by Rena Klingenberg. This colorful mixed-media jewelry project is inspired by the beautifully embroidered peasant blouses that were popular in the 1960s and 70s. First we'll make some pretty tassels: . . . and then we'll use them in a necklace: . . . or a cha-cha bracelet: Of course, fiber tassels are not as sturdy as traditional jewelry components … [Read more...] about Colorful Tassel Jewelry (Tutorial)
Handcrafted bracelet projects and tips.
by Rena Klingenberg. Make a fashionable stack of copper bracelets - there are endless ways to mix and match a collection of cuffs! I like stacking one fancy cuff with two plain ones - but you could also create a stack where each bracelet has a unique, special design. And if you're selling them displayed as interesting stacks or mix-and-match deals, you will … [Read more...] about Stacking Copper Bracelets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. It all started when I designed this chain fringe bracelet that's reminiscent of the 1920s flapper era: I realized that with a bit of extra chain, this bracelet could be turned into a flapper-style headband: Then I saw that it could also be turned into a choker-length flapper necklace: . . . and finally, with more chain, it makes a … [Read more...] about Roaring 1920s Flapper Fringe Jewelry (Tutorial)
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, California USA) We all have them...things that have not sold. For me, I have had some bracelets that I made about 4 yrs ago...and still have them. No one wants them. ( or so it seems...). So I decided to make them into a 'convertible' necklace/bracelet. What I did was add a lobster clasp to one end of a piece of chain. The bracelet already … [Read more...] about Bracelets Into Necklaces
by Maxine Booth. (Tennessee USA) I was entranced with last week's article about charm-enhanced stretch bracelets and wanted to try this out. At my local Walmart, I found packs of 3 open weave stretch headbands to work with, in 3 different colors. Took them home and went through my beads, charms, findings, and this is what I came up with. I really love it, … [Read more...] about Stretch Bracelets…My Way
by Rena Klingenberg. Each of these stretchy wrap bracelets is accented by a striking focal pendant. This project is a perfect opportunity to use some of the pendants we've made in earlier tutorials here at JMJ. For example, the leaf on this bracelet is from my Rustic Autumn Leaf Pendant Tutorial: And the pendant on this bracelet is from my Lacy Jewelry … [Read more...] about No-Sew Stretchy Wrap Bracelets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This free-spirited ankle wrap is a fun warm-weather style. It's a perfect project to make on summer vacation - or at a teen slumber party. And because one size fits all, these anklets are a fun summer gift for everyone who will be baring their ankles. You can even make them in your colors for lovely beach wedding … [Read more...] about Wire Charm Wrap Anklet (Tutorial)
by Maureen Kessler. (By the sea in Massachusetts USA) Bracelets are my favorite piece to wear. Copper is my favorite metal to work with.Being the type of person to just "jump in" and try making whatever it is I envision. Thinking about a copper bangle with beads woven throughout sent me to the studio (my dining room table). First, I measured some half round half … [Read more...] about Something New I’m Trying
by Veronica Rausch. (United States) I love the ocean and haven't been to visit for some while, so I wanted to make something to remind me of the beauty of the sea. I used Aunt Lydia's 100% cotton crochet thread and size 6 seed beads and found this pretty little button at Jo Ann's. Veronica Rausch Ronni Ann's Creations … [Read more...] about Sea Bubbles
by Rena Klingenberg. A charm bracelet can be a wonderful way to wear words of wisdom that you'd like to remember throughout the day. In this tutorial we'll stamp words from a phrase onto metal jewelry blanks of various shapes - and turn the phrase into a bracelet. For this project you'll need a quote or verse - from a song, a poem, a spiritual teaching, a … [Read more...] about Stamped Quote Charm Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. The photo above shows two Safari Leather Bracelets, stacked. Below are the individual bracelets: These rugged bracelets feel as though you've added trinkets and mementos to them while traveling around the world. They're great worn alone or stacked, and are perfect for both guys and gals. Supplies: Leather cord - 2mm … [Read more...] about Safari Leather Bracelet for Guys & Gals (Tutorial)
by Sheila Meador. (Georgia, USA) Occasionally I make a few stretch bracelets, and I'd like to know a good way to hide the knot in the cord to finish it. Do you use a bead with a large hole? I've seen that done. Just curious to see if my JMJ friends have used a different method. Thanks for any feedback you may have! Sheila Meador … [Read more...] about Stretch Bracelets – How do you hide the knot?