by Rena Klingenberg. These square hoop earrings are a fun alternative to round hoops. Each earring is made from a single wire, including a built-in earwire. This is how the earring looks when it's being worn: After you've made a few of these wire hoop earrings, you can make a pair of them in less than 5 minutes. You can also use a jump ring to attach … [Read more...] about Square Hoop Earrings (Tutorial)
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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by Rena Klingenberg. Here's how to make chain tassels for pendants, earrings, or any other tasseled jewelry purpose. In this chain tassel tutorial, we'll make a long pendant - and then learn how to scale the project down to make earrings. This project brings together three of the most popular jewelry making components - wire, beads, and … [Read more...] about How to Make Chain Tassels (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Leather pendants are worn by both guys and gals, and they're fun to make with a variety of design elements. In this project, I used tooled leather and a metal charm, but you may want to use different types of components. The grommets really make a professional finishing touch on the pendant. Supplies: A pendant size … [Read more...] about Leather Pendant with Grommets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This hammered metal earrings tutorial includes metalwork techniques as well as a bit of wirework and patina. It's an easy step by step jewelry project, with pretty spectacular results! I would love to see what you create from this tutorial! :) Supplies: Copper sheet, 22 or 24 gauge, at least 65mm x 40mm (2.56" x … [Read more...] about Hammered Metal Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. One of the fun things about Steampunk style is that you can take it in so many different directions. In this tutorial, we'll make earrings with a more elegant Steampunk twist. I love the upscale feel the sapphire-colored Czech glass beads add to the antiqued brass colors in this project. Supplies: A stash of small Steampunk … [Read more...] about Elegant Steampunk Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This leather cord wrap bracelet is popular with guys and gals. It's a comfortable style, and it can be made adjustable by adding a piece of chain to one end of the bracelet. You can add a small pendant or charm, or leave the leather wrap bracelet unadorned. Supplies: Leather cord, 102 cm (40") long. I used 2mm … [Read more...] about Leather Cord Wrap Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This Victorian chain earring project is a versatile design. You may want to use longer chains, or more chains, or a variety of chains, or some other creative idea. :) You also may want to add beads, wire-wrapped briolettes, or charms as dangles on the chains. Have fun creating your custom jewelry from this basic earring … [Read more...] about Victorian Chain Earrings (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. When I started making this waterfall neckwire project, I couldn't decide which version of the design I liked better. So I made both of them. :) In the first half of this tutorial, we'll make Version 1 - the "Column Waterfall" made from the geometric links: And in the second half of this tutorial, we'll make Version 2 - the "Chain … [Read more...] about Geometric Waterfall Neckwire, Two Ways (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This Fantasy Filigree Bracelet was inspired by poking through my stash of metal filigree stampings, and playing with ways to use them together. Side view of the bracelet when it's being worn: I like the opposing forces of the chunky size of the bracelet, vs. the delicate openwork on each component. Supplies: … [Read more...] about Fantasy Filigree Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This Southwestern Boho Necklace is a fun mixed media project, where you can use all sorts of jewelry techniques. The colors and materials feel very Western / Southwestern, while the fringe, dangles, and beads feel very Boho. Side view when wearing this necklace: It can also be a great music festival necklace. Supplies: … [Read more...] about Southwestern Boho Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. Here's how to make a larks head knot, step by step. I'm demonstrating this knot with a piece of leather cord and a hardware washer. But you don't have to attach your knot to a donut-shaped object. You might attach it to a stick or a metal rod, or to another piece of cord, or to anything else you like. Step by Step Tutorial for Making a … [Read more...] about How to Make a Larks Head Knot – Step by Step Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. Make a Frankenstein necklace with this fun Halloween jewelry tutorial. With a few beads and some wire, you can create this haunting project. Also, you can give Frankie two different facial expressions - one on the front of his head, and one on the back. Turn his head to show the expression you want to show (I gave one side of his head … [Read more...] about Frankenstein Necklace – Halloween Jewelry Tutorial