Stoned Love: DIY Agate Necklace Fall is a time to crave things that are sumptuous, rich, and sometimes a little louche. That must explain why I'm suddenly hungry for leopard print (say what? me??) and saturated colors. I went through my rock collection (of course I have a rock collection), and found an agate slice that was perfect to turn into pendant. Tools and Materials: Strong glue Toothpicks Long chain Agate slice I began by laying out the chain, and centered the agate in the middle. Next, I squeezed glue onto a plate, and used a tooth pick to apply glue to the edge of the stone, beginning at the bottom of the stone. I pressed the chain into the glue, and continued to apply glue around the stone, and sticking on the chain. Once I made it to the top with on one side, I began at the bottom again from the other side until the chain on both sides met. Strands of glue wiped clean with a little nail polish remover and paper towel. Rock it.
Braided Chain Bracelet | CrapAtCrafts | I like a thicker chain bracelet: something substantial but also super simple. Chain maille is great for that, with a wide variety of potential patterns. However it takes a while to master & put together, and also involves a lot of fiddly dropping-of-links, swearing, and crawling around on the floor to pick up tiny bits of metal. I’ve seen some examples of braiding chain with chord or beads, but I wondered about braiding chain-with-chain . . . I took three 9-inch lengths of chain and slipped them onto a jump ring, with the silver chain in the middle: Now: if you have a hook to put the jump ring on, that would be good. Once I got to the end, I slipped another jump ring through the three ends & added a fastening: I liked the little hint of silver amongst the gold, though I also just liked the simplicity of all one color . . . In terms of sizing, if you have 9-inch strands of chain, you will end up with a roughly 8-inch finished braid. Love, Em.
UO Wire Heart Necklace/Bracelet Tutorial This is yet another super easy, super quick tutorial. This dainty wire heart bracelet from Urban Outfitters is great for summer; the gold and silver tones look great against tans! Plus, it's lightweight and you can layer them with other necklaces. The original is a bracelet, but in the tutorial I make both a bracelet and necklace. You can make whatever you want, just cut the chain accordingly. The copper heart is my bracelet, while the silver heart is the necklace. You can also vary the shape of the heart by using different forms to bend the wire around. I am not a "heart" person; I was thinking of making these to wear myself in lightning bolts, diamonds, half moons or any other cool symbol! Let's get started! Step 1: Gather materials. Step 2: Cut a length of wire, 1 foot is plenty. Step 3: Right next to the point in the "V", on the outside of the "V", place your pen/pencil. Step 5: Find the center of your bracelet/necklace chain, and split it into two equal lengths. Finished!
embroidery cabochon tutorial We will learn from the example of a dichroic glass cabochon This would require this: GlueBikonusy 3 mmBeads number 11Beads number 15Delica number 11CabochonOval or teardrop-shaped beadsThreadsNeedleFelt or leather Cabochon glue the piece of felt and begin to sew in a row in a circle Next, begin to braid cabochon round way brick At the end of the braid using beads number 15 to get the screed and to cabochon not dropped out of the rim. Cut away excess skin or felt as close to the stitches of embroidery Derive a needle and thread up Glue another layer of felt or leather, the thickness of the layer of felt coincided with the diameter of beads, and cut it. Begin to embroider the side felt, to close it. Glue another layer of leather or felt, and circumcised him as close to the edges of the embroidery. Now sew the fringe. Fringe only do the bottom, the rest of the perimeter decorate bikonusami. At the top of the pendant are doing a loop for hanging. End of thread hiding, threading it through a few beads
Crystal Caves - The Naica Mine of Chihuahua, Mexico It's "the Sistine Chapel of crystals," says Juan Manuel García- Ruiz. The geologist announced this week that he and a team of researchers have unlocked the mystery of just how the minerals in Mexico's Cueva de los Cristales (Cave of Crystals) achieved their monumental forms. Buried a thousand feet (300 meters) below Naica mountain in the Chihuahuan Desert, the cave was discovered by two miners excavating a new tunnel for the Industrias Peñoles company in 2000. The cave contains some of the largest natural crystals ever found: translucent gypsum beams measuring up to 36 feet (11 meters) long and weighing up to 55 tons. "It's a natural marvel," said García-Ruiz, of the University of Granada in Spain. To learn how the crystals grew to such gigantic sizes, García-Ruiz studied tiny pockets of fluid trapped inside. The crystals, he said, thrived because they were submerged in mineral-rich water with a very narrow, stable temperature range—around 136 degrees Fahrenheit (58 degrees Celsius).
- Dream a Little Bigger Craft Blog - Chains & Pearls Bracelet DIY I really, really like going to the hardware store. My favorite section is definitely the paint section. I tend to consider the style of my home as “minimalist but comfy contemporary”. Which basically means that I don’t have a ton of decor out on shelves and hanging on the walls. I’ve said it once before and I’ll say it again, who wants to dust all of that stuff? But whenever I get to go to the hardware store to accompany someone who will be doing actual work i.e. repairing the water heater, replacing rotten wood on the exterior, repairing a monstrously huge hole in my bedroom ceiling… I like to wander. On one of these trips I had to hang out near the cart, because Russell gets terribly upset if I try to wander. For this project you will need: You may want to know exactly what this type of chain is called and the sad truth is that I don’t have a clue. Take your chain and wrap it around your wrist. Take your first jump ring and wrap the wire around several times. See where I link up.
How to make twist wire bracelet STEP 1 - Firstly select beads you want to use, smaller beads will give more dainty bracelet. I used green agate, malachite chips, green cats eye beads and toho beads for this project. I used 26 gauge silver coloured florist wire you will need about 4ft x 2. STEP 2 - Use one length 26 gauge wire at a time. STEP 3 - Cross wires right under the bead as shown in the photo, then twist 3 times using thumb and forefinger. STEP 4 - Twisted bead will be held in place on 26 gauge wire now. STEP 5 - Mix up seed beads and round beads the closer the beads the more wire you will use. STEP 6 - Repeat with other strand. STEP 7 - Grasp two ends and make Y shape then twist with thumbs and forefingers about 1/2 " STEP 8 - You need enough twisted wire to be able to make a loop with round nose pliers. STEP 9 - Twist loop with round nose pliers and bring two ends around base of it to secure.
Spiral Wire Bead Ring Bead Rings ---- bead-crafts-bead-rings What you need 1 Foot 18g wire, soft 1 Handmade bead with hole large enough to fit 2 pieces of 18g wire. Instructions Wire rings are hot this season! Tools: Wirecutter Chain-nose Pliers Ring Mandrel or dowel in desired ring size – Mandrels can be purchased through jewelry supply outlets and dowels can be found at your local hardware store. Step 1 – Place center of wire against your form and wrap twice around leaving the tails long. Step 2 – Bend the tails up sharply. Step 3 – Place the bead onto both wires and slide down to the base of the ring. Step 4 – Bend the wires to a right angle directly on the top of the bead. Step 5 – Spiral the wires on top of the bead. Step 6 – Bring the tail wires down to the ring shank on opposite sides of the bead and wrap around the base of the ring to secure. Step 7 – tuck the wire ends down and you are done!
Holiday Earrings This pattern is fully illustrated with detailed step-by-step instructions for both pair of earrings. They work up fast and make great gifts. Stitch: Triangle weave, netting Beads Used: Size 11 seed beads, 3mm fire-polished beads, 4mm bicone crystals, 4mm glass pearls Approx Finished Size: About .75 inches wide to by 1.5 inches long (not including findings) Pattern Price (Downloadable PDF only): $3.25 Payable through Paypal or major credit card for instant PDF download. Also available for sale via credit card without Paypal at Bead-Patterns.com Beads used in the photo above: for both pair: • Approximately 250 size 11/0 seed beads: Miyuki Bright Bronze (also called Golden Bronze) 11-0457G. • 36 size 3mm fire-polished beads: Czech Garnet. • 32 size 4mm bicone crystals: Swarovski Siam. • 28 size 4mm glass pearls: Swarovski bright gold or Czech light gold. For more online bead shops, check out my Online Bead Shopping page.