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: Zigzag bracelet

Friendship bracelets are a great gift idea for any friend. 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 zigzag friendship bracelet. This is the eeriest friendship bracelet to make. You should start with this if you've never made one. A zig-zag shape that's cool!

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 a Swarovski crystal spacer bar bracelet

This video jewelry-making tutorial shows how to make a Swarovski crystal spacer bar bracelet. For this craft project you will need crystals, space bars, silver rounds beads, crimp beads, and a three string clasp. Learn how to make a Swarovski crystal spacer bar bracelet by watching this how-to video.

How To: Make sterling silver hoop earrings

The video helps us to make sterling silver hoops earrings. It is one the popular style of earrings. These earrings can be made of different sizes, shapes, forms whatever we like. This art and craft work is shown by Natalie.

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: 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 bezel to set a stone or gem for jewelry

A bezel setting is a simple band of metal that simply wraps around the stone or gem. While bezels settings can be purchase premade, making them uniquely ensures a perfect fit, for even the most unusual gemstones. Learn how to craft a bezel setting by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

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 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...

How To: Attach a clam shell clasp for jewelry

The clam shell is a clasp for homemade jewelry. Putting a clam shell on can be difficult, because jewelry making is meticulous and dexterous, but with a crimper, it should be easy. But a crimper isn't all, a pair of pliers is also needed. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of this clam shell attachment.

How To: Make fake jewels using silicone and clear resin

You don't have to spend a lot of money on jewelry, crystals and pendants. In this video from Tap Plastics, you'll learn how to use their brands of Platinum Silicone and Clear Lite Casting Resin to create artificial jewelry. It won't fool the pros on a close examination, but it can still be impressive-looking stuff at a fraction of the cost of real jewelry.

How To: Weave simple paracord 550 bracelets

Paracord, or parachute cord, is one of the most versatile ropes out there. Originally made for parachute suspension during WWII, it is now used for everything from tying knots during a camping trip to weaving sturdy bracelets as a fun DIY project. The tutorial featured in this video is the latter.

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...

How To: Make a Peruvian macramé bracelet

Add a little South American flavor to your wrist by learning to make your own Peruvian bracelet. You'll need some heavy string and some macramé skills to craft your own Peru-style bracelet, but trust us—it's not hard. Just follow along with the video and see how easy it is.

How To: Cast polyester resin rings

In this instructional jewelry making video, learn the process of making rings out of clear polyester resin, a type of moldable plastic. This tutorial shows you everything from mold-making to embedments. Use this same technique to make RFID rings, which are clear plastic containing unique microchips useful for electronics projects where you want to identify a specific person wearing one. Thanks to Townsend Atelier for the sample of Knead-a-Mold, a welcomed (and much easier to work with) altern...

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 a friendship bracelet with vertical stripes

If you think about it, it's actually easy to make friends and acquaintences - you move to a new town or go to college and you're immediately immersed in the culture and the people around you. Those in close proximity you'll definitely talk to an a regular basis if not establish a friendship. But true friendships which lasts years, decades, and even lifetimes are extremely hard to come by.

How To: Wire wrap a head pin loop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wire wrap a head pin loop. Begin by placing the bead on the head pin, or on a 5 inch piece of wire. Then make a bend on the head pin approximately 1/8 inches above the bead to a 90 degree angle. Now wrap the pin around the jaw of the pliers, pulling it slightly to one side. Holding the bead and wire, rotate the pliers back to form a loop. Finish by wrapping the tail of the wire around the exposed part of the headpin as many times as possible. This ...

How To: Tie a knife lanyard knot

Know your knots! With this free video tutorial, you'll learn how to tie a knife lanyard knot. A knife lanyard knot is best suited for decorative purposes, such as attaching pendants to chains. The knot is easy to tie provided, of course, you know how to go about making it. For an easy-to-follow, step-by-step overview of how to tie this useful crafter's knot in a minute's time or less, watch this free video knot tyer's guide.

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