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.

Statement Steampunk Necklace Tutorial


The best thing about making your own jewelry is that you can create a piece that is uniquely you.  Whether you like leather, bling, vintage or simple styling, you can find a way to express your personality through jewelry.  As I’ve shared before, I have a soft spot for all things antique and unique.  The new Vintaj and Steampunk lines at Consumer Crafts made it easy for me to put together this cool statement steampunk necklace, which is really fun {Read More}

Loopdedoo Wrapped Embroidery Floss Bracelets


Are you a huge fan of all the gorgeous wrap bracelets you can find in all the trendy stores? Me too! I’m here to introduce you to the Loopdedoo, a great new tool that helps you make wrapped embroidery floss bracelets, necklaces, headbands, or belts. For this tutorial, I’m going to use the instructions for making a Loopdedoo necklace but instead of around my neck, I will be using it as a wrap bracelet. Let’s get started! Supplies needed to {Read More}

DIY Geometric Spike Earrings


I’ve been in love with these glass spike beads since they were added to Consumer Crafts and I’ve been trying to think of a way to make jewelry with them that doesn’t seem too edgy or punk, since that’s not my style. I think I finally came up with the perfect solution! These spike earrings are very ‘me’ – a mix of bohemian, geometric shape, metals with a splash of color and of course, the glass spikes. It’s eclectic and {Read More}

Knock Off Chevron Ladder Anthropologie Necklace


I recently found a cute chevron ladder Anthropologie necklace (Anthro is one of my absolute favorite clothing and accessory stores)!  It is a beautiful necklace, but at $58…it was a bit over my necklace budget.  Especially for a trendy piece of jewelry that I know will only be in style for a couple of years.  So I decided to DIY my own version of this Anthropologie necklace and came up with a really fun and similar version for less then $11 (and {Read More}

Easy Spike and Stud Bracelet Tutorial


I’ve been in full-swing making my fall accessories, and I’ve got fun and trendy ideas to share with you for going back-to-school!  Studs and spikes have always made a statement, and these easy stud bracelets stack together for some great arm candy.  I’m going to share two different types of stud bracelet designs – they are both simple and fast to make.  Have fun making these great metal bracelets with your girlfriends or sitting down to some quick craft time. Supplies {Read More}

DIY Simple Monogram Necklace


I make so many long layering necklaces that I thought I would make a short, simple necklace to mix it up. This is perfect for beginning jewelry-making. Not only will you learn an easy way to customize monogram charms, you’ll get the basics of putting a necklace together. Supplies needed to make your own monogram necklace: Chain Clasp Jump Rings Head Pins Beads Brass Circle Charm Jewelry Pliers Acrylic or Chalk Paint Foam Brush Mod Podge Stencil – You have lots {Read More}

How to Make a Ring From Vintage Earrings


My sisters and I inherited quite an eclectic collection of costume jewelry from our grandmother. Some of the jewelry was broken, and there were some lonely earrings without mates. All of the earrings were clip-on, and some of them were the funny kind of clip-on backs that really pinched! I still loved to wear them when I was little, and learned early on that sometimes a woman sacrifices comfort to look cute! When I started seeing large cocktail rings come {Read More}

How to Emboss Metal to Make DIY Steampunk Jewelry


Hey friends!  I’ve got a really fun jewelry technique to share with you today.  If you’re a scrapbooking fan, you probably already know what the Sizzix Big Shot can do on paper.  I learned recently that you can also emboss metal blanks with Vintaj dies, so I had to try it out.  The effect is awesome!  You can create one of a kind pieces with so little effort – I’m going to show you how in just 5 minutes, you {Read More}

The Complete Beginners Guide to Beading Basics

beading for beginners

If you’re just starting out with jewelry making, beading might not be the place you think to start. You may be surprised to learn that beaded jewelry can be easy, as long as you have the right tools and guidance. That’s where we come in. Learn some of our beading for beginners tips, like the right supplies to purchase, best brands for beginners and more. You’ll thank us later, when you are making our own drool-worthy jewelry. Jewelry Tools and {Read More}