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How To : Attach a clam shell clasp for jewelry

The clam shell is a clasp for homemade jewelry. Putting a clam shell on can be difficult, because jewelry making is meticulous and dexterous, but with a crimper, it should be easy. But a crimper isn't all, a pair of pliers is also needed. This demonstration video will help wal ...more

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 an ...more

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 ...more

How To : Attach an EZ-Crimp™ to a wire for jewelry making

An EZ-Crimp is a very useful tool in jewelry making; with a rounded loop on one end and a flat rectangulr space equipped with a hole on the other, it allows for the attachment of a piece of wire (inserted through the hole) and can be used to close a necklace. To attach an EZ- ...more

How To : Created a wrapped beading loop

Artbeads demonstrates how to make a wrapped beading loop. First, take a head pin or an eye pin and add the beads that you would like to use. Use chain nose pliers to make a 90 degree bend about 1/8 inch above the bead. Hold the bead so the tail of the wire is facing towards yo ...more

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 the ...more

How To : Create a rounded wire for gemstone earrings

Hitting up antiques stores or flea markets every now and then engenders eccentric rewards of odds and ends, pretty semiprecious stones that look dazzling but have no home. Attach two of your pretty matching gems to an earring where they can easily be shown off to the world by ...more

How To : Make a tiger tail floating bead double strand necklace

Create a necklace with the 'floating' style look using the nearly invisible tiger tail jewelry wire. Follow this tutorial and thread the beads, then use the flat crimp technique to keep the beads in place. Attach a clasp, and your new necklace is ready to wear!

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 ...more

How To : Make a floating illusion necklace

Those interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, can learn how to make a floating illusion necklace by following the steps in this video tutorial. You will need a beading board, beading wire, crimp beads, beads of your choice, a barrel clasp, wire cutters, and crimp ...more

How To : Finish off your jewelry with crimps & crimp covers

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 ...more

How To : Make a interchangeable beaded watch band

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a interchangeable beaded watch band. First, cut your beading wire to appropriate length, then slide a crimp bead and lobster trigger clasp to one side of the wire. Then, bring the end of the wire back through the crimp bead creating a snu ...more

How To : Make a handforged silver clasp

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, ...more

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 mak ...more

How To : Make a simple wire loop

Where making jewelry, there are a lot of times that you will have to make a simple wire loop. This is how to do it. Cut a piece of jewelry wire 3 inches long. Slide a bead onto this wire. At the end, close to the bead, leave approximately 1/4 of an inch of wire. Bend the sho ...more

How To : Make an adjustable cable necklace

In order to make an adjustable cable necklace, you will need the following: 20 inch adjustable cable chain, a slide bead frame, 2 head pins, 8 mm bi-cone, 8 mm crystal, 2 6-mm round rondells, 2 7-mm jump rings, a pair of nipper tools, a pair of round nose pliers, and a pair of ...more

How To : Identify wire colors and do some basic home wiring

If you have never dealt with wire color-coding then Old64goat takes you through a very elementary tutorial that will give you the helpful aid needed to deal with common household wires. The first cord that is reviewed is the three pronged cord. The color wires contained within ...more

How To : Make and decorate a heart fireworks tiered cake

Wilton Cake Decorating demonstrates how to make and decorate a heart fireworks tiered cake. Roll out the pliable edible cake clay so that it is about 1/4 of an inch thick. Cut out heart shapes with cookie cutters. Let them dry for a few hours. Attach the hard hearts to wire wi ...more

How To : Tie the improved clinch knot when fly fishing

The improved clinch knot is one of the most common ways to attach a fly to the leader. It is weaker than most other fly-to-tippet knots, but has enough strength to land most fish in most situations. Use this knot to attach a small diameter tippet to a heavy wire hook, or when ...more

How To : Save Your Tomatoes From Rats And Rot

Every summer my husband and I plant a tomato plant. We do this to enjoy the plump red tomatoes right off of the vine. This summer we have had a problem, which is that SOMETHING IS EATING OUR TOMATOES AND IT IS NOT US! The Beginning Let me start from the beginning. Purchase ...more

How To : Make an "S" hook clasp for jewelry

This video jewelry-making tutorial shows how easy it to make an 'S' Hook Clasp. All you need is a piece of wire and some pliers. Learn how to craft an "S" hook clasp by watching this simple how-to video.

How To : Make Art Out of Everyday Objects

After taking a beginner’s art class at my local community college I realized two things: one, art supplies are extremely expensive, and two, I am not talented at painting. Although my painting skills are comparable to those of a five year old, I still enjoy art and being creat ...more

How To : Install a ceiling fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to put in a ceiling fan. Steps: 1 Turn off the electricity to the ceiling light at the main panel. 2 Remove existing ceiling light fixture and fixture strap from the ceiling. 3 Unscrew the old electrical box and pull it down f ...more

How To : Make silver different colors by anodizing

Watch this science video tutorial from Nurd Rage on how to make silver different colors by electrochemical anodizing. Without using paint, you can give a silver surface various colors by anodizing it. WARNING: Anodizing solution is corrosive, so wear gloves at all times when ...more

How To : Turn old watch faces into a bracelet

Turn old watch faces into appealing bracelets by using an eco-friendly recycling technique. You Will Need * A jeweler’s pliers * Four jump rings * Several used watch faces * 3/8-inch-wide velvet ribbon * Scissors * Two choker clasps * A lobster clasp * A needle and thread (opt ...more

How To : Wire automatic sprinkler valves

This video tutorial will show you how to wire automatic sprinkler valves for the health of your green grass lawn. Attach wire to the sprinkler valves and run it to the automatic sprinkler timer. That's it. You don't need to be an electrician or a plumber to accomplish this spr ...more

How To : Make a pine cone bird feeder

There are so many beautiful birds that fly around. This video shows you how to draw those birds to your yard by making a pinecone birdfeeder. You will need: A large pinecone Lard Bird seed mixture Strong wire Attach a piece of wire to the pinecone so that you can hang it ...more

How To : Make a simple jewelry clasp

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 ...more

How To : Finish a bracelet with crimps and crimp covers

Learn how to finish a bracelet with crimps and covers to finish a bracelet start by putting a crimp bead over your beading wire and then add a clasp. After putting the clasp on the wire run the beading wire back through the crimp. Move the crimp bead up toward the clasp leavin ...more

How To : Make a claspless lariat necklace

Missa teaches us how to create a claspless lariat necklace in this video. First, cut your wire so it's 20 inches long and then make a loop on one of the ends, and attach a chain to it. Now put on the end bead and attach the chain to the metal wire. Now make a loop around the e ...more

How To : Make a lariat necklace

In this video, we learn how to make a lariat necklace. First, cut your wire so it's 20" long. Then, make a loop at one of the ends and attach a small chain to it. After this, put on the crimp bead and make a loop through the bead. Once finished, take your pliers and clamp it d ...more

How To : Craft an urban chain statement necklace

Make your own statement necklace by combining various different chains and stringing them on jewelry or jump rings approximately half an inch wide. Attach the rings to the chain, jumble them up, and then attach a clasp to the other end.

How To : Make inner tube bracelets

In this video hostess Charlotte instructs us, on how to make "Inner Tube" Bracelets, a rock style associated accessory. Employing either Black Plastic, Leather, or even Tape. Creating these alt accessories requires only scissors and a needle and thread of some type of adhesive ...more

How To : Use French wire when jewelry making

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 ...more

How To : Install a water temperature gauge to a snowmobile

This video shows you how easy it is to install the J&T water temperature gauge on your snowmobile. This is a "Must Have" for any snowmobile rider in order to keep an eye on your water temperature so you don't melt a piston. List of parts and tools needed: -4 electrical eyele ...more

How To : Make a repurposed lamp out of old materials

Perpetualplum demonstrates how to make a repurposed lamp out of old materials. First, you will need a candlestick and light fixture parts like sockets, extender rods, washers and cords. You can also find materials around your house to use as the lamp base like coasters, ashtra ...more

How To : Use fish wire to install a trailer hitch

This video shows how to use fish wire (or lead wire) to assist in then installation of a trailer hitch. An installer shows how to feed the wire into the vehicle frame, attach the washer and bolt, and then pull the wire through to position the bolt for the hitch installation.

How To : Make a Christmas wreath card holder

In this tutorial we learn how to make a Christmas wreath card holder. To do this, you can use a Styrofoam wreath, feather boa, glue gun, and pictures. First, glue the feather boa around the Styrofoam wreath in any color that you would like. After this, attach your favorite col ...more

How To : Attach a fold over crimp to organza ribbon

Christina of Bright ling Beads explains how to use a fold over crimp to finish an organza ribbon necklace. First, fold down the ribbon approximately an eighth of an inch. Then, fold it down over once again. Make perpendicular folds bringing each fold towards the middle and mak ...more

How To : Make a pair of great looking earrings

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a pair of great looking earrings. To start, you will take the base of your earring that has the hook on it and then take the wire for your beads. Pick out any beads that you want to attach to the wire, then string them onto it. You can ad ...more

How To : Make a fairy for the Christmas tree

Learn how to make a fairy Christmas ornament to place on the top of the tree. Step 1. Gather your materials. Step 2. Fold the handmade paper in half and in half again. Then fold it diagonally to make a cone shape. Step 3. Trim into a perfect cone. Step 4. Bend the wire into a ...more

How To : Make a paper flower mistletoe kissing ball

To make a paper flower mistletoe kissing ball, cut leaf petal shapes out of green paper. Apply glue to white wire berries and attach them in between four paper petals. Wrap the ends of the petals with wire to secure the bouquet. Adjust the leaves as desired. Snip the excess wi ...more

How To : Make a multi-strand dichroic pendant necklace

This video shows you how to make a multi-strand necklace using a stunning dichroic glass pendant by guest artist Phil of GlassKanvas. For this project, you will need a dichroic glass pendant, nylon wire, glass beads, a clasp, a jump ring, collotes, and some crimps. Learn how t ...more

How To : Attach a clam shell end tip

Clam Shell end tips, or knot covers, are normally used when you are stringing pearls or other beads on silk or nylon thread. They cover the knots on the ends of the thread so they can't be seen. First take your string and tie a double overhand knot on one end leaving a half o ...more

HowTo : Play With Fire on Camera

Here at WonderHowTo, we appreciate the fine art of photography (including its extensively vast bag of mind boggling tricks). We also enjoy playing with fire. Sorry, most of us are little boys at heart, and we can't get enough tutorials that fall within the playing-with-matches ...more

How To : Make a fly fishing leader

Learn how to make a fly fishing leader by following this tutorial. First, the easiest way is to purchase a tapered leader, obviously. However, sometimes as you are fishing this will break and you may not have a backup leader. Your only option in that scenario is to make a new ...more

How To : Open and close jump rings

In this tutorial, Artbeads gives us a tip on how to open and close jump rings on a bracelet. First, take a pair of chain nose pliers and hold one side of the jump ring. Then, take a pair of needle nose pliers and pull the other side of the jump ring. Twist the ring by twisting ...more

How To : Protect Your Door with High Voltage

In this article, I'll show you how to create a simple yet effective way of scaring off intruders. Of course, there are methods around this approach, but it's great for office pranks and general fun. The project requires a little background knowledge in electronics and circuitr ...more

How To : Make a simple & classy charm necklace

You want to start by determining what kind of charms and the size of the necklace. Most necklaces are about 16-20". If you wanted to make a choker or a bracelet, then measure out a smaller piece of cable chain. Using a ruler makes it easy to measure and later on to add the cha ...more

How To : Hang heavy objects using toggle bolts

Ron Hazelton shows the most secure way to hang heavy mirrors or art on plaster walls using toggle bolts. Attach a sturdy hanging wire to the piece if necessary. Draw a level line on the wall where the top of the piece will go. Stretch the hanging wire taut and measure the dist ...more

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