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 […]
Jewelry Making Ideas and More
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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 […]
This is a simple but elegant bracelet designed to sparkle like the snow on a moonlit night. It is perfect to complete that little black dress at a cocktail party, or to dress up your favorite jeans & t-shirt. You can even wear it for the 4th of July- how versatile is that! Supply List: […]
Crimping pliers are an essential tool for creating jewelry with beading wire. The little loops used to attach a lobster clasp or trendy toggle clasp to beads strung on wire is created by looping the wire in half, and securing with a crimp bead. There are several types of crimping pliers – Micro, […]
Choosing the proper beading wire is vital for stringing durable, professional- looking necklaces and bracelets. Beadalon® wire is made up of strands of very thin stainless steel wires coated in nylon to make them durable, flexible, and resistant to kinking. Available in 7-strand, 19-strand, and 49-strand varieties and many different thicknesses, there is a […]