Jewelry Projects

Make Bracelets Using Zippers Tutorial (3 Ways!)

Make Bracelets Using Zippers Tutorial (3 Ways!)
My favorite DIYs tend to involve turning stuff into other stuff. For me, projects like these aren't simply innovative, they border on magical -- in a presto-chango kind of way. Zipper crafts fall into this category for me, and the seasoned crafter is

How to Make Jewelry With Semi Precious Stones

How to Make Jewelry With Semi Precious Stones
Semi-precious stones are readily available and affordable, and can range in price and quality from semi-precious rubies or emeralds, to fresh water pearls, to polished and cut minerals like quartzite and chalcedony. The easiest way to make your own j

How to Make Wire Tree of Life Pendant

How to Make Wire Tree of Life Pendant
Tree of Life pendants have become very popular. The Tree of Life is a universal symbol—it is present in many cultures and can stand for wisdom, bounty, beauty, life, creation, and even divination. You can easily make your own Tree of Life pendant wit

How to Make Jewelry From Metal Knitting Needles

How to Make Jewelry From Metal Knitting Needles
Aluminum knitting needles aren't just for making blankets. Whether your needles are bent and dented or you just don't knit anymore, you don't have to toss those tools. Instead, try making jewelry from them. Aluminum knitting needles come in a wide va

How to Refine Gold in the Fire

How to Refine Gold in the Fire
There are two main sources for gold: mining and scrap. As gold prices go up, gold recycling becomes more attractive. But different pieces of recycled gold vary in the amount of gold they actually contain. Gold can be mixed with other metals like copp

How to Engrave Jewelry

How to Engrave Jewelry
Engraving jewelry by hand is a skill that takes many years to master. Learn to engrave on virtually any surface. With careful design and skill as an engraver it is possible to engrave simple or advanced artwork onto metals and stone. Learning this sk

How to Etch Stainless Steel Jewelry

How to Etch Stainless Steel Jewelry
The classic method of etching stainless steel uses caustic chemicals like ferric chloride, hydrofluoric acid, nitric acid. Dangerous is an understatement. You can also try using an engraving tool, but unless you have a really steady hand, you end up

How to Make "Scrabble" Tile Pendants

How to Make "Scrabble" Tile Pendants
The art of upcycling is that of using crafting skills to transform something old into something new, with a new use. If you've got an old "Scrabble" game with wooden or plastic letter tiles, don't throw them out; those tiles make some sturdy, at

How to Powder-Coat Jewelry

How to Powder-Coat Jewelry
Powder-coating lets you give jewelry made of any type of metal a sleek new finish. While powder-coating costs more than simply spray-painting the jewelry, it will produce a more professional result. You will need to purchase a powder-coating kit and

Making Illusion Necklaces Without Crimp Beads

Making Illusion Necklaces Without Crimp Beads
Illusion necklaces are those necklaces that appear as if the beads are floating around the wearer's neck without being supported by a string. The most common way to make an illusion necklace is to use transparent cord to support the beads and to keep

How to Make Lutheran Prayer Beads

How to Make Lutheran Prayer Beads
Making your own set of Lutheran prayer beads gives you an outlet to express your creativity in a spiritual manner. A set of prayer beads represent the 40 days of Lent in the Lutheran tradition and serve as an aid for prayer during the season of Lent.

How to Make an Illusionist Locket

How to Make an Illusionist Locket
"The Illusionist," released in 2006, tells the story of a young commoner who fell in love with a girl of higher social status. Separated by force, the common boy evolves into a magician, while the girl becomes engaged to the crown prince of Aust

How to Decide What Gauge Metal to Use in Jewelry Projects

How to Decide What Gauge Metal to Use in Jewelry Projects
Brass, copper, sterling silver and gold sheet metal all come in a variety of gauges. Choosing the correct gauge metal can have a significant impact on the success of your jewelry design. This tutorial will explain how to select the best gauge metal t

How to Make a Flower Pattern Bracelet Using the Friendship Wheel

How to Make a Flower Pattern Bracelet Using the Friendship Wheel
Kumihimo cord and silk braids evolved around 550 AD into ties for kimonos and were used by Samurai warriors to decorate and fasten their armor. The intricate designs of the braids showed warrior status. Today, the same technique is used for making co

How to Make a Row Counter Bracelet

How to Make a Row Counter Bracelet
A counter bracelet is great for walkers, runners and of course knitters. Different size beads on a two row bracelet provides a visual recording of the progress of a given project. These guidelines call for leather cord for the bracelet, but plastic o

How to Make a Braided Necklace

How to Make a Braided Necklace
This is a fun project that allows you to be as creative as you like with the decorative item you choose to feature. That item can be anything that you can thread six jute or hemp cords through. Your braided necklace will be about 15 inches long.Thing

How to Make Wooden Earrings

How to Make Wooden Earrings
Wooden earrings have a natural and earthy look to them. They look great finished with a colorful paint or stained in cherry, oak, walnut, or any other stain color. Wooden earrings in a jewelry store can be pricey. Save money by making your own. Creat

How to Open Split Jump Rings

How to Open Split Jump Rings
Correctly opening split jump rings is essential when making quality jewelry. Incorrectly opening jump rings damages their shape and makes them more likely to reopen once closed. Jump rings are small pieces of metal that have been formed into a circle

How to Make a Wire Wrapped Nail Cross

How to Make a Wire Wrapped Nail Cross
Faith-inspired jewelry items sell well at church bazaars, fairs and gospel festivals. Wire-wrapped crosses are relatively simple to design and require only a moderate amount of soldering skill to make. These crosses can be attached to key chains, lan

How to Cut the Length of a Gold Chain

How to Cut the Length of a Gold Chain
Making custom jewelry can be more than just a hobby. It can also be a way to make your own jewelry for pennies on the dollar, as well as a lucrative career. Jewelry supply stores often sell lengths of gold chain that can be cut to size, further embel
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