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Wire Weaving – Wire Keeps Breaking
by Judy. (Colby, Kansas) My weaving wire keeps breaking. How can I prevent it from breaking while I wrap? Thank you. Judy The Bursting Jewel Judy Bontjes [...]
An Unusual Combination Necklace Using Labradorite
by Elizabeth Wald. (Greenwich, CT) The idea came from the concept of iridescence, or in this case "labradorescence", the flash that appears in labradorite's play on light, and then when I saw the same iridescence in the pearls I had in stock, I put one and one together. As you can see from the photos, the combination seemed to work well. I hope this tip will help you [...]
Wire With a Twist!
by LuElla. (Toledo, OH) I’m so excited to share one of my early creations! Sadly my inspiration for this piece came when my daughter was in the hospital for one of her many visits. She has crohn's disease but doing very well these days! My mind was so twisted during those stays that when I went home in the evenings, I needed to unwind so I found some old t [...]
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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