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How To: Transform a necklace into a ring

This Arts and Crafts video tutorial shows how to recycle your necklace and make a ring out of it. Shelly shows how to do this in two simple steps. You need an old necklace that you don’t want to use and a ring that you don’t use, then you can make a new ring out of the two. Take pliers and break off the loops of the locket that hold the chain. With a filer smoothen out the rough edges. Now take the ring and apply hard glue with a hard glue gun on the largest part of the ring. Then press the r...

How To: Wire wrap a head pin loop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wire wrap a head pin loop. Begin by placing the bead on the head pin, or on a 5 inch piece of wire. Then make a bend on the head pin approximately 1/8 inches above the bead to a 90 degree angle. Now wrap the pin around the jaw of the pliers, pulling it slightly to one side. Holding the bead and wire, rotate the pliers back to form a loop. Finish by wrapping the tail of the wire around the exposed part of the headpin as many times as possible. This ...

How To: Make your own elegant & simple hoop earrings

Interested in crafting a pair of elegant hoop earrings? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video guide can present a complete overview of the fabrication process in just over four minutes' time. For complete instructions on how to make your own custom hoop earrings, watch this DIY jewelry maker's guide.

How To: Do a center-drilled single-end wire-wrap for jewelry

The long name of this technique makes the meticulousness and dexterity skills of making jewelry a must. If you aren't perfect in all your techniques, this might stump you, but practice makes perfect. Wire wrapping a center-drilled, single-end stone takes skill. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of doing a center-drilled single-end wire-wrap.

How To: Solder jump rings for an extra security jewelry closure

The difference between an amateur piece of jewelry and a professional one often lies in the details. Almost anyone can link chains together into a necklace and add small floral baubles, but the professional will take care to make sure the baubles are attached almost imperceptibly and the closure blends in with the rest of the necklace and also won't budge.

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: Measure stones, bezels, and mounts with brass measuring calipers

If your idea of jewelry making is simply strining on glass beads and vintage knick knacks onto a string and then adding a clasp, then you have some serious learning to do. While in the end creativity trumps all, it's important for many intricate projects that you calculate exactly how much of one particular stone or filigree stamp you need. And in order to do that, you must measure them.

How To: Make a ZigZag Macrame Bracelet

This is a tutorial how to make an easy ZigZag Macrame bracelet. You can use it as a friendship bracelet. Before you start you should know the basic macrame knots. There are 2 types of knots, the double half hitch and the reverse double half hitch. These knots are very easy to make. Don't worry and let's go make these Zigzagging waves :)

How To: Use jump rings while making earrings

This video is about jump rings and making earrings. Jump rings have a cut in them so that they can open. To open, hold ring on either side of split with pliers. Add a slight twisting motion. Do the opposite to close. Rubber rings have no split and stretch. To make an earring, take a surgical steel French hook, open and attach jump ring to French hook. Add 3 more jump rings in succession. Add a bead on a head pin.

How To: Make cute clip on earrings

This video is for women who have sensitive skin that is prone to keloids. Have you ever wished for some cute clip on earrings? Now you can make your own! This tutorial video will teach you to make your own clip on earrings. Make cute clip on earrings.

How To: Make a dual-colored line friendship bracelet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a dual-colored line friendship bracelet. Start by creating knots in the strings going from left to right. After you have covered all of the strings on the bracelet, you can start to braid. Make sure the strings are clipped at the top to keep them in place. When you start to braid, take the two to strings on the left, and braid them in with the others going from left to right. Then you can continue to do this process until you reach the end of the strings...