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Cold Porcelain and Resin Statement Ring

by Swapna Dinesh. (Thripunithura, Kerala, India) The red and green were given gold edging and highlights. And finally, domed with resin for the perfect finish. Swapna Dinesh Swardaa [...]

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Heart Ear Wires – My Version

by Ingrid. (New Zealand) As promised, here is a photo of the Heart Earwires I made after Rena's tutorial. I used off cuts of half hard round Sterling wire 0.9mm, shaped the spiral and heart, and before I made the hook I hammered the wire for a rustic appearance. A second pair was made slightly smaller but I like the original size best! Perfect for Valentine's D [...]

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Nita’s Nifty Trick Of The Day – Pickle Tip

by Dorothy Bourne. (AL) Today I wanted to show a nifty little trick I discovered. I've been practicing making copper balls out of scrap wire and chasing those little rascals around in the pickle was quite time consuming so I came up with a quick fix. In my kitchen I had some dollar store strainers with plastic netting at the bottom. I cut off the handle and ext [...]

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Options for Photographing Jewelry

by Linda. (Nova Scotia, Canada) Tip: check your local library - ours has a media lab which has all the items listed which you can use for free (even a camera) and they sometimes have classes on photography. Or ask at a local photography club, someone may like to 'practice' on some still life subjects and give you the photographs free or for a small price. Or join them [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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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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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