Jewelry making is a fine art, with some jewelers devoting their entire lifetimes to learning how to perfect beading, wiring, sautering, and arranging. But that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful bracelet if you're a jewelry making beginner! Want a fast and easy way to cr ...more
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In this tutorial, we learn how to make earrings with Swarovski Crystal & coiled wire. You will need: 6 mm round bead, 4 mm Swarovski crystal, 2 inch head pin, and coiled wire. First, place the beads on to the head pin then bend the pin to 90 degrees. Cut this around 8 mm with ...more
The coiling gizmo is just that, a gizmo, that can transform wire and a few seed beads into a unique funky bead. This video will demonstrate how to make a beaded coiled bead and continuous coils.
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 ...more
If you don't want to buy your links pre-made, you can coil your own links. You'll need wire (sixteen gauge is the most common), metal dowel rods in the diameter you want, variable speed drills, wire cutters and at least two pair of pliers.
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, all ...more
Jewelry making may be too advanced for your young ones, but these wire rings are the exception. It's the perfect project for your kids, and it's easy and fun. There's hardly any materials involved in making this wire rings, and your girls will wear them forever! At least, unti ...more
Watch this video to learn how to make your own crochet necklace with beads and wire.
Kathleen Wright shows you tips and techniques on using wire wrapping and beads to make jewelry in this series. The instruction is good but it's a bit difficult to see what she's doing. Part 1 of 15 - How to Make jewelry with beads and wire. Make jewelry with beads and wire - P ...more
Turn a collection of delicate crystal beads into a lovely pair of earrings! All you need are the beads, some jewelry wire and wire cutters. Then, follow the steps in this tutorial to get your own pair of dainty, crafty earrings.
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 ...more
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.
Throughout the meticulous and dexterous process of jewelry making, when you get to the end of your bracelet or necklace, there's a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction. But to seal the deal, you need to crimp. Crimping is a necessary process for the ends of your homemade ...more
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, app ...more
Cathedral earrings are so dazzling on the ear and so much fun to make. You will need for this project: 1 pair antique copper plated hammered ear wires 2 pieces of 3mm cobalt Czech fire polish round beads 2 pieces of 4 mm cobalt Czech fire polish round beads 2 pieces of C ...more
This beaded candle decoration adds some extra embellishment and flair even to ordinary candles. To make the candle charm, you will need beads, a wire coil, and pliers. Learn how to craft this beaded candle decoration by watching this video beading tutorial.
For this project you will need some 4 mm orange beads, acrylic spacers, 4 mm black glass beads, 8 mm black glass beads, 10 mm orange glass beads, memory wire, headpins & skull charms. You also need pliers that include bent nose pliers, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers and ...more
This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more
Lots of designer purse companies, especially Coach and Kate Spade, LOVE attaching beaded charms to their purses and clutches. Sparkly little bits and pieces add extra pizazz to anything they're attached to. But you don't have to pay a high price for such wares. Check out this ...more
Poison Ivy isn't the only woman who can get away with wearing vines in her hair. Rather than picking up a bunch of poison ivy vines and sticking them in your hair (which would be bad news for all), we recommend crafting the delicate beaded hair vine presented in this tutorial. ...more
In order to make a scalloped edged bobby pin accessory, you will need the following: wire, a bobby pin, small beads, a ruler, and scissors. Cut about 2 feet of wire. Fold the wire in half. Lace the wire through the bobby pin. Anchor it by wrapping it around the exterior. Then, ...more
When you think of flower brooches, you probably imagine those dusty, ancient things your grandmother used to wear on her wool cardigan. But brooches can be uber cool - and even street chic - when done in a vintage/Steampunk style. Check out this video to learn how to craft a ...more
Decorate your Christmas tree with wire this year! You don't need much - just some 16 gauge wire, a little 26 gauge wire, various pliers (like needle nose and round nose), colored beads and a good surface to hammer your wire on.
This is a super-fun and easy homemade gift idea, or you can use it to expand your own accessories collection! Supplies you'll need: Newspaper & scrap paper Wooden beads Spray paint & decorative embellishments Floral arranging foam half-sphere Floral wire Aluminum foil Ribbon ...more
Make some seriously funky accessories (Fimo beads) in the brightest shades of polymer clay. The clever roller forms professional-looking beads, perfect for stringing onto vibrant thread or memory wire. Corinne Bradd shows how to get to grips with the gadget and make the most o ...more
Create gorgeous, sparkly motifs and embellishments out of beads to give your greetings a bit of bling. Corinne Bradd shows how easy it is to combine stunning gems, bright sequins and coloured wire for a unique, eye-catching effect. The finished bead decorations can be applied ...more
Garden of Imagination demonstrates how to make a real working miniature chandelier light for a doll house. We need some cord wires, beads, an electric bulb of 12 volt and plugs. Take the cord connected to a plug and remove the metal tips and remove the plugs. There will be tw ...more
Solving a Dilemma This is a simple how-to for a cost effective drip irrigation system for your garden. My motivation to set up my garden for drip irrigation was pretty simple. In the summer, it gets to 90+ degrees outside, and my 50’ garden hose didn’t reach the far extents w ...more
This automotive installation tutorial shows you how to install cruise control in a Toyota pickup. For many vehicles cruise control is something that's just there, but if you don't have it in your pickup and want to install cruise control check out this tutorial. Tools you'll p ...more
Gemstone trees are very zen and are a wonderful complement to your feng shui-ed out apartment. These are not easy to make but the results are gorgeous and are excellent conversation pieces. Watch this video to learn how to creat a brilliant copper gemstone tree sculpture out ...more
Create a gorgeous selection of sparkily accessories with buttons, beads and jewelery wire. The simple technique gives stunning results, you'll be able to make a funky ring to match every outfit.
Watch this video and learn how to wire wrap the stem of a wine glass with beads.
To begin you will need to gather the following supplies: needle-nose pliers, wire cutters, two fish hook wires, two head pin wires, and a few beads of your choosing. First take the head pin and string your beads onto the head pin. Once all of the beads are on the head pin bend ...more
The equipment that you need is pliers, beads, beading wire, tinsel, some miniature flowers and a plain wreath. Twist a section of beads onto the wire, 5 beads make a nice grouping. Twist the 5 beads onto a single wire to make a bunch. Make enough bunches to cover the wreath. F ...more
In this video, Marc Nelson describes how to make large hoop earrings to the wearer's choice out of silver wire and beads. The process if very simple and inexpensive. First he takes a larger gauged silver wire for the actual hoop earring. Then taking the smaller wire for bead p ...more
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
Just about every household gadget we own runs on 1.5 volt batteries of one size or another. Wouldn't it be great if you could reuse all of those dead AA, AAA, and D batteries after they've passed on? It turns out you can make a simple circuit called a "Joule Thief" to reanimat ...more
Following are the steps to describe how-to make small jewelry with head pins: 1. Materials needed are long head pins, beads, wire, cutting player. 2. Take the head pin and insert the bead into it. 3. Using the cutting player, rotate the head pin to a loop tightly. 4. Cut o ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a Mediterranean blue bracelet. The materials required for this project are: memory wire, Mediterranean Czech glass bead mix, 4mm sea side mix Czech fire polish round beads, wire cutter, super glue, bead stopper and 2 3mm memory ...more
Starting with a pair of pliers, side-cutters, beads, wire, and a cross, you can make your own homemade rosary. This video demonstrates the basics to get you started. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make your own rosary. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make your own rosary.
Watch this video to learn how to make an illusion necklace with beading wire, beads and crimps. Part 1 of 2 - How to Make an illusion necklace. Part 2 of 2 - How to Make an illusion necklace.
In order to make your own silver wire wrap earrings, you will need the following: sterling 20-gauge wire, chain nose or small round nose pliers, fine sterling wire, and multicolored crystal beads. Cut a 6-inch piece of wire. Use the pliers to make a loop on one end. Make a h ...more
Making your own hoop earrings can be fun and easy. In this video we learn to make gold-filled beaded hoop earrings with some wire, pliers, beads and an empty pill bottle. Take a 6 inch piece of 20 gauge wire and wrap it around the pill bottle. Then you take your round nose pli ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers will learn how to make a memory wire bracelet. This video provides all the materials required to make the bracelet. The required materials include a memory wire (bracelet size), heavy duty wire cutters (memory wire shears), round-nose pliers and ...more
In this tutorial, we learn how to make a floating illusion style necklace. You will need: beading wire, crimping pliers, wire cutters, beads (your choice), crimp beads, crimp covers (3mm), and a clasp (barrel clasp). First, cut your beading wire to the length you want your nec ...more
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
This instructional video shows how to bead and craft a gothic style wire cross choker necklace. For this project you will need straight wire, memory wire, glass beads, head pins, and eyepins. Learn how to craft this goth choker necklace by watching this video jewelry-making tu ...more
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
Watch this video to learn how to make a Swarovski crystal cross pendant out of of wire and beads.
Karen Bratt demonstrates how to make jump rings for jewelry and key chains. To prepare jump rings the things required are a coil of silver plated wire, a pair of round pliers and a pair of cutting pliers. Take the coil of silver plated wire and place it at the wider end of the ...more
A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more
This video tutorial is in the Arts & Crafts category which will show you how to create a floral antique photo stand. The photo stand can be used to place photos or picture cards and it also doubles up as a candle stand. A picture holder measures 4 1/2 inches from top of the ri ...more
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
Hand-painted wood beads and sterling leaf beads on memory wire with sterling toggle clasp.
Wine glass charms go around the stems of wineglasses to help guests at your BBQ, dinner or other party identify their glass of wine. You can use any sort of bead or charm to make these, but this tutorial shows you how to make a set of summery charms using beads and memory wire.
Decorative dragonflies are usually associated with little girls' shams and pink backpacks also plastered with iron-on hearts and happy faces. But you don't have to be ten years old to enjoy the dainty beauty of these winged creatures. Watch this video to learn how to make a b ...more
Step-by-Step video on how to create beautiful beaded earrings out of silver wire and gemstone beads.
This video shows the viewer how to secure crimp beads using both crimping pliers and chain-nose pliers for the purpose of jewelry making. The video uses two millimeter crimp beads, beading wire, and both sets of pliers to demonstrate the technique. To crimp using the crimping ...more
In this article, I'll show you how to build a coil gun. A coil gun is a device that fires magnetic projectiles at high velocities, using electricity. Coil guns require no explosive propellant, therefor can be fired an infinite amount of time, providing that there is ammunition ...more
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