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Simple Instructions: Beading & Jewelry Making

A variety of artists and friends have contributed their time here to provide detailed, step-by-step instructions for how to make these beautiful jewelry pieces. The materials used include hemp, copper wire, seed beads of different colors, polymer clay, bugle beads, recycled paper pulp, silver rings, clasps, and more. Many supplies can be found inside the Crafts Store for Beading & Jewelry Making.

Beautiful Hemp Friendship Bracelet

How to Create a Beautiful Hemp Friendship Bracelet

Step-by-step instructions for how to create a beautiful hemp friendship bracelet. This jewelry project is relatively easy to make and doesn’t require a great amount of skill.

How To Make Beaded Earrings With Fringe

How To Make Beaded Earrings With Fringe

Instructions for how to make beaded earrings with fringe using small seed and bugle beads. This project requires precision but is a perfect cost reducing gift idea for birthdays, Mother's Day or Christmas time.

 

How to Make Rolled Paper Beads

How to Make Rolled Paper Beads

The history of rolled paper beads and instructions for the rolling technique of making Recycled Craft recycled paper beads for homemade jewelry.

How To Make A Safety Pin Necklace

How To Make A Safety Pin Necklace

This fun safety pin necklace project is perfect for children who have already been taught how to work with a needle and thread. Arranging the beads on safety pins in a pattern to create beautiful jewelry can also help improve a child's cognitive skills.

How To Make A Netted Choker Out Of Beads

How To Make A Netted Choker Out Of Beads

Instructions how to make a netted choker out of beads using two contrasting colours combined in a simple pattern.

How To Make Diamond-shaped Earrings Out Of Beads

How To Make Diamond-shaped Earrings Out Of Beads

How to make diamond-shaped earrings out of beads using a 'Brick Stitch' also referred to as 'Cheyenne Stitch' or 'Comanche Stitch'. The pattern resembles a brick wall in which individual beads are stacked on top of each other like bricks. The stitch is very common in Native American bead craft but it has also been used in Africa and the Middle East.

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Halloween Themed Bracelet

How to Create an Awesome Halloween Themed Bracelet

This tutorial covers how to make an awesome halloween themed hemp bracelet utilizing an overhand knot and vertical larks head knot. This is a great project to make for yourself or you can hand them out as a special treat on Halloween.

How To Make Circular Netted Earrings Out Of Beads

How To Make Circular Netted Earrings Out Of Beads

In this tutorial you will learn how to make circular earrings using a netting technique to create a beaded net by pushing the needle through single beads from the previous row at regular intervals.

Make A Woven Bracelet Out Of Beads

How To Make A Woven Bracelet Out Of Beads

Instructions how to make a woven bracelet out of beads resembling American Indian designs by using a beading loom.

Tubular Bracelet Out Of Beads

How To Make A Tubular Bracelet Out Of Beads

How to make an amazing tubular bracelet out of beads using a Peyote Stitch technique. Peyote Stitch graph paper is included with this project.

Decorate Hoop Earrings With Beads

How To Decorate Hoop Earrings With Beads

Give your hoop earrings a new life! These detailed instructions show you how to decorate hoop earrings with beads utilizing the Brick Stitch method. This project is relatively easy, and you might even be able to watch TV or multitask during the process.

Multipurpose Jewelry Piece, With A Twist

How To Make A Multipurpose Jewelry Piece, With A Twist

How to make a multipurpose jewelry piece with a twist by knotting twine, thong or colorful string together. This technique can be used to make an interesting necklace, bracelet or an ankle wrap.

How To Make An Original Wrap-Around Arm Bracelet

How To Make An Original Wrap-Around Arm Bracelet

How to make an original Wrap-Around Arm Bracelet using Recycled Craft recycled copper wire and beads.

Jewelry For Your Feet; AKA Barefoot Shoes

How To Make Jewelry For Your Feet; AKA 'Barefoot Shoes'

Have you ever heard of barefoot shoes? No, not the running type. The barefoot shoes in this article have no soles at all. Instead they are pieces of jewelry, specifically designed to add that special something to your outdoorsy summertime outfit, provided you're to be walking on grass or sand!

Hemp Jewelry, How to Create an Overhand & a Square Knot

Hemp Jewelry, How to Create an Overhand & a Square Knot

Step-by-step instructions with illustrations for how to create an overhand and a square knot for making hemp jewelry.

How to Make a Floral Chainlet / Bracelet Out Of Beads

How to Make a Floral Chainlet / Bracelet Out Of Beads

Instructions how to make a homemade floral chainlet / bracelet out of beads with a floral style similar to the bead designs popular in Native American Indian woodland nations.

How to Make a Ginkgo Leaves Pendant

How to Make a Ginkgo Leaves Pendant

Instructions how to make a stamped silver metal ginkgo leaves pendant.

Attending Bead and Gem Shows

Attending Bead and Gem Shows

Tips before you attend a bead and gem show. Do's and don'ts about buying beads that will make your attendance more pleasurable and helpful.

How to Make a Roller-Printed Ring

How to Make a Roller-Printed Ring

A sterling silver roller-printed band attached to the surface of a wider, inner band, makes this roller-printed ring design a particularly appealing piece of jewelry.

Creating Wire Jewelry

Creating Wire Jewelry

Instructions for creating homemade coiled wire earrings with background information on the best wire gauges for creating different types of jewelry.

How to Make Metallic Paper Beads

How to Make Metallic Paper Beads

Simple instructions for making metallic paper beads by forming Recycled Craft recycled paper pulp into interesting painted shapes for interesting homemade jewelry.

How to Make Faux Ivory Buttons

How to Make Faux Ivory Buttons

Simple instructions for mixing polymer clay to resemble bone or ivory to make objects such as faux ivory buttons.

How to Make a Polymer Clay House Necklace

How to Make a Polymer Clay House Necklace

Simple instructions for making a polymer clay necklace with house shaped beads.

Precious Metal Clay

Precious Metal Clay

Interesting facts about Precious Metal Clay (PMC), cost, who is using PMC, and kiln firing silver clay to make homemade jewelry and other objects.

How To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads

How To Make A Netted Necklace Out Of Beads

This tutorial covers how to make a netted necklace out of beads using seed beads of 2 colours.

How to Create a Bracelet with a Sliding Clasp

How to Make a Bracelet with a Sliding Clasp

Tutorial that shows you how to create a square knot sliding clasp for jewelry.

How To Make A Netted Bracelet Out Of Beads

How To Make A Netted Bracelet Out Of Beads

Instructions how to make a netted bracelet out of beads. Netting is one of the easiest beading techniques and it produces beautiful results.

Micro-Macramé: How to Create a Spiral Knot

Micro-Macramé: How to Create a Spiral Knot

Step-by-step instructions for how to create a spiral knot used for making Micro-Macramé jewelry.

 

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