A Bracelet Tribute to My Mother

by Susan L. Goldstein. (Chestnut Hill, Ma.) In June of 2009 my mother Maureen was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Knowing how grave her diagnosis was, I wanted to do something to honor and support her during her short fight. I started making bracelets that were given to her caregivers, family members and friends. These women […]

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Making Patera Jewelry

by Sue Arkwright. (Arkwright Designs) I was introduced to Patera findings from a friend of mine who attended the huge jewelry and gem show in Arizona. “Patera” means small shallow dish, and these findings are manufactured by a company called Nunn Design. Patera findings are pendants made with copper, silver and antique gold finishes and […]

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Letter Stamps

© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved See the fun I’ve been having with the “American Typewriter” metal stamping set! If you’ve done much jewelry stamping, you know it’s nice to have different letter styles to choose from. Each font expresses a unique mood. Also, giving your customers a choice of fonts for their personalized […]

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Acid Etching Metal Jewelry – UPDATE

by Virginia Vivier. (Esprit-Mystique)       Update: This update is for the multi-part tutorial that begins on the Acid Etching Metal Jewelry, Part 1 page. I’ve experimented a bit with metal etching designs on sterling silver, copper and brass, using ImageOn, transparency, magazine paper, PnP and drawing directly using Staedtler pens. Here are links […]

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How to Sell Your Jewelry in The New Economy

Jewelry Business Insider: Rena’s Exclusive Interviews with the Experts Interview with Tara Gentile by Rena Klingenberg   RENA: Briefly, what is the New Economy, and how is it different from the Old Economy? TARA: The Old Economy is the long-lived Industrial Age and the short-lived Information Age. That economy was based on looking at workers […]

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Artistic Value of Murano Glass Jewelry

by Julia Grinberg. (Glass of Venice) Murano is a small island just north of Venice, and it has been the undisputed capital of Venetian glass for ages. Glass production in Murano started in 1291 when the Venetian Republic forced all of the glassmakers to move their entire workshops and factories out of the city to […]

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Millefiori Glass

© by GlassOfVenice.com; all rights reserved Millefiori glass, also known as Murrine, is one of the best-known and highly sought after techniques of Murano glass making.     What is Millefiori Glass? It stands for “a thousand flowers” in Italian, and indeed, the end result of this painstaking work often reminds a field of whimsical […]

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The Earrings That Aren’t

front view of the earrings that aren't - Rena Klingenberg

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 1 by Rena Klingenberg. Below is another look at “the earrings that aren’t”. Also I didn’t mention their size in the video: 1.75″ (4.4 cm) tall x .75″ (2 cm) wide. Is it possible for me to use these together – but not as earrings? I’d love to […]

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