How To: Tie four basic knots in jewelry design

To tie the overhand knot, make a loop and pass one end of the string through the loop and tighten by pulling both ends. To tie a double overhand knot, make a loop and pass one end of the string through the loop twice before pulling both ends to tighten the knot. To tie a surgeon's knot, take the left string and bring it over and around the right string twice. Then take the right string over and around the left string and pull both ends to tighten, leaving a complete loop of string below the k...

Make friendship bracelets: The Wrap

In this video, we learn how to make friendship bracelets: The Wrap. First, clip your strings to a clip board at the top. Then, separate them into three colors, two strings for each color. Then, wrap the other colors around one color until you reach the end, then push it up to the top and continue to do this. Once you reach down the top of the bracelet, switch the colors and start to wrap the other color doing the same process. Then, switch to the last color and continue to do this until you a...

How To: Coil wire by hand for jewelry making

Join Lisa Niven Kelly of beaducation as she gives you a quick overview on coiling wire by hand. Learn tips and tricks to get perfect coils that you can incorporate into all your projects. Watch as Lisa covers the basics of coiling using a few handy tools to help in the process. Learn how to coil wire by hand next time you make your own jewely.

How To: Purpose and repurpose vintage necklaces and brooches

If you're a habitual thrift store and consignment store shopper, then you know that every now and then you'll stumble upon a vintage necklace or ring that has one part that's sooo pretty, but the rest looks pretty tacky or too old. Give new life to the little bits of vintage jewelry you've collected by repurposing them into a brand new necklace.

How To: Make simple seashell earrings

Looking for new activities to do with your kids? From Simple Kid's Crafts, a wonderful idea to keep your kid's hands and creative minds occupied this summer! Learn how to make a beautiful and easy-to-make pair of seashell earrings with your children to get them started in the world of crafting and building.

How To: Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet

How to make a macrame arrow design Friendship bracelet, called Chevron (V-Pattern). This is a great Friendship bracelet for beginners! It's very simple and cute. In this bracelet have a rainbow colors and this craft is fun to do at birthday parties, camp, sleepovers etc..

How To: Solder jump rings for an extra security jewelry closure

The difference between an amateur piece of jewelry and a professional one often lies in the details. Almost anyone can link chains together into a necklace and add small floral baubles, but the professional will take care to make sure the baubles are attached almost imperceptibly and the closure blends in with the rest of the necklace and also won't budge.

How To: Make your own elegant & simple hoop earrings

Interested in crafting a pair of elegant hoop earrings? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete overview of the fabrication process in just over four minutes' time. For complete instructions on how to make your own custom hoop earrings, watch this DIY jewelry maker's guide.

How To: Make a basic wire loop for jewelry making

Do you want to learn how to make the perfect loops for your wire projects? Join Lisa Niven Kelly from Beaducation, and learn the basics on making basic loops! Lisa goes over what tools to use, and how to make even consistent loops. Learn how to make basic wire loops for your jewelry making.

How To: Make a quilt-inspired polymer clay cane bead

Suzanne Ivester demonstrates a fun technique for building a colorful, complex quilt cane quickly and easily with a clay gun. You will need a fair amount of materials, a variety of colors of polymer clay, a clay press, and something to make triangular clay tubes. Watch this video beading tutorial and learn how to make quilt-inspired polymer clay bead cane.

How To: Mak a vertical-striped bracelet cuff out of beads

In this video, we learn how to make a vertical striped bracelet cuff out of beads. Start with a long piece of string and string on your beads until you have a length that fits well around your wrist. After this, tie the ends together and cut the tails off the excess string on the short side. now, start to thread through new beads around the entire bracelet. At the end of every few rows, tie it to keep it tight at the end. When you are finished, tie the string and make a knot, then cut off any...

How To: Make dichroic glass pendants with Fantasy Film & opals

Learn how to make homemade pendants! It's quite the process, involving a piece of glass (frosted glass with bevel edges is best), Fantasy Film, opals for embossing enamels, and a pool of hot glue. If you want to learn how to make dichroic carnival glass pendants with Fantasy Film and colored opals, then just check out this video tutorial.

How To: Make a beaded bracelet on a cardboard box loom

You can make beautiful beaded bracelets without much monetary investment at all; in fact, all you need are pretty beads, string, and a cardboard box. You don't even need to tweak the cardboard box at all - just take off the lid and start using it as a makeshift loom! So cheap, so easy, and with such great results.

How To: Make a silver figure 8, Egyptian link jewelry necklace

Save money by making your own jewelry at home! Learn how to make yourself a beautiful Egyptian link, figure 8 necklace by following the easy to follow instructions in this two-part video. The wire used in this example is a standard 0.035 sterling silver wire. You can substitute 0.035 with an 18 gauge nickel silver wire (or you can experiment with other wire). In addition to the wire you will need three pliers to make this necklace: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and diagonal cutters.

How To: Make the traditional arrowhead friendship bracelet

This video teaches you how to make an arrowhead friendship bracelet. The first step is to pick five colors of string. Then cut 2 pieces of string of each color. All 10 strings should be of the same length. Lay out strings adjacent to each other on the table in this color 1, color 2, color 3, color 4, color 5 and then repeat in the same order. Then knot the strings evenly. Now tape the knot onto a hard surface. Separate the strings into two sections, each section should contain 1 of each color...

How To: Use a head pin while making earrings

In this video, we learn how to use a head pin while making earrings. Start off by grabbing a 1" long headpin and feed a bead through it until it reaches the other end of the pin. Now, decide how you want to close the loop. The first way to close it is to make a single loop by using pliers and making a 45 degree bend. Cut off any excess wire with wire cutters. The next way to do this is to wind the excess wire around the base until it comes to the bottom of the bead. This is visually appealing...

How To: Wrap a Stone - Easy Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to wrap a Stone easily (Make Cabochon using Macrame knots). With this style you can make your own amulets, pendants or necklaces, also you can wrap a coins or anything else. It's easy to make and suitable for kids and beginners. I hope you will find this helpful!

How To: Make a fake lip or nose ring out of a spiral notebook

In this video from ChickerOutItsSARA25 we learn how to make a fake lip or nose ring using a spiral notebook. At the end of the spiral notebook, pull out the spiral so one loop is out and take your scissors and cut it. Bend it until it breaks off. Now you have a small ring. Bend it into a circular shape to it looks like a nose ring or lip ring. Now before you go and get an actual piercing, you can see what you would look like with a nose or lip ring by making your very own face lip or nose ring.

How To: Wire wrap beads, crystals, and stones for beginners

Learning how to wire wrap jewelry is one of the most important skills you need to learn on your way to achieving jewelry making enlightenment. Wrapping with wire, whether it's attaching a stone to a pendant with an intricate, flowery wrap or adding a head pin to a crystal, allows you to attach adornments to your necklace or earring, something you'll be doing over and over again as a jewelry maker.

How To: Make a beautiful clear crystal resin gem

There are two kinds of people who will find this video tutorial useful: Jewelers/jewelry making aficionados and cosplay fans. That's because this crystal clear, shiny resin gemstone can be used just as equally for a beautiful pendant or a paperweight as it can be for cosplay costume accessories like shoulder pads and helms.

How To: Tie a leather knot end for jewelry

One of the hardest parts about jewelry making is the knot-tying. It's an intricate process, much like jewelry making in general, which is meticulous and dexterous. Working with leather is also more difficult because of it's thickness and un-malleable contour. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of tying a knot end with leather.

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