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.
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.
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...
Learn how to string and knot onto a nylon wire and also how to make a macrame slide knot.
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...
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.
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.
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...
I turned my first ear plug purely as a challenge when the question was asked on a turning forum and nobody could provide an answer. I didn't know much about them, only a general concept of the shape I was going after.
To make a hippie-style, roach feather hair clip, you will need to gather the following supplies. Craft feathers
A step by step video tutorial on how to add cowrie shells onto hemp jewelry.
Join Lisa Niven Kelly of beaducation as she gives you a quick overview on coiling wire by hand. Learn tips and tricks to get perfect coils that you can incorporate into all your projects. Watch as Lisa covers the basics of coiling using a few handy tools to help in the process. Learn how to coil wire by hand next time you make your own jewely.
Easy friendship bracelet - plait with four threads. Tutorial: 4 strand braid - in this way can make the shoe laces.
Gather Supplies Ready to make the best Scrabble tile pendant possible? This easy tutorial will show you how to make your own custom necklace out of a Scrabble® tile.
Friendship bracelets are easy to make, and show your friends that you care. Not everybody wants to show off their friendship to everyone, but if you do, this video tutorial will show you how to make a friendship bracelet, specifically a double chain knot friendship bracelet. It's really simple and an easy bracelet to make.
Rayann shows us techniques to make macrame designs using hemp for the creation of fun, interesting jewelry designs. She shows us four techniques. First she introduces us to the half-knot using four strands of hemp. The right-hand strand is brought across the others in the shape of a backwards four, while the left-hand strand is brought behind the others and through the loop created. A series of half knots will result in a spiral design along the length of the jewelry.
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...
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.
Improve your jewelry making technique by watching this video. Learn how to finish ribbon, suede, and rat tail cording using end caps and ribbon clamps.
A step by step video tutorial that shows how to make a basic flat square knot hemp bracelet. Easy and fun!
Looking for new activities to do with your kids? From Simple Kid's Crafts, a wonderful idea to keep your kid's hands and creative minds occupied this summer! Learn how to make a beautiful and easy-to-make pair of seashell earrings with your children to get them started in the world of crafting and building.
You can make these lovely whimsical charms out of Friendly Plastic - a non toxic plastic that gets soft in hot water or when exposed to heat. You can mold and shape Friendly Plastic using tiny cookie cutters to make fun wine glass charms!
A video tutorial on how to do a four strand braid. Use this braid to make hemp necklaces, bracelets, anklets, and other types of jewelry.
Drilling in resin for finishing with jewelry findings by Cindy with Resin Obsession.
Learn the proper method to use a polishing cloth to clean sterling silver jewelry. Remember to keep the cloth dry and use both parts of the cloth to remove tarnish.
How to make Watermelon Friendship Bracelet. It reminds us of something delicious and juicy, like watermelon. Show your love of summer with this cute watermelon friendship bracelet!
A simple video tutorial that teaches how to make these cute hemp earrings. Make a hemp bracelet and necklace to go with them for a matching set!
In this beading video tutorial you'll see how quick and easy it is to create this basic stitch - a must know stitch for weaving many other stitches! The ladder stitch creates a row of beads as long as you want to make it. Learn how to do a ladder stitch with beads by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
In this video, learn how to make an 18 carat gold wedding ring that is two tone and made to fit perfectly with an engagement ring. This lovely ring is unique and beautiful and will look perfect on any blushing bride.
Watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial to create perfect wrapped briolettes each and every time.
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 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!
Macrame Owl - Decoration for keys / key ring or necklace / How to / DIY Video: .
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...
Watch this video to learn how to make a bracelet using seed beads and the African helix stitch. Part 1 of 2 - How to Do the African helix stitch to make a beaded bracelet.
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.
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.
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.
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.