What Kind of Jewelry Supplies Do You Collect?

Jewelry and Coffee with Rena
Video Episode 9

by Rena Klingenberg.

What jewelry supplies do you keep collecting – even though you already have a lifetime supply? 🙂 Have a peek at part of my top three collections.

Transcript of This Video:

Most of us are pretty much inspired by any kind of jewelry supply there is.

But I think for each of us there are certain types of supplies and components that are so exciting and so compelling to work with that we just keep on collecting them – even after we already have a lifetime supply of them.

Here are three jewelry components that are like that for me:

The first one is green beads. My favorite colors are lime green, sage green, and olive green – all those lovely greens!

I store my beads according to color in Rubbermaid boxes. And I consistently find that my green bead box weighs at least four times as much as any of my other bead color boxes!

Green beads - Rena Klingenberg

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to my collection of green beads.

The second type of jewelry component I find so compelling that I keep collecting it is postage stamps from around the world.

I love maps and I love geography, and to me the idea that postage stamps have traveled on some kind of fantastic journey before they got to my house is very compelling.

And they’re really cool to use in jewelry designs too, because they add a lot of color and they’re a nice small size.

Right now I have a pair of beautiful Canadian postage stamps that I’m going to turn into a pair of Autumn-themed earrings.

(Update: See the finished earrings and my tutorial for them – Postage Stamp Jewelry Tutorial.)

Canadian stamps - maple leaves - for making earrings

I just totally fell in love with these maple leaf stamps from Canada.

And the third type of jewelry supply that I keep collecting even though I probably don’t need any more of them is coins from around the world.

Especially if they have a hole or a donut shape so they’re easy to incorporate into jewelry.

I think coins make really fantastic jewelry components.

Old coins with holes for jewelry making

On the left, the coins from India are over 70 years old. On the right, the coins from China are over a thousand years old.

So what kind of jewelry components do you keep collecting – even though you don’t need any more of them?

I’d love to hear about that if you want to share in the comments below!

And I want to thank you so much for stopping by for coffee again today.

I’ll see you next time!

The Jewelry Rena’s Wearing
in This Video:

Dark crystal jewelry

Necklace and Earrings: Swarovski crystals on oxidized sterling silver findings. Rubber cord choker. By Rena Klingenberg.

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