by Connie. I purchased an engraved metal medical ID bracelet. The lettering was in black but eventually the color wore off. I have a new ID bracelet and I was wondering if you have any suggestions as how to prevent the lettering wearing off again. Could I coat it with acrylic spray, or lacquer? I seldom take the bracelet off so it goes in the shower, dishwater, … [Read more...] about Medical ID Bracelet Lettering Faded – How to Re-Blacken it and Seal it?
Handcrafted bracelet projects and tips.
by Rena Klingenberg. In this tutorial I'll show you how to make a chain - and four ideas for using it. This chain design is both strong and elegant. And I like creating it in two different metal colors. When I get into the rhythm of making a chain, I find it a meditative, soothing activity. Supplies: Large jump rings - 10mm size. … [Read more...] about How to Make a Chain (Tutorial) – and Four Ways to Use It
by Margie Meehan. (United States) Rena: Found your post on Pinterest about forming copper cuffs - what size is the wooden dowel, that you used to form your copper cuffs around? Also is there a measuring tool, that would indicate to me the gauge of my copper sheets? Thanks, Margie Meehan Margie Meehan Tipperary Fiber n Art Studio … [Read more...] about Copper Cuff Wooden Forming Tool?
by Sandy. (Southern Wisconsin) These four clasp suggestions are for Alexa, who asked about clasps in this post: Opinions, Please - Best DIY Clasps for Bracelets? Thanks so much, Sandy, for sending in these lovely suggestions for Alexa! Sandy Swest Jewelry Designs … [Read more...] about DIY Clasp Ideas
by Alexa. What are the best styles of handmade clasps for bracelets? Update from Rena: Sandy kindly sent in four examples of DIY clasps that may work for Alexa, in this new post: DIY Clasp Ideas. Thanks so much, Sandy! :) Thank you, Alexa … [Read more...] about Opinions Please: The Best DIY Clasps for Bracelets?
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 Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) More experimenting with leather embellishment. Using acrylic paint, antiquing stain medium, metal patina paint, and StazOn ink stamping. Added some pretty Vintaj brass findings for added spice! Lynda Carson Fresh Baked Designs … [Read more...] about Painting Leather
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 adjustable sliding bracelet is comfortable, versatile, and easy to make. No clasps are needed for this style. Colored leather can make these bracelets quite fabulous. And you can embellish the cord ends with beads, charms, small pendants, or whatever you like. Or to make a less fancy bracelet, just tie the knots on the … [Read more...] about Adjustable Sliding Leather Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Tracy. (Canada) I am using Stretch Magic cord to make bracelets. I want to make sure the bracelets fit most people - you know, like one size. How long of the Stretch Magic cord should I use in cm? Thanks, Tracy … [Read more...] about What Length of Stretch Magic Jewelry Cord for “One Size Fits Most” Bracelets?
by Rena Klingenberg. This chain bracelet project has a bit of hardware style, with a swivel clasp that hooks into the copper washer focal. The mixed metals I used are all antiqued (darkened) - copper, brass, and silver. Make this rugged bracelet for guys and gals. The chain is easy to size perfectly for the wearer's wrist. Supplies: … [Read more...] about Rugged Mixed Metal Chain Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This ankle bracelet wraps around several times, and is accented with repeating wire wrapping. The style is easy to wear, and easy make for any ankle size. And depending on the length of your cord and the style of your beads, this wrap ankle bracelet can be worn by both guys and gals. Supplies: Cord, 45" (114.3cm) … [Read more...] about Wrap Ankle Bracelet with Briolettes (Tutorial)