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.

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}

A Golden DIY Crown For Your Little Queen


If your life is anything like mine, you can sing every word of the “Frozen” soundtrack. You frequently hear, “Let it gooooooo!!!” come from your daughter’s bedroom as she sings to herself. And for Halloween!? She’s being Elsa. Come ON, was there ever any doubt? Lila is going to be the ice queen, Elsa, in her fabulous frock and with fancy-schmancy faux hair – but her costume was not complete, she insisted. She wanted a crown. I know that TECHNICALLY {Read More}

Cluster Beaded Ring Tutorial


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


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


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}