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...
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...
Poison Ivy isn't the only woman who can get away with wearing vines in her hair. Rather than picking up a bunch of poison ivy vines and sticking them in your hair (which would be bad news for all), we recommend crafting the delicate beaded hair vine presented in this tutorial.
Starburst are famous both for their amazing flavor and their colorful but ecologically-reprehensible wrappers. Don't throw them away! Make stuff out of them! Watch this video for instructions on making chains out of Starburst wrappers, which can then be used to make jewelery or for other decorations.
You can fuse metal together without having to solder it. By using a butane torch, you can heat your pieces of metal until they are almost but not quite melted. Once they reach this flashpoint, you can easily fuse the pieces together.
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.
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...
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.
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!
Knotting techniques are essential to learn for cord, leather, or even wire jewelry. A professional looking knot serves functional purposes, and can eliminate the need for clasps, closures, or attaching pieces. Learn how to tie a slip, slide, and lark's head knot by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Do you and your friends live and die by Club Penguin? Profess your love and show it off to the world by crafting penguin patterned friendship bracelets.
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.
This video clip from The Crafts Channel shows how to make a bead cage. A bead cage is where a piece of wire is wrapped decoratively around a large bead. For the example bead cage .8 mm wire was used. If the wire is too thin it will not hold its shape, but if it is too thick it will be hard to bend into the desired shape. Take some needle nosed pliers and make a complete circle, and then use some flat nosed pliers to begin forming a spiral going outwards. Now do the same thing beginning at the...
Improve your jewelry making technique, watch this video and learn how to attach pearl cups to make beautiful earrings.
How to make a Macrame Anklet - Barefoot Sandal Tutorial. It's easy and beautiful summer jewelry for the feet.
Gemstone necklaces are quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. To make a gemstone round bezel necklace, you'll need a round bezel finding, a gemstone to match the finding, a jewelry chain, and bent chain nose pliers. Learn how to make a gemstone round bezel necklace by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Rayann shows us techniques to make macrame designs using hemp for the creation of fun, interesting jewelry designs. She shows us four techniques. First she introduces us to the half-knot using four strands of hemp. The right-hand strand is brought across the others in the shape of a backwards four, while the left-hand strand is brought behind the others and through the loop created. A series of half knots will result in a spiral design along the length of the jewelry.
To make this bracelet you will only need to know how to make a square knot. This is a good bracelet for beginners and it looks very interesting.
This video tutorial shows how to make leaves on macrame Friendship bracelet (this style also known as peacock's tail). You can use this bracelet from both sides. Fits to men and women. Use Mouline threads.
Learn how to make a Swarovski crystal pendants that can be used to make your own necklaces by following the tips in this tutorial. You will need a pair of needlenose pliers, a chain, Swarovski beads, and bails (a pinch bail). You can get the beads from ArtBeads or FusionBeads, which offer shipping promotions and low prices. Once you have these items it is simple to put the pendant together. Simply take the bail and open it with the pliers. Slip the bail through the hole of whatever bead you b...
See how to make this nice macrame bracelet with beads...
When it comes to making collage jewelry - i.e., jewelry that's an assemblage of tons of bits and pieces - the type of glue you use is essntial to everything sticking together and not falling off into your cocktail at your holiday party.
This beading video tutorial shows you the easy way to incorporate two needles in your Right Angle Weave stitching to save you even more time! Learn how to stitch the double needle right angle weave for beaded jewelry today.
In this video you learn to make earrings out of guitar picks. You will need round nose and regular pliers, wire cutters, 2 regular picks, bead reamer, earring hooks, jump rings, and long silver strands. Use the bead reamer to make a nice clean hole on the top edge of the guitar pick. Use the jump ring through the hole you just made to attach the silver strand. This makes the earrings dangle. On the other end of the silver strand connect the earring hook with another jump ring. This completes ...
A great way to start making your own homemade jewelry is to make cheap and easy DIY rings. Get started with your own DIY jewelry by watching this video tutorial on how to make a loop-style, oval-patterned ring. This oval pattern is really easy, so just follow along and you should be fine.
We've always had the impression that the only women who wear pearls are those who also own McMansions and tie cable knit sweaters around their shoulders at yacht club soirees. But now that we've seen this jewelry craft - a pair of chunky blue green glass pearl earrings - we're taking a second glance at these pearl things.
Following are the steps to describe how-to make small jewelry with head pins: 1. Materials needed are long head pins, beads, wire, cutting player.
in this video tutorial I demonstrate how to make a macrame spiral earrings, easy to follow, step by step. You can use this spiral for earrings, pendants, decorations or anything else..
From this Macrame pattern you can make a nice bracelet with squares (Diamonds, Rhombus) you also can make interesting decorations for clothes, towels and other textile products.
How to make a Macrame Double Spiral Bracelet with Button Clasp and Leather cord. Knots that are used in this tutorial are Double Spiral Knot and Square Knot. This is a great bracelet for beginners!
The coiling gizmo is just that, a gizmo, that can transform wire and a few seed beads into a unique funky bead. This video will demonstrate how to make a beaded coiled bead and continuous coils.
The most basic of DIY jewelry-making tutorials. You'll need seed beads, a bent-tip eye needle, and a seed-bead spinning tool.
If you enjoy creating vintage inspired jewelry, then there's no way you can get around not using brass stampings. Already infused with a rusty colored hue, they're very antique-looking and their colors can be altered. Check out this jewelry crafting video to learn how to color vintage flower brass stampings using materials including acrylic paint and resin.
Beautiful Macrame Bracelet. This video tutorial is intended for people who know a little bit about macrame :)
Memory wire is kind of like memory foam, minus the comfort and all. A wire that takes on the shape you bend it to, memory wire is great for crafting wire bookmarks, pendants, and all types of jewelry.
In Honor for the FIFA World Cup 2014, we made this Brazilian Bracelet, with a Soccer Ball button on it, enjoy! How to make a Macrame Football Bracelet - Tutorial.
Macrame Owl - Decoration for keys / key ring or necklace / How to / DIY Video: .
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.
This tutorial shows how to wrap a Stone easily (Make Cabochon using Macrame knots). With this style you can make your own amulets, pendants or necklaces, also you can wrap a coins or anything else. It's easy to make and suitable for kids and beginners. I hope you will find this helpful!
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.