All Black and White Earrings Tutorial

All Black and White Earrings Tutorial

Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsCut chain to a length of 8 links. Attach one end to earwire for ease in handling.Create dangles with crystal beads and round metal beads, and wire wrap directly to the chain. Add 12 dangles to chain. New to jewelry-making? For step-by-step instructions on making wire-wrapped loops, and most secure way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).Little-known trick: Crimp Pliers are handy for tucking in trimmed ends of wire when making wire-wr …
Aug 31st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
12th Man Earrings Tutorial

12th Man Earrings Tutorial

Create a pair of sparkling earrings for your favorite football fan! These take just 5 minutes, and a few basic jewelry tools. No glue required, either!This pair of earrings features a "12" charm, but you could also use a team-colored Preciosa rivoli at the bottom instead. Designer TipsPlace a crystal in a setting. Use chain-nose pliers to gently press each prong into place. (more info)Make 6 beaded head pins, with one sapphire bicone bead each. For instructions on making eye pin loops, …
Aug 31st 2021 Rings & Things Staff
Ava's Big Day Bridal Set Tutorial

Ava's Big Day Bridal Set Tutorial

Created by: Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar   Designer Tips  Determine placement of the stamped letters on metal charm, or paper.Carefully stamp the blank.Antique the charm so the impressions are more pronounced.Gently sand and polish.Attach to jump ring & chain.Make a pearl dangle, and slide onto the chain.For earrings, make two pearl dangles like the one for the necklace and attach to ear wires.Pendants for the bride and bridesmaids are elegant jewelry, as well as keepsakes that will last …
Jul 18th 2021 Valorie Nygaard-Pouzar
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
BeBop Blues Earrings Tutorial

BeBop Blues Earrings Tutorial

This project uses Swarovski crystal pearls. Created by: Cindy MorrisDesigner TipsSince you only need to make simple loops and open/close jump rings, these earrings are a perfect project to make on the run with a mini tool kit!Add a 10mm round lapis, sodalite, or blue crystal pearl bead to an eye pin, then 3 metal spacer beads. Make a simple loop. Use a small jump ring to attach this drop to the bottom loop of an ear wire.Use a larger jump ring to attach the bone leaf charm to the bottom. If your …
Jun 30th 2021 Cindy Morris