background preloader

Jewelry

Facebook Twitter

My bracelets. How to make a multistrand beaded necklace. Bracelet Making Tips & Design Inspiration by Tracy Statler. State of Unique. How to Make Book Earrings (with pictures) Lightning In A Bottle Tutorial. Remember that time (a few days back) I showed you this Guess The Mystery Thing necklace, featuring a little captive Cupid?

Lightning In A Bottle Tutorial

Then I revealed the secret ingredient... Binky!!! That's right. DIY Braided Bead Bracelet. It’s been awhile since our last bracelet DIY.

DIY Braided Bead Bracelet

I don’t know about you, but our wrists have been begging for another colorful addition for months now. So after playing with some materials that were already on hand, we’ve created a tutorial for a braided bead bracelet, which is a not so distant cousin of the hex nut and wrap bracelet. Because honestly, you can never have too many . . . You’ll need: Cut the waxed linen cord into a 26″ and 19″ piece. Tie a knot about half an inch down from the loops. Start braiding the strands. Push the bead against the base of the braid, and cross the left strand over the middle. Keep a finger at the base of the braid, holding the beads in their place and keeping the braid tight.

Finish the bracelet with another inch of braided cord, measuring it against the wrist. Thread on a two hole button – two strands through one hole and one strand through another. The Art of Color for Bead Jewelry Designers. Learning the art of color is a fascinating journey.

The Art of Color for Bead Jewelry Designers

There is so much more to color than just visual impact. If all you know of color is what you like and what you don't like, then you will find this section very interesting. You will learn the science of color, color theory, and how to use a color wheel to create great color combinations. We will discuss the emotional aspects of color, including color therapy as well as the meaning and symbolism of color. 7100659-_Bethany.sflb. 3_strand_pearl_necklace.sflb. Beginning a Knotted Strand with Pearls. How to Make a Fresh Water Pearl Bracelet. Simply Beads Newsletter. Double Wrap Bracelet. If you read here often, you know my affinity for bracelets.

Double Wrap Bracelet

I have been on a bit of a jewelry-withdrawal lately, so I figured I was due for a new bracelet. ;) This is a fun one just in time to go with your holiday sparkles because it has a bit of shine. I got most of my supplies from consumercrafts.com. (They have some amazing sales coming up this weekend - I blogged about them here!) What you will need: Hemp or Cotton twine – I used a black waxed linenBeads you love – I used not quite 2 strands of 6x8mm silver crystal rondelle beadsNeedle and threadButton for your closureScissorsOptional but helpful – clipboard to hold your bracelet while you work.

Cut 48″ of cord. Double your cord. Now, secure your cord somehow. To add your first bead, begin moving to the right – go over the left strand, and thread on a bead. Now, work in the other direction, moving left. Heart's Desire. Gold Pyrite + Sable Micro C-Lon Multi-Tourmaline + Sienna Micro C-Lon Smoky Quartz + Wine Micro C-Lon Moonstone + Cocoa Micro C-Lon Please watch the video in full before referring to the directions below:1.

Heart's Desire

Your deep dish design tray and velvet insert are “home” to your project. Secure the button through its shank to one side of the design tray using rat tail or remnant cord and binder clips. The fabric pieces can be used under the binder clips to help keep your board from being damaged by the clips. Autumn Pine Cone Inspiration Project. Learn how to make your own precious jewelry - FREE tutorials, lessons & articles! Jan%202012%20Mini%20Project%20-%20Murano%20necklace. How to Use a Bead Spinner. A bead spinner is a device that helps you string numerous beads quickly.

How to Use a Bead Spinner

It's useful when you need to string a series of beads that are all the same color and size, or a pre-made mix of beads that you'd like to string randomly. (It does not work when you want to string beads in a pattern.) Beader spinners are popular for making stretch bracelets, bead crochet, kumihimo, and French and Victorian wire flower making. How to Choose a Bead Spinner There are many brands, styles, and sizes of bead spinners to choose from.

Note: Some bead spinners are motorized and battery operated, but I always find a manual model to be sufficient. How to Choose Stringing Material. Rings & Things - Bead Shapes Glossary (Beader's Dictionary Definitions) Find photos, line drawings and definitions in this easy-to-use, fully-illustrated dictionary of bead shapes.

Rings & Things - Bead Shapes Glossary (Beader's Dictionary Definitions)

Not everyone uses the same words when describing jewelry components, but a "rondelle" by any other name still looks as beautiful when it's strung. In addition to shape definitions, you'll also find descriptions of surface bead effects (like "puffed" and "corrugated") and specialty bead hole styles (like "half-drilled"). Use this free bead resource on its own and as a helpmate when you shop our online store. Live outside North America? Tutorials > Mesh tubing necklace tutorial. Tutorials > Transfer Technique With Apoxie Sculpt Bracelet.

Jewelry booklets

Jewelry information. Jewelry projects. Size chart. Wire Beaded Bangle - Beadwork. Beaded Bangle These simple bangle bracelets are one of my favorite projects.

Wire Beaded Bangle - Beadwork

Fast to make, and elegant. They work well using beads that are seconds, likefire polish crystals that had flaw that made them not work for the project you meant to use them for, or the left over beads from a project. Or you can buy India glass mixes from Bead Babe and use beads from those. Items Needed a variety of beads 4-8 mm beads work best 18-20 gauge wire wire cutters needle nose pliers about 15 minutes of time Start with about 36 inches of 18-20 gauge wire, whatever kind and color suits you, however make sure it's not too thick to go through your beads, but thick enough to hold the shape. 22 gauge silver doesn't work well for adult size bracelets because it doesn't hold the shape will enough.

String on about 9 and 1/2 inches worth of beads, more or less depending on your hand size.