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 substitut ...more
Egyptian Wire Jewelry
If you're an advanced jewelry maker who's looking for a beautiful challenge, then you've come to the right place. This Egyptian clasp, which features a rounded loop head pin, a bunch of spiral curls, and a longer rounded loop headpin, is among the more difficult clasps you can ...more
Learn about wire jewelry, different types of accents for wire jewelry and more with expert wire jewelry making tips and advice in this free online crafting video series. Part 1 of 26 - How to Make wire jewelry. Make wire jewelry - Part 2 of 26. Click through to watch this vide ...more
Learn about basic wire jewelry techniques and tips for making various accents with wire with expert wire jewelry making tips and advice in this free online crafting video series. Part 1 of 24 - How to Make basic wire jewelry. Make basic wire jewelry - Part 2 of 24. Click throu ...more
Wire jewelry is one of the most beautiful types out there. With a delicate appearance and ability to bend into gorgeous curvalinear patterns or wrap endlessly around necklace pendants, wire jewelry is also easy to maneuver for beginners. If you want to start creating professi ...more
How to make gold wire jewelry, right in your home. If you get good enough you may even be able to start a home business. Make gold wire jewelry. Click through to watch this video on wire-sculpture.com
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.
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.
The basics of Wire jewelry making are extremely easy to learn, and it's easy to get started quickly making your own earrings, bracelets, and necklaces, but excelling into harder wraps and loops is something only seasoned jewelry makers can do. Watch this video for your introd ...more
Our expert Debra Windsong will show you how you can make your own jewelry. If you have ever been interested in jewelry making, let our expert show you how to make wire necklaces, chain earrings, bracelets, and even watch bands with simple materials you can find at any craft st ...more
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.
Wire spirals are quick to make at home, and can be added onto any jewelry. To make wire spirals, you'll need soft round wire, bent chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, a flush cutter, a spiral maker, and a WigJig Olympus or Delphi. Learn how to make wire spirals by watching t ...more
Learn how to straighten wire with this jewelry making video. Use a pair of pliers to straighten a piece of warped wire. When making earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces, don't throw away the bent pieces of left over wire. They can be salvaged!
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. ...more
You know those trendy little jewelry stores that line Melrose and Robertson Blvd., filled with gorgeous yet offbeat knick knacks boasting sleek '60s contours and not too much bling? Well, you can create a similar "pretty, but not too pretty" piece of jewelry by watching this t ...more
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
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
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
In these videos, our expert will show you how to make wire wrap jewelry. Wire wrap jewelry is an easy to learn, but very professional looking way to make your own jewelry. In these videos you will learn what tools you need to begin making your own jewelry. Our expert will expl ...more
Though jewelry making can be meticulous and dependent on dexterity, using the right wire makes the whole process easier and faster. Wire necklaces and bracelets are simple when using the soft flexible wire, or soft flex. This demonstration video will help walk you through the ...more
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
Do you want to learn how to make the perfect loops for your wire projects? Join Lisa Niven Kelly from Beaducation, and learn the basics on making basic loops! Lisa goes over what tools to use, and how to make even consistent loops. Learn how to make basic wire loops for your j ...more
Wire hearts are cute, friendly jewelry pieces that are as versatile as they are attractive. Composed simply of a bent and twisted piece of wire, they can be shaped into bookmarks, earrings, necklace chains, and bracelets. Watch this video to learn how to make 2 different size ...more
This video shows you how to use household electrical wire to make stunning jewelry pieces for you or a friend. Taking the wire from a renovation project, I stripped the wires of their plastic and then started twisting and creating designs. Make cheap jewelry but expensive desi ...more
If you want to make the perfect spirals, join Lisa Niven Kelly from beaducation for this quick demo on perfecting the wire spiral. Learn how to make open and closed loop spirals, and the proper tools to use for mastering this technique. Watch as Lisa shows you how to make one ...more
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 ...more
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.
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
The long name of this technique makes the meticulousness and dexterity skills of making jewelry a must. If you aren't perfect in all your techniques, this might stump you, but practice makes perfect. Wire wrapping a center-drilled, single-end stone takes skill. This demonstrat ...more
Jewelry making is meticulous and dependent on detailed movements and dexterity. This wire wrap for necklaces and such could take a little practice, but eventually you should be able to replicate this side-drill single-end wire wrap. This demonstration video will help walk you ...more
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
Jewelry making can be frustrating, especially if you don't know the basics, like straightening wire. Well, this video tip will show you exactly how to straight thick wire to use in jewelry projects. It's the perfect way to make wires look great, and one way involves a piece of ...more
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
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
Wrapping leather is the least of your worries when it comes to the meticulous and dexterous art of making jewelry. IIf you have the basic jewelry making skills down, doing this wire-wrap on leather should be a cinch.. This demonstration video will help walk you through the pro ...more
There's more than you think to making jewelry. It takes meticulousness and dexterity to be good, but forming an earring hoop makes the whole process seem easy, but don't be fooled. This wire earring hoop is simple, but that's just a little part to jewelry making. This demonstr ...more
Wire wrapping is like the bread and butter of jewelry making. It doesn't matter if you're into vintage inspired, assemblage necklaces or Steampunk pieces - wire wrapping is essntial for securing everything in place and often times is even used as part of the decor. So check o ...more
A wire mandala is basically a wire halo of sorts, meant as a geometric configuration which contains the image of a deity. For some, a wire mandala can be used for meditation and stress relief, while for others it is a beautiful religious pendant that can be attached to earring ...more
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 ...more
Jewelry takes patience to make. It's meticulous. It's dexterous. And there's a lot to know, like all the wire-wraps. This wire-wrap is the side-drilled double end wire-wrap. Though the name is long, it's process is the opposite, once you master it. This demonstration video wil ...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
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
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
Want to make your own jewelry? While there are loads of pre-made earrings and necklaces and bracelets out there, it's often hard to find one that suits your personality to a tee, so we totally feel you. But before you start haphazardly strining stuff onto a wire, check out thi ...more
Create a simply beautiful beaded wire ring in minutes with this step by step guide. This delicate ring design will look simply lovely with any style of bead. Be creative. Learn how to craft this beaded wire ring by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial. Get beading!
Improve your jewelry making technique, watch this video and learn how to use memory wire.
We're totally not lying when we say that the necklace featured in this video sells for upwards of $100 at some fine retailers in Beverly Hills. Composed of a long, sparkly necklace chain and a teardrop shaped pendant attached with intricate wire wrapping, this is a necklace th ...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
Improve your jewelry making techniques, watch this video and learn how to make a simple loop using 20 gauge wire.
Here is a way you can make your own jewelry for little money and have fun doing it. In this video we are shown how we can add feathers to existing earrings and necklaces. For this project we need some feathers, a pair of earrings, some silver plated copper wire, needle nose pl ...more
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.
The ancient Romans were well known for their decadence. Whether it was coddling enough vino to fill every barrel in donkey kong or having nightly orgies with any partner of their choosing, they knew how to party and could put any frat boy to shame with their decadent endurance ...more
In jewelry making, string art is one of those techniques that creates a complicated looking result but is actually very easy to do. Composed of differently hued strings wrapped around a teardrop shaped pendant, string art can be used for various jewelry projects. You can make ...more
Perfect for a 4th of July craft, this tutorial shows you how to make an easy beaded bracelet with a patriotic touch. You'll need some copper wire (or jewelry wire), red, white and blue beads, a pencil and a pair of safety scissors.
Make a lovely and elegant silver ring out of jewelry wire. By using a small crochet hook and carefully crocheting your wire, you can create a beautiful ring which looks like it has been made with silver filigree. You don't need anything more!
Knotting techniques are essential to learn for cord, leather, or even wire jewelry. A professional looking knot serves functional purposes, and can eliminate the need for clasps, closures, or attaching pieces. Learn how to tie a slip, slide, and lark's head knot by watching th ...more
This video jewelry-making tutorial shows how to make these origami crane earrings. You will need tiny origami paper, crimping beads, crystals, earring findings, and jewelry wire. Learn how to fold a crane using the traditional Japanese art of origami and craft it into earrings ...more
A wire wrapped pendant can be a lovely addition to your wardrobe, or make a wonderful gift for a friend. This tutorial shows you how to take your favorite pendant and dress it up with a little extra jewelry wire.
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!
Taking a letter die set (which you can find at hardware stores), stamp in words and phrases which are important to you onto copper washers. Thenk link the washers together with small loops of jewelry wire, attach a clasp, and you have your own mantra bracelet to help keep you ...more