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 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: 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 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: Make Beaded Friendship Bracelet (Easy and Fast)

How to make Super fast and Easy friendship bracelet: This bracelet can make each person. Tie 3 strings together creating a loop. Put your beads in each string. Tie the ends of each string so that your beads dont slide off. Start making a braid and braid at least 2-3 inches before you start adding the beads. Add your beads on the outside string and braid till you get your desired lenght. You can also use different color beads or cords and make more colorful bracelets. This will allow you to qu...

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: Snap set a six prong pendant

One important part of jewelery making involves properly setting stones. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to snap set a six prong pendant. Begin with your stone flat face down on a surface, with your casting in hand gently press the setting down over the gem stone. You will feel it snap into place. To tighten and secure that your setting is in place use needle nose pliers.

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: 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: 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: 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: Make 2-colored friendship bracelets

Give your Best Friend a gift from the heart this year for her birthday or for Christmas by making her a friendship bracelet! Start by taking eight piece of string or yarn. Then take two strings, loop one around the other and pull it up to the top to make a single knot at the top of the string. Then take the first one and another string and do the same thing. Watch the rest of the video to get the perfect friendship bracelet!

How To: Make an even count peyote beaded amulet bag or purse

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a beaded, even count peyote, amulet bag or purse. The materials required include: red seed beads, 18 inches of crystal fireline, sewing needle, gold seed beads and magnetic clasps. This video provides step-by-step text instructions that allows the viewer to follow along and easily pause the video to keep up to pace. This video will benefit those viewers who enjoy handmade accessories and are willing to learn how to make a bag or purse made out...

How To: DIY Macramé Eternal Wave Bracelets

How to make Eternal Waves - Twisted Waves or Double Wave Bracelet. This Bracelet featuring oval shaped designs and wavy bars that crisscross. The bead clasp can be changed if you prefer to use a Sliding Clasp instead, or Clasp with Button. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial.

How To: Make rock and gemstone jewelry

In this series of video clips you’ll learn tips and techniques for making your own rock and stone jewelry. Expert Candace Copeland demonstrates the process of making a necklace step-by-step, offering advice on choosing the beads, stones, gems and other supplies like tools and wire you’ll need to get started. She also offers examples of rock jewelry that makes a great gift for a man or woman. With these easy instructions and a little inspiration you’re well on your way to becoming a jewelry de...

How To: Make your own magnet bracelet

Make a cool piece of jewelry out of magnets with help from this video! Learn how to make this adjustable bracelet, that doubles as a fun toy, for under five dollars! Get dressed in unique homemade creations and begin your journey into DIY fashion here.

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: Purpose and repurpose vintage necklaces and brooches

If you're a habitual thrift store and consignment store shopper, then you know that every now and then you'll stumble upon a vintage necklace or ring that has one part that's sooo pretty, but the rest looks pretty tacky or too old. Give new life to the little bits of vintage jewelry you've collected by repurposing them into a brand new necklace.

How To: Make a hippie chic necklace

A funky hippie-chic necklace with a floral focal bead to help bring summer into your life. For this project you will need cord or thong, beads, a jump ring, eye pins, head pins, cord tips, jump rings, and necklace findings. Learn how to make this hippie chic necklace by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To: Stitch a flat herringbone weave for beaded jewelry

Herringbone is a real easy beading stitch that gives a slinky, flexible finish for the final jewelry projects. The herringbone stitch is easy to build beads onto, so the project can be any size desired. Watch this video beaded jewelry tutorial and learn how to do the flat herringbone stitch for bead weaving.

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