Learn how to sculpt simple beads out of polymer clay with this free video art lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including s ...more
How to Make Clay Beads for Jewelry
Learn how to make a pair of polymer clay earrings with this free video craft lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including st ...more
Color scales are important to learning the subtle changes and variations in colors that result from mixing. Polymer clay is an excellent medium to create these color scales, and the beads don't need to remain prototypes of colors, but can be used in jewelry. Watch this video c ...more
Looking for fun and easy handmade jewelry projects? Let our expert show you how to make polymer clay bead necklaces in this free jewelry making video series. Part 1 of 18 - How to Make polymer clay bead necklaces. Make polymer clay bead necklaces - Part 2 of 18. Click through ...more
White Gothic Studios presents how to make a white paper bead tray for baking and clear coating polymer clay beads.
Polymer clay is a favorite material for many crafters because it's so versatile. Those interested in creating miniatures - like small version of Domo Kun or tiny, hamster-sized apple pies - can easily mold the clay into any shape they wish, while jewelers enjoy polymer clay be ...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
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson shows you how to make a skinner blend with polymer clay. A skinner blend is just a simple technique of combining two colors of polymer clay, for a shaded, ombre type look. Learn how to mix a skinner blend of polymer clay by w ...more
Bakeable modeling clay comes in many vibrant colors. Here's how to use it to make flat beads that resemble millefiori—glass beads with a flower design.
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.
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.
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 al ...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
Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Jill Erickson shows you a couple of ways to condition polymer clay. Conditioning, or kneading, is essential to drive out air bubbles and to better prepare clay for molding. Learn how to condition or knead polymer clay before molding or scu ...more
This video shows how to make jewelry out of polymer clay and magnets. Learn how to craft clasps for any kind of jewelry out of polymer clay with magnetic closures.
This video covers the basics on using and cleaning a Makin's Ultimate Clay Extruder plus a tutorial on how to make coiled extruder beads from polymer clay.
This how-to video teaches how to use polymer clay to make jewelry. Learn how to manipulate polymer clay to design and craft a necklace pendant.
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.
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 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 ...more
Start with a polymer clay rose, some beads and elastic thread. Thread a big-eye needle, and then string the beads along your elastic thread. Once you have enough beads, string on your clay rose. Then tie off, and you have a fun piece of rosy jewelry!
Besides crushed velvet clothing and accessories and anything with a lot of sparkly sequins, tribal jewelry is very in this holiday season. While it isn't necessarily as festive or as glitzy as the other fashion trends, it's uniquely, naturally beautiful and really makes a stat ...more
Wearing a peace sign pendant is the perfect way to celebrate the harmony and integration of nations occuring right now at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa. While known as soccer's clash of nations, the World Cup also presents a way for disparate countries to play together on ...more
See how to make rings out of polymer clay with this free video craft lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, including step-by-st ...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
If you're a beading novice, there's one very important thing to know before you venture into the pastime: No matter how many projects you complete, you will always have a lot more beads left over than you know what to do with. When you make beaded jewelry often, many of these ...more
This video tutorial shows how to make a 'floating' or 'illusion' style necklace using crimp beads which are tricky but effective in jewelry-making projects. To make this necklace, you will need tiger tails, crimps, an extension chain clasp, jump rings, and beads. Learn how to ...more
Improve your jewelry making technique, watch this video and learn how easy it is to load seed beads on a needle using a spin-N-bead.
If your idea of jewelry making is simply strining on glass beads and vintage knick knacks onto a string and then adding a clasp, then you have some serious learning to do. While in the end creativity trumps all, it's important for many intricate projects that you calculate exa ...more
Jill Erickson from Art Jewelry Magazine demonstrates how to make a Jellyroll cane with polymer clay. Condition two different colors of clay by running them through a pasta machine set on medium. Then, trim off any rough edges. Stack the clay on top of each other and place a li ...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
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
This video project tutorial is for a scrumptious chunky 'boho' style bracelet made with a variety of gorgeous beads in blue & white (will look fab with denim!). To make this bracelet, you will need stretchy nylon, ribbon, beads, scissors, and glue. Learn how to craft this boho ...more
To make double drop earrings at home, you will need fishhook earring findings, head pins, 5mm jump rings, beads, and some pliers. Learn how to craft custom double drop earrings by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.
In a recent episode of Gok Wan's Fashion Fix series, he used some beads to trim up the fringe on a sandal which gave us a great idea for a new take on fashion fringing: for a necklace! To make this project you will need cord and round glass beads. Simple! Learn how to craft th ...more
This necklace is sure to get you noticed! This video shows you how to make a beautiful teal color faceted heart pendant on a knotted bead necklace. You will need waxed cord, glass beads, a heart pendant, a head pin, and scissors. Learn how to craft this necklace by watching th ...more
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 ...more
Herringbone is a real easy beading stitch that gives a slinky, flexible finish for the final jewelry projects. The herringbone stitch is easy to build beads onto, so the project can be any size desired. Watch this video beaded jewelry tutorial and learn how to do the flat herr ...more
Watch this video for an introduction to a very versatile stitch, the Netting Stitch. In this tutorial, the process is shown step-by-step to create angular pendants and drops for necklaces with seed beads. Learn how to do a netting stitch for beaded jewelry by watching and foll ...more
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 s ...more
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to craft jewelry is out of paper! In this tutorial, learn how to make fun bracelets and necklaces with paper 'beads'. This eco-friendly project is best for kids that are a little bit older, and can be worn by anyone! So the next time you ne ...more
The Even Count Peyote Stitch is one of the most widely used bead-weaving stitches. It's very easy to learn and when used with Delica beads, they just pop into place. You can really see the peyote design come to life with every row you complete! Learn how to stitch the even cou ...more
Polymer clay beads are oftentimes cute even without adornment, but beads with pictures of little doggies on them are simply adorable. This video will teach you how to make dog beads out of polymer clay with floppy ears and a wanting expression.
See how to sculpt a miniature heart bead out of polymer clay with this free video craft lesson. While this tutorial is best suited for those with some familiarity of polymer clay sculpture, novice sculpters should be able to follow along given a little effort. For specifics, i ...more
This video demonstrates the making of zebra beads presented by Garden of Imagination. To make zebra beads, take white and black clay. First take the white clay and flatten it and then do the same with the black clay. Arrange them in five flatten layers one white strip and othe ...more
This video shows how to make a bay girl and boy head made of clay. The first thing you need to do is get a small round ball of clay that is a skin color color. Then you get the small black beads and place it firmly on the ball they will act as the eyes. Then make the eye creas ...more
This art and craft video shows you how to create a bunny head out of polymer clay. You start it by creating a round ball for the bunny head. You can then make it into a bead by using a small screwdriver (if you wish it to be a bead). You then take some additional clay and shap ...more
A piece of orange clay is rolled down to diameter of desired width of beak, and rolled down further at 1 end to make a point. Cone shape is cut to length of beak desired. A black ball of polymer clay is made. Base of orange beak is blended onto it. 2 clear seed beads are picke ...more
Create your own dazzling artwork or jewelry with perler beads!
Watch this video to create realistic hot cross buns for your dollhouse! Start off with some white clay, and glass marble beads. Take your clay and make a nice little ball and pour in some of the marble beads. Squish the clay together so all the little "raisin" beads get mixed ...more
Hemp jewelry is crunchy granola chic no matter how you style it. Made of rustic, slightly frayed natural hemp and adorned with natural materials like seashells and wood beads, hemp jewelry is as surfer chic as you can get. If you enjoy making your own hemp bracelets and neckl ...more
This is an informative short video about the art of Making Beads from ceramic clay. These ceramic beads are fragile and beautiful.
Here is a quick video on how to make encased stringers for glass beads. This is a great way to add fancy stringer decoration to your glass beads. These lampworking instructions demonstrate how to add thin ropes of color and pattern embedded in the molten glass bead. Use this t ...more
Callottes are a great way of hiding knots or crimp beads when making jewelry - this instructional video demonstrates how they can be used. They're basically little cups that cover the end of wire on a bracelet or necklace. Learn how to use a callotte in jewelry making by watch ...more
Want to have a green Thanksgiving this year? You can make a classy, lovely Thanksgiving centerpiece with your children out of recycled materials! This project uses empty glass soda bottles, a few paints, flowers and some old jewelry or colored beads.
Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a rounded jewelry box using clay and your pottery wheel. This how-to video is geared toward intermediate potters with some experience in the wheel. The tips in this instructional video will help you throw a great rounded ...more
Watch this ceramics tutorial video to learn how to throw a jewelry box using clay and a pottery wheel. This how-to video is best for beginner to intermediate potters with some experience with the pottery wheel. The tips in this instructional video will help you throw your own ...more
Glass beads are both easy and essential items for jewelry making. Learn how to create these decorative beads to make beautiful jewelry in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Make your own glass beads. Make your own glass beads - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch t ...more
Water beads are gorgeous, luminous beads with surfaces that look like waves on a pond, teeming with various hues of robin's egg blue, sea foam, white, and deep navy blue. Water beads can actually be made yourself from clear glass beads. To learn how to make these gorgeous bea ...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