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“Contessa” Pendant Necklace
by Suzanne C. Suber. (United States) I specialize in couture quality hand-embroidered beaded soutache jewelry. "Contessa" is made up of a vibrant pink Sea Jasper stone focal enhanced with cream Swarovski® pearls and brilliant Swarovski® crystal, gold tone Japanese TOHO beads. The Czech Soutache braid and beadwork is incorporated with fine hand-embroidery in tiny stitches [...]
Out of Africa Collection
by Sherry Day. (Pointe aux Barques, Michigan) I used traditional bone beads, Ghana glass beads, old brass beads and pendants and a number of other old African bead types. Sherry Day Trillium Studio [...]
Leather And Denim
by Cindi Bernloehr. (United States) I love leather and I love earrings. The current trend is leather cut in a feather or oval shape and maybe fringed or with the tips painted. I also love hoops so I tried to see if I could combine both of these for a cool looking, lightweight earring. For the Leather Earring - I used a nameplate die and cut the leather with my Sizzix machin [...]
Sunflower Garden Beaded Cuff
by Michelle Boucher-Garrison. (North Carolina) Bead embroidered with a tiger eye center creating the sunflower. Other flower beads incorporated. Lined with ultrasounds with a metal cuff between the 2 layers. Michelle Boucher-Garrison MyCreativeSideShop http://MyCreativeSideShop.store [...]
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; 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 Formula In [...]
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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