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Basic Skill- Using a Beading Chain

How to use a Beading Chain

Materials: 1mm tiny curb chain (101001), tube ends ( 213001), clasp, beads

Tools: Bent chain nose pliers, chain cutters

Using a beading chain is at the very base of basic skills in jewelry making and beading. When doing projects and creating designs that use beading cha...

Basic Skills -Simple Wire Loop

Simple Loop

Material: Bead, 26 gauge wire

Tools: Chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, cutters

Wire wrapping beads and pearls is a technique every jewelry maker should now. The ability to wire wrap a bead infuses your skillset in such a versatile way. Simply learning a basic wire wrap will allow ...

Basic Skills - How to use a Pinch Bail Connector

 

How to use a Pinch Bail Connector

 

This video demonstrates basic skills to use a pinch bail connector. A pinch bail connector is a finding that allows you to create pendants with drilled stones.

Materials: Pinch bail connector, gemstone bead

Pinch Bails are great findings that allow you to tra...

Basic Skills - Jumprings

Open/Close Jumprings

Material: jump rings, assorted

Tools: Chain nose pliers, bent chain nose pliers

Jump rings are an essential component in jewelry making. Found in many gauges, sizes, shapes and materials to be compatible with your jewelry making project. Typically jump rings are used for basi...

Basic Skills - How to make a Knotted Pin and Wire Wrap

Knotted Head Pin

Making your own headpins is an essential skill in jewelry making, this tutorial will demonstrate how to make a headpin with a lovely knotted end and how to wire wrap a bead onto that pin.

Headpins are a component used in jewelry making most often when using beads and making earrin...

Basic Skills - How to use headpins

Headpins

Headpins are a component used in jewelry making most often when using beads and making earrings adding wrapped beads to finished chains. Headpins are found in different finished, lengths and gauges to suit your jewelry making needs. Headpins also come with a variety of different heads incl...

Basic Skills Tutorial- Gemstone Bead Bar

Wire wrapped gemstone bar

Material: beads, 2 inches 26 gauge wire, chain

Tools: round nose pliers, bent chain nose pliers, chain nose pliers, measuring tool

The gemstone bar is a trending style that is versatile and just a slight adaptation from basic wire wrapping. You can use any type of fully ...

Basic Skill Tutorial- Extender Chains

Adding an extender Chain

Material: 101014 2 inch extender ( 3x4 mm strong cable chain), 20 gauge 4mm jumpring, chain for anklet (101003), lobster clasp

Tools: Chain nose pliers, bent chain nose pliers

Adding an extender chain to a finished bracelet or necklace can make a big difference in the fin...

Lariat Necklace Video Tutorial

Lariat Necklace- Sterling Silver Lariat Pearl Necklace

This video is a tutorial on how to make a lariat necklace.
Step 1: Wire wrap loop to chain 
Step 2: Insert round pearl on wire and wire wrap end loop to petal charm (the pointed end)
Step 3: Cut chain to desired length
Step 4: Insert coin pearl ont...

Basic Necklace #1- Video Tutorial

 

 How to make a basic necklace #1

 

This video is a tutorial on how to make a basic necklace.

Step 1: Place small jumpring (3.5mm) through end of chain. Attach through quality tag/connector

Step 2: Attach lobster clasp to tag

Step 3: Measure to desired length, cut

Step 4: Attach last jumprin...