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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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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A Study of Vessels Leads to Beads

by Delia Stone. (Pensacola, FL) My wire work took me today off down a little rabbit hole today. As many of you know I have been studying and experimenting with the idea of wire vessels. It seemed natural to me when I was holding the domed lid for vessel number two in my hand to […]

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What is Opalite (Sea Opal Glass)?

by Rena Klingenberg. What is opalite, also known as “sea opal glass”? Is it a gemstone, or is it manmade? Opalite Glass “Opalite” usually refers to a manmade glass used mainly in jewelry making. Although this material is usually anywhere from clear to milky colored, it takes on an unearthly, luminous blue glow – especially […]

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Packaging Jewelry with a Poem

jewelry packaged with poem

by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) I think this is such a lovely idea for a special jewelry gift! You could have a variety of poems or snippets of verse printed on pretty paper notes, and let your customers choose one to include in their jewelry packaging when they’re purchasing a gift. And be sure […]

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