Basic Techniques for Jewelry Making
Learn how to make easy beaded necklaces and bracelets with beading wire like Acculon and Soft-flex.
What Supplies Do I Need to Make Jewelry?
Beading as a hobby can quickly add up. Here are some strategies to save money without sacrificing quality.
Beads are the foundation of making beaded jewelry–here is an introduction to common bead types.
Designing Beaded Jewelry
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!
Jewelry is never set in stone–here’s how to disassemble and reassemble jewelry into something very different, and much more “you”.
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.
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.
Step-by-Step Jewelry Making Projects
Summer is fleeting fast, but it’s not too late to create wonderful summer jewelry like this shell bracelet, and few things are easier than memory wire. Let’s get started! Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials shell pieces memory wire Instructions The trick with this bracelet is you’ll be threading the […]
Note: I’m using Hematine here, which is a synthetic equivalent of Hematite and virtually identical. Either will work for this project. I used the word Hematite in the title because it is a much more common word for both materials. This classy double-stranded bracelet is an easy to wear, year round favorite. It won’t take […]
This is a fun way to create sparkle without using color–which means it goes with everything!
With summer sandals, toe rings let you show off a little bit of your creativity! Here’s a fun and basic design to get you started.
This sophisticated necklace and matching earrings have classic appeal for those who enjoy more understated accessories. And it’s very easy to create!
This unique bracelet is a simple beading project that’s a little artsy and loaded with style.
Nothing says warm weather jewelry like anklets and toe rings. This simple beaded pearl anklet in white and silver is easy to make and will pair well with many outfits. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials silver chain jump rings headpins 6, 8, and 10mm glass pearls spiral bead cages lobster claw clasp Techniques How […]
This is a simple project that calls for very basic skills; you’ll only need a good dose of patience for stringing these wonderful little beads.
Blue is just a great color — versatile and cheery, and hard to grow tired of. I knew at once when I spotted these heart-shaped glass beads that they’d make great earrings. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials 2 earwires 4 eyepins 4 flat spacer beads 2 round glass beads 2 […]
These cool and breezy earrings are a warm weather delight you’re sure to enjoy all year round, and they’re as simple to make as they are pretty! Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters Materials two earwires four 10mm jump rings four eyepins eight headpins two blue faceted glass beads two turquoise […]
Artsy meets sophisticated in this simple but unique bracelet and earring set. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers round nose pliers wire cutters crimping pliers Materials beading wire crimp beads toggle clasp small gold-colored round glass beads ceramic beads in 2 or 3 shapes and sizes gold earwires gold eyepins Instructions With this set, placement of […]
This necklace has three strands that weave in and out of the beads at irregular intervals, creating an interesting bohemian look.
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.
If you have an eye for color and a taste for the bold (yet classic!) you’re going to love this necklace. Supplies Tools chain nose pliers crimping pliers wire cutters Materials gold beading wire gold hook clasp crimp beads gold spacers amber faceted glass beads round orange glass beads orange and brown speckled ceramic beads […]
This set is easy to create, is subtly classic, but sure to grab attention, too.
Beaded watch bands are a fun and easy DIY jewelry project. Follow our step by step instructions to make your own custom watchband using beads.