal bead without having the bracelet structure overwhelming it. Supplies: A flat … [Read more...] about Bead and Wire Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This jolly jewelry set features clusters of jingle bells on a cha-cha bracelet and earrings. I used a mid-weight antiqued brass chain as the base for the bracelet and earrings. The bracelet has lots of movement: . . . and has a comfortable, pretty drape effect: The earrings echo the pattern of the bracelet: . . . and have … [Read more...] about Jingle Bell Jewelry Set (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These teardrop hoop earrings are a long, graceful shape created from a single piece of wire. Here's how the earring looks when it's being worn: And a closer look when it's being worn: I like the long lovely line of the earwire on the back of these earrings - but if you prefer a shorter earwire, you can easily cut it to your preferred … [Read more...] about Wire Teardrop Hoop Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These easy earrings are designed with a small stack of two-hole beads, held together by simple, curvy wirework. You can see the wire through the transparent beads. If you have some leftover two-hole beads (or if you bought some but never decided how to use them) - this is the perfect project. I've created a bit of asymmetry with this … [Read more...] about Earrings with Two-Hole Beads (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. The leather wrap choker necklace that was popular in the 1970's has made a strong comeback. (I have also seen this renewed style being called a "bolo necklace".) This necklace style is basically a long cord that wraps around the throat, with long or short ends that usually have some sort of decoration on them. Of course there are all … [Read more...] about Wrap Choker Necklace (Tutorial)