Jewelry Making Ideas and More

Looking for unique jewelry making ideas or tips on how to make jewelry? Look no further. The crafting experts here at Crafts Unleashed offer a wide variety of easy jewelry ideas, inspiration and more. Find your new must-have piece of jewelry below and simply click on the project image for detailed instructions and tips.

Last Minute Gift Idea: Sailor Knot Bracelet DIY


I love making intricate handmade gifts for my family and friends during the holidays but sometimes, as most of you can relate, there just aren’t enough hours in the day. I hardly have time to brush my teeth much less make gifts that take hours to complete. That’s what I love about this sailor knot bracelet DIY! Once you get the hang of how to create the knot, the whole bracelet can be made in under 20 minutes! A gorgeous and {Read More}

Winterberry-Inspired Woven Bracelet with Beads


I love designing woven bracelets.  It’s the natural fibers and earthy colors, it’s the calming pattern of braiding, knotting or weaving, and it’s especially the cost – twine and seed beads are some of the most inexpensive supplies you can buy when making jewelry.  I’ve got a woven bracelet design to share with you today that’s got a wintry theme that reminds me of winterberry branches.  It makes a perfect last-minute handmade gift.  Best of all, even if you don’t {Read More}

Gift Idea for Your BFF: DIY Wire Bracelet With Snowflake Clasp


Do you have a friend who is one of a kind? I hope you’re that lucky!  I love making handmade jewelry gifts, and today’s DIY wire bracelet tutorial is one of my favorite gifts I’ve made.  It’s fun as a Christmas gift because it’s a simple, winter-themed piece that will match nearly any style, and giving snowflake gifts is a great way to tell someone how uniquely special they are to you.  This project involves wire wrapping, and I’m going {Read More}

DIY Gift For Mom: Mini Album in a Pocket Watch


I don’t know of many moms who don’t like to keep photos of their babies handy- even when their babies aren’t really babies anymore, or if they are four-legged fur babies. This DIY gift for mom mini album project makes a fun gift  for grandmothers too, or really anyone who would like a unique way to display some precious photos. Supplies needed to make your own mini album pocket watch DIY gift for mom: Xyron Sticker Maker Large Steampunk Pocket {Read More}

Wire Wrapping Tutorial: Geometric Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace


Today’s necklace is a great project for anyone just getting started in wire wrapping.  The simple geometric design doesn’t take many beads, or much wire – so if you have jewelry-making tools already, you’ll find this to be a very inexpensive project!  Today I’m going to show you wire wrapping tips for making your own wire frame, so you can make pendants in any shape or size.  Adding a few crystal beads gives you color and shine with this minimalist geometric {Read More}

Geometric Handmade Bangles Tutorial


We are so excited to have Sam, from Bromeliad, back again to guest post for us today!  Please show Sam some love by visiting her awesome blog and keep in touch with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. This handmade bangles project represents my first experience with Sculpey clay. I’ve long wanted to try Sculpey but neglected to note the implied word “sculpt” in the title of the product. If you lack sculpting ability, Sculpey can’t give it to you. However, if you cheat a little, {Read More}

Mixed Materials DIY Beaded Necklace


Necklaces are my weak spot. I have SO many necklaces, most of which I’ve made myself. The necklace is my favorite accessory and I love being able to say, “I made it!” when someone compliments my jewelry. With this DIY beaded necklace tutorial, you can proudly say, “I made this!” because you’re sure to get compliments on this bold necklace. This DIY beaded necklace necklace is called ‘mixed materials’ because that is the main technique/style – it mixes fabric, metal, {Read More}

{Two Buck!} Leather & Shrink Plastic Flower Bracelets


I think the price of this leather and shrink plastic bracelet craft (under two dollars each!) is my favorite part, and the next best part?  How much fun they are to make! This project is a good one for all ages. I had two young assistants who were entertained for hours. Supplies needed to make your own leather & shrink plastic bracelet: White Shrink Plastic Clear Shrink Plastic Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink Markers (your choice of colors) Bands & Bling {Read More}

Easy Beaded Bracelet With Button Clasp For Fall


I’ve got an easy and inexpensive beaded bracelet design to share with you today that’s inspired by fall colors and autumn leaves!  This beaded bracelet is really versatile, making for a great project for a girls’ craft night or something fun for a chilly autumn afternoon indoors.  It has a button clasp closure, which is a fun way to use up those spare buttons you may have lying around, and you can match the colors to your favorite fall outfits {Read More}