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Ear Ornaments for Non-Pierced Ears
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) If you decide you want to make an ear wrap they aren't too difficult. The biggest problem I've found is fitting them to the ear especially if it is your own ear. Next time you need a challenge make your self a fancy ear wrap. Nancy Vaughan [...]
Odd Shaped Beads
by Margie Shatto. (United States) This necklace took a long time to figure. Love the stone, (Blood stone Jasper) it is double drilled. The process of using an odd shaped stone or d-drilled can't be rushed. While it turned out great, it was an 18 month, sit in the box situation; until I drew out several ways to show it off in a design. The other stones in [...]
Fun with Jewelry Findings
by Jennifer. (Los Angeles) With a little innovation, I wired two together for one necklace, and paired another with a single holed gem for a fun asymmetrical necklace. Can't wait to try some more ideas! Jennifer Indigo Jen Jewelry Designs [...]
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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