Hot Jewelry How-Tos

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: Tie a pretzel knot for hemp jewelry

In this video we learn how to tie a pretzel knot for hemp jewelry. First, making a loop with the chords in your right hand and place them over the left chords. Hold the loose ends on the right side and take the chords from the left hand. Go over the right chords and then up through the top. Then go over the loop under the left side of the loop pulling the chords up. What you get here will look kind of like a mouse, so you will need to get the first color on the outside. Then, slide this up an...

How To: Make a simple loop using eye pins

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...

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: Make a dual-colored line friendship bracelet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a dual-colored line friendship bracelet. Start by creating knots in the strings going from left to right. After you have covered all of the strings on the bracelet, you can start to braid. Make sure the strings are clipped at the top to keep them in place. When you start to braid, take the two to strings on the left, and braid them in with the others going from left to right. Then you can continue to do this process until you reach the end of the strings...

How To: Make an easy punk studded watchband with Threadbanger

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a studded watch out of an old watch. First, take your old watch and remove the straps from it. Now, place the watch center onto a new wrist band. Next, apply spikes onto the wrist band by poking holes through the leather and shoving the spikes through. Now, string wires through the watch center and poke them through the leather wrist band and use pliers to bend them into place where the wires won't poke into your skin. Use a screwdriver to put the bottom...

How To: Use glue-in bails and caps

This video shows the method to use glue-in bails and caps and Morano glass bead to make a simple Christmas tree ornament. Apply adhesive to the post on the glue-in cap. Apply enough adhesive so that the cap makes good contact with the Morano bead and does not ooze out from the sides. Insert the cap into the Morano glass bead and put it upright until adhesive sets on the bead. Put adhesive to the post on the bail. Put it into the bead and leave the adhesive to set. Put the ribbon through the b...

How To: Make an H2O locket

This video tutorial is going to show you how to make an H2O locket. You will need a snake chain and a couple of clothing studs. Take two clothing studs, bend the spikes and glue them together and let them dry. Use Krazy Glue or Super Glue. Regular glue will not work. Then you take the snake chain; put it snugly around the clothing stud and glue them. Just make sure you don’t put too much of glue. Otherwise, the glue will show and make the locket look shabby. Watch the video for further instru...

How To: Make simple turquoise hoop earrings

Watch this video to learn how to make simple turquoise hoop earrings. Start by taking some 20-22 gauge wire and wrap it around a soda bottle cap. Overlap the wire a little bit so that it forms a complete circle plus a little extra. Clip the wire off just a little bit past the overlap point. Do this twice so that you can make two earrings. In one end of the wire make a little loop and bend it back just a little. Put the beads that you want on the earring onto the wire loop. Put a slight bend i...

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: 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: Wire wrap beads, crystals, and stones for beginners

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.

How To: Make Switch Knot

So this is a great beginner's knot. This Square Knot pattern is made by switching the fillers and working cords. I recommend you use two colors to get the best results. It's important to leave enough space between the knots so you can see the crisscrossed cords clearly. This knot can be used to make a simple belt or other items can also be made with this knot.

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 a beautiful clear crystal resin gem

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.

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 a round bead cage

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...

How To: Attach a lobster claw clasp for jewelry

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.

How To: Fold a heart shaped ring out of a dollar bill

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.

How To: Make a simple pendant necklace on a gold chain

Making your own jewelry can be not only be a fun and exciting, but it gives you the ability to do whatever you want. There are so many different things that can be used to help make beautiful jewelry that it can be a bit overwhelming. But in this tutorial you'll focus mainly on making a simple pendant necklace using a gold chain. Enjoy!

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.

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