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Summer Camp Jewelry – Whoo Hoo!
by Cindi Bernloehr. (Winter Garden, FL) I don't work with seed beads so this was completely new to me. I loved how soothing the process felt and the tiny daisies are soooo cute. I used a vintage button for the clasp. Overall, I loved being able to learn some new things and revisit some old favorites. It was over too soon and now I can't wait till next summer. Cindi Bern [...]
Help! Metal Stamping Seen Through Back of Blank
by Mary. (UK) Hi I'm new to metal stamping and i've just had my first bad review 🙁 She said she didn't like how you could see the imprint of the letters on the back of the tag. I'm not sure how to combat this? Thanks Mary [...]
Jewelry Made With What I Find by Lynda Wilsn
by Lynda Wilsn. (Santa Rosa, CA) I make jewelry out of bits and pieces, sometimes jewelry, some times scrap metal, chains and beads. At times I use polymer clay and natural stone. I've been a maker for years. Lynda Wilsn Lyndovian Project [...]
Jewelry a Little off the Beaten Path
by LuElla Spears. (Toledo, OH) I really like this focal piece and I struggled to find beads to build around it. I finally chose the softer blues so as not to overpower it. I’d also like to say that I finally found the courage to open my online shop after about 25 years of ‘encouragement’ from so many great people! Being able to post in this journal and getting such [...]
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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