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Nautical Earrings – Summer on the Great Lakes
by Sherry G. Day. (Michigan) Many of the materials I use I found when we were sailing around the world for five years. Sherry G. Day Trillium Studio [...]
Mixed Media Trinkets
by Kathleen Moore. (Hampshire, UK) Kathleen Moore Black Velvet Kitten [...]
What Size Memory Wire is Best for 7 Inch Wrist?
by Jackie Skinner. For making a bracelet, what size memory wire is best for 7 inch wrist? Thank you for your help. Jackie Skinner [...]
Easy Jewelry Fundraiser Idea
by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, CA) I know it's not too creative but it is working to make extra money and using up things that are just in my collection of charms. I also find they sell better packaged like this versus hanging or displayed. I put one out on a display with a sign "Necklaces $10.00" The rest go in a basket. Kathy Zee ZeeBlings by Kathy Zee ZeeB [...]
Adjustable Sliding Knot Necklace (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. I love adjustable necklaces because you're not limited to always wearing them at the same length. In this tutorial we'll make a necklace that's adjustable with sliding knots. These knots are easy to make, and I consider it a very useful jewelry making skill. This style of necklace is great for both guys and gals - and also for people [...]
Metal Stamps – Tips and Techniques
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 [...]
How to Oxidize Sterling Silver and Copper with Boiled Eggs (Video)
Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 22 by Rena Klingenberg. Can you oxidize silver and copper with boiled eggs? Or is that just an urban legend? Let's find out: Transcript of This Video: Sometimes it's nice to have bright, shiny metals in our jewelry. But other times it's nice to have something that's a bit more antiquey, something that darkens and [...]
Easy Folded Wire Ring Tutorial
by Rena Klingenberg. They are comfortable and easily adjustable to fit a variety of finger sizes. Supplies for Folded Wire Rings: A piece of 18-gauge round wire - about 7" to 10" (17.78 cm to 25.4 cm) long. (I used copper and brass wires in my examples here.) A ruler. Wire cutter. Round nose pliers. Flat nose pliers. Chain nose pliers. Ring mandrel, [...]
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