Tutos - Les bijoux d'Edith. How To Make Wire Cages For Round Beads « This Year's Dozen. Silly me!! Didn’t know I could make these cages myself. I have been buying them!! Making these wire cages is quite easy. I found the directions in one of my wire making craft books. Creating Wire and Beaded Jewelry by Linda Jones. It is turning out to be my most used wireworking resource. My tutorial is based on the results from using 20 gauge wire. Instructions for making ONE Wire Cage to enclose a 12-14 mm round bead. Step 1. Step 2. Slowly start to form a circle by covering the tip loop with chain nose/flat nose pliers, bending the wire as you turn in as perfect a circle as you can.
Now start on the other end of the wire. Step 3. You are making the “hook” that will serve two purposes. Step 4. Now fit the other swirl on the opposite side of the bead, like a sandwich. Press flat against the bead middle. Step 5. You can make cages smaller or larger by reducing or increasing the number of revolutions. Wire cages will look pretty on a pendant, bracelet or earrings. Like this: Like Loading... How to Make a Fork Bracelet. I've always loved taking everyday items and making them into something interesting.
Ever since I was a little crafty kid I loved devouring books that taught me how to make little dolls from clothespins, beads from rolled up magazines, and little fairy ornaments from wire and fake flower petals. The first time I saw my friend wearing a bracelet made from a fork a few years ago, I knew I had to try it (*ahem Carly ;)). I wrote up a tutorial a while back, but I've had some questions about the directions I gave so I decided to make a proper tutorial with a video! :) (Please excuse my intro, if you can't hustle your website on your Youtube channel, where else are you supposed to do it? What you need:♥ A fork. I think these forks are the easiest to use, and I've used a lot of different forks. :)♥ Pliers, 3 pairs. 1 jewelry pair, 1 regular pair or needle nose, and an adjustable wrench.♥ Piece of thick fabric like denim or corduroy.♥ Strong hands.
Dream Catcher Necklace DIY. Here is simple DIY on how to make a dream catcher necklace.
ENJOY! : Fabric, necklace chain, leather cord, metal hoop, and dental floss. First, take your leather and begin wrapping it around the metal hoop. I added a little bit of hot glue at the starting point to make it secure. Continue wrapping the leather until it is all the way around the hoop and secure the other end with a small dot of glue as well. Then, you'll take the floss and begin wrapping it around, fitting it between the leather strips. Next, you'll take fabric and cut small strips to tie onto the end of your dream catcher. And there you have it! Sincerely, Kinsey. Lovely Wire Knot Ring Tutorial. You can make this lovely ring (or a version of this design) yourself, using just some basic tools, wire and a lip balm! Yes, in this tutorial I am going to demonstrate that just basic beginner tools and a wire from Michael’s can go a long way!
Wouldn’t this ring make a great present?? For the purpose of this tutorial I am going to be using the very basic, cheap tools that are available almost everywhere. Instead of a ring mandrel you can just use a tube of a lip balm, like I did. I chose to make my ring from a simple gold-plated wire (20 gauge) but you could also use 18-gauge wire, twisted wire (wouldn’t that be nice?)
PLEASE excuse the state of my nails in these pictures.. First thing to do is to cut a piece of wire. Next, wrap your wire around the tube of your lip balm. Cut of the extra bits, if any. Now bend the wire coming from your left to aim away from the ring and then bend again to aim it slightly upwards, as shown on pictures below. Almost done! And it’s done Like this: How to Make a Toothbrush Bracelet. It seems that I'm into things made of household items-- from fork bracelets to pushpin shoes, there's a trend there. ;) What you need to make a toothbrush bracelet: ♥Toothbrush ♥Pliers ♥Pot and stove The first thing you need to do is put the toothbrush in boiling water.
I recommend the cheapest toothbrush you can find, whether that's at the Dollar Store or wherever-- just as long as it is the simple kind. I tried this with a Snoopy toothbrush for kids and it did not work. You need the clear plastic kind. After you have let the toothbrush boil for about a minute, (or until it gets soft) you can easily pull out the bristles with your pliers.
Bend the toothbrush until it fits your wrist. Ta da!