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How To: Solder jump rings for an extra security jewelry closure

The difference between an amateur piece of jewelry and a professional one often lies in the details. Almost anyone can link chains together into a necklace and add small floral baubles, but the professional will take care to make sure the baubles are attached almost imperceptibly and the closure blends in with the rest of the necklace and also won't budge.

How To: Use cones when jewelry making

In this video, we learn how to use cones when jewelry making with Christina. First, take a half inch hard wire with a looped end and use a pair of pliers to open up the loop slightly. Next, take your strands of beads and place them onto the loop. After this, close the loop making sure it's secure and the beads won't fall off. Then, take the cone and insert the wire through the wide end and pull it through the narrow end. Using your fingers, bend the wire to a ninety degree angle, then trim of...

How To: Use a big eye needle when jewelry making

In this video, we learn how to use a big eye needle when making jewelry. This is a great tool when using stripping material. The needle is made of the eye and will work with ribbon or thread. First, open the eye of the needle, then thread the material through the opening of the hole. Next, string your beads over the point of the needle and then onto the material. Continue to do this for all the different beads you want to add, then your bracelet will be complete in a few short minutes. This m...

How To: Use ICE Resin to make resin jewelry

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to use ICE Resin to make resin jewelry. ICE resin should be used in a well ventilated room and be sure to follow manufacturer's recommendations. The kit comes with mixing cups and sticks. Additionally you will need a paint brush, scissors, sponge and needles. Once you mix the resin and the hardener, you got to use it within 30 minutes. Curing time is 24 hours at 72 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the room temperature. You can make it faster...

How To: Make a jewelry hairpiece out of broken jewelry

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a jewelry hairpiece out of broken jewelry. You will need: hot glue gun, feathers, pieces from a necklace, a plain hair barrette, and anything else you can find. First, you will think about how you want to design your barrette and what you want it to look like. Next, take your hot glue gun and glue on each thing you want and where you want it. If something is too long, you can cut it short so it fits on perfectly. When finished, make sure the glue is drie...

How To: Clean silver jewelry the easy way without polish

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to easily clean sterling silver. The materials required for this task are: ceramic or glass bowl, tablespoon, hot water, baking soda and aluminum foil. Begin by crumpling up the aluminum foil and place it at the bottom of the bowl. Then place 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda on top of the foil. Now fill the bowl 3/4 full of hot tap water. Then place the sterling silver into the bowl and leave it in for about 5 minutes. This video will benefit those view...

How To: Work with jewelry making memory wire

In this tutorial, we learn how to work with memory wire to make jewelry. This is a coil material that remembers its shape and comes in a variety of different sizes. First, decide how thick you want your jewelry piece to be, then cut the excess wire with wire cutters. Next, apply a drop of superglue to one end of the coil followed by a Memory Wire end cap and let dry. Now, string your beads onto the wire. When finished, put a bead stopper onto the wire and apply glue to the very end with anoth...

How To: Create a jewelry display fixture from a hanger

Picture this familiar scenario: You've just gotten yourself a ginormous jewelry haul from Forever 21 and excitedly rip open all the tags and stickers, squeeling in glee as you try on that new semiprecious jeweled necklace and metallic stud earrings. But like shreds of Christmas wrapping paper left under the tree the afternoon after the big holiday, everything must organized.

How To: Revamp your old and broken jewelry

In this tutorial, learn how to take old jewelry that is broken, out of style and otherwise unwearable and combine it with other household items to make hip, funky new accessories. You can use anything you find - broken items, trash, old pieces, coins, clothing items - anything! Have fun with it and maybe borrow some of Elizabeth's ideas.

How To: Make jewelry with old bottlecaps

Don't even think about buying store bought jewelry, when you can make your own custom designs at home! Learn how to put that old collection of bottlecaps to use with guidance from Debz, owner of Rubber Stamp Plantation in Honolulu who demonstrates how to make a wonderful pair of bottle cap earrings. Good luck!

How To: Macrame your hemp jewelry

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.

How To: Make wire-wrap links to make your own jewelry

First of all you need to have a piece of silver wire which is about three inches long and twenty-two to twenty-four gauge. Now take pliers and bend the wire into a right angle. Now take round nose pliers and wrap the wire around the tip. At the half way reposition the wire and then complete the loop. Now look at the loop which should be nicely stemmed in the middle. No insert the bead into the wire and grab the bead with thin nose pliers. Bend the wire at the right angle. Now take round nose ...

How To: Make a custom jewelry box for cheap

This video shows how to make a custom jewellery box for cheap. Find any box we want to use. Next find some spare fabric to put on the inside. Make little compartments big enough for whatever we are putting in. Just use cardboard for this. Measure the cardboard into strips and then made triangular cuts so that the cardboard would be more stable. Next make sure whatever we are putting in will fit in the compartments we have made. Use super glue to put the fabric in and pleated the fabric. Now w...

How To: Use Swarovski crystal to make unique jewelry pieces

This is a video using Swarovski Crystals to make jewelry. This video shows how to make one with a gold bow. You need a pendant with 2 hoops (in this case it is a gold bow), a pendant holder, a crystal, a bill, and pliers. You take the bill and hook the crystal on it. Then you hook the bow on it and secure it using the pliers. You take the pendant holder onto the top of the bow pendant, and press it down to secure it, and you’re finished. You can also make rings, earrings, necklaces, and many ...

How To: Make an eye pin for jewelry making

In this jewelry-making basics tutorial, learn how to make an eye pin. To create an eye pin, you will need wire. Size 24 or 22 gauge wire is the best kind of wire to make an eye pin. The thicker the wire, the more difficult it may be to work with. To begin, straighten out your wire and cut the length you need to make your eye pin. Taking some round nose pliers, you will bend the wire up while rolling it toward yourself. Do not pinch the wire too tightly with the pliers because it can leave per...

How To: Make a silver figure 8, Egyptian link jewelry necklace

Save money by making your own jewelry at home! Learn how to make yourself a beautiful Egyptian link, figure 8 necklace by following the easy to follow instructions in this two-part video. The wire used in this example is a standard 0.035 sterling silver wire. You can substitute 0.035 with an 18 gauge nickel silver wire (or you can experiment with other wire). In addition to the wire you will need three pliers to make this necklace: round nose pliers, chain nose pliers and diagonal cutters.

How To: Use a head pin when jewelry making

Rob shows us how to use a silver one inch long wire head pin to place a bead on. He uses both flat nose and round nose pliers to close the loops he demonstrates how to make. outlining the basics for loop making and the loop connection process. He slowly and clearly shows us how to make two different types of loop closures. On of the loop closures is simple and easily reopened. The other loop closure is made by making the first loop and then using tools to wrap the rest of the wire around the ...

How To: Use molding UV resin to make jewelry

She begins by taking something she has molded with Amazing Mold Putty. She uses Magic Gloss resin which cures with UV light to fill the silicon mold and sprinkles some glitter onto the resin. She emphasizes that she's doing this indoors, because the resin will harden when exposed to light. She takes it outside to cure in the sunshine and says it will take about 15 minutes to cure. When it's done, she rolls a ball of Pardo clay. She pops the molded piece out. She presses the molded resin piece...

How To: Attach a crimp and cover to jewelry

Crimp can be made easily and covered to the jewelry by using the following instructions. First purchase the proper supplies of crimping tool. This tool acts like pliers and is used by placing the bead in the appropriate slot at the tip and then squeeze the handle together. The multiple slotted tips are the key to the tool, and are needed to create a proper crimp. Then, select the proper crimp bead. The thin metal crimp beads come in a variety of materials and sizes. This will be used to secur...

How To: Use a jump ring jewelry making tool

Brenda shows us how to use a jump ring tool as a part of beading techniques. The jump ring tool can be used in place of two pairs of pliers to easily open and close the jump rings. First place the jump ring tool on the index finger of your non-dominant hand. You will notice that there will be more slots and you need to choose the best one that fits the jump ring that you are using. Use a pair of pliers to position the jump ring on the slot on the tool with the opening of the jump ring just ou...

How To: Create a mosaic jewelry box

This video demonstrates making a mosaic jewelry box. A plain jewelry box is decorated using different shaped pieces of glass. First, round flat glass pieces are glued in the center of the top and sides. Then a ring of glue is put around the circle and rectangular pieces are glued around that. Square tiles are used around the top edge, and odd shaped pieces are used to fill in the rest of the surface area of the box. After it has dried for two hours, a glaze is applied to the entire box. This ...

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: 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: Form rough agate into polished cabochons for jewelry

Learn how to turn rough agate into a beautiful drop shape cabochon by hand from a qualified lapidary at Holts, London. A cabochon is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to facetted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom. Use this technique of forming softer stones into smooth oval shapes for fine jewelry.

How To: Set a stone in a cinch mount for jewelry making

An important part of jewelry making involves properly setting gemstones. This how-to video tutorial demonstrates the proper way to set a stone in a cinch mount. Begin by placing the gemstone face side up in the casting. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to grasp the casting at the base of the bail. Gently squeeze the pliers to close the gap and tighten the casting around the stone. Test to ensure that the stone is properly set.

How To: Attach a jewelry clasp

One important part of jewelery making involves properly attaching clasps. This how-to video jewelry making tutorial demonstrates the proper way to attach them. Begin by threading the crimp bead and the clasp onto the bead wire. Using chain nose pliers feed the thread around and loop it back around through the crimp bead. Use the pliers to hold the crimp bead tight. Crimp the bead down securing the wire and clasp.

How To: Snap set tension mounts for jewelry making

One important part of jewelery making involves properly doing setting snap tension mounts. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to set stone with a tension mounts. With the crimp bead on the wire place the bead in the first notch of the crimping pliers. Begin with your stone face down on a flat surface. Place the casting over the stone. Firmly press the casting over the stone and you stone should snap into place. Use this technique to create beautiful earings.

How To: Attach a jewelry hook

One important part of jewelery making involves properly attaching hooks. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to attach a hook, use it for making earing, bracelets or charms. Begin by holding the wire firmly in one hand. Using the chain nose pliers gently twist the ring at the end of the hook until it is open. Then place the completed piece of jewelry and secure it in place.

How To: Crimp jewelry beads on a wire

One important part of jewelery making involves properly crimping beads. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to crimp beads on a wire. With the crimp bead on the wire place the bead in the first notch of the crimping pliers. Gently squeeze the tube until it is flat and secures the wire.