Beaded Leather Bracelets For Women Tutorial

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Natural and irregularly cut stones are all the rage right now! Depending on what you wear them with, natural stones can be elegant and casual all at the same time. Unfortunately, as beautiful as they are, jewelry pieces that utilize these stones can be quite pricey. Why not save some money and make your own beaded leather bracelets for women with this tutorial!     I am not a jewelry maker. So the fact that I made this bracelet in about half {Read More}

How-to: Wrapped Wire Rings

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It’s been a while since I made a project that made me say, “Oh my goodness, I just can’t stop making these!” I tend to have a short attention span when it comes to crafts, I love making things once, and moving on to the next thing. But, I dare anyone to make just one of these beaded wrapped wire rings!  They are an easy jewelry project that doesn’t need a lot of supplies, it’s something you can customize by {Read More}

How To Make A Handmade Charm Bracelet

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Making jewelry charms is one of the handmade jewelry basics. Charms are so versatile, you can use them in so many projects – including the classic charm bracelet!  It can be as complicated or as simple as you like, and with just a few practice runs, even a beginner will be cranking out charms in no time.  That makes this a really great group craft, too. With a group of friends, you can share beads to make charms for yourselves, {Read More}

Simple Stacked Stretch Bracelets

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Are you a jewelry beginner?  You can still make some gorgeous arm candy!  Stacked bracelets are hot, and they are a great way to start small and create a great look.  Just choose a color theme, and you can combine beads in all kinds of patterns for a great look. I chose a purple and silver color theme, and made up a few different kinds of designs.  The sky is the limit!  I’ll share some tips for patterns and for {Read More}

DIY Shamballa-Style Bracelet Tutorial

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Have you seen the Shamballa-style bracelets and thought about making your own?  With basic macrame techniques, a bit of cord and beautiful beads, you can!  They add some sparkle to any outfit, and are a hit with jewelry lovers of all ages.  Today’s tutorial will walk you through how to make your own adjustable shamballa-style bracelet. Supplies needed to make your own DIY Shamballa bracelet: Bamboo Cord (or your favorite hemp, cotton, or waxed linen in a 20-lb. weight) Sparkly {Read More}

Handmade Gift Challenge: Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

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Today’s project is a fun woven leather bracelet that has a little bling!  If you’ve ever done any weaving, you will find this to be a much more simple design than what it looks like – making it look impressive without a lot of effort! At under $10 each, this DIY rhinestone and leather bracelet makes a fabulous gift for the jewelry lover in your life! Supplies needed to make your own rhinestone and leather bracelet: 2mm Black Leather Cord ($1.27) {Read More}

Faux Granite Clay Beads

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Polymer clay is one of the more versatile mediums for crafting and it is especially fun for jewelry-making, because of some of the great effects you can create with it.  Today’s tutorial will walk you through how to make faux granite clay beads that are perfect for statement jewelry. Supplies needed to make your own faux granite clay beads: Sculpey Polymer Clay in a light color (beige works very well for this effect) Whispers Black Sparkle Embossing Powder Bead Reamer  {Read More}

DIY Braided Bead Necklace

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Braided bead strands might look complicated, but they really aren’t! You can create this fabulous DIY bead necklace in an hour or less, and we bet you’ll want to show it off as soon as it’s finished. This pretty emerald green could be worn in the spring, summer, or fall… talk about versatile! It will always be in style. Plus, emerald is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013! (Of course, you can always customize it using beads in {Read More}

Make a Jump Ring and Cord DIY Leather Bracelet

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Today’s project idea is a simple piece of jewelry that doesn’t require any special techniques. It makes a great beginner’s project or a great inspiration piece for jewelry enthusiasts.  This DIY leather bracelet combines leather cord, jump rings and metal beads, and can be made up in any color for a nice fall accessory! Supplies needed to make your own DIY leather bracelet: 2mm Leather Cord Kumihomo 16mm Ribbon End Clasp Set Jump Rings Optional Large-Hole Spacer Beads (I used 2 {Read More}