How To: Make a portable lap-sized beading studio for beading on the go

You know those long drives home in the car after you've spent a weekend at a cousin's house, or back from visiting Las Vegas? With more than a few hours at your disposal, what do you do to fill up the time? If you're an avid crafter and enjoy making jewelry, that you can turn those usually idle hours into productive crafting time by making this portable beading studio.

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: 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: Make thick braided friendship bracelets

This video is all about how to make a braided friendship bands easily just by sitting at home. You just require some colorful threads in about three colors. Take the six threads and tie them off at any thin rod of iron to give it support and now just take two threads of same or the different colors and now just tie them off in making some twisted pairs now combine those pairs and make thick one to have a single band which can be used by people to tie on friendship day.

How To: Make button drop earrings

In order to make this your going to need buttons (as many as you want depending on how you want it to look), some hook earrings, jump rings and a flat nose pliers. Take the buttons you wish to use, and open the jump ring with your flat nose pliers. Take another button and do the same thing. Link both of the jump rings together. Close the jump rings with the pliers. Next set up another jump ring with button. Repeat with as many buttons and jump rings as you wish. When your finished with adding...

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: Double chain knot

Friendship bracelets are easy to make, and show your friends that you care. 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 a double chain knot friendship bracelet. It's really simple and an easy bracelet to make.

How To: Secure crimp beads with crimping/chain-nose pliers

Attention jewelry makers! When making your own unique jewelry designs, one must learn how to secure the end crimp beads with crimping or chain-nose pliers. Crimp beads can be used for finishing off your strung jewelry or as "stoppers". In this tutorial, learn how to hone your jewelry-making skills!

How To: Make polymer clay beads for jewelry making

Learn how to sculpt simple beads out of polymer clay with this free video art lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started crafting your own polymer-clay jewelery, watch this sculpture tutorial.

How To: Make beaded loop earrings

Add a new pair of earrings to your jewelry colllection with help from this video. From Turquoise Stringbeads, a great tutorial on how to make a pair of beaded loop earrings. This project is great for a beginner looking to get started in the world of jewelry making.

How To: Secure crimp beads using chain-nose pliers

This video shows the viewer how to secure crimp beads using both crimping pliers and chain-nose pliers for the purpose of jewelry making. The video uses two millimeter crimp beads, beading wire, and both sets of pliers to demonstrate the technique. To crimp using the crimping pliers, the viewer will utilize both notches of the pliers to crimp the bead onto the wire. In order to crimp using the chain-nose pliers, one must simply flatten the bead onto the wire. Crimping is a good method to secu...

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: 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: Set a stone or jewel into a bezel for jewelry

In part one of her three part instructional video series on setting a cabochon in a bezel, Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to adjust your bezel's height to match your cabochon. This technique is essential for making pendants or any jewelry with a large stone centerpiece. Learn how to set a stone or jewel cabochon by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

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 rock and gemstone jewelry

In this series of video clips you’ll learn tips and techniques for making your own rock and stone jewelry. Expert Candace Copeland demonstrates the process of making a necklace step-by-step, offering advice on choosing the beads, stones, gems and other supplies like tools and wire you’ll need to get started. She also offers examples of rock jewelry that makes a great gift for a man or woman. With these easy instructions and a little inspiration you’re well on your way to becoming a jewelry de...

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: 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: DIY Macramé Eternal Wave Bracelets

How to make Eternal Waves - Twisted Waves or Double Wave Bracelet. This Bracelet featuring oval shaped designs and wavy bars that crisscross. The bead clasp can be changed if you prefer to use a Sliding Clasp instead, or Clasp with Button. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

How To: Make a "y" style drop necklace

This video jewelry-making tutorial demonstrates how to construct a "Y" necklace, by using gunmetal chain and findings with a few crystals in Sapphire to add a pop of color. Also demonstrated is a great way to make a perfect rosary loop using the wire looping pliers!

How To: Attach a pendant to an earring hook easily

What is the absolute, most basic thing you need to know in order to asemble an earring? Attaching the earring to its earring hook, of course. By learning how to do this, you'll be able to create a neverending host of funky earrings, from cool guitar pick earrings to drop pendant earrings.

How To: Finish a bracelet with crimps and crimp covers

Learn how to finish a bracelet with crimps and covers to finish a bracelet start by putting a crimp bead over your beading wire and then add a clasp. After putting the clasp on the wire run the beading wire back through the crimp. Move the crimp bead up toward the clasp leaving a little room for play in between the clasp and crimp bead. Take your crimping pliers and put the crimp bead in the backspace of the pliers. Squeeze the pliers firmly to smash down the crimp bead. The crimping pliers w...

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