How To: Make a floating illusion necklace

Those interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, can learn how to make a floating illusion necklace by following the steps in this video tutorial. You will need a beading board, beading wire, crimp beads, beads of your choice, a barrel clasp, wire cutters, and crimping/flat-nosed pliers. First measure out how much wire you will need. The tutorial is making a 16-inch necklace. Make sure to cut extra wire. For a 16-inch necklace, this means you should cut approximately 20 inches of w...

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: 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: Tie a variety of knots when jewelry making

Christina, from Brightling Beads shows you how to tie a variety of knots in this video demonstration. This allows you to make a variety of jewelry, using various forms of knot tying. She will show you how to do an overhand knot, double hand knot, square knot, lariat knot, figure eight knot, sliding knot, and surgeon knot. This video makes it easy to do the knot tying, because it uses demonstrations that highlight the sting, and arrows that point to the area that you're working on.

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 irregular bead cages

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make irregular bead cages. Corinne Bradd will show you how easy this is. First, if you have a flat or nugget type bead, it will be hard to make the cage easily. First, place the wire through the bead and bend it up from the loop. Hold it in place and wrap the wire around the bead. Keep wrapping until you get to the top. Next, wrap the wire around the top so that it will be completely fastened. Snip away any excess piece of wire. You can hang it from...

How To: Make an awesome ring out of a 50 cent coin

Fifty cent coins and quarters made before 1964 were made of 90% silver. This is considered jeweller's quality silver so can easily be made into a ring. Kennedy Half Dollars can be found at coin shops or on ebay for four or five dollars a piece. Begin with an anvil which can clamp onto a table. This will allow you to hammer without damaging the table. If you don't have a anvil, you can use any flat surface that is sturdy and made of metal. Next, take a small hammer, position the coin on its ed...

How To: Install a blade into a jeweler's saw

Learn how to install a blade into a jeweler's saw with this two-part video tutorial. Make sure your jewelers saw blade is facing outward and the teeth are pointing down. Run a finger over the blade before inserting it to make sure it is in the right position. Once it is in correctly, tighten the thumb screws at the top and bottom first.

How To: Make a basic beaded bobby pin

Making your own fashion accessories, like jewelry, is easy! See how to make some basic accessories, specifically… a bobby pin. See how to make a basic beaded bobby pin. This is a quick and easy accessory that you can make to show off your personalty!

How To: Make a simple loop for earrings or any jewelry

This instructional video shows how to do one method of making a simple loop in pins or wire for earrings or any kind of jewelry. The only tool needed is a pair of pliers to bend the wire or pin. Learn how to craft a simple single loop out of any soft metal by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To: Wire-wrap leather for jewelry

Wrapping leather is the least of your worries when it comes to the meticulous and dexterous art of making jewelry. IIf you have the basic jewelry making skills down, doing this wire-wrap on leather should be a cinch.. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of wire-wrapping leather.

How To: Make a Rasta friendship bracelet

Friends are people who play an important part of many people's lives. They are there for you when you feel sad or lonely. Share secrets that nobody else would know except both of you. Having friends is also a great way to build healthy lasting relationships. So why not thank them for everything they've done by making a cool friendship bracelet. And not just any friendship bracelet, but a rasta bracelet. They'll sure to love it. Enjoy!

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