Jewelry Making Basics

Want to create your own unique jewelry and other accessories but aren’t sure where to start? With the basics, of course! These jewelry making basics are the perfect place to find tips, tricks and inspiration for your next project. Browse our easy jewelry making projects below and click on any image for detailed instructions, supply lists and more.

The Complete Beginners Guide to Beading Basics

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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}

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}

DIY Shamrock Necklace

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Whether you are someone who gets really into St. Patrick’s Day or not, it’s always fun to wear a little something green on March 17th.  Even if it’s just one little piece of pinch prevention, or if you’re the type of person who wears green from head to toe, I have a fun and simple shamrock necklace you can wear to feel lucky!  It’s a fast St. Patrick’s Day craft. Supplies needed to make your own shamrock necklace: Shamrock Pendant {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}

Easy DIY Macrame Friendship Bracelets

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Today, I’m going to show you a fun and easy macrame bracelet that is a twist on the traditional friendship bracelet.  This two-tone woven bracelet can be made from any kind of twine or embroidery floss and is easily removable by adding a button (or bead) closure.  This fun little piece is proof that the very best crafts can be simple! Supplies needed to make your own macrame friendship bracelets: Hemp Twine or Bamboo Cord (I found the 20lb weight is perfect) {Read More}

Easy Rhinestone-Studded DIY Hair Accessories

Easy Rhinestone-Studded DIY Hair Accessories

Some days, you want something more glamorous for your hair than a plain old bobby pin. For those times, you can make these easy rhinestone-studded DIY hair accessories. This was really simple to make, and is also something that would make a great gift!   I think these hair clips would be a great option for Christmas presents for all the girls on your list. Gather up a bunch of supplies and you’ll have a nice portion checked off your {Read More}

Personalized Glass Pendant with Faux Soldering

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I just love personalized gifts.  A handmade, personalized gift is even more meaningful, in my opinion.   Even if you make it for yourself!  I used a picture of my daughter to make a sweet glass pendant that I absolutely love to wear.  You could easily change the picture to match any of your loves or interests. Supplies needed to make your own DIY pendant: Glass Tile Rectangle Photo of Your Choice Scrapbook Paper or Assorted Die Cuts Dimensional Magic {Read More}

Oven Bake Clay Domino Pendants

Oven Bake Clay Domino Pendants

If you haven’t tried oven bake clay, or haven’t used it lately, here’s a simple and fun project that’s not only fun to make, but fun to wear! Making these pendants will pull you headlong into a new clay jewelry making obsession. Simple geometric shapes pop in a fun color, and a domino makes a sweet pendant. Supplies needed to make your own oven bake clay pendants: Oven Bake Clay Glue-on Bail Jewelry Glue Knife Ball-point Pen Oven The hardest {Read More}

Make Your Own Lace Butterfly Jewelry

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I love the doily and lace trend that has been in the crafting world for a while now.  Something that used to seem old fashioned and outdated has found a new life in the form of tiny crowns, appliques and bowls.  This is my twist on that trend: DIY lace jewelry!  I used fabric stiffener to turn lace butterflies into pendants, and then Styled by Tori Spelling pieces made assembling my jewelry a snap. Supplies needed to make your own {Read More}