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Is This a Natural Claw or Tooth – or Is It Manmade?
by Caitlin. (County Durham) My Grandad bought me this necklace ages ago. I don’t feel comfortable not knowing if it’s real or not. The black stuff on the back is sticky, and inside the tooth/claw (I couldn’t get it to focus, sorry) also has black stuff (maybe mud?) inside. Can you identify this item? Thank you. Caitlin [...]
by Irene. (Canada) Has anyone tried creating jewelry with concrete yet? I had a workshop on Sunday and really enjoyed making pendants. You can make your own molds with cardstock. I think the concept is fairly new. Irene Vrbensky Mystic Mala [...]
Cut Steel Shoe Buckle Assemblage Bracelet
by Diane Wurster. (Michigan) I used one of the shoe buckles as the centerpiece of this bracelet, used two of my art deco rhinestone dress clips for the sides, and finished the bracelet with green glass art beads I took from a broken, vintage rosary. I think the trade was worth it. Do you? Diane Wurster Celestial Bling [...]
Mermaid Jewels with Nail Polish
by Louise. (Cape Town South Africa) I love making my own cabochons using nail polish. You never quite know what you are going to end up with. I love using blue mainly turquoise in colour. This pendant and earring set reminds me of the ocean and makes me think of a mermaid's jewellery. Louise Lulu's Loot [...]
Adjustable Sliding Knot Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. 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 both guys and gals - and also for people [...]
Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques
by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) 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 practicing on pieces [...]
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 [...]
Jewelry Pricing Formula
The two-step system I use for pricing jewelry © by 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 Elements of a Jewelry Pricing F [...]
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