This video shows us how to make a homemade jewellery box out of a Christmas card.For that you need a pair of scissors,a tape,a christmas card,a marker and another card to draw your X with.First take the card and cut it straight down the middle into two pieces.Now take the back side piece of the card and cut off 1/4 of an inch from the left and the bottom portions.This will help to fit the cards together.Next use the extra card and trace an X on both sides of your card piece,in the middle.Take...
You'll learn how to gloss/polish your polymer clay pendant jewelry in this video. To do this, you'll need a brush. Preferably, a nice, soft brush. You'll also need your clay pendants (of course), some gloss, and aluminum foil. First, you pour two drops of the gloss onto the aluminum foil. Next, you take your brush, put it in the gloss, and run it across your pendant. This will give your pendant a really thin coat of gloss. Be sure to wash your brush soon after, otherwise the gloss will dry an...
Take a metal piece and use the gas gun and blow with appropriate pressure so that one can observe the color change. You can see a white layer on the metal. Apply flux on the metal piece and rub it gently so that the small holes are covered. Let it dry for sometime. Start heating the metal gently with high flame for about five minutes. You can see water evaporating out of the flux on the metal. It protects metal from fire scale and will not allow oxygen to stay there. Now turn off the gas gun ...
This video tutorial is about basic sawing techniques. Before practicing it you need to wear safety goggles for protecting your eyes. First of all, make a practice sheet. Draw three lines in a metal piece. One line is straight, one is curve and another is zigzag. Lubricate the saw blade and start sawing. Hold the saw straight and move forward. Blow the dusts away. For making curve don't move the saw, rotate the metal piece to cut it. Hold the metal piece tightly when you sawing it. Addie kid h...
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...
In this video, we learn how to tie a left half knot spiral for hemp jewelry. First, get two bead carriers in the center and have one strand in each hand. Then, take the left hand and place it over the bead carrier. Then, take the right hand and go over the cross section. Tie these up to the top loop tightly and then repeat doing this. This will make the spiral shape once you have created enough of the knots. As you are working it, you will have to spin it a bit in order to keep it curving rig...
Who needs diamonds or pearls when you can make beautiful jewelry from flowers you find growing right in your own backyard?
In this bead-weaving video tutorial, there's a quick way to create a beaded rope with different size seed beads, and this video will show you the simple pattern needed to create this wonderful stitch. Learn how to do the spiral weave stitch for jewelry-making by watching this instructional video.
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.
For NYLON TV's first D.I.Y. episode, Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer shows us how to revamp vintage jewelry and string together a one-of-a-kind bracelet.
Interested in handcrafted jewelry? Make it yourself! Learn the basic supplies for beaded bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in this free crafting video series from a professional jewelry artist.
Complement your outfit with handcrafted beaded jewelry! Learn how to make beaded earrings and necklaces in this free crafting video series from professional jeweler.
Beaded jewelry is a fun craft and is easy to make. Learn how to make a variety of beaded jewelry, including bracelets and ID badge holders, in this free jewelry making video series.
Learn professional jewelry making secrets from a jewelry artist and metal worker in this how to video clip series.
In this series of video clips you’ll learn tips and techniques for making your own beaded jewelry. Expert Alan W. Rabon demonstrates the process of making a necklace step-by-step, offering advice on choosing the beads and other supplies like tools and wire you’ll need to get started.
Sick of buying clasps to finish off your handmade jewelry? In this two-part jewelry making tutorial, learn how to make your own clasp for a necklace or bracelet with easy to follow instructions. Construct a handmade wire clasp to use on any of your necklace or bracelet jewelry creations.
Looking to polish up some old jewelry? Your skin, soap, and even the air can dull your gold jewelry. Bring the luster back with a few household items and these five steps.
Learning to make jewelry is not complete until you know how to create wire wrapped jewelry. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates how to make a wire wrapped pendant. Watch and gather all the jewelry making tools to create beautiful wire wrapped pieces of jewelry.
Jewelry wire components are quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. To make a wire component for jewelry, you'll need practice wire jewelry, a flush cutter, fine step jaw pliers, nylon jaw pliers, and a jewelery making jig with metal pegs. Learn how to make wire components by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
A how-to video series for using epoxy resin, silver-plated rings and pewter pendant trays to create jewelry from reproductions of your artwork.
Jewelry clasps don't seem all that important, right? After all, when compared to the shape of your beads and the color scheme of your jewelry piece, a clasp is merely the finisher, something that helps close off your necklace.
Making a jewelry organizer is a fun and easy project to do! Orielle Hopkins, the Money Smart Mom, gives tips on making a great organizer for a minimal amount of money. Make a trip to your local craft store and search for a bead organizer with enough compartments to store your jewelry. If you have a lot of jewelry you may need to buy more than one organizer. Select adhesive backed felt in your favorite color for your project. Measure each compartment in the bead organizer and cut squares of fe...
Craft a jewelry holder in less than 2 minutes? Okay, so it may take you a wee bit longer than that, but trust us when we say that this craft is fast and a cinch to do. Check out the video to learn the fast track to a standing jewelry holder.
This video shows aspiring jewelry makers how to make a simple wire loop using round nose pliers. This essential and fundamental wire working technique is one of those jewelry making tricks that you must master in order to make almost any kind of handmade jewelry.
Watch this video jewelry making tutorial and learn how to flatten a crimp tube while making jewelry. Crimp beads when clamped, other beads from sliding around past a marked section,as well as secure closures on earrings, necklaces, or any other kind of jewelry.
This jewelry-making video demonstrates step-by-step the very easy pattern that is perfect for beginners at making chain mail jewelry. Learn how to weave a box chain chain mail patter by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to light and use an oxygen/propane torch. Torches don't need to be dangerous; with proper handling, they are a safe and useful tool in jewelry projects. Learn how to light and use a torch by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson shows you how to wash, dry and store powdered enamels. Enamels can easily look cloudy if not handle properly, and will give an imperfect finish to jewelry. Learn how to prepare and preserve enamel powders by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson demonstrates how to make silver metal clay paste. Metal clay paste is great for repairs or for molding and sculpting pieces for jewelry. Learn how to make metal clay paste and slip by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
Jewelry can be quick to make at home, not to mention cheaper and more customized. All you need are the right tools and equipment, and to know how to use them. Learn how to make jewelry at home and what tools are needed to make any kind of jewelry.
When it comes to making collage jewelry - i.e., jewelry that's an assemblage of tons of bits and pieces - the type of glue you use is essntial to everything sticking together and not falling off into your cocktail at your holiday party.
Jewelry-making Techniques demonstrates how to finish your jewelry with crimps and covers. To use crimps and covers to finish your jewelry you will need 2mm crimps, 3mm crimp covers, crimping pliers, a clasp and beading wire. First, attach the clasp by stringing the crimp bead and one part of the clasp onto the wire. Take the end of the wire and string it back through the crimp bead to make a loop. Adjust the crimp bead up to the clasp and use the crimping pliers to crimp the bead. Repeat on t...
Is your jewelry box cluttered up with pieces that are old, out of date or just plain ugly nowadays? This video to the rescue! Learn a few good ideas when it comes to giving some old costume jewelry a new life!
These earrings, bracelets, and necklaces look expensive, but they're actually homemade and totally doable on a budget. With Christmas just a few days away, if you're looking to stay within your budget while giving out beautiful gifts then this may be the perfect craft for you.
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 is a great project, especially for older or preteen children. You will need flatnose pliers, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, gold bugle beads, seed beads, a large bead for the body and 24 gauge jewelry wire in bronze or copper.
Got a bunch of old mismatched (or just plain fugly) necklaces and bracelets lying around? If you're like us, your first thought is "ew" and your second thought is to toss them, fast. But there's more fashionable potential in these jewelry pieces than you think.
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a DG3 art gel collage jewelry pendant. After you have all your tools together, you will need to trim the scrapbooking paper to fit into the frame for your pendant. Once this fits inside, then grab a charm and glue it into the frame where you would like. Then, squirt the clear craft glue into this and let it set. Brush the paint brush over the pendant, then go over it again with the glue when it dries. To wear, attach a chain to your pendant when it's dry...
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.
In this video, we learn how to use French wire when jewelry making. First, you want to take your wire and cut it to the length you need, using wire cutters. After this, you will place a stopper next to the pendant or bead that you are applying inside the necklace. Next, string on the clasp to the wire and then bend the end of the wire to the inside of the stopper, then cut the end of that with wire cutters. When finished, your clasp should be secure at the end of the wire and ready to hook on...