I’m one of those people who always look forward to the changing of the seasons and fall is my all time favorite. Football, apple cider, fall foliage and jewelry! Yup, what better excuse for making yourself a new piece of jewelry than a change of seasons? And boy, do I have a pretty piece for […]
Jewelry Making Basics
Want to create your own unique jewelry and other accessories but aren’t sure where to start? With the basics, of course! These jewelry making basics are the perfect place to find tips, tricks and inspiration for your next project. Browse our easy jewelry making projects below and click on any image for detailed instructions, supply lists and more.
If you’ve ever made jewelry with lots of repeated steps or have made jewelry “production style”, where you make several of the same piece, you know that having good tools that fit your hand are important. This set of Darice Jewelry Tools is among my favorite jewelry making tools. They are small and light weight and have […]
Wire jewelry is all the rage- and if you can make a simple flat spiral, you can make cool jewelry and home decor designs in a flash! It takes a little practice, but it’s a great technique to master! You’ll need some craft wire- I like to use 18 gauge wire, some diagonal wire cutters, […]
In order to start working with wire and bead jewelry, it is necessary to begin to collect some specialized tools. You will discover that using the proper tools for your projects can mean the difference between an enjoyable project, and utter frustration. The most essential tools in your kit will be a pair of Round […]
Making a wrapped loop is a technique that every crafter and jewelry-maker should master! Whether you are making fine jewelry earrings or making dangles for a candle bobeche, this technique comes in handy. Today I’m going to get you started by making a beaded “dangle” or drop, using a headpin. Let’s get going! Materials: Bead […]
Finishing off a bracelet or necklace using crimping pliers may look intimidating – but if you follow 3 simple steps, you’ll be crimping like a pro before you know it! Before we start, let’s take a closer look at our crimping pliers (read a post about crimping pliers here.) You will notice that there are […]