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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: Attach a clam shell clasp for jewelry

The clam shell is a clasp for homemade jewelry. Putting a clam shell on can be difficult, because jewelry making is meticulous and dexterous, but with a crimper, it should be easy. But a crimper isn't all, a pair of pliers is also needed. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of this clam shell attachment.

Make friendship bracelets: Hearts pattern

This video shows you how to make a friendship bracelet with a heart pattern in simple, easy to follow steps. All you need is two different colors of thread and you will be well on your way to making this friendship bracelet. The video takes you from the beginning to the end of the process. The finished product is a unique design which can then be given as gifts to family and friends, or you can immediately enjoy your craft by wearing it yourself.

How To: Pierce & saw a shape out of a metal sheet for jewelry

Jewelry making tips from Addie Kidd. This video gives a step by step detailed guide on how to pierce a piece of metal for jewelry making, using a saw and lubricant. This video shows Addie putting a piece of metal that she has a design drawn on, onto a saw blade and cutting it out, using a synthetic lubricant to keep the saw flowing (you can use bee's wax instead). In this video Addie threads the metal onto a saw blade and uses this to cut out a design she has designed and sawing around to mak...

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 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...

Make friendship bracelets: Fish rope

Make sure your friends knows you care about him or her by making a homemade friendship bracelet. 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 fish rope friendship bracelet. This is an easy bracelet to make!

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: A square knot for hemp jewelry

This video explains to a jewelry maker how to make a square knot which can be used is hemp jewelry. The hemp twine varies in thickness and comes in a many of colors. There are many different stitches used to create hemp jewelry, however, the half knot and full knot stitches are most common. Step by step explanation is included. You can make a lot of different jewelry with our help and this guide, some of which are anklets, bracelets, chokers, or necklaces.

How To: Torch fire metal clay using a handheld butane torch

The metal clay must be completely dry before you begin the torch fire procedure. Set up your work space in a well-ventilated area with your metal clay on a fire brick. Start your flame and move around the piece in a circular motion, not staying on one point for long. You might see little flashes of flame. Don't panic. That is to be expected. Time yourself for about a minute. Your metal clay should take on a peach color. It is important not to use a butane torch and metal clays that contain or...

How To: Make an awesome ring out of a 50 cent coin

Fifty cent coins and quarters made before 1964 were made of 90% silver. This is considered jeweller's quality silver so can easily be made into a ring. Kennedy Half Dollars can be found at coin shops or on ebay for four or five dollars a piece. Begin with an anvil which can clamp onto a table. This will allow you to hammer without damaging the table. If you don't have a anvil, you can use any flat surface that is sturdy and made of metal. Next, take a small hammer, position the coin on its ed...

How To: Make a memory-wire bracelet

In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a memory wire bracelet. This video provides all the materials required to make the bracelet. The required materials include a memory wire (bracelet size), heavy duty wire cutters (memory wire shears), round-nose pliers and several beads. First, determine how thick you want your bracelet to be and cut the wire according to that size. Now, layout the design of your beads; make a loop on one side of the wire and add the beads on. Once finish...

How To: Make fish friendship bracelets

A girl is trying to teach us how to make fish friendship bracelets. We need four colors in order to make a bracelet. She shows us on a clipboard the four colors and after tying them we will get a total of 8. She slowly ties up each knot and shows us each step of the way. She does not however provide written explanations for additional information. A background of simple knots is required for this video as she does not explain how to tie the knots.

How To: Make a Peruvian macramé bracelet

Add a little South American flavor to your wrist by learning to make your own Peruvian bracelet. You'll need some heavy string and some macramé skills to craft your own Peru-style bracelet, but trust us—it's not hard. Just follow along with the video and see how easy it is.

How To: Make Switch Knot

So this is a great beginner's knot. This Square Knot pattern is made by switching the fillers and working cords. I recommend you use two colors to get the best results. It's important to leave enough space between the knots so you can see the crisscrossed cords clearly. This knot can be used to make a simple belt or other items can also be made with this knot.