by Rena Klingenberg. This breezy, lightweight bracelet wraps several times around your wrist (or once around your neck as a necklace). It's super-easy to make and stylish to wear. And it's a great project for using up odds and ends of jump rings! Supplies: Tape measure. 2 pliers for opening and closing jump rings (flat nose or chain nose). A stash of … [Read more...] about Mixed Metal Wrap Bracelet Tutorial
Rena Klingenberg's Free Jewelry Tutorials
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by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) This monogram ring tutorial is easy and versatile. I've used mixed metals in the examples here, but of course you can use whatever metals you like best! I know we don't usually think of a monogram being just one initial, but Roget's Thesaurus lists "initials" as a synonym for "monogram" - so I'm including a … [Read more...] about Adjustable Monogram Ring Tutorial
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. Here's how to make long earwires (also called almond earwires or marquise earwires, because of their shape): You can make these in any length, from short to ultra-long. The lovely curving lines make this style of earring finding a very graceful alternative to the standard French hook style. These are fast, fun, and … [Read more...] about How to Make Long Earwires
by Rena Klingenberg. This tropical, boho-style project is a good way to use up leftover beads and stringing materials. I wanted this wrap bracelet / necklace to have a tranquil island feel, so I chose leftover odds and ends that had the colors and feel I was looking for. Supplies I Used: Leftover beads - I used cowrie shells, donut beads, and … [Read more...] about Make a Wrap Bracelet / Necklace
by Rena Klingenberg (Jewelry Making Journal) A bracelet fastening tool is a handy device for anyone who loves wearing bracelets with clasps. You know how frustrating it can be to fasten the clasp around your own wrist! This is an especially welcome gadget for jewelry wearers who have arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, or other issues that limit hand … [Read more...] about Make a Bracelet Fastening Tool
© by Rena Klingenberg; all rights reserved. You can make a jewelry pouch quickly, easily, and very cheaply. And best of all - no sewing is involved! This tutorial takes you step-by-step through a simple way to create an elegant gift pouch that's perfect for packaging earrings and other small pieces of jewelry. The pouch used in this tutorial was made by my mom - a … [Read more...] about Make a Jewelry Pouch without Sewing
by Rena Klingenberg. This wire wrap rings tutorial is a very fast and easy project. You can quickly make a ton of these from bits of wire left over from other projects, or from a pile of new wire pieces you cut to size. They're comfortable and adjustable - and, as you'll see at the end of this tutorial, there are endless creative ways you can embellish this basic … [Read more...] about Wire Wrap Rings – Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. This "how to make a pendant" tutorial is one of my favorite projects. It's fast and easy, uses only a small amount of wire, and offers loads of opportunities for creative variety. Also, whenever I make these they sell like crazy! It's fun to make different decorative wire designs for the front of this pendant style. Pendants by Rena … [Read more...] about How to Make a Pendant – a fast, easy tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. Here's how to wire wrap an arrowhead, step-by-step. Our mailman asked me to turn this beautiful arrowhead into a necklace: He found it in North Carolina while on a rafting trip that included his grandson - and the necklace is for his grandson as a memento of that special day. They had stopped for a picnic during their … [Read more...] about How to Wire Wrap an Arrowhead – an easy tutorial
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 … [Read more...] about Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques
by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) Buttons can be a fun item for earring packaging. They can serve as a sort of "earring card" if you put the earwires or posts through the button's holes. Using buttons this way can also keep a pair of earrings nicely rounded up during travel or shipping (earrings love to move around inside their gift boxes … [Read more...] about Using Buttons for Earring Packaging
by Rena Klingenberg. I make wrapped loop earrings because the loops can't come open accidentally and let the earring dangle fall off the earwire. Because they make earrings more durable, they're a nice quality feature for your handcrafted jewelry. Here's how to make a simple pair of earrings with a wrapped wire loop at the top of the bead; below, you can see the … [Read more...] about How to Make Wrapped Loop Earrings