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...
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.
Learn how to make a pretty red Valentine angel heart pendant and earrings using a push mold and polymer clay.
How to make a Macrame Double Wave Bracelet with beads.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Creating your own earrings is the best way to save money and look good doing it. You can show your personality by designing your own jewelry. And in this video tutorial, get some ideas and follow along as you see how to make a pair of dangle earrings. These a basic dangling earrings, not hard to make at all.
Take an inexpensive earring and use hot pliers to ease it away from the cheap metal fastening. Take a more expensive silver or gold earwire and pull it through the loop at the top of the pendant part. Squeeze the wire closed with the pliers. Using an inexpensive earring part as a model, bend your own wire to the same shape. You then take a 4mm Swarovski crystal and attach it. Bend your earwire round a smooth pencil and make sure the bead cannot slide off from the wire. You can use the same pr...
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...
There are two kinds of people who will find this video tutorial useful: Jewelers/jewelry making aficionados and cosplay fans. That's because this crystal clear, shiny resin gemstone can be used just as equally for a beautiful pendant or a paperweight as it can be for cosplay costume accessories like shoulder pads and helms.
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...
This will show you an easy and quick way to make a Wrap Bracelet using Square Knot, Beads and Button Clasp. This bracelet wraps around your wrist two times. Make your own Chan Luu Style wrap bracelet with Square Knot! Great bracelet for beginners!
Jewelry making can be frustrating, especially if you don't know the basics, like straightening wire. Well, this video tip will show you exactly how to straight thick wire to use in jewelry projects. It's the perfect way to make wires look great, and one way involves a piece of wood.
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.
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...
The Dremel 300 series multi tool is basically a shrunken down version of a power drill. With a tinier drill and several different speeds, this tool can be used to create holes in even the toughest of surfaces.
Easy Square Knot Bracelet with beaded lines. To make this bracelet you only need to know how to make a square knot. This is a good bracelet for beginners in macrame.
If you're an advanced jewelry maker who's looking for a beautiful challenge, then you've come to the right place. This Egyptian clasp, which features a rounded loop head pin, a bunch of spiral curls, and a longer rounded loop headpin, is among the more difficult clasps you can make, but as you can see, the results are quite spectacular.
If you want to make the perfect spirals, join Lisa Niven Kelly from beaducation for this quick demo on perfecting the wire spiral. Learn how to make open and closed loop spirals, and the proper tools to use for mastering this technique. Watch as Lisa shows you how to make one of her favorite shapes that she not only incorporates into many of her designs but also showcases all over Beaducation.com! Learn how to make the perfect wire spiral for jewelry.
How to make a Macrame bracelet with Triangles. This Triangle Friendship Bracelet made by using Cavandoli technique. Cavandoli macramé is a ancient art of knotting by hand, used to form geometric patterns and free-form patterns like weaving.
In this video, we learn how to make a mosaic jewelry ring. First, put the glue into a container, then place the stones into the glue and then place them onto the ring. Start by making the outer ring of the circle, then continue to go around the inside and the middle. Once you have all the stones placed inside, let the ring and stones dry for a full two hours. Next, take your powder and add a small amount of water. Mix together until you have a toothpaste like consistency, then rub it on the r...
Make a fresh water pearl necklace with earrings
Watch this video to learn how to use different tools, split rings and jump rings for making jewelry.
Friendship Bracelet Tutorial for Beginners - Rag Rug, Easy Pattern One type - different bracelets - 3 samples...
To make this bracelet you only need to know how to make a square knot. This is a great bracelet for beginners in macrame.
In order to make this your going to need buttons (as many as you want depending on how you want it to look), some hook earrings, jump rings and a flat nose pliers. Take the buttons you wish to use, and open the jump ring with your flat nose pliers. Take another button and do the same thing. Link both of the jump rings together. Close the jump rings with the pliers. Next set up another jump ring with button. Repeat with as many buttons and jump rings as you wish. When your finished with adding...
Scrabble isn't just for playing Scrabble anymore— there's a whole world of uses for the game and its pieces. One particular use is in jewelry— those Scrabble letter tiles are the perfect size for creating DIY pendants!
How to make a multicolored macrame leaf bracelet. Video: .
Brass stampings add that perfect metallic touch to any jewelry project you're working on. While brass stampings are usually made into filigree shapes, they can also be manipulated into pretty floral designs.
How to make a Macrame Lagoon Bracelet. A good accessory for the beach and for everyday occasions.
Friendship can't be bought with money or gifts, but an existing friendship can certainly be bolstered by some handmade wrist wear. While you can totally hit up Claire's and purchase their twosome friendship bracelets, the special letter-embellished bracelet in this video is so much more personalized.
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 Macrame Bracelet (Cabochon) with Wrapped Stone. Part 1:
Make 3D Wavy Spiral Bracelet with beads. In this style you can make a necklace, just make it longer.
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.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a interchangeable beaded watch band. First, cut your beading wire to appropriate length, then slide a crimp bead and lobster trigger clasp to one side of the wire. Then, bring the end of the wire back through the crimp bead creating a snug fit. Using the rear notch on your pliers, crimp the bead tightly. Then, add a crimp bead cover using the front notch on the pliers to close the bead tightly. Next, string your chosen beads, then repeat the first steps ...
How to make a nice macrame flower earrings (Circular flower tutorial). These earrings look lovely and they are not so hard to make.
A wire wrapped pendant can be a lovely addition to your wardrobe, or make a wonderful gift for a friend. This tutorial shows you how to take your favorite pendant and dress it up with a little extra jewelry wire.