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: Stitch an even count peyote beading stitch for jewelry

The Even Count Peyote Stitch is one of the most widely used bead-weaving stitches. It's very easy to learn and when used with Delica beads, they just pop into place. You can really see the peyote design come to life with every row you complete! Learn how to stitch the even count peyote beading stitch by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

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: 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: 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: 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 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: How to make a box friendship bracelet

Ever wonder how to make a box friendship bracelet? Want to make one for a good friend? Well, this video provides a detail step by step explanation as to how to make a box friendship bracelet. The video is very detailed and thorough with its instructions. The video also shows the viewer exactly what to do at each step. Therefore, most viewers should be able to make their own bracelet by the end of this simple and yet, helpful video.

How To: Attach a jewelry hook

One important part of jewelery making involves properly attaching hooks. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to attach a hook, use it for making earing, bracelets or charms. Begin by holding the wire firmly in one hand. Using the chain nose pliers gently twist the ring at the end of the hook until it is open. Then place the completed piece of jewelry and secure it in place.

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: 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: 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 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: Ball up the end of sterling silver wire with a torch

Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson demonstrates how to use a torch to ball up the end of a piece of sterling silver wire. This wire can now be shaped into an earring or whatever jewelry desired. Learn how to ball up the end of sterling silver wire with a torch by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To: Set a stone or jewel into a bezel for jewelry

In part one of her three part instructional video series on setting a cabochon in a bezel, Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to adjust your bezel's height to match your cabochon. This technique is essential for making pendants or any jewelry with a large stone centerpiece. Learn how to set a stone or jewel cabochon by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

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: Make a leather pendant necklace

Necklaces are a great way to learn making your own jewelry. They're simple and cheap. Check out this video tutorial to learn how to make a leather pendant necklace. The leather strap is a nice rustic addition to the pendant of your choice.

How To: Make a square-knot friendship bracelet

In this video, learn how to design a super easy friendship bracelet. In this clip, you will learn the square-knot pattern, which is one of the most simple ones. Your friends will love receiving these bracelets as gifts and you will love making them for everyone you know.

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