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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 Candy Stripe Friendship Bracelet

in this video is shown 9 samples of Diagonal Striped Bracelet and I show another way how to do it. This is the basic friendship bracelet - very quick to make. You need to know how to do Forward Knots and REMEMBER: TIE DOUBLE KNOTS! Forward knot is super easy! You can make this bracelet in your national flag colors. Good luck (:

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: 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: Fold a heart shaped ring out of a dollar bill

Have a love of money and crafts? With this guide, you'll learn how to make a heart-shaped money ring from a dollar bill with origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own cardioid money rings stars, watch this free origami lesson.

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: 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: 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: Make a simple daisy necklace

To make a daisy chain beaded necklace you must get three different bead colors, two that are size eleven and one that is size four. The size eleven beads are for the stems and the outer part of the flower, while the size four beads are for the inside of the flowers. You will also need nylon thread and a clasp, such as a magnetic clasp. First slide the clasp on first and connect it to the thread. Next follow the following pattern for the beads, 8 for the stem (size 11), 6 for the outer petals ...

How To: Use Amaco bead rollers

Our instructor will choose set 2, 6 and 8 to show you what the company offers. On the wrappers are pictures of the types of beads possible with each set. She will create from set 2 today, which makes oval beads. Inside of the packages, such as this package which holds set 2 are several items. First is the thin metal pins or rods that can go into the baking oven with the polymer clay molded around them. Next, two pieces for the mold, a bottom and top that fit together with grooves. There are a...

How To: Secure crimp beads with crimping/chain-nose pliers

Attention jewelry makers! When making your own unique jewelry designs, one must learn how to secure the end crimp beads with crimping or chain-nose pliers. Crimp beads can be used for finishing off your strung jewelry or as "stoppers". In this tutorial, learn how to hone your jewelry-making skills!

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 an ornamental kanzashi hairpin out of a chopstick

A kanzashi, as shown in this how-to video, is an ornamental hair pin used in Chinese and Japanese hair styles. While they're more of a traditional piece, they're still commonly worn by brides and as part of a kimono costume (for geishas). This video tutorial shows a method of making this beautiful piece yourself out of any chopstick. You will need a chopstick, 10cm of wire, a charm, a big bead, two split rings, 3cm of chain, a 5mm x 2cm scrap of cloth, a pair of nippers, a pair of pliers, a k...

How To: Make a floating necklace using crimps

This video tutorial shows how to make a 'floating' or 'illusion' style necklace using crimp beads which are tricky but effective in jewelry-making projects. To make this necklace, you will need tiger tails, crimps, an extension chain clasp, jump rings, and beads. Learn how to make the floating necklace by watching this crafting how-to video.

How To: Make gemstone post earrings with snap fit findings

Gemstone earrings are quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. To make gemstone post earrings with snap fit findings, you'll need snap fit post findings, ear clutches, gemstones to match the finding, and bent chain nose pliers will help. Learn how to make gemstone post earrings with snap fit findings by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.