How To: Attach a charm on a chain

In this tutorial, we learn how to attach a charm on a chain with Anna. To begin, grab a pair of pliers in each of your hands. Now, pick up the chain with them and gently lift up one side of the flap. After this, pick up your charm and attach it onto the chain. When finished, attach the chain onto the larger chain (bracelet or necklace), then gently close the chain link back up. You will want to gently press the opening back down leaving no gaps in it, or the chain will come loose and you will...

How To: Fold a heart shaped ring out of a dollar bill

Have a love of money and crafts? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a heart-shaped money ring from a dollar bill with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own cardioid money rings stars, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make simple gemstone bead earrings

Learn how to make beautiful beaded earrings with this instructional video! The tools you will need are two head pins, ear wires, a pair of pliers, tweezers, and a nail clipper. First start off by choosing your favorite combinations of beads. Begin by stringing the beads in any order on the head pins. Next you will need to close the head pin off. The easiest way to do this is wrap it around with the pliers. You do this by easy twisting around the earring. You make sure to make a round loop whe...

How To: Make fire & ice crystal bead earrings

Mark Nelson accompanied by Rio Grande demonstrate by the start where you need a wire with stiffeners to it of various colors. 3 pieces of different colors of wire each 2 ½ inches long is needed for the earring. Pick a clamp where you can pass the 3 wires twice. First push it half way once and put the other end back in the hole and pull the ends through. This can also be done in an asymmetric way. Now you add 6 beads in any combination of colors. Use it in a 2 mm length and then cut off the en...

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...

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: 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: Fill a handheld butane torch with fuel

Jill Erickson of Art Jewelry Magazine demonstrates how to fill a handheld butane torch with fuel. You can purchase butane fuel at a grocery store or at a hardware store. First, uncap the butane fuel can and hold your butane torch upside down. There will be a small opening valve where you will vertically insert the top of the butane fuel can nozzle. Make sure the components are aligned straight up and down. Then, use direct downward pressure to get the fuel into the torch. The fuel can will hi...

How To: Make a simple & classy charm necklace

You want to start by determining what kind of charms and the size of the necklace. Most necklaces are about 16-20". If you wanted to make a choker or a bracelet, then measure out a smaller piece of cable chain. Using a ruler makes it easy to measure and later on to add the charms evenly. Using chain nose pliers and side cutters, you want to cut a jump ring and attach to the trigger clasp and then close the end with the pliers. Take the chain and center it on a ruler, find the middle and that'...

How To: Make beaded brick stitch or chevron stitch earrings

In this two-part jewelry making tutorial, learn how to make earrings using the brick stitch, also known as the chevron stitch. The earrings are made by decreasing the rows thus creating triangles that will be sewn together. Swarovski Briolette dangle is added to to the bottom creating an elegant look.

How To: Make a peyote stitch bracelet with a Swarovski button

Peyote is a classic stitch and is widely used. It is a technique originated by Native Americans of the Southwest United States. They used it to adorn objects used in religious ceremonies as well as everyday life. This video demonstrates the basic stitch. Learn how to create a beautiful bracelet with a Swarovski Button closure.

How To: Make cute DIY flower and feather hair clips

Cheery springtime cookie designs give a tender welcome to spring, but you can up the ante by bidding "hello" to the fair-weathered season by wearing a flower or two in your hair. Spice up your everyday outfit or look absolutely fabulous for a luau by donning this cute DIY flower and feather hair clip.

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: Make a memory-wire bracelet

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a memory wire bracelet. This video provides all the materials required to make the bracelet. The required materials include a memory wire (bracelet size), heavy duty wire cutters (memory wire shears), round-nose pliers and several beads. First, determine how thick you want your bracelet to be and cut the wire according to that size. Now, layout the design of your beads; make a loop on one side of the wire and add the beads on. Once finish...

How To: Make a candy-stripe friendship bracelet

Looking for your next craft project? Why not a candy-stripe friendship bracelet? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just three minutes. For all of the details, and to get started making your own custom candy-stripe friendship bracelets, take a look.

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.

How To: Make a ring from a coin without power tools

Looking for an incredibly unique gift? In this video, learn how to make a cool, long lasting ring out of a coin! All you need is the coin (whichever size is best suited for your finger), hammer, file, emery cloth, saw and a hand drill. With this method, you will be able to see the writing on the outside of the ring, so everyone will know how unique it is. This would make a perfect gift, fashion statement or even wedding ring!

How To: Attach a lobster claw clasp for jewelry

This lobster claw isn't the same one you'd be cracking during dinner. This lobster claw is a clasp for jewelry making. Great for necklaces or bracelets. If you've perfected the meticulous and dexterous art of jewelry making, than this should be simple. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of attaching a lobster claw clasp to your work of art.

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 simple loop using eye pins

Artbeads demonstrates how to make a simple loop using eye pins. Simple loops on head pins or eye pins are great ways to attach charms to your jewelry. To make a simple loop use chain nose pliers to make a 90 degree bend in the pin above the bead. Then, cut the wire so that there is a 3/4 inch tail on the wire. With round nose pliers, create a loop on the end of the wire. Use chain nose pliers to open and close the loop to attach it to a chain or clasp. You can also make a loop by using the ro...

Make friendship bracelets: The four basic knots

Have you ever given your friend a friendship bracelet? Well, the best kind is a homemade kind. Not everybody wants to show off their friendship to everyone, but if you do, this video tutorial will show you how to make a friendship bracelet, specifically the four basic knots involved in making a friendship bracelet. These are the four knots involved in nearly all bracelets.

How To: Make a round bead cage

This video clip from The Crafts Channel shows how to make a bead cage. A bead cage is where a piece of wire is wrapped decoratively around a large bead. For the example bead cage .8 mm wire was used. If the wire is too thin it will not hold its shape, but if it is too thick it will be hard to bend into the desired shape. Take some needle nosed pliers and make a complete circle, and then use some flat nosed pliers to begin forming a spiral going outwards. Now do the same thing beginning at the...

How To: Make a zig-zag Chinese staircase bracelet

In this video we learn to make a zigzag Chinese staircase friendship bracelet. You can go wild and make it all different colors or all one color. You start off with 5 strings about a yard long and fold then in half. Then you make a knot creating a loop for the end and to hold to a nail or clip while you make it. Take a strand and make 5 forward knots. With the same strand you then do 5 backward knots. Repeat this one time, so in all are 20 knots and then switch color, or to another strand. Do...

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