About

Rena KlingenbergWelcome! I’m Rena Klingenberg – jewelry teacher, artist, and author.

And just like you, I love handmade jewelry! Love to make it, and love to wear it.

Making Jewelry

I enjoy working with a wide variety of techniques and components – wire, sheet metal, beads, fibers, leather, chain, and more.

Wire is probably my favorite material to work with. It’s also my go-to material whenever I need to invent or repair something.

And although I enjoy creating more complex designs like this:

Wire Wrap Pendant - Green Paua Shell in Sterling Silver by Rena Klingenberg

. . . one of the things I do best is to create and teach jewelry projects that look elegant – but are easy to make, like this adjustable ring:

Adjustable Wire Wrap Bead Ring Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg
Adjustable Wire Wrap Bead Ring Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg

I have a natural tendency to streamline and simplify things – making them easier to understand, and easier to do.

I also love to show you ways to get impressive results with simple tools and easy techniques.

In my beginning wire jewelry video class, Design and Make Artistic Jewelry Components, I’ll teach you my simple secrets for working with wire successfully – plus the basics of creating your own wire jewelry designs.

Selling Handmade Jewelry

Aside from designing and teaching jewelry projects, my other area of expertise is handmade jewelry business.

Over the years I’ve sold my work in all sorts of ways – art shows, home parties, galleries, trunk shows, private showings, gift shops, my website, consignment, wholesale, sales reps, distributors, eBay, fundraiser / charity events, etc.

My favorite way to sell my jewelry has been private showings (the strategies I teach in my Easy Ways to Sell Your Jewelry Every Day book).

Metalwork Leaf Pendant with Potato Chip Patina - Tutorial by Rena Klingenberg
Metalwork Leaf Pendant with Potato Chip Patina Tutorial – by Rena Klingenberg

In addition to loads of blog posts here on a variety of jewelry business topics, I also have five ebooks that guide you step-by-step through specific ways of selling your jewelry successfully.

Your Jewelry Journey

No matter where you are in your wonderful jewelry journey, I’m here to help you.

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Thanks for joining me here, and I wish you every joy and success in all your jewelry activities!

– Rena Klingenberg

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