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Rainy Day Charm Necklace

by Sydney. (Missouri) A cold and rainy day in The Ozarks sparked the idea for this necklace. I was searching through my stash of beads for some much needed inspiration, and I ran across these little blue Czech glass teardrops. I began to ponder the rain, and formulated this tassel necklace using quartz, imperial jasper beads, wavy discs, and a large glass sun bead. I al [...]

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Glass Beads Never Get Old!

by LuElla Spears. (Toledo, OH) Here are the results...the bunny is tiger eye! LuElla Spears [...]

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Is it OK to Redesign Parts of Thrift Store Jewelry to Sell in Re-made Jewelry?

By Marina. If jewelry is purchased at a thrift store, can parts of it be reused to create a different piece and sold? I understand being respectful of a designer's name of their jewelry or clothes but what are the rules? I see the same type of bead bracelets with pennies and other vintage coins attached, so how is this not unethical? Kudos to the creative people out there I am [...]

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Florida Or Bust! Murano Glass Pendant

by Patti Pojer. (Somers, NY) My sister had just become a snowbird, and her birthday was coming. I purchased this gorgeous Murano glass pendant. Look closely - there are feathers... I just thought it could also symbolize her flight down south. I created a vertical necklace bar, added spacers and hung this on a spectacular Italian cord. She loved it...hope you do too. Pat [...]

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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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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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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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