How to De-Stash Your Older Jewelry Components

How to De-Stash Your Older Jewelry Components

When you upgrade your jewelry components to higher quality materials – what do you do with your stash of older components? (I’m assuming the older components are still good enough quality for making jewelry.) Here Are Some Ideas: Keep the older components to use when creating “rough drafts” or prototypes of your new jewelry design […]

Pretty Crimp Bead Cover Examples

Using large-hole beads to cover crimp beads - Rena Klingenberg

A while back, I shared my idea for covering unsightly crimp beads with large-hole beads in this tutorial: A Pretty Crimp Bead Cover Alternative. I much prefer using attractive beads in place of manufactured crimp covers. Recently I made several bead necklaces and finished them off with a variety of interesting acrylic and lucite beads […]

Necklace Makeover – Turn Two Necklaces into One

Necklace Makeover - Turn Two Necklaces into One - Rena Klingenberg

Recently I had a “necklace makeover day”. I got out all of my personal necklaces I hadn’t been wearing, and re-designed them into pieces I’d actually wear. As I brought out the necklaces to be re-designed, these two chokers got a bit tangled up together: . . . and I realized that these two necklaces […]