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Jewelry Making Instructions

How to Use Beading Wire for Stringing Beads Into Jewelry

How to Use Beading Wire for Stringing Beads Into Jewelry

Learn how to make easy beaded necklaces and bracelets with beading wire like Acculon and Soft-flex.

How to Make Wire Jewelry

How to Make Wire Jewelry

Wire jewelry is about putting different components together in a beautiful way. You can make a simple but elegant necklace, bracelet, or anklet just by putting some beads on some wire and attaching them to some chain.

How to Make Hemp Jewelry

How to Make Hemp Jewelry

Hemp macrame jewelry is easy to make doesn’t require a lot of extra tools. Learn how to make flat and spiral weave, how to add beads, and how to finish your necklace.

How to Add a Clasp Using Crimp Beads

How to Add a Clasp Using Crimp Beads

Create a polished finish for your beaded jewelry by using crimp beads to add your clasp.

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Beading Projects

Floating Illusion Bracelet

Floating Illusion Bracelet

This is a fun way to create sparkle without using color–which means it goes with everything!

How to Make Simple Earrings

How to Make Simple Earrings

Earrings make a great project for beginners because they are easy and give instant satisfaction. This tutorial shows step by step how to create simple drop earrings with a few beads and tools.

Wire-wrapped Ring

Wire-wrapped Ring

This ring is fast and easy, with very few tools needed.

Triple Chain Beaded Necklace

Triple Chain Beaded Necklace

This stylish and colorful three-chain necklace is put together using simple techniques. With a little patience and good bead selection, you’ll be proud to say you made this piece!

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Designing Jewelry

Choosing Beads That Work Together

Choosing Beads That Work Together

Color and texture are the main components of great jewelry design. Here is how to choose colors and textures of beads that complement each other and come together in a truly great piece of jewelry.

Making Friends With Color in Jewelry Design

Making Friends With Color in Jewelry Design

Color is one of the most impactful elements of design. It can also seem scary and mysterious–here are some tips to help you make friends with color.

Spicing Up Plain Jewelry

Spicing Up Plain Jewelry

Jewelry is never set in stone–here’s how to disassemble and reassemble jewelry into something very different, and much more “you”.

Recycling Old Jewelry Into New Pieces

Recycling Old Jewelry Into New Pieces

Do you have a bunch of jewelry you never wear cluttering up your jewelry box? Time to get out your pliers and retrieve some beads to put to better use!

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Learn About Gemstones

Tourmaline Meaning

Tourmaline

Tourmaline carries the frequency of natural joy and beauty. Tourmaline comes in a wide variety of types and colors. Watermelon tourmaline combines pink and green tourmaline, bringing the energies of both and creating an ideal stone for working with the heart.

Rose Quartz Meaning

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz is the classic stone of love. It helps dissolve old hurts and open the heart to trust in love and have faith in the benevolence of the Universe. It has a melting effect on mistrust and suspicion, and reawakens the heart chakra to abundance of love available to it. It is a great stone to place in your home or workplace to increase the vibration of harmony and love in the environment.

Hematite Meaning

Hematite

Hematite is the most powerful gemstone to use for grounding. It can help you clear away confusion and orient you toward practical action in the real world. It brings the energy of higher consciousness down through the chakras to your root, and helps you transform that energy into physical reality.

Amethyst Meaning

Amethyst

Amethyst is a powerhouse stone. It vibrates at a high frequency, creating a bubble of spiritual protection against negative energy. It awakens higher consciousness, assists in wise decision-making free of emotional confusion, and facilitates meditation and intuition.

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Jewelry Ideas

Love Pendant Project

Love Pendant

This pendant was made from fine silver wire, copper wire and adorned with natural turquoise stones, sterling silver beads and copper beads, oxidized for an antique look, polished and treated with a sealer to stabilize the oxidation and preserve the color of the metals. They were wire wrapped, hammered and polished at every step. Pendant […]

Turquoise Howlite Necklace Project

Turquoise Howlite Necklace

This necklace is a nice combination of turquoise and brown colors. I started by twisting 2 strands of natural shell beads together, attaching a silver bail to it. I linked the turquoise howlite teardrop pendant to the bail. For an adjustable size, I attached brown satin ribbon in place of a clasp.

Sodalite Swirl Earrings Project

Sodalite Swirl Earrings

To create these earrings I shaped 18 gauge wire into a swirl. Then I hammered the silver to give texture. Then I used a headpin to attach sodalite nugget beads. I attached a closed jump ring to the swirl & used a sterling fishhook earring finding. Sodalite is the stone of endurance.

Birthstone Bracelet Project

Birthstone Bracelet

This beautiful birthstone bracelet contains amethyst Swarovski crystals, white glass based pearls, white teardop glass based pearls, sterling silver caps, and sterling silver beads. Bracelet measures 7 1/2 inches.

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