Setting Stones in Jewelry

How To : Make a bezel to set a stone or gem for jewelry

A bezel setting is a simple band of metal that simply wraps around the stone or gem. While bezels settings can be purchase premade, making them uniquely ensures a perfect fit, for even the most unusual gemstones. Learn how to craft a bezel setting by watching this video jewelr ...more

How To : Set a stone or jewel into a bezel for jewelry

In part one of her three part instructional video series on setting a cabochon in a bezel, Art Jewelry Magazine associate editor Addie Kidd shows you how to adjust your bezel's height to match your cabochon. This technique is essential for making pendants or any jewelry with a ...more

How To : Set a stone in a cinch mount for jewelry making

An important part of jewelry making involves properly setting gemstones. This how-to video tutorial demonstrates the proper way to set a stone in a cinch mount. Begin by placing the gemstone face side up in the casting. Use a pair of needle nose pliers to grasp the casting at ...more

How To : Snap set tension mounts for jewelry making

One important part of jewelery making involves properly doing setting snap tension mounts. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to set stone with a tension mounts. With the crimp bead on the wire place the bead in the first notch of the crimping pliers. Begin ...more

How To : Create a snap set ring

Add to your jewelry making techniques by snap setting gemstones. This jewelry how to video tutorial demonstrates the proper way to snap set a ring. Begin by placing your stone face down on a flat surface. With your casting in hand gently push the ring setting over the gem ston ...more

How To : Snap set a six prong pendant

One important part of jewelery making involves properly setting stones. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to snap set a six prong pendant. Begin with your stone flat face down on a surface, with your casting in hand gently press the setting down over the ge ...more

How To : Set a gemstone in a basket setting

One important part of jewelery making involves properly setting beads and gemstones. This jewelry how-to video demonstrates the proper way to set a gemstone in a basket setting. Begin by placing your stone face up inside the casting. Next, holding on to the casting, press the ...more

How To : Create a Punk Rock Witch Makeup Look for Halloween

Thanks to "Mean Girls," we now know that Halloween is the only time you can dress like a slut and get away with it. Which means that if your concept of a witch costume still includes a crooked nose, warts, and a green face, then you're living way in the past, honey. Blast forw ...more

How To : Make a mosaic jewelry ring

In this video, we learn how to make a mosaic jewelry ring. First, put the glue into a container, then place the stones into the glue and then place them onto the ring. Start by making the outer ring of the circle, then continue to go around the inside and the middle. Once you ...more

How To : Make acid wash jeans

Purchase the necessary equipment for this project. Pumice stones can be purchased at any beauty supply store. Chlorine can be purchased from any household supply store. Sodium bisulfite can usually be found at hobby stores. Obtaining the industrial washing machines for persona ...more

How To : Make wire wrap jewelry

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

How To : Make rock and gemstone jewelry

In this series of video clips you’ll learn tips and techniques for making your own rock and stone jewelry. Expert Candace Copeland demonstrates the process of making a necklace step-by-step, offering advice on choosing the beads, stones, gems and other supplies like tools and ...more

How To : Indentify vintage Coro costume jewelry

Coro Costume Jewelry, created by Emanuel Cohen and Gerald Rosenberg in the early 20th century, is prized for its intricate floral motifs and use of rhinestones for extra bling. Known for their jelly belly pins, animals with clear acrylic stones near their bellies, the Coro co ...more

How To : Practice bezel set casting for jewelry making

There are various techniques one must learn for jewelry making. Create gorgeous earring, pendants and charms by learning bezel casting. This how-to video tutorial demonstrates the basics of bezel set casting for making jewelry. Watch and learn how easy it is.

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

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

How To : Create a rounded wire for gemstone earrings

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

How To : Become a Great Thrift Store Shopper

Shopping at a thrift store can be a fun adventure, a daunting task, a way to save money, or a combination of any or all of those. There's no question that buying secondhand is almost always cheaper and buying at a thrift store undoubtedly so. But it can also be a lot of work. ...more

News : The Jackass Olympic Games

Have you got the olympic balls!!!! Nuts this is going to hurt!!!! The Jackass Olympics is a test not only of athleticism but also what every true sportsman or in some case women should have balls of steel!!I foresee the event to be a close contest, with the winner being awarde ...more

How To : Lay a flagstone walkway with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to lay a flagstone walkway. Steps: 1 Use a garden hose to lay out the shape and location of the 3-foot-wide walkway. 2 Cut through the sod and roots along the hose using a flat-blade shovel or edger. 3 Dig 3 to 4 inches of dir ...more

How To : Create a New Lawn From Turf or Seed

Preparation When creating a new lawn it is essential that the soil is prepared properly to ensure a satisfactory outcome when laying turf or sowing lawn seed. Whether you decide to lay turf or seed, the preparation is the same. This video shows how to prepare the soil ready f ...more

How To : Throw a Naked Sushi Party

The Japanese know how to party. Browsing the internet for my daily fix of Weird Asian News, I stumbled across this article on Cannibal Banquets. According to Steve Levenstein, Japanese Innovations Writer, "a pinata-like 'body' is carefully crafted, then stuffed with edible go ...more

How To : Make your own pita bread

This is a video demonstration that will show you how to make pita bread at home. The first thing you have to do is dissolve the yeast in a warm water with a little sugar added to it. Let it sit until it becomes frothy. The next step is to add about half of the flour and a litt ...more

How To : Make a polymer clay jellyroll cane

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

Change a Roadside Flat Tire : The Definitive Guide

Someday, maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday, you'll find yourself on the road in your car, maybe on the highway, and you'll hear something. With your air conditioning on full blast and your stereo so loud your ears feel like they are bleeding, you normally would ...more

How To : Pitch a Reality Show Idea to a Network Executive

This how-to is aimed at the uncynical, bright-eyed outsider who wants to become a television producer…the talented person who believes he or she has the ‘it’ to crack Hollywood. The ‘Sammy’ who just arrived in 90210. Hollywood is a land of dreams and riches. It is true that n ...more

How To : Dominate the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

First off, don't be frustrated. YOU CAN DO IT! Contrary to the message in the image above, it's NOT over. It's just beginning. And when it comes to solving the New York Times crossword puzzle, the old cliche does apply: practice makes perfect. I've read quite a few books and ...more

How To : Build a retaining wall with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to build a retaining wall. Steps: 1 Dig into hillside 2 ft. back from face of retaining wall. 2 Stretch a level line between wood stakes to establish the wall height. 3 Dig out dirt along base of wall to accommodate 6 inches o ...more

How To : Make a neat necklace & earring organizer

For anyone with jewelry sets consisting of earrings and a necklace, learn how to make this organizer to avoid tangles, broken pieces, or mismatched sets. Go to any Wal-Mart store and purchase a stacking shelf, which has a grid pattern. This will be used for your earrings. You ...more

How To : Make a Bali bead and lampwork beaded bracelet

For anyone interested in learning how to make their own jewelry, try the simple steps in this arts and crafts tutorial to make a Bali bead and lampwork bracelet. To make the bracelet, you will need jewelry wire, a sterling silver toggle and clasp, crimp beads, Bali stone beads ...more

How To : Choose tools to use to make jewelry

Keren Peleg explains which tools to use to make jewelry. You need a fork, table, hammers, saw blades, files, tweezer, burner, anvil, stone, glasses, pliers, cutter, texture, polish, borax, acid, and towels.

How To : Create Automated Redstone Games in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. You may know that Minecraft is an excellent creative tool, but perhaps less well known are the fascinating array of redstone powered games that have been made by players like you. ...more

How To : Craft a turquoise nugget bead and wire ring

Walk into L.A. hotspot Kitson any day of the week and you're sure to find a teeming collection of celebrity endorsed jewelry, at least half of which are bohemian and breezy, made out of skilled wire wrapping and exotically colored gemstones. They're pretty, yes, but unless you ...more

How To : Make a mosaic leather cuff bracelet

Alea Mosaic shows you how create a beautiful stone-inlaid jewelry bracelet. This video clearly and concisely lays out the steps. First, you affix a pattern underneath clear adhesive foil. Next, you peel the the cover off to expose the adhesive. You then place the stones accord ...more

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 : Accurately measure plugs and jewelry

Does size really matter in plugs and rings? If you don't want a blow-out, definitely. Be safe. Measuring plugs and body jewelry isn't the hardest thing to do, but some people get confused on certain aspects of measuring so I thought I would make a video explaining how plugs, ...more

How To : Make a sun compass in the Southern hemisphere

This video gives you a quick and easy way to create a sun compass and how to use specifically in the southern hemisphere. With just the use of sticks, stones, and a shadow, you'll be able to get an accurate north/south line and determine your principle compass points. With the ...more

How To : Set stud earrings

Making your own earrings is a great solution for when you can't find the perfect pair for that awesome dress. Why not make your own by watching these free videos and learning how from an expert jewelry maker. Part 1 of 7 - How to Set stud earrings. Set stud earrings - Part 2 o ...more

How To : Remove pitting on a shotgun barrel

Many older shotguns have barrels that are badly pitted and need to be polished before shooting them. This video teaches the process of honing shotgun barrels to remove pitting using a Sunnen brand hone. Larry Potterfield, CEO and Founder of MidwayUSA, starts the process by mea ...more

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