by Rena Klingenberg. Supplies: 2 pieces of 16 gauge round soft wire, each 12 cm long (I used nickel, but because many people are allergic to nickel you may want to use aluminum, silver, steel, or other metal). 2 pieces of 16 gauge round soft wire, each 8 cm long (I used copper). 2 jump rings. 2 earwires. Ring mandrel (or 2 … [Read more...] about Industrial Double Hoop Earrings (Tutorial)
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by Rena Klingenberg. These waterfall earrings can be as simple or as dramatic as you wish. And this project is a great way to use up some of your wire scraps! On each earring I've used 10 copper sticks that are 3 cm long. But you can make yours much longer or shorter - and you can use more or fewer sticks (and you can also use ready-made headpins instead, if … [Read more...] about Waterfall Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. These cheerful, charming button earrings are simple and inexpensive to make. They're a great project for grownups or supervised children to create. You can keep a few pairs of these handy for last-minute gift giving. Or a teen / pre-teen could make them for all her friends. These also make good impulse purchase items for your … [Read more...] about Flower Power Button Earrings (Tutorial)
by Orsolya Markus. (Budapest, Hungary) This design is one of my first jewels and maybe it's one of the easiest to prepare. :) Just take a piece of wire, in that case I used antique bronze wire (22 gauge). So hold the end of the wire with a pliers and start to wrap around, the size and the density of the ball depends only on what you want. In the last 5-6 circle I put … [Read more...] about Just Wrapped
by Lynda. (Spring Valley, California USA) Who knew that you could literally paint on fake patina and color to base metal or copper charms. Not me! Just read about this incredibly easy technique with ordinary acrylic paints. The three on the left are the original finishes. These are the basic steps to this process. 1. Use pieces with high relief texture, so … [Read more...] about Painted “Patina” Charms
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?
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