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Wire Wrapping for Beginners: COMING SOON!

Wire wrapping for beginners: learn to make beautiful wire wrapped jewelry from scratch with jewelry expert Jessica Barst from JewelryTutorialHQ.com!

Wire Wrapping for Beginners Do you want to learn to make beautiful, professionally finished wire wrapped jewelry? Then I’ve got something perfect for you – my new Wire Wrapping for Beginners complete video course is almost FINISHED! CLICK HERE for more info about this exciting new course :) I look forward to teaching you all my secret wire wrapping tips and tricks and helping you make gorgeous wire wrapped jewelry that you can wear, give, or even sell! ENROLL NOW!

DIY Knotted Cord Bracelet Tutorial {Video}

Knotted cord bracelet tutorial

In this video I’ll show you how to make this knotted cord bracelet from start to finish, including a simple sliding knot to make your bracelet an adjustable size that will fit just about anyone! You’ll also learn some great cord knotting tips and tricks – like how to prevent frayed ends while stringing and how to get your knots to land right where you want them to. These knotted cord bracelets are a great casual style, and so much fun to make. I hope you’ll enjoy {Read More}

How to Set Snaps in Leather

how to set snaps in leather

Ever wondered how to set snaps in leather? I have two great options for you! In the first video, I demonstrate how to set snaps in leather using Dritz Snap Setting Pliers and decorative faux pearl snaps. This method will work on thin leather (I am using a scrap of leather that is 1 mm thick, salvaged from an old handbag) as well as on denim and other fabrics. The second video is from my friend Margaret at Hearts and {Read More}

Cord Knotting Tip: How to Finish Waxed Cord Ends Without Glue

how to finish waxed cord ends

Cord Knotting Tip: How to Finish Waxed Cord Ends so They Don’t Fray Today I’m going to show you the simple trick I use to finish off my knotted waxed cord jewelry so the ends don’t fray. Nope! I don’t use glue – I prefer to use this technique instead of using glue to finish my cord ends because I find that it lasts longer, it’s less messy, there’s no drying time, and I just really hate the way some glues {Read More}

Cord Knotting Tip: How to Prevent Frayed Ends

cord knotting tip: how to avoid frayed ends while knotting

Cord Knotting Tip: How to Avoid Frayed Ends While Knotting Cord knotting is a ton of fun, but it’s probably safe to say that if you’ve tried stringing small beads on cord or thread, then you’ve experienced the frustration of dealing with frayed ends! Those pesky frayed ends will catch on your tiny beads and prevent them from sliding on easily, and often trimming them doesn’t fix the problem (or can even make them worse!). In this quick video, I {Read More}

Cord Knotting Tip: How to Knot Against a Bead

How to Knot Against A Bead

Cord Knotting Tip: How to Knot Against a Bead If you’re trying your hand at making knotted cord jewelry for the first time, you might be surprised that it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. If you’re like me when I first started, you are probably scratching your head and going crazy trying to figure out how to get that knot to land right up against the bead! Those knots seem to have a mind of their own…am I right?? I have actually had quite a {Read More}

DIY Magic Braid Leather Bracelet {Video}

magic braid leather bracelet

  Yesterday, I showed you how I cut up an old purse to salvage the leather for making jewelry. Well, here’s the bracelet I promised you – the first of many more projects to come using this lovely soft green leather! DIY Magic Braid Leather Bracelet This type of braid is known as a 3-part inside trick braid, and is also called a ‘magic braid’ or ‘mystery braid’ as both of the ends are mysteeeeeeriously in tact. In this video, {Read More}

Use an Old Purse to Make Leather for Jewelry

cutting up a leather purse

Use an Old Purse to Make Leather for Jewelry As you might already know, I’m a huge fan of recycled and upcycled jewelry and craft supplies, and I’ve made some jewelry out of some strange things, including old t-shirts and plastic sushi trays.  I’m always looking for ways to turn something old, broken, or no longer useful into something that has a new life and purpose. So when my mom tried to give me this handbag she didn’t want anymore and {Read More}

DIY Cute Swarovski Mouse Earrings {Video}

DIY beaded mouse pearl earrings

In this video, I show you how to make these adorable beaded Swarovski pearl earrings that look like a little mouse!  These sweet little things can be made with your choice of beads and colors, and even sizes, so please have fun and play around with different combinations to find something that’s just your style :) If you are unable to view the embedded video below, you can click to watch this >> DIY Swarovski Beaded Mouse Earrings << on YouTube. TOOLS {Read More}

DIY Leather Tassel Earrings {Video}

DIY leather tassel earrings

In this video, you’ll learn how to make a fun pair of tassel earrings using scraps of suede leather leftover from other projects! This style is so easy to make, and the earrings are so light and airy you’ll want to wear them every day. Mix up your colors with different leathers and have a blast with your new tassel earrings! If you are unable to view the embedded video, click here to watch my >> DIY Leather Tassel Earring {Read More}

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