by Cheyenne. (Northern California) I wanted to make a sterling silver lariat, not beaded but knotted. What mm snake chain would I use or is there a better alternative? Thanks! Cheyenne … [Read more...] about What Length and Size of Chain to Use for Sterling Lariat Necklace?
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by Rena Klingenberg. In this interchangeable jewelry tutorial, we'll use a choker-length chain necklace plus a bracelet - and hook them together to make a longer necklace. The choker and bracelet can be worn individually: And each piece fastens with the same spiral wire hook clasp design (or you can use any other type of clasp - lobster, etc.): So … [Read more...] about Connect a Choker and Bracelet to Make a Necklace (Tutorial)
by Maria Jenny. (Georgetown, Texas) February is my niece's birthday month. Usually I make something for her that is made from amethyst and silver. She loves necklaces and a year ago she mentioned she would like a tassel necklace. At the time, I had never thought of making this type of necklace. It wasn't something that I had tried or mastered. But I … [Read more...] about Birthday Tassel Necklace
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. 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 Sheila Meador. (North Carolina) When I walked in the door of my daughter's home, Princess #2 ran up and proudly showed me her favorite art work from school. The next day I was still thinking of her patchwork colored dog, and I asked my daughter to send me a snapshot of it. I made our princess and me (aka Mimi) matching glass-tile necklaces, but I made bead … [Read more...] about Mimi & Me Necklaces
by Rena Klingenberg. Question: If you start out with a mismatched pair of rustic copper washers, how many different necklace looks can you create? Answer: The sky's the limit! In this tutorial, we'll make our rustic copper washers and then explore ways to use them in necklace designs. Make Your Rustic Copper Washers My larger washer is 5/8" size, … [Read more...] about Rustic Copper Washer Necklace Variations (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. What do you get when you start with some interesting art fibers, then add a chain and some pendants? It's the perfect recipe for a statement necklace with gypsy panache! This piece attracts endless compliments. Supplies: Art fibers (as many strands as you wish). Length of art fibers: your desired necklace length plus 2" … [Read more...] about Mixed Media Gypsy Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. You know how sometimes you put a pendant on a chain or cord ... but it looks like it needs a little something more? Sometimes I like to stack a few beads, metal links, or washers above the pendant to give it that extra touch that's missing: On the left side of the photo below, you can see just a metal pendant on a chain. On the right … [Read more...] about Stacked Rings Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. In this easy mixed media project we'll make a versatile accessory with big, bold style! It's a statement piece that can be worn as a necklace: . . . or as a 1920s style headband: Although the necklace is very striking, it's also soft and comfortable: And worn as a headband, it can be either dressy or casual: Also, … [Read more...] about No-Sew Stretchy Necklace or 1920s Headband (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This adjustable neckwire is an artistic, alternative way to wear a pendant. Many years ago when I first started making neckwires, I made a hook at each end of the wire for a clasp - but those hooks can sometimes come unfastened during wearing. So the design we'll make today includes an adjustable closure with a secure clasp: Another … [Read more...] about Adjustable Neckwire for Pendants (Tutorial)