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
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by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I had a necklace that I made about 5 yrs ago and it had these pink beads. I love the beads but the necklace had seed beads in it and just was not something I would wear today. So I took it all apart, and used the pink beads along with these pretty spacer beads strung on artistic wire and added the cable chain to it. I get many … [Read more...] about Remade Necklace
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 Cindi Bernloehr. (Winter Garden, FL) I saw this idea watching Candie Cooper. She used a strand of chunky Jessie James beads. Ran a 22g wire through all the beads, made a messy loop and then took the wire and wrapped it around each bead both directions ending with a messy loop at the other end. Then she used chunky chain to finish it. Very easy and looks … [Read more...] about Jessie James Bead Necklaces
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. 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
by Joan. (Denver, CO) Does anyone have any experience or tips on how I might convert men's bolo ties into women's necklaces? Thank you, Joan … [Read more...] about How to Convert a Bolo Tie to a Necklace?
by Rena Klingenberg. Make a gypsy charm necklace with odds and ends from your jewelry supply stash. Get out your pendants, charms, and dangles - and have fun designing this style of necklace! All of the components I used in my necklace are brass - some are raw brass, and some are antiqued. But yours can be made from any type of material you … [Read more...] about Gypsy Charm Necklace (Tutorial)
by Debra Lowe. (Colorful Colorado USA) In my posts I have always shown a finished piece. I decided to try and show how a design can come about...at least in my head. I included pictures of the parts and the finished piece. Any questions or need help, feel free to ask. Debra Lowe Rosebudsnpearls … [Read more...] about Necklace – Flower Bouquet for Your Neck
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) It's fun making the same necklace using different beads and colors. These three are all different but the same style! They are 33 inches long, with silver chain cut into sections, artistic wire wrapping, glass pearls, glass and metal beads and center lamp work beads. I use the same chain as the dangle cut into 4 lengths. I … [Read more...] about Colorful Long Necklaces Using Same Technique
by Howard. (UK) Anyone discovered any tutorials on making an open necklace using memory wire and regular (silver, aluminium, etc) wire, so that softer wires can be shaped but around the neck will hold the arc alongside memory wire? Both ends of all wires can end in swirls. I guess having several tube beads or curved metal beads to grip all wires together may be … [Read more...] about Multi-Wire Open Necklace Tips?
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) For the past few months I've been experiencing stiffness in my hands due to arthritis. This has changed the way I make jewelry. I'm doing more designs with leather cord, chains, beading chain and wire. Softflex and beadalon stringing wire are out along with crimp tubes. Luckily I can still work with copper and brass … [Read more...] about Changing Methods of Making Jewelry