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Beaded Wire Cuffs
by Patt Sheldon. (United States) Interestingly, I have displayed them together in 3 shows, with no sales, yet have sold 2 in a store with $45 added to the price to help cover consignment fees. I sometimes think stores 'legitimize' our work. Agree or disagree? Patt Sheldon Patt Sheldon [...]
by Laurie Bielby. (United States) My first piece of Antler Jewelry. I used two Japanese turquoise. I'm extremely pleased. Laurie Bielby Laurie Lou's Unique Jewelry [...]
Christmas Hearts and Leather
by Janet MacFarlane. (United States) The Christmas holiday coming up inspired me to add braided leather covered and finished with decorative silver beads and cones. Happy holidays! Janet MacFarlane WireGemsNLeather [...]
Wire Wrapped Shell Pendant
by Miriam Laister. (Normanville, South Australia) Strolling on my local beach I often find shells and beach glass and pottery to use for my jewellery. This shell was painted with pearl nail lacquer and wrapped with wire and an added pearl bead. It won first prize in the open jewellery section of my local show. Miriam Laister WireRapt [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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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