Category Archives: Jewellery Making Techniques

Jewellery Hack – Turning Head Pins Into Stud Earrings

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make these studs you are going to need the following: 1. Pins in 20 or 22ga 2.  Wire Cutters 3. A file or Sand Paper   Here is a jewellery hack – turn your fancy head pins into stud earrings. If you have some unusual head pins […]

Easy Stretchy Bracelet

Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .  To make this bracelet you are going to need the following: 1.  Elastic Silk 2.  Smooth Round Rose Quartz   This video shows you how to string elastic bracelets with a stringing hack.  I often get asked what is the best elastic to use for stone bracelets.  I […]

Get the Perfect Frame

Learn how to create these dramatic framed bar earrings!  .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  Amoracast Organic Leaf Frame 2.  10cm, Per Earring, of 26 ga Gold Filled Wire  3. Semi-Precious Stones (We are Using “Herkimers”) 4.  Amoracast Marquise Hooks This video shows you how to suspend a […]

The Perfect Minimalist Single Stone Necklace

This video shows how to wire wrap a briolette (side drilled tear drop stone) into a chain .  To make this necklace you are going to need the following: 1.  16″ Gold Filled chain  2.  15cm of 26 ga Gold Filled Wire  3.  A 8mm Rose Quartz Briolette   4.  Round and Chain Nose Pliers    […]

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 […]

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 […]