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: 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: 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: 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: 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...

How To: Crimp beads on soft flex wire for jewelry

Throughout the meticulous and dexterous process of jewelry making, when you get to the end of your bracelet or necklace, there's a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. But to seal the deal, you need to crimp. Crimping is a necessary process for the ends of your homemade jewelry. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of this crimping end beads on soft flex.

How To: Make glass beads at home

Have you ever been curious about how glass beads are made? Or are you interested in getting started in the glass bead business? In this two-part video, see how one bead maker creates beautiful glass beads.

How To: Make a blue floral pendant necklace with two clasps

Don't be a bore and think that all necklaces have to end with a single clasp! While single clasp closures are common, they can also be a pain sometimes to open and close (if you've ever had a tight necklace that moved during the day to the back of your head and you didn't know where the clasp went then you know what we're talking about).

How To: Pierce & saw a shape out of a metal sheet for jewelry

Jewelry making tips from Addie Kidd. This video gives a step by step detailed guide on how to pierce a piece of metal for jewelry making, using a saw and lubricant. This video shows Addie putting a piece of metal that she has a design drawn on, onto a saw blade and cutting it out, using a synthetic lubricant to keep the saw flowing (you can use bee's wax instead). In this video Addie threads the metal onto a saw blade and uses this to cut out a design she has designed and sawing around to mak...

How To: Perfect the wire spiral for jewelry making

If you want to make the perfect spirals, join Lisa Niven Kelly from beaducation for this quick demo on perfecting the wire spiral. Learn how to make open and closed loop spirals, and the proper tools to use for mastering this technique. Watch as Lisa shows you how to make one of her favorite shapes that she not only incorporates into many of her designs but also showcases all over Beaducation.com! Learn how to make the perfect wire spiral for jewelry.

How To: Make jewellery using cord in 4 minutes

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make jewelry using cord in less than four minutes. Corrine Bradd shows you how to easily do this. First, take a satin braid and tie it in a knot. Trim the excess off with scissors and take a cord end. Place the knot inside the groove and then clamp the cord end with a pair of pliers. Turn it around and do it again for the other side. These cord ends come with a loop on top for further use. These look great on jewelry such as charms. You can use a sl...

How To: Drill into metal to make jewelry

This video by one of the editors of Art Jewelry magazine, Addie Kid, will show you some basics on how to too drill into metal. Though this video does not show you how to make a specific jewelry design, but does teach skills so you can make your own design. First you'll need a piece of metal, a steel plate, and a small drill with a small bit. First you'll mark the place you want to drill, and punch into the metal with a center punch. The final part is to drill the hole with the drill. You'll n...

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 fish friendship bracelets

A girl is trying to teach us how to make fish friendship bracelets. We need four colors in order to make a bracelet. She shows us on a clipboard the four colors and after tying them we will get a total of 8. She slowly ties up each knot and shows us each step of the way. She does not however provide written explanations for additional information. A background of simple knots is required for this video as she does not explain how to tie the knots.

How To: Use cones when jewelry making

In this video, we learn how to use cones when jewelry making with Christina. First, take a half inch hard wire with a looped end and use a pair of pliers to open up the loop slightly. Next, take your strands of beads and place them onto the loop. After this, close the loop making sure it's secure and the beads won't fall off. Then, take the cone and insert the wire through the wide end and pull it through the narrow end. Using your fingers, bend the wire to a ninety degree angle, then trim of...

How To: Craft a briolette (drop bead) crystal necklace

We're totally not lying when we say that the necklace featured in this video sells for upwards of $100 at some fine retailers in Beverly Hills. Composed of a long, sparkly necklace chain and a teardrop shaped pendant attached with intricate wire wrapping, this is a necklace that looks a lot more difficult to make than it actually is.

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