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Fall Expectations Revealed in a Bracelet

by Bernadette Stone. (Mississippi) I have always loved the Fall season, growing up and now as I am older. I sit at my table and look out my back window and enjoy our yard and nature and the colors I see. This bracelet reminded me of this pleasure I get and it is my interpretation of Fall jewelry with the colors I find. Fall is not gloomy and forlorn as it w [...]

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Working with Jewelry Clients – Communication is the Key

by Nata Shubin. (Nevada City, California) Nata Shubin Nata Shubin Designs on Etsy NataShubinDesigns on Facebook [...]

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Tassel and Sea Glass Necklace

by Hema Rao. (Syracuse, NY) The featured South Western style beaded necklace uses heishi style aqua colored recycled sea glass beads interspersed with copper colored and transparent seed beads. An ornate hand painted brass pendant features cotton thread tassels in multiple colors to match the beads used in the necklace. Matching leather inserts are used for wearing comf [...]

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Silica Gel Packs for Preventing Tarnish on Jewelry?

by Barbara Solomon. (California) I just read about using silica gel packs in plastic bags, to prevent tarnish on jewelry. If that works, it sounds like a better idea, than those tarnish strips, that seem to expire. I’m trying to prevent tarnish on my copper/gemstone jewelry. Anyone using them? What is your experience? What size do you generally use? Obv [...]

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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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