by Joanne Nelson. (Erie, Pennsylvania, USA) I had these big, beautiful lapis lazuli rice beads in my inventory, and I was dying to do something with them. I'd never worked with two strands at a time before, so I thought I'd challenge myself. I used 49-strand Beadalon wire. I folded about 40" of wire in half, put it through a wire guard and added two crimp … [Read more...] about Lapis Lazuli and Garnet
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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. This fabric wrapped choker necklace is made from four stacked wire neck rings. Two are wrapped with fabric strips, and the other two are bare metal. It's fun to choose your fabrics for this project! I love Autumn colors, especially olive and sage greens. Let's get started. Supplies: 16-gauge round soft wire - I used … [Read more...] about Fabric Wrapped Choker Necklace Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. I wear a leather cord necklace almost every day. I love its soft naturalness. It's comfortable, earthy, and durable - and over time it ages wonderfully. Here are some ideas for this type of necklace, to spark your creativity: Design Ideas Suede cord is lovely to look at and very comfortable to wear. Here a collection of pearls have been wired to … [Read more...] about Leather Cord Necklace Design Ideas
by Rena Klingenberg. This tropical, boho-style project is a good way to use up leftover beads and stringing materials. I wanted this wrap bracelet / necklace to have a tranquil island feel, so I chose leftover odds and ends that had the colors and feel I was looking for. Supplies I Used: Leftover beads - I used cowrie shells, donut beads, and … [Read more...] about Make a Wrap Bracelet / Necklace