Scrap Chain Tassel Earring Tutorial

Scrap Chain Tassel Earring Tutorial

Created by: Amy Mickelson   Designer TipsIf you buy spools of chain for various projects, you inevitably end up with scrap pieces. These left overs are too short for necklaces or maybe too fine a style to use for bracelet projects. And if you're like me, you may have a bag of random lengths you don't want to throw away. This DIY project creates a pair of tassel style earrings in less than 30 minutes.Since you are using scraps, and mixed metal jewelry remains in fashion, you don't need to ma …
Feb 1st 2022 Amy Mickelson
Delightfully Dotty Enameled Necklace Tutorial

Delightfully Dotty Enameled Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsCut copper sheet to size or use a premade copper blank. If you have cut your own blank, punch hole in appropriate location and file edges to remove roughness.Create rings for pendant polka dots. Use solid copper wire and either a coiling tool to create coils of different sizes or the jaws of round nose pliers to create a tapered coil.Cut individual rings from coils with flush cutter. Alternate sides when cutting the coil and trimming the end to maintain fl …
Aug 31st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
Dark Skies Enameled Pendant Tutorial

Dark Skies Enameled Pendant Tutorial

Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsUse dapping block to shape blank.After dapping, punch 1/16" hole using the smaller (silver) side of a EuroTool "helicopter" punch.Clean blank with penny brite and enamel one side. Allow to cool.Clean other side of blank with penny brite and enamel. Allow to cool.Glue rivoli into setting.Cut chain to desired length.Add enameled pendant and rivoli to center link of chain with jump ring.Create dangles with crystal beads and gunmetal rondelles.Attach dangles t …
Aug 31st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
4th of July Earrings Tutorial

4th of July Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Polly Nobbs-LaRueDesigner TipsCenter a stone in a setting and gently squeeze prongs in (with your fingers or pliers) working from opposite sides to keep the stone centered. Once the prongs are bent in, use the burnishing tool to smooth them firmly into place.Cut 2 pieces of chain, 5 links long.Cut 2 pieces of chain, 10 links long.The links on this 2.8mm peanut chain are a nice size, easy to add medium jump rings to. Also, the flattened links nicely catch the light.Select 12 matching …
Jul 3rd 2021 Polly Nobbs-LaRue
April Love - Bracelet Tutorial

April Love - Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Sondra Barrington How can I customize thee? Let me count the ways...  Designer Tips  Chain bracelets adorned with a simple heart charm continue to be popular. The sterling silver heart blank was intentionally left blank, but could easily be stamped or engraved to further customize.You can also customize this design by using a different colored Swarovski rivoli stone (clear symbolizes Diamond, April's birthstone), or different styles of chain. These bracelets are fun an …
Jun 7th 2021 Sondra Barrington