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Is it OK to Describe an Artist’s Jewelry Design, with Intent to Have Another Jeweler Create a Replica?
by Seaoats. I found a jewelry piece online that I admire. I contacted the designer but did not get a response. Would it be OK to describe the design to another artist who I know is responsive? -Seaoats. [...]
Pink Quartz Tassel Necklace
by Hema Rao. (Syracuse, NY) The lapidary work that resulted in the focal beads used in the necklace are artful and creative. I think the necklace is a unique piece with a silk tassel to enhance the beauty of the Pink Quartz. Hema Rao Beadednecklaceshoppe https://www.etsy.com/shop/BEADEDNECKLACESHOPPE [...]
Forget Me Not Necklace and Barrette
by Nancy Rocknich. (Estes Park Colorado) Forget me not flowers grow here in Colorado. The bloom from about 9000-12000 feet. I love coming upon a bunch of these little blooms while hiking in our beautiful mountains. Nancy Rocknich Wildwood Beadworks http://wildwoodbeadworks.com [...]
Sterling Silver Bead Necklace
by Jo Ann Graham. (Beaufort SC) This piece was created during the Covid-19. Circles were cut it of sterling silver, domed, hole drilled on center, and two halves soldered together. Threaded and completed with handmade clasp in same style of beads. Jo Ann Graham Jagcollections http://www.jagcollections.com [...]
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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