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What Are My Designs Called?
by Bonnie. (Wilsonville, Oregon) My tag line on my website is "artisan made, treasured and loved one piece at a time" but I'm not sure that really conveys my style. Thank you!! Bonnie Adornne http://www.adornne.com [...]
Selling Jewelry on Facebook?
by Roxanne Driever. I’ve been making one of a kind pieces of jewelry for about 4 years now, self taught. How I make a sell can be tricky. A person can say “I really love how…blah blah blah.” So, as I was scratching my head thinking why are they not buying the piece they so loved? I post my creations daily on Facebook, my page is open to the public, marketplace i [...]
More Leather Earrings with Beads and Charms
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I love making earrings. Kathy Zee ZeeBlingsbyKathyZee http://www.etsy.com/shop/zeeblingsbykathyzee http://www.facebook.com/zeeblingsbykathyzee [...]
How Will Covid-19 Change Art Festivals?
by Laurel. (Southern California) Most of my shows have rescheduled to later this fall. I’m not sure if there is any kind of protocol I should follow. Can I let people try necklaces on? What if they just touch them? Do I have to clean everything each time someone touches it? What should I use to clean things? What about signing on my phone for SQUARE payment? Do you [...]
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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