by Susan. (Central USA) What are the guidelines for weight of clip and pierced earrings? Total weight in grams or ounces. Thanks Susan Silifina Jewelry by Susan Mendenhall … [Read more...] about Weight of Earrings: Any Real Rules?
Handcrafted earrings tips and tutorials.
by Beverly. (Memphis, Tennessee USA) Hi, I need a remedy for earrings to cover my ear openings. Quite a few years ago, my ear openings came open and looked like a straight cut down. I had them surgically repaired. Regular earrings are unappealing to wear, and I am avoiding a repeat surgery. I need to design earrings that will be attractive and yet cover the slit … [Read more...] about Earring Styles For Problem Ears
by Rena Klingenberg. These easy wire earrings feature graceful curves that frame your face in a flattering way. They also have lots of wonderful swingy movement! These earrings are an especially fab style with short hair or hair that's pulled back, so all the wires can dance freely. Supplies: Round wire - anywhere from 16 to 20 gauge - soft or … [Read more...] about Face-Framing Wire Earrings Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. I turned a set of holiday snowflake stickers into this bracelet and earring set. Here's one made by my Mom: This is an easy, cheap project to make - with lots of room for creativity and color play! Supplies: Small cardboard squares - chipboard or squares cut from a cereal or cracker box, measuring 1" x 1" (2.54 x 2.54 … [Read more...] about Christmas Sticker Jewelry Set 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. 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. 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. Make unique earrings that stand apart from the crowd by using unusual components, different techniques, hand-wrought touches, or an uncommon approach to design. Try these ideas. Make Earrings Unique with Asymmetry A pair doesn't always have to mean two perfectly identical pieces. Instead, try experimenting with asymmetry by designing an … [Read more...] about Unique Earrings – Ideas for Extraordinary Earring Designs
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. An earring wire needs to be comfortable and durable. Here's a quick guide to the recommended metals and wire gauges for pierced earring findings. Recommended Earwire Gauge (In wire gauges, a higher gauge number = thinner wire. For example, 12 gauge is a fairly thick wire, while 26 gauge is very thin.) The most common … [Read more...] about Earring Wire Guidelines
© 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 Adria Toliver. (Adur Collections) Hi, I am having trouble mixing seed beads with larger focal point pieces. If I put them on a head pin, the earring doesn't have any movement. If I put them on a plastic wire or thread, I'm not sure how to make the bottom of the pieces look nice. Adria Toliver Adur Collections … [Read more...] about Mixing Seed Beads with Larger Pendants
by Rena Klingenberg. I make wrapped loop earrings because the loops can't come open accidentally and let the earring dangle fall off the earwire. Because they make earrings more durable, they're a nice quality feature for your handcrafted jewelry. Here's how to make a simple pair of earrings with a wrapped wire loop at the top of the bead; below, you can see the … [Read more...] about How to Make Wrapped Loop Earrings