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.
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 fun and funky tutorial can be altered to use whatever kind of hemp or beads you prefer. Make it longer to create a choker or a necklace, or keep it short to create a fun friendship bracelet or ankelet.
This is a video using Swarovski Crystals to make jewelry. This video shows how to make one with a gold bow. You need a pendant with 2 hoops (in this case it is a gold bow), a pendant holder, a crystal, a bill, and pliers. You take the bill and hook the crystal on it. Then you hook the bow on it and secure it using the pliers. You take the pendant holder onto the top of the bow pendant, and press it down to secure it, and you’re finished. You can also make rings, earrings, necklaces, and many ...
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.
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!
In order to make a macramv© choker necklace, you will need the following: string, scissors, and beads.
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.
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson demonstrates how to use a torch to ball up the end of a piece of sterling silver wire. This wire can now be shaped into an earring or whatever jewelry desired. Learn how to ball up the end of sterling silver wire with a torch by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Colored Stripe Bracelet Tutorial. Everyone can wear this bracelet. Men or women, girl or boy, dog or cat, everyone :) Just choose your own color for your bracelet. More information in video.
This video jewelry-making tutorial shows how to make a Swarovski crystal spacer bar bracelet. For this craft project you will need crystals, space bars, silver rounds beads, crimp beads, and a three string clasp. Learn how to make a Swarovski crystal spacer bar bracelet by watching this how-to video.
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...
You never know what you might stumble across at your next visit to a flea market or thrift store. Real gold is very soft, so biting down on the piece is a time-honored test for real gold. You can also examine your jewelry for a maker's carat stamp or discoloration that may indicate fake metal.
This video project tutorial is for a scrumptious chunky 'boho' style bracelet made with a variety of gorgeous beads in blue & white (will look fab with denim!). To make this bracelet, you will need stretchy nylon, ribbon, beads, scissors, and glue. Learn how to craft this boho stretch bracelet by watching this how-to jewelry-making video.
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...
As seen in "Avatar" (sort of), the Tree of Life represents all the connections we have to one another as life forms, past, present, and future. It's really quite a deep concept, and is one explored in a beauteous way in this wire wrapping project.
Jewelry making is a fine art, with some jewelers devoting their entire lifetimes to learning how to perfect beading, wiring, sautering, and arranging. But that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful bracelet if you're a jewelry making beginner!
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.
Hemp jewelry is crunchy granola chic no matter how you style it. Made of rustic, slightly frayed natural hemp and adorned with natural materials like seashells and wood beads, hemp jewelry is as surfer chic as you can get.
Watch to learn how to finish a beading chain, which has a very small diameter, using a crimp tube instead of a jump ring.
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.
This video jewelry-making tutorial demonstrates how to construct a "Y" necklace, by using gunmetal chain and findings with a few crystals in Sapphire to add a pop of color. Also demonstrated is a great way to make a perfect rosary loop using the wire looping pliers!
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.
Watch this video to learn how to use different tools, split rings and jump rings for making jewelry.
Throughout the meticulous and dexterous process of jewelry making, when you get to the end of your bracelet or necklace, there's a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. But to seal the deal, you need to crimp. Crimping is a necessary process for the ends of your homemade jewelry. This demonstration video will help walk you through the process of this crimping end beads on soft flex.
Add jazz to clothing with rhinestones and jewels; learn to embellish t-shirts and clothing with rhinestones, plastic jewels and gems, in this free video.
Color scales are important to learning the subtle changes and variations in colors that result from mixing. Polymer clay is an excellent medium to create these color scales, and the beads don't need to remain prototypes of colors, but can be used in jewelry. Watch this video crafting tutorial and learn how to make a color scale out of polymer clay beads.
Would you like a necklace longer or is your neck too big for a necklace you love? No problem, a chain extender will allow you to wear or lengthen any necklace.
Hemp is a great and underutilized fiber for making all sorts of things. Watch this video to learn how to make a really cool hemp bracelet or necklace quickly and easily from twine, beads, and knots.
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson shows you a quick way to forge your own ear wires. Learn how to use round nose pliers and a hammer to bend and shape professional looking ear wire findings.
Watch as a jewelry demonstrates how to create a pendant by wire wrapping three stones that are each drilled differently.
How to make a Striped Macrame Rainbow bracelet. This bracelet looks good from both sides and its easy to make.
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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.
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...
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.
Christina, from Brightling Beads shows you how to tie a variety of knots in this video demonstration. This allows you to make a variety of jewelry, using various forms of knot tying. She will show you how to do an overhand knot, double hand knot, square knot, lariat knot, figure eight knot, sliding knot, and surgeon knot. This video makes it easy to do the knot tying, because it uses demonstrations that highlight the sting, and arrows that point to the area that you're working on.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wire wrap a head pin loop. Begin by placing the bead on the head pin, or on a 5 inch piece of wire. Then make a bend on the head pin approximately 1/8 inches above the bead to a 90 degree angle. Now wrap the pin around the jaw of the pliers, pulling it slightly to one side. Holding the bead and wire, rotate the pliers back to form a loop. Finish by wrapping the tail of the wire around the exposed part of the headpin as many times as possible. This ...
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.