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How to Wire Wrap a Headpin

Free jewelry tutorial: how to wire wrap a bead on a headpin. Learn to make a beaded dangle with this step-by-step video tutorial from

In this video, I’ll show you how to wire wrap a bead on a headpin – which is a basic jewelry making technique that’s great for everyone to know! Wrapped loops are much more secure than simple wire loops – I almost always prefer a wrapped loop to an open loop. Another advantage to the wrapped loop is that  since it’s more secure, you can use much finer wire than you can with the open loops. I’ll show you slowly {Read More}

How to Make a Knotted Headpin

Free jewelry tutorial: how to make knotted headpins

In this quick video I’ll show you how I make my own knotted headpins. I think they add a special touch to certain designs, and one of my favorite things about them is that I can make them as long as I need for larger beads or making fancy wraps at the top of beaded dangles: We won’t cover the bead wrapping part in this video – I’ll share that step in a separate video (see How to Wire Wrap {Read More}

DIY Beaded Pearl Earrings Tutorial {Video}

Free jewelry tutorial: Beaded Pearl Earrings from

Learn to make some fun beaded earrings using pearls or your choice of beads or crystals. I use flexible stringing wire with little spacer beads as crimp tubes to suspend these pretty seed pearls in an illusion-style design. Wouldn’t these be fun using festive colorful beads for Christmas? They kind of look like little Christmas trees :) If you are on a mobile device or are otherwise unable to view the embedded video, you can watch this DIY Beaded Pearl {Read More}

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