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Holiday Destash Ornament
by Candy Carlile. (Central Texas) So this year, I decided to make them into Christmas tree ornaments with beads, wire, sea glass, ribbon and an assortment of odds and ends from my stash. An easy and fun way to spin the holiday magic! Candy Carlile Texas Woman http://Texaswoman.etsy.com http://www.amazon.com/handmade/Texas-Woman-Studio-and-Store [...]
Texture and Color Take Front Stage
by Terri Marie Wlaschin. (Key West, FL) Terri Marie Wlaschin Shanty Chic Beads https://www.facebook.com/ShantyChicBeads [...]
Pretty in Pink Jewelry
by Izelle. (South Africa) Using AI on Aluminium (Shim) ,I then glue the glass dome onto. the coloured Aluminium, after deciding where I think best. After letting it dry, I cut the glass dome out and neaten the rough edges , then glue it to the bezel. After cleaning it with 91% rubbing alcohol and some fine steelwool, put the chain on and it is done. If you want to make a [...]
Tea Set Treasures
by Candy Carlile. (Texas) I love miniatures and have found a way to combine cute miniature tea sets with my obsession for jewelry making. You can usually get several pieces from one set. If the little saucers do not have holes for jump rings--just drill holes at the top of them and you are ready to go. These pieces make wonderful gifts for tea or coffee lovers. You can ev [...]
Adjustable Sliding Knot Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. © 2003-Present Rena Klingenberg. All Rights Reserved I love adjustable necklaces because you're not limited to always wearing them at the same length. In this tutorial we'll make a necklace that's adjustable with sliding knots. These knots are easy to make, and I consider it a very useful jewelry making skill. This style of necklace is great for [...]
Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques
by Rena Klingenberg - © 2003-Present Rena Klingenberg. All Rights Reserved Metal stamps are fun, creative jewelry making tools. These tips and techniques show you how to get great results, from the very first time you try metal stamping jewelry. Learning the Technique: It takes a bit of practice to get nice, even results when metal stamping jewelry. I recommend practici [...]
Jewelry Pricing Formula
The two-step system I use for pricing jewelry © by Rena Klingenberg. © 2003-Present Rena Klingenberg. All Rights Reserved Do you use a jewelry pricing formula to determine how much to charge for your creations? There isn't one "best" formula for pricing jewelry - and most artists who sell their jewelry come up with their own price calculation procedures. Important Elemen [...]
How to Oxidize Sterling Silver and Copper with Boiled Eggs (Video)
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 22 by Rena Klingenberg. Can you oxidize silver and copper with boiled eggs? Or is that just an urban legend? Let's find out: Transcript of This Video: Sometimes it's nice to have bright, shiny metals in our jewelry. But other times it's nice to have something that's a bit more antiquey, something that darkens and [...]
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