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.

Cluster Beaded Ring Tutorial

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Today’s DIY jewelry project is a fun way of adding just a little color to an outfit in a really inexpensive way.  Making your own beaded rings is fun, and because it’s such a small piece, supplies go a long way.  You only need a few beads to make up this fun cluster beaded ring! Supplies needed to make your own cluster beaded ring: Silver Beadable Ring Blank .8mm Stretch cord Scissors 4-6mm Beads (I used 4mm cream, 4mm teal blue, {Read More}

Decorative Tray with Mod Melts and Collage Clay

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This piece was inspired by turquoise jewelry.  When I first saw these amazing Mod Podge Mod Melts molds in nature shapes and geometric designs, I knew I wanted to try to create something that reminded me of southwestern art.  I combined several different products to create a a detailed jewelry tray. Supplies needed to make your own decorative Mod Melts tray: Unfinished Wood Tray Collage Clay: Vanilla Mod Podge Rocks! Stencil in Woodgrain Mod Podge Mod Melts Silver Metallic Sticks Mod {Read More}

Felt Owl Coin Purses with Free Pattern

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In my opinion, a gal can never have too many coin purses–are you with me?  I have several but my collection just wasn’t complete until I made these felt owl coin purses.  Aren’t they cute?  Along with being cute they are easy to make and close securely with a magnetic clasp.  This felt owl coin purse project is one even a beginning stitcher can accomplish.  Really–even you can make one of these! You only need a few supplies to make {Read More}

DIY Witch Hat: A “Witch-y” Headband

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Witches are a staple in Halloween-y costumes. I was a witch last year. I intend on being one this year, too. It’s a costume that can build on things I already have on my wardrobe. Long black skirt? Check. Black shirt? Check. Broom? Got it. Witchy attitude? Pffft…. if need be, I can bring it. But the hat is something you need to complete the outfit! And for just a few bucks and five minutes of your time, you can whip up {Read More}

Buying Guide: Choosing the Right Craft Wire, Thread or Cord

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Chances are we’ve all been there. You’re all set to create your next beautiful piece of jewelry when you begin and quickly realize you’ve got the wrong kind of craft wire, thread or cord. Choosing the right type of bead stringing wire or thread for your project is essential for ensuring it lasts the test of time, looks great and is easy to craft. Just follow our guide below to ensure you’re choosing the right type of material for your {Read More}

How to Choose the Right Jewelry Adhesive

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Sometimes your beautiful jewelry creations require just a little bit of support. Whether it’s a project that needs extensive jewelry adhesive or just a drop to pinch bails, choosing the right jewelry making glue is the key. There’s nothing worse than spending time on a jewelry project only to have the pieces fall off when wearing them. From the must-have all-purpose jewelry glue to the best kind for beads, gems, leather and more, we can help you choose the right jewelry {Read More}

Fall Leaf Polymer Clay Dish For Jewelry

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I love the colors of autumn, don’t you?  It’s my favorite time for spending outdoors; the weather is perfect for day hikes.  This has nothing to do with getting crafty, I know – but it certainly inspires new designs and ideas for projects!  I made up this fall-inspired clay dish jewelry holder from polymer clay with a piece of nature imprinted into it, and painted it with a hint of gold.  It’s perfect for holding small pieces, and it looks pretty on {Read More}

Our Top Picks for Jewelry Craft Tools

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Having the right jewelry tools is essential to creating unique, well-made pieces. But with the huge amount of jewelry craft tools and supplies, how do you know what is a must-have, what you can wait on and what to splurge on? We’re here to help! Read on for the must-have tools for any jewelry making beginner and what upgrades you can make once you’re more serious about your jewelry crafting. Top Jewelry Craft Tools for Beginners The first purchase every {Read More}

Statement Steampunk Necklace Tutorial

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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}