by Rena Klingenberg. This Zen Spiral Pendant tutorial is super-easy and a great beginning wire jewelry project. It has a rustic, primal appeal. It's a great pendant for both guys and gals - and it's one of those items you can make several of, in a variety of metals and finishes, to sell in your jewelry booth or online store. This pendant is also the … [Read more...] about Zen Spiral Pendant Tutorial
Making pendants and focal pieces.
by Zoraida. (Patchogue, New York, USA) I really need to work on perfecting wire worked pendants. You wouldn't believe how difficult this is for me. I'm used to creating necklaces and bracelets, but now, I absolutely need to master a technique for wire working pendants. The pressure is stressing me out! The show that I'm doing in ONE WEEK requires that I wrap pendants … [Read more...] about Wire Wrapped Pendants
by Rena Klingenberg. Pendants for jewelry making can be handmade by you or by another artist. They might also be items from nature, found objects, or commercially made jewelry components. Here are some ideas and musings on pendants, along with recommended sources for them. Vintage / Antique Things Vintage elements like lockets, pocket watches, etc. make wonderful … [Read more...] about Pendants for Jewelry Making – Sources and Ideas
by Rena Klingenberg. This "how to make a pendant" tutorial is one of my favorite projects. It's fast and easy, uses only a small amount of wire, and offers loads of opportunities for creative variety. Also, whenever I make these they sell like crazy! It's fun to make different decorative wire designs for the front of this pendant style. Pendants by Rena … [Read more...] about How to Make a Pendant – a fast, easy tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. Here's how to wire wrap an arrowhead, step-by-step. Our mailman asked me to turn this beautiful arrowhead into a necklace: He found it in North Carolina while on a rafting trip that included his grandson - and the necklace is for his grandson as a memento of that special day. They had stopped for a picnic during their … [Read more...] about How to Wire Wrap an Arrowhead – an easy tutorial
by Sue Arkwright. (Arkwright Designs) I was introduced to Patera findings from a friend of mine who attended the huge jewelry and gem show in Arizona. "Patera" means small shallow dish, and these findings are manufactured by a company called Nunn Design. Patera findings are pendants made with copper, silver and antique gold finishes and come in all sorts of shapes … [Read more...] about Making Patera Jewelry