by Rena Klingenberg. One of the fun things about Steampunk style is that you can take it in so many different directions. In this tutorial, we'll make earrings with a more elegant Steampunk twist. I love the upscale feel the sapphire-colored Czech glass beads add to the antiqued brass colors in this project. Supplies: A stash of small Steampunk … [Read more...] about Elegant Steampunk Earrings (Tutorial)
Wire Jewelry Projects
Wire jewelry tips and tutorials.
by Rena Klingenberg. This leather cord wrap bracelet is popular with guys and gals. It's a comfortable style, and it can be made adjustable by adding a piece of chain to one end of the bracelet. You can add a small pendant or charm, or leave the leather wrap bracelet unadorned. Supplies: Leather cord, 102 cm (40") long. I used 2mm … [Read more...] about Leather Cord Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This Victorian chain earring project is a versatile design. You may want to use longer chains, or more chains, or a variety of chains, or some other creative idea. :) You also may want to add beads, wire-wrapped briolettes, or charms as dangles on the chains. Have fun creating your custom jewelry from this basic earring … [Read more...] about Victorian Chain Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Make a Frankenstein necklace with this fun Halloween jewelry tutorial. With a few beads and some wire, you can create this haunting project. Also, you can give Frankie two different facial expressions - one on the front of his head, and one on the back. Turn his head to show the expression you want to show (I gave one side of his head … [Read more...] about Frankenstein Necklace – Halloween Jewelry Tutorial
by Sharon. (California) I could really use some words of wisdom. When I try to make multiple consistent wire curved pieces to incorporate into a single earring and its mate, I have a really hard time reproducing the identical (or close to identical) curved shapes. How do you make the same amount of curve or tightness of spiral over and over? Thanks! Sharon … [Read more...] about How to Make Uniform Curved Wire Jewelry Components?
by Donna Westbrook. (Portsmouth, N.H.) I am posting this in response to Rena's great Briolette Wire Wrapping Tutorial. This was my first briolette wrap. I used it because I did not like the uneven wraps I had seen for this type of "pendant" bead. I was surprised at how delicate looking it came out. Donna Westbrook PrettyWearJewelry … [Read more...] about Briolette Wire Wrap on Other Kinds of Beads
by Rena Klingenberg. These long wire earrings curve elegantly toward the wearer's face, and have a single bead for decoration. They measure 76mm (3") from top to bottom - although you can make yours shorter or longer. These long curving earrings are especially nice to wear for fancy or formal occasions. Supplies: 2 pieces of 20 gauge round … [Read more...] about Simply Elegant Long Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Changeable earwires are a popular style because of their versatility. You can wear them as-is, with no dangles: Or with dangles such as wire wrapped briolettes or these vintage chandelier crystals: Or with metal dangles: Or small charms: There's no limit to how you can style these earrings. You can build an earring … [Read more...] about Changeable Spiral Earwires (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Make these hoop earrings in a variety of colors! I used blue beads to create a complementary color scheme with the bright copper wire. Have fun mixing colored wires with various bead colors to create an array of fabulously fun hoop earrings! This is a great project for using up odds and ends of seed beads. You can make these hoops … [Read more...] about Colorful Hoop Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This ankle bracelet wraps around several times, and is accented with repeating wire wrapping. The style is easy to wear, and easy make for any ankle size. And depending on the length of your cord and the style of your beads, this wrap ankle bracelet can be worn by both guys and gals. Supplies: Cord, 45" (114.3cm) … [Read more...] about Wrap Ankle Bracelet with Briolettes (Tutorial)
by Linda Sheehan. (Hickory NC USA) This were the perfect gift for my 11 year old granddaughter. The instructions in the Bird's Nest Wire Earrings Tutorial were easy to follow (which is one of many reasons I look forward to the newsletters). I will be making more. I didn't have the color wire and beads I needed on this first set. So...going shopping … [Read more...] about Nest Earrings Made Using Rena’s Instructions
by Rena Klingenberg. The wire tree of life is a popular motif in jewelry. One of the addictive things about creating these is that there are so many ways to arrange and decorate your tree's roots, trunk, and branches. But beware - these trees have a mind of their own, and they may grow their own wonderful design regardless of what you were planning! … [Read more...] about Wire Tree of Life (Tutorial)