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Pretty in Pink Jewelry

by Izelle. (South Africa) Using AI on Aluminium (Shim) ,I then glue the glass dome onto. the coloured Aluminium, after deciding where I think best. After letting it dry, I cut the glass dome out and neaten the rough edges , then glue it to the bezel. After cleaning it with 91% rubbing alcohol and some fine steelwool, put the chain on and it is done. If you want to make a [...]

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Tea Set Treasures

by Candy Carlile. (Texas) I love miniatures and have found a way to combine cute miniature tea sets with my obsession for jewelry making. You can usually get several pieces from one set. If the little saucers do not have holes for jump rings--just drill holes at the top of them and you are ready to go. These pieces make wonderful gifts for tea or coffee lovers. You can ev [...]

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Leather and Suede Diffuser Jewelry

by Audrey Cottle. (PENNSYLVANIA) I use genuine leather and suede to make diffuser jewelry which means it is designed to absorb and slowly diffuse essential oils throughout the day. I started making leather jewelry as a hobby a few years ago. I had a lot of encouragement from friends and family to turn this hobby into a business and did so 2 years ago. At just that time a f [...]

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Growing New Skills by Taking on Tough Challenges

by Diana White. (United States) I joined the group and shortly after I joined Lucy Walker posted a challenge with a parcel of lovely gemstones as the prize. The challenge was to do an architecturally inspired pendant. Each work had to include saw piercing, sweat soldering, and two different kinds of gemstone setting (bezel and flush). Whew! it was a real reach for me, as I'v [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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