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 beaded brick stitch or chevron stitch earrings

In this two-part jewelry making tutorial, learn how to make earrings using the brick stitch, also known as the chevron stitch. The earrings are made by decreasing the rows thus creating triangles that will be sewn together. Swarovski Briolette dangle is added to to the bottom creating an elegant look.

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: Make a ring from a coin without power tools

Looking for an incredibly unique gift? In this video, learn how to make a cool, long lasting ring out of a coin! All you need is the coin (whichever size is best suited for your finger), hammer, file, emery cloth, saw and a hand drill. With this method, you will be able to see the writing on the outside of the ring, so everyone will know how unique it is. This would make a perfect gift, fashion statement or even wedding ring!

How To: Attach a jewelry clasp

One important part of jewelery making involves properly attaching clasps. This how-to video jewelry making tutorial demonstrates the proper way to attach them. Begin by threading the crimp bead and the clasp onto the bead wire. Using chain nose pliers feed the thread around and loop it back around through the crimp bead. Use the pliers to hold the crimp bead tight. Crimp the bead down securing the wire and clasp.

How To: Coil wire by hand for jewelry making

Join Lisa Niven Kelly of beaducation as she gives you a quick overview on coiling wire by hand. Learn tips and tricks to get perfect coils that you can incorporate into all your projects. Watch as Lisa covers the basics of coiling using a few handy tools to help in the process. Learn how to coil wire by hand next time you make your own jewely.

How To: Make a twisted necklace

In this video, we learn how to make a twisted necklace. First, you will need to grab the cord you want for your bracelet and cut it double to the length you would normally use. Now, measure the cord in half, then start twisting the two together until you reach the end. You can do this with several cords if you would like a more unique necklace. After this, tie the ends and then loosen them up. Next, start to twist the necklace together again, then you can add your jumper bead into the necklac...

How To: Make a right angle weave (RAW) tennis bracelet

Learn how to make a right angle weave (aka, "RAW") tennis bracelet in this two-part jewelry making video tutorial. The Right Angle Weave is a versatile stitch, and in this video a variation is taught. Beads used in this tutorial include the Hex Cut Seed Beads and Swarovski Crystal Bicones.

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: Make a floating illusion style necklace

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a floating illusion style necklace. You will need: beading wire, crimping pliers, wire cutters, beads (your choice), crimp beads, crimp covers (3mm), and a clasp (barrel clasp). First, cut your beading wire to the length you want your necklace, add 3-4 extra inches. Next, space your beads out on a beading board evenly, 1 1/2" apart. Now string a crimp bead onto your wire and take the end of the wire and string it through the crimp bead on the opposite si...

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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: Make a simple pendant necklace on a gold chain

Making your own jewelry can be not only be a fun and exciting, but it gives you the ability to do whatever you want. There are so many different things that can be used to help make beautiful jewelry that it can be a bit overwhelming. But in this tutorial you'll focus mainly on making a simple pendant necklace using a gold chain. Enjoy!

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