Category Archives: Jewellery Making Tutorials

Beading Hoop 101: How to Make Fancy Beaded Earring Hooks

This video shows you how to reinvent the beading hoop into a fancy beaded earrings! .  To make these earrings you are going to need the following: 1.  Sterling Silver or Gold Filled Beading Hoops  2.  3mm Apatite Beads  3.  Amoracast Medium Corundum in either Sterling Silver or Gold Vermeille   4.  Round and Chain Nose […]

How to Use the Amoracast Pineapple Cap

This video shows you how to use the popular Amoracast Pineapple Crown caps! These lovely little caps are available   Sterling Silver   and 14kt, anti-tarnish  Gold Vermeille .  To make a necklace using the Amoracast Pineapple Crown Caps you are going to need the following: 1.  Amoracast Pineapple Crown Cap  2.  A bead no smaller than […]

Huggie Studs Made Easy

This video shows you how to set a Herkimer Diamond into Huggie Prong Earring stud component. (You can set it free hand, but I am using a watch maker tool that has a hole long enough for the post. You can also use a vise or drill a small hole into a block of wood. […]

How to Wire Wrap Beads Onto a Chain in a Cluster

This video shows how to wire wrap beads on a chain in a cluster style. This method works for both a necklace and earrings.  We’ve used 26 gauge gold filled wire and 2mm green tourmaline beads.  The same concept works using either wire or head pins, just thread in reverse order.  For wire, thread it […]

Project: How to make a Floating Necklace Using Large Hole Pearls.

This videos demonstrates how to make a floating pearl necklace.  I used large hole (2mm) coin pearl(PO01U) – but any large hole pearl or stone will work – and a 20 inch 0.86mm Italian silver box chain (CF3IS).The trick is gently squeezing the chain end to fit through the pearl and popping it back open […]

Jewelry Making Techniques – How To Wire Wrap A Decorative Pendant

This videos demonstrates how to create a decorative pendant.  When the pendant has a wide or flat edge or bottom, you can wrap multiple wires to create a metal accent in the middle of the pendant.  The secret is to pinch the wires together at each stage and to keep consistent tension throughout. I’ve got […]

How To Use Beading Hoops to Make Jewelry – Earrings and Pendants

Beading hoops are useful and versatile, in today’s video I’m making a pair of earrings using micro-faceted watermelon tourmaline.  This beading hoop is tempered and holds its shape, I’m using the 25 mm hoop and what I’m going to do is tread the tourmaline onto the hoop. Be aware that with some of the Indian […]

Jewelry Making Techniques – How to Wire Wrap Herkimer Beaded Gold Filled Hoop Earrings

This video shows how to wire wrap Herkimer Diamond Beads onto 40mm gold filled earring hoops using 26 gauge dead soft gold filled wire. For this jewelry design, I used 28 Herkimer beads, 2 hoops and 11” of wire per hoop (for a total of 22” of wire). Thread the beads in the order desired […]

How To Wire Wrap Beads Into a Ring

This video shows you how to wire wrap 5 rondel moonstone beads onto a size 5 ring using 30” of round gold filled wire.  For a bigger size ring, thicker base, or thinner wire, be sure to have appropriately longer wire.  First find something that is 2 sizes bigger than the size of the ring […]

How to Solder With Flux and Avoid Balling Up the Flux

This video features a tip on how to solder silver with flux and what to do when the flux balls up and won’t run. 

When soldering silver and using hard or soft solder, I often find the solder balls up – it just refuses to jump no matter how long it’s under the flame. This […]