Hot Jewelry How-Tos

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...

Make friendship bracelets: Flip flop zig zag

Short homemade video showing how to make a Friendship Flip Flop Zig Zag bracelet. The bracelet is easy enough to be made by a child and the tutorial easy enough for a child to follow. The bracelet is made of knotted cotton strings. The bracelet can be made from 2 to as much different colors as you want, the more colors you use, the wider the bracelet is. Length of the bracelet can be adjusted by choosing the right length of cotton at the beginning.

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: Make DRAGONFLY (DIY)

Good project for beginners and children. It can be an interesting camp craft for idle time to keep young hands busy. These dragonflies can be made into brooches, hairclips, keyrings, keychains, clothing decorations, and whatever else strikes your fancy. Here is used a square knot.

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: Use a bead reamer to smooth sharp edges on a bead

This video teaches us to use a bead reamer to smoothen sharp edges on a bead. You need a reamer, some water and the reaming tips. We need the large tip for enlarging and smoothening the holes and a 45 degree edging point for smoothening the edges of the hole. Twist the handle of the reamer and insert the tip in it. Take the bead and the reamer with the large tip & dip it into water periodically during the procedure so that the water acts as a lubricant. Begin filing the inside of the bead hol...

How To: Make a ring from a coin without power tools

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!

How To: Make a simple daisy necklace

To make a daisy chain beaded necklace you must get three different bead colors, two that are size eleven and one that is size four. The size eleven beads are for the stems and the outer part of the flower, while the size four beads are for the inside of the flowers. You will also need nylon thread and a clasp, such as a magnetic clasp. First slide the clasp on first and connect it to the thread. Next follow the following pattern for the beads, 8 for the stem (size 11), 6 for the outer petals ...

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: Make dichroic glass pendants with Fantasy Film & opals

Learn how to make homemade pendants! It's quite the process, involving a piece of glass (frosted glass with bevel edges is best), Fantasy Film, opals for embossing enamels, and a pool of hot glue. If you want to learn how to make dichroic carnival glass pendants with Fantasy Film and colored opals, then just check out this video tutorial.

How To: Wavy Pumpkin Bracelet with Beads

How to make a nice Macrame bracelet for Halloween. When you add interesting beads this bracelet can become really beautiful. If you want to make this bracelet for Halloween then replace the normal beads with Pumpkin beads. If you don't have Halloween beads you can just draw a pumpkin face on a bead, that's what we did ;D

How To: Make a handforged silver clasp

Jessica VanDen shows us how to make a hand forged silver clasp in this video. Start off with two pieces of sterling silver wire. Now make a simple S clasp with pliers. Then grasp the wire at the thick end and wrap it around until the long piece meets the curve you made. Next, wrap a curve around the end of the wire with pliers to make the clasp. You will need to put the chain through it to attach it. Make sure your chain can fit through the loop that you have made. Now you're finished and mak...

How To: Recycle a plastic bag into a plastic bag bracelet

You don't have to own a Cricut, several volumes of themed scrapbooking paper, pinking shears, and ribbons in each color of the rainbow to call yourself a crafter. More complicated crafts do call for this kind of deep and expensive preparation, but the craft presented in this video practically requires nothing.

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