Make a String Ring

How To : String a pendant to make a necklace

It's easy to craft custom jewelry at home. To string a pendant onto a necklace you will need an extension chain, a trigger clasp, cord tips and jump rings. Learn how to string a pendant for a necklace by watching this video jewelry-making tutorial.

How To : Make an elastic Bali bead & crystal ring

In this tutorial, we learn how to make an elastic Bali bead & crystal ring. First, you need to get all of your supplies together, which include: elastic cord, crystals, glue, beads, and scissors. Start by cutting a 6 inch piece of the elastic cord, then string a bead to the mi ...more

How To : Make a stretchy rose ring out of elastic and beads

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!

How To : Make a standard blanket from crocheting

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a standard blanket from crocheting. First, you will start your crochet by positioning the material into your hand. Then, you will need to tuck in between your ring and middle finger and around the others. The fingers will control the tens ...more

How To : Make a floating flower, Swarovski crystal toe ring

Kameron Kay teaches us how to make a floating flower crystal toe ring in this tutorial. You will need: stretch cord, large crimp bead, flat nosed pliers, flat backed crystal flower, glue, and small scissors to make this. First, cut out your chord to the exact size that you nee ...more

How To : Play "Surf" on the ukulele

The beginning of the video lays out a couple quick lessons on hand and finger placement for playing string notes on the ukulele. The first hand placement and is for string C: using your ring finger place it on the bottom string. The right hand will strum the strings in a down, ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Play the song "Seabreeze" by Tyrone Wells himself

Check out this instructional guitar video that shows you how to play the song "Seabreeze" by Tyrone Wells. This demonstration is taught by Tyrone Wells himself. You will need a guitar, a willing heart, a love for music, and fingers. Follow these simple steps to play "Seabreeze ...more

How To : Play "One" by Metallica on electric guitar

In this video we learn how to play "One" by Metallica on electric guitar. Start out with the beginning of the song. You will take the first finger on the second fret of the A string and your ring finger on the fourth fret of the E string. Play back and forth going between the ...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 : Play "Numb" by Linkin Park on acoustic guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "Numb" by Linkin Park on acoustic guitar. Start out with putting your middle finger on the second fret of the A string and play an E minor. Now, move your ring finger to the third fret of the A string and your pointer finger on the E string. ...more

How To : Make a Solomon Bar decorative knot

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a Solomon bar decorative knot. You will start by grabbing the ring at the end of the string, then tie it to an opposite ring. Fold the left side of the string to the right and bring the right over to the left. Pull the left into the loop ...more

How To : Tie the Diamond Ring decorative knot

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a diamond ring knot. The name refers to the similar appearance of an actual diamond ring. The Diamond Ring knot is the fusion of an Overhand Knot and a tying technique called circling. Begin by making a loop; put one end of the ...more

How To : Play practical jokes using your guitar

In this video, we learn how to play practical jokes using your guitar. The first trick is called the jack in the box. First, take your pick and put it in between your strings and slide it down. Then, put your hand over it and play the jack in the box song. The next trick is to ...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 : Cold smoke two different varieties of sausage

In order to make two different varieties of cold smoke sausage, you will need the following: pork butts, a grinder, a mixer, a scale, scissors, hog ring, cooking string, non-iodized salt, rubbed sage, crushed red pepper, course black pepper, and casings. Grind the pork butts. ...more

How To : Make your own ring light at home

You don't need to buy an expensive ring light, you can make your own at home. You'll need a sheet of sturdy plywood, a pencil, some string, a dimmer switch, the light bulb sockets, some electrical wire, a drill and some hardware.

How To : Make a Gaara Gourd from Naruto

Are you into Gaara? If so, why not make one of his gourds? Materials you will need: Big balloons PVA Scissors Needle & yarn, or string & a pencil Bucket Newspaper (lots) Red ribbon or cotton fabric Yellow & brown paint Black paint Kitchen roll Sponge Metal eyelets (possibly) ...more

How To : Make your own beaded silver charm bracelet

You may be able to find a blank silver chain for making a charm bracelet in stores, but if not, you can easily make your own with a length of jewelry chain, a toggle clasp and some jewelry pliers. Once you have the base chain, just string your beads using jump rings for a love ...more

How To : Recycle Christmas cards into Christmas crafts

Don’t throw out those beautiful holiday cards you received! Recycle them into something useful. You will need: Christmas cards scissors or a paper cutter glue cardboard ribbon or string potpurri You can recycle your Christmas cards into Christmas postcards, gift cards, napk ...more

How To : Make a Guinean bolong bata drum

This instructional drum video shows you how to make a Guinean bolong bata drum. The Bolong Bata comes originally from Guinea. The base is made of two half calabashes. One half is covered with goat hide, tied with rope to the bottom of the other calabash. The hole in the upper ...more

How To : Play the main themes from "Lord of the Rings"

In this video, we learn how to play the main themes from "Lord of the Rings". The first strings will be E, B, G, D, A, and E. Play this riff going from high to low as you play each one. Start out slow so you can better hear how each of the chords sounds as you play. The next r ...more

How To : Play "...September Ends" by Green Day on guitar

In this video, we learn how to play "...September Ends" by Green Day on guitar. Start off by placing your ring finger on the fifth fret of the D string, using the very tip of the finger. Place the first finger on the third fret of the B string. When you have these placed, you ...more

How To : Make a dreamcatcher

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a dream catcher. You will need: 1 metal ring, leather, sinew, decorations, scissors, and a clothes pin. First, wrap the leather tightly around the ring. Clip the clothes pin on the top so you don't have to hold it as you go around the cir ...more

How To : Play C major scale in 1st position

Getting to know your scales are important to understanding music theory, learning your fretboard, improving your technique and training your ear. Check out this instructional acoustic guitar video that shows how to play C major scale in first position. Playing a scale on one s ...more

How To : Cook Stir-fried Baguio Beans (Green Beans)

This meal has become one of my favorites among stir-fried vegetables, since I first tasted it from one of my friend's recipe. But his original recipe consists only of oil, baguio beans and soy sauce. So, I experimented with it to improve its taste further, which brings us to m ...more

How To : Teach your dog to ring a bell to be let outside

Learn how to teach your dog how to ring a bell when he wants to go out. 1 Attach an item to a bell with a string. 2 Introduce the new item to your dog. 3 Ask your dog to use his paws to touch item to ring the bell. When he does, reward the dog with food. 4 After your dog maste ...more

How To : Make a card curtain

Are your favorite trading cards and postcards just sitting in a box under your bed? Well pull them out and learn how to turn them into your very own customized curtains by watching this how-to video. You will need a stack of trading cards, playing cards, or colored paper, a si ...more

How To : Play C, Am & F chords on the ukulele

Michael Lynch gives a second tutorial on how to play three different chords on the ukulele, C, Am, and F. First, start by bracing the ukulele against your chest, cradle it in your right arm, and make sure that your left hand is correct on the neck of the instrument. Make sure ...more

How To : Make a beautifully unique beaded windchime

Do you have a bunch of flawed beads left over after you make your crafts? You know the ones, the chipped, cracked, sharp ones that don't make the cut and usually get tossed in the garbage? Why not make those into something lovely, where the cracks don't matter? In this two par ...more

How To : Transplant a small tree with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to transplant a tree. Steps: 1 Wrap tree with rope to protect the branches during transport to new location. 2 Measure the width of tree trunk; multiply by 10 to determine root ball diameter. 3 Tie tope around trunk to represe ...more

How To : Scam hot ladies at the bar, again

Check out this episode of Scam School from Brian Brushwood and Revision3 to see how to trick people to get free drinks with the ladies. A while back, we taught you the importance of using easy, beatable puzzles to keep girls talking to you at the bar. Our Holiday gift to you ...more

How To : Use crimping pliers

In this video arsbeadsvideos instructs you on the use of crimping pliers, crimp tubes and how to use crimp covers. Make sure you use jewelry wire that is fine enough to fit through the holes in your jewelry. On your crimping pliers you'll notice there are two notches, also cal ...more

How To : Make an easy dreamcatcher

Arts and Crafts at Camp Watonka demonstrates how to make an easy dream catcher. Tools for the dream catcher include a ring, wax string, leather strips, pony beads, feathers, scissors and craft glue. First, cut a medium-sized piece of string. Tie a knot on the ring. Wrap the st ...more

How To : Do the Sautillé bowing technique on violin

Sautillé is french for jumping. This how to video teaches you the Sautillé bowing technique on the violin. You should repeat each note 8 times. Find the "sweet spot" where the bow bounces by itself. The stick bounces but the hair never leaves the string. Your hand has to be th ...more

How To : Make a simple dreamcatcher

Gather your hoop and supplies. Wrap the suede evenly around the entire ring. Wrap it either eight or sixteen times, depending upon your preference. Glue the ends to the hoop. Secure them with a clothespin until the glue dries. Make the web. Tie the nylon string to the suede. M ...more

How To : Play the Ricochét bow technique on violin

Ricochét is French for skipping a rock. Not to be confused with the English version of bouncing off things. This how to video teaches the Ricochét bow technique on the violin. This technique helps you feel the vibration of the stick that helps you get a bigger, freer sound. Yo ...more

How To : Start Playing Guitar (For Beginners)

Do you think playing guitar is that easy? It takes time and effort to learn the basic to extreme skills for playing a guitar! But you're lucky, simply because I will make everything easy for you by teaching you how to play guitar, my friend! Anatomy of a Guitar Let's start! ...more

News : Slice a bottle in half ... with string

Really? A string? In half? Yes. This is not a hoax. Just old fashioned science. The ingredients necessary are simple: string, acetone and a match. We initially assumed this was a result of the acetone, the magical ingredient in many other fringe hacks of this nature. But th ...more

How To : Restring & Tune an Electric Guitar

Hello again, faithful readers. For today's lesson, we will be learning the correct way to restring and tune an electric guitar. I almost wasn't going to post this because it is so basic. But, as with many basic tasks, there are a lot of people who know how to do it, but can't ...more

How To : Fix a Snagged Thread in Your Favorite Sweater

You just bought a new loose-knit sweater, slipped it on, and your ring, earring, smartwatch, or even your fingernail snagged a piece of thread yanking an entire loop loose in the fabric. It's happened to me more times than I can remember, and if you cut that eyesore away you'r ...more

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