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Hubei Turquoise Heart Pendant

by Linda Rolsma. (Colorado) I had this beautiful Hubei Turquoise Heart for a while and then one day inspiration hit. I added the leaves and flowers and gave it a light patina to bring out the highlights. It's made of sterling and fine silver with a sterling chain. Linda Rolsma Silver Frost Studio [...]

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Spiney Oyster Necklace

by Katie Kremer. (USA- North Carolina) I tried to figure out how to use the Spiney Oyster disks, began looking at Native American necklaces that used them, which eventually led to my design. I also incorporated various stones that this magpie already had on hand, such as the Chinese red coral discs. I did purchase the red jasper beads for finishing as the holes [...]

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Transforming Ordinary Things into Bling!

by Nichelle Hunter. (Cleveland, Ohio) I’m a hairstylist and one tool I use a lot are hair clips. So I decided to make earrings. So I created the Rhinestone Hair Clip Earrings. Nichelle Hunter Look At My Earrings At The Secret Place [...]

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Mixed Metal Nature

by Dalena Watson. (Chandler, Arizona) Dalena Watson Arizona Desert Gems [...]

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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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