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.

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}

Knock Off Chevron Ladder Anthropologie Necklace

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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

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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}

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}