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 simple daisy necklace

To make a daisy chain beaded necklace you must get three different bead colors, two that are size eleven and one that is size four. The size eleven beads are for the stems and the outer part of the flower, while the size four beads are for the inside of the flowers. You will also need nylon thread and a clasp, such as a magnetic clasp. First slide the clasp on first and connect it to the thread. Next follow the following pattern for the beads, 8 for the stem (size 11), 6 for the outer petals ...

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 gemstone post earrings with snap fit findings

Gemstone earrings are quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. To make gemstone post earrings with snap fit findings, you'll need snap fit post findings, ear clutches, gemstones to match the finding, and bent chain nose pliers will help. Learn how to make gemstone post earrings with snap fit findings by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

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: 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: Make a Candy Stripe Friendship Bracelet

in this video is shown 9 samples of Diagonal Striped Bracelet and I show another way how to do it. This is the basic friendship bracelet - very quick to make. You need to know how to do Forward Knots and REMEMBER: TIE DOUBLE KNOTS! Forward knot is super easy! You can make this bracelet in your national flag colors. Good luck (:

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!

How To: Make a Swarovski crystal necklace for cheap

Learn how to make a Swarovski crystal pendants that can be used to make your own necklaces by following the tips in this tutorial. You will need a pair of needlenose pliers, a chain, Swarovski beads, and bails (a pinch bail). You can get the beads from ArtBeads or FusionBeads, which offer shipping promotions and low prices. Once you have these items it is simple to put the pendant together. Simply take the bail and open it with the pliers. Slip the bail through the hole of whatever bead you b...

How To: Alternating Half Hitch

The Alternating Half Hitch is tied to form a chain, also called a sennit. Other name of this knot is the Chain Stitch or Zig-Zag braid. This knot can be used to make a simple bracelet or necklace and other items can also be made with this knot.

How To: Tie a pretzel knot for hemp jewelry

In this video we learn how to tie a pretzel knot for hemp jewelry. First, making a loop with the chords in your right hand and place them over the left chords. Hold the loose ends on the right side and take the chords from the left hand. Go over the right chords and then up through the top. Then go over the loop under the left side of the loop pulling the chords up. What you get here will look kind of like a mouse, so you will need to get the first color on the outside. Then, slide this up an...

How To: Make simple wire hoop earrings

The video describes to make wire hoop earrings. Take a steel metal of anything and take a eighteen gauge wire and wrap a few length of it around the taken piece of metal which is cylindrical in shape. Cut the wire at the desired part and remove from metal.The wire takes the shape of a standard spring. Again cut it into two or three pieces. Hold the wire again and straighten the edge and after that once again bend it down holding at the place where bent begins. Put some on it to design and the...

How To: Make branches-styled friendship bracelets

What better way to say thanks for all you've done, than by making a cool friendship bracelet! For kids, friends can play a key role in how they mature and are able to build relationships with other individuals later on in life. And by making friendship bracelets, not only will they be sending a message that they care, but they'll also be showing them they share a certain bond that no one else has. So check out this tutorial on how to make branches-styled friendship bracelets from scratch. Enjoy!

How To: Use a bead reamer to smooth sharp edges on a bead

This video teaches us to use a bead reamer to smoothen sharp edges on a bead. You need a reamer, some water and the reaming tips. We need the large tip for enlarging and smoothening the holes and a 45 degree edging point for smoothening the edges of the hole. Twist the handle of the reamer and insert the tip in it. Take the bead and the reamer with the large tip & dip it into water periodically during the procedure so that the water acts as a lubricant. Begin filing the inside of the bead hol...

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