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How To: Make a circle friendship bracelet

A little girl from Live Love Embroidery explains, in this video, how to make a circle woven friendship bracelet. The process involves seven strands of embroidery thread tied at the end with a simple half-hitch knot. The knot is fed through a small hole in the center of a circle of cardboard. The strings are then individually latched through seven of eight notches located at the end of the cardboard. After that, rotating in a circle pattern around the cardboard, the strings are exchanged aroun...

How To: Set a stone in a cinch mount for jewelry making

An important part of jewelry making involves properly setting gemstones. This how-to video tutorial demonstrates the proper way to set a stone in a cinch mount. Begin by placing the gemstone face side up in the casting. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to grasp the casting at the base of the bail. Gently squeeze the pliers to close the gap and tighten the casting around the stone. Test to ensure that the stone is properly set.

How To: Make a beaded bookmark or "book thong"

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a beaded bookmark or "book thong". First, take a wire and add on a small horse shoe shaped bead. After you do this, use pliers to help bend the wire around this pin to keep it in place. Next, add on a peace sign pendant, then tie the wire around and push the wire into a cylinder bead. Continue to add on more beads to the wire until you reach the end. Use different types of bead to make it more unique and completely your own design. To finish, apply a cla...

How To: Make a silver figure 8, Egyptian link jewelry necklace

Save money by making your own jewelry at home! Learn how to make yourself a beautiful Egyptian link, figure 8 necklace by following the easy to follow instructions in this two-part video. The wire used in this example is a standard 0.035 sterling silver wire. You can substitute 0.035 with an 18 gauge nickel silver wire (or you can experiment with other wire). In addition to the wire you will need three pliers to make this necklace: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and diagonal cutters.

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 the traditional arrowhead friendship bracelet

This video teaches you how to make an arrowhead friendship bracelet. The first step is to pick five colors of string. Then cut 2 pieces of string of each color. All 10 strings should be of the same length. Lay out strings adjacent to each other on the table in this color 1, color 2, color 3, color 4, color 5 and then repeat in the same order. Then knot the strings evenly. Now tape the knot onto a hard surface. Separate the strings into two sections, each section should contain 1 of each color...

How To: Make a candy-stripe friendship bracelet

Looking for your next craft project? Why not a candy-stripe friendship bracelet? It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete overview of the process in just three minutes. For all of the details, and to get started making your own custom candy-stripe friendship bracelets, take a look.

How To: Open and close a jump ring with chain-nosed pliers

Jump rings serve a variety of purposes in jewelry making, the most common of which is connecting adjoining sections of a necklace, bracelet, or earring. If you would like to integrate jump rings into your jewelry crafting then check out this video to learn how to open and close a jump ring using two pairs of chain-nosed pliers.

How To: Make a portable lap-sized beading studio for beading on the go

You know those long drives home in the car after you've spent a weekend at a cousin's house, or back from visiting Las Vegas? With more than a few hours at your disposal, what do you do to fill up the time? If you're an avid crafter and enjoy making jewelry, that you can turn those usually idle hours into productive crafting time by making this portable beading studio.

How To: Make a claspless lariat necklace

Missa teaches us how to create a claspless lariat necklace in this video. First, cut your wire so it's 20 inches long and then make a loop on one of the ends, and attach a chain to it. Now put on the end bead and attach the chain to the metal wire. Now make a loop around the end where the bead is. Now take pliers and clamp the wire on the end down. You can now take wire cutter and cut an inch down on the chain and cut it off. You can now apply your favorite beads to the wire, and any pendants...

How To: Make a custom jewelry box for cheap

This video shows how to make a custom jewellery box for cheap. Find any box we want to use. Next find some spare fabric to put on the inside. Make little compartments big enough for whatever we are putting in. Just use cardboard for this. Measure the cardboard into strips and then made triangular cuts so that the cardboard would be more stable. Next make sure whatever we are putting in will fit in the compartments we have made. Use super glue to put the fabric in and pleated the fabric. Now w...

How To: Bead a necklace with a pendant

This video will show you how to make a beautiful and dramatic beaded necklace with a pendant. She uses a sterling steel shield pendant but you can use any pendant you like. You can choose any type of beads depending on the look you would like to achieve. In this case hematite beads are used to create a medieval look. You will also want soft flex beading wire, needle nose pliers, beads, lobster clasp, and sterling silver spacers. Create a patter and then go to town with your beading. Try makin...

How To: Attach an eye pin to a French hook

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to attach an eye pin to a French hook. The video is from Jewelry Making Fun. For this you will need nose pliers, an eye pin and a French hook. One way of doing this is to hold the French hook in one hand. With the pliers twist one end of the loop on the French hook to open it slightly. Then put the loop of the eye pin into the loop of the French hook and close the loop with the pliers. The other way is to open the loop of the eye pin, pu...

How To: Make fake jewels using silicone and clear resin

You don't have to spend a lot of money on jewelry, crystals and pendants. In this video from Tap Plastics, you'll learn how to use their brands of Platinum Silicone and Clear Lite Casting Resin to create artificial jewelry. It won't fool the pros on a close examination, but it can still be impressive-looking stuff at a fraction of the cost of real jewelry.

How To: Make a beaded bookmark

This is a great little project for beginners and shows how to make a simple knotted bead bookmark. They also make thoughtful handmade gifts! You will need some waxed cord, a selection of beads, some scissors, and glue. Learn how to make this bookmark by watching this video beading tutorial.

How To: Make a spun glass pendant with implosion

In this video series on spun glass, expert Tom Wright takes you through the steps of making a spun glass pendant with imploded colors. He introduces you to safety concerns and the materials you will need, followed by a demonstration of all the steps needed to make you own spun glass pendant with implosion.