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How To : Secure crimp beads using chain-nose pliers

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

How To : Make jewelry 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

How To : Crimp beads on soft flex wire for jewelry

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

How To : Make a multilayered beaded memory wire bracelet

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

How To : Make jewelry using wire

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

How To : Make a simple wire and beads ring with your kids

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

How To : Do a simple experiment using copper wire and battery

In this video Mr.G puts a new spin on magnets and bare copper wire with just a simple battery. Motion via magic? Not quite, but pretty darn close! Join Mr. G, and build your own motor with its own unique new spin. This is a fun, easy, do it at home experiment.

How To : Make Neon Children's Umbrella Using EL Wire

Here's a children's umbrella lined with neon green EL wire. It's definitely an easy and fun project for kids to do with their parents, and more importantly, it keeps the little mischiefs safer if they're out and about on rainy days. For even more creative inspiration ideas us ...more

How To : Crimp jewelry beads on a wire

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

How To : Cut beads and coves using your wood lathe

It's time to get down and dirty in this next tutorial. If you own a lathe, you may already know that there is a great selection of different styles that can be carved using the right carving tools. In this video, you'll be finding out how to cut beads and coves using your woo ...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 : Make a delicate beaded hair vine for weddings

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

How To : Wire wrap jewelry with head pins

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

How To : Make your own summery wine glass charms

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.

How To : Crafted a beautiful beaded dragonfly pendant

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

How To : Bead a Halloween skull bracelet

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

How To : Secure crimp beads with crimping/chain-nose pliers

Attention jewelry makers! When making your own unique jewelry designs, one must learn how to secure the end crimp beads with crimping or chain-nose pliers. Crimp beads can be used for finishing off your strung jewelry or as "stoppers". In this tutorial, learn how to hone your ...more

How To : Make paper flowers with a paper shaper punch

The video shows the viewer how to make 3 paper flowers. The first seconds show the paper flowers (two blue and one pink) and a lady voice says she will show us how to make them using a Paper Shaper Punch. Then she presents the tools: the paper shaper punch (with the large dais ...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 : Use watch faces to make jewelry

Watch this video to learn how to change the battery in your watch using the flat blade case knife, add jump rings to your watch face and make the popular interchangeable watch bands using beading wire and elasticity!

How To : Bead a necklace with a pendant

This video will show you how to make a beautiful and dramatic beaded necklace with a pendant. She uses a sterling steel shield pendant but you can use any pendant you like. You can choose any type of beads depending on the look you would like to achieve. In this case hematite ...more

How To : Make a pair of two teared crystal drop earrings

TheCreativeJeweler teaches you how to create a pair of two teared crystal drop earrings using findings, headpins (can be any type you want, or if you want to make your own) and crystals. You take your headpin and put a 6mm Swarovski crystal bead, a 3mm silver bead, a 4mm Swaro ...more

How To : Form a star pendant

Create a card with a difference, using sparkly seed beads and silver plated wire. Corinne Bradd demonstrates how to form a stunning star pendant that can be displayed inside an aperture, or worn on a strand of organza ribbon as a piece of fashion jewellery.

How To : Craft a vintage/Steampunk rose brooch

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

How To : Use a head pin when jewelry making

Rob shows us how to use a silver one inch long wire head pin to place a bead on. He uses both flat nose and round nose pliers to close the loops he demonstrates how to make. outlining the basics for loop making and the loop connection process. He slowly and clearly shows us ho ...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 Victorian-inspired necklace using a ribbon

This video is in the Arts and Crafts category and you will learn how to make a Victorian-inspired necklace using an old ribbon. This is a very simple and easy way of making a necklace. Take a ribbon of about an arm’s length, tie it around the neck and check that the length sho ...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 a beaded viking knit bracelet

In this tutorial, we learn how to make a beaded Viking knit bracelet. First, pull a craft wire through a draw plate in the largest hole. After this, you will have a knitted weave bracelet. Now, place a hook in the loops at the end of the bracelet, and twist it down, then cut t ...more

How To : Use a callotte (a bead tip or clam shell)

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

How To : Thread with soft flex wire for jewelry

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

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 : 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 : Make copper cathedral earrings

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

How To : Make origami crane earrings

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

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 : 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 : 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 : Create a floral antique photo stand

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

How To : Make an easy looped headpin for jewelry making

What exactly is a head pin? In jewelry crafting, a head pin is the small wire loop on top of a bead that allows the bead to be attached to a necklace or an earring. If you're looking to get into making your own jewelry, then creating a headpin is one of the most basic skills y ...more

How To : Make a head pin loop

In making jewelry, the head pin loop is used many times. Let's learn to make a head pin loop so jewelry making will be that much easier. To make a head pin loop you will need: Beads Head pins Wire cutters Round nose pliers To start you are going to slide the bead or bead ...more

How To : Make a Barbie-sized princess tiara

For the fairy sized princess tiara you will need 32 gauge silver wire, silver ball beads, seed beads (your choice of color) and 4 mm crystal beads. Start with about 6" of the wire. String a seed bead to the center of the wire- and twist one or two times to secure it in place. ...more

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