Essential Wire Wrapping Tools for Beginners

wire wrapping for beginners - jewelry making tools

One of the most common questions I get from readers is, “What kind of tools do I need if I want to get started making wire wrapped jewelry?” I know it can be extremely overwhelming, and there are a lot of choices out there when it comes to jewelry pliers and tools. But the good news is, you really only need 3 tools to be able to get started making wire jewelry and performing all the basic wire wrapping techniques! {Read More}

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}

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}

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