Millefiori Glass

© by GlassOfVenice.com; all rights reserved Millefiori glass, also known as Murrine, is one of the best-known and highly sought after techniques of Murano glass making.     What is Millefiori Glass? It stands for “a thousand flowers” in Italian, and indeed, the end result of this painstaking work often reminds a field of whimsical […]

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The Earrings That Aren’t

front view of the earrings that aren't - Rena Klingenberg

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena Video Episode 1 by Rena Klingenberg. Below is another look at “the earrings that aren’t”. Also I didn’t mention their size in the video: 1.75″ (4.4 cm) tall x .75″ (2 cm) wide. Is it possible for me to use these together – but not as earrings? I’d love to […]

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A Study of Vessels Leads to Beads

by Delia Stone. (Pensacola, FL) My wire work took me today off down a little rabbit hole today. As many of you know I have been studying and experimenting with the idea of wire vessels. It seemed natural to me when I was holding the domed lid for vessel number two in my hand to […]

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What is Opalite (Sea Opal Glass)?

by Rena Klingenberg. What is opalite, also known as “sea opal glass”? Is it a gemstone, or is it manmade? Opalite Glass “Opalite” usually refers to a manmade glass used mainly in jewelry making. Although this material is usually anywhere from clear to milky colored, it takes on an unearthly, luminous blue glow – especially […]

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Packaging Jewelry with a Poem

jewelry packaged with poem

by Rena Klingenberg. (Jewelry Making Journal) I think this is such a lovely idea for a special jewelry gift! You could have a variety of poems or snippets of verse printed on pretty paper notes, and let your customers choose one to include in their jewelry packaging when they’re purchasing a gift. And be sure […]

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Making Jewelry is Good for Your Health

by Joan Kaplan, MA, LMT. (Bodhi Jewels) Really? Now you’re probably scratching your head and wondering what I’m talking about. How can making jewelry be good for your health? Well, because I am a jewelry artisan as well as a healing coach and spiritual mentor, I have a real interest in creative expression and health. […]

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About Cabochon Carat Weight

by Millie from Gotrocks.   Since I’ve received more than a few questions about the carat weight of stones, I thought it might help to provide information about the subject. In general the question asked most often is: “How many carats is a 30mm x 22mm (for example) cabochon?” I assume that since there are […]

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A Shore Thing

by Kelly Godfrey. (Wilmington, North Carolina USA) A “Shore” Thing . . . is a “work of art” that can be worn casually or formally. This 16″ necklace is adjustable to 19″, and combines glass blown striped lentil beads with the elegance of clear glass and silver accented bead caps that create a wonderful backdrop […]

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