Hot Jewelry How-Tos

How To: Tie four basic knots in jewelry design

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...

How To: Tie a leather knot end for jewelry

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.

How To: Make cross friendship bracelets

Learn how to make cross friendship bracelets with this wonderful and informative video. The color of the threads is chosen to understand what is going on there. The watcher gets the basic knowledge of making thread bands or thread bracelets. The Cross Friendship Bracelets looks so colorful and makes great fashion accessories for anyone. The helical structure of the bracelets mentions the crossing of two friends.

How To: Macrame a Chinese flat knot

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to make a western Macrame or a Chinese flat knot. Both are one and the same. For this take two different color threads, say black and blue bend them and pin them to a flat surface with a safety pin so that the threads are free to move. For this example, black is outer and blue is inner thread. Take the right black and put it over the blue threads. Now put the left black over the right black, then under both the blues and pull it up throu...

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: Make a "glue in & glaze" jewelry ring

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a glue in and glaze jewelry ring. First, grab a blank ring that has a spot on the top to place a picture. It can have a jewel on it, just pop the jewel out. After this, choose an image from collage art papers, then cut it out. When done with this, place the image inside of the top of the ring and push it down with pliers. After this, place a clothing pin around the ring bottom to hold it in place, then grab you DG3 gel and add it to the top of the image....

How To: Make a fake lip or nose ring out of a spiral notebook

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.

How To: Wrap a Stone - Easy Tutorial

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!

How To: Set a stone or jewel into a bezel for jewelry

In part one of her three part instructional video series on setting a cabochon in a bezel, Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to adjust your bezel's height to match your cabochon. This technique is essential for making pendants or any jewelry with a large stone centerpiece. Learn how to set a stone or jewel cabochon by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

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: 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 homemade earrings

Brittany helps guide you throw the steps of making your very own homemade earrings with beads and the right tools. She shows you everything you need with a subtitle description to help you understand just what you are looking at. Brittany demonstrates how to make the earrings with using the heaviest bead on the bottom so they are weighted down and by sliding them up the head pin and cutting the end of the pin off with a pair of wire cutters. Next she bends the end of the pin with needle nose ...

How To: Make a Chevron Friendship Bracelet

How to make a macrame arrow design Friendship bracelet, called Chevron (V-Pattern). This is a great Friendship bracelet for beginners! It's very simple and cute. In this bracelet have a rainbow colors and this craft is fun to do at birthday parties, camp, sleepovers etc..

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...

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