Hot Jewelry How-Tos

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 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: Make rock and gemstone jewelry

In this series of video clips you’ll learn tips and techniques for making your own rock and stone jewelry. Expert Candace Copeland demonstrates the process of making a necklace step-by-step, offering advice on choosing the beads, stones, gems and other supplies like tools and wire you’ll need to get started. She also offers examples of rock jewelry that makes a great gift for a man or woman. With these easy instructions and a little inspiration you’re well on your way to becoming a jewelry de...

How To: Make a "y" style drop necklace

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!

How To: Tie Reversed Half Hitches

Reversed Half Hitches, Larks Head Sennits or chains (can be made in several different ways) They can be used as bracelets, belts, or just for decoration. Very easy to make, can be used as a Survival bracelet or Friendship bracelet. Good for beginners :)

How To: Make jewellery using cord in 4 minutes

In this how-to video, you will learn how to make jewelry using cord in less than four minutes. Corrine Bradd shows you how to easily do this. First, take a satin braid and tie it in a knot. Trim the excess off with scissors and take a cord end. Place the knot inside the groove and then clamp the cord end with a pair of pliers. Turn it around and do it again for the other side. These cord ends come with a loop on top for further use. These look great on jewelry such as charms. You can use a sl...

How To: Tie a variety of knots when jewelry making

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.

How To: Drill into metal to make jewelry

This video by one of the editors of Art Jewelry magazine, Addie Kid, will show you some basics on how to too drill into metal. Though this video does not show you how to make a specific jewelry design, but does teach skills so you can make your own design. First you'll need a piece of metal, a steel plate, and a small drill with a small bit. First you'll mark the place you want to drill, and punch into the metal with a center punch. The final part is to drill the hole with the drill. You'll n...

How To: Make 2-colored friendship bracelets

Give your Best Friend a gift from the heart this year for her birthday or for Christmas by making her a friendship bracelet! Start by taking eight piece of string or yarn. Then take two strings, loop one around the other and pull it up to the top to make a single knot at the top of the string. Then take the first one and another string and do the same thing. Watch the rest of the video to get the perfect friendship bracelet!

How To: Secure crimp beads with crimping/chain-nose pliers

Attention jewelry makers! When making your own unique jewelry designs, one must learn how to secure the end crimp beads with crimping or chain-nose pliers. Crimp beads can be used for finishing off your strung jewelry or as "stoppers". In this tutorial, learn how to hone your jewelry-making skills!

How To: Form a star pendant

Create a card with a difference, using sparkly seed beads and silver plated wire. Corinne Bradd demonstrates how to form a stunning star pendant that can be displayed inside an aperture, or worn on a strand of organza ribbon as a piece of fashion jewellery.

How To: Make beaded hoop earrings

Jewelry is one of those major accessories that can help make or break an outfit. From rings to bracelets, jewelry can help describe so much about an individual and what their sense of style can be described as. Sometimes the jewelry can be fun and playful that it doesn't matter how shiny it must be. This tutorial shows you how to make one of those fun and playful pieces of jewelry: beaded hoop earrings. Their nice, fun to look at, and can be fun to make. Enjoy!

How To: Make a polymer clay charm bracelet

kriquit describes how to make a PacMan charm bracelet in this video. She uses various colors of polymer clay to make Mr.. and ms. PacMan and the little ghosts. The color she uses are red, blue, pink, orange, yellow and white and black for the eyes. She also says that you need some hardware tools: a poster roller, wire tools, quick drying glue, needle tool, a flexible razor blade (to cut the polymer clay), chain for the bracelet, 24 gauge wire and a lobster clasp. She makes the shapes using th...

Make friendship bracelets: Fish rope

Make sure your friends knows you care about him or her by making a homemade friendship bracelet. 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 the fish rope friendship bracelet. This is an easy bracelet to make!

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.