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Easy Peasy Lariat Tutorial

Easy Peasy Lariat Tutorial

Created by: Rita Hutchinson Just 3 parts total: leather cord, leather-hole pearls, and a link about the size of a quarter (around 25mm). Choose from a wide variety of link options in sterling silver and gold fill.  Designer TipsDetermine finished necklace length (this piece is about 28"").Tie a double overhand knot at one end of leather. Slide all 4 pearls on the leather from the other end.Tie silver link to the other end of the leather with another double overhand knot.Settle one pear …
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
Pearl Wraparound Swarovski Necklace Tutorial

Pearl Wraparound Swarovski Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Swarovski's Create Your Style Design TeamDesigner TipsUsing one head pin, slide on one 5844 10mm elongated baroque pearl, make a simple loop and set aside. Repeat 29 more times and set aside.For step by step instructions on making simple loops, and most secure way to open and close jump rings, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).Using the gold chain, take one side of the chain and beginning 3" up on the chain, attach 15 pearls from step 1, one on each ring.On the other side of the gold chai …
Jan 1st 2021 Swarovski Create Your Style Design Team
Kind and Gentle Necklace Tutorial

Kind and Gentle Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Rita HutchinsonDesigner TipsString your project at the far end of the needle-end cord. When completed, cut from the strand, and use the remainder of the cord for another project.Knotting can be done by hand or with a cord knotter. The key to good knotting is to make sure the knot is as close to the beads as possible, so the beads don'’t move.Free Technique Sheets & How-TosBasic Jewelry-Making Technique Sheet (PDF)Blog post: How to Make a Knotted Pearl NecklaceYouTube Video: Beada …
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson
Pearl and Tassel Charm Leather Bracelet Tutorial

Pearl and Tassel Charm Leather Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Sondra Barrington Designer TipsThe ring connector is the focal of this bracelet. For a more free-flowing design, attach charms to the leather cording.Wire-wrap a pearl bead with a large loop, directly onto the large ring connector. (You may need to use a heishi bead to hold the pearl onto the head pin.) For step-by-step wire-wrapped loop instructions, see Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).Cut leather flush (flat) after measuring. Insert leather into the cord end, and gently but firm …
Jan 1st 2021 Sondra Barrington
Nesting Earrings Tutorial

Nesting Earrings Tutorial

This project is a great way to get started with wire, because it's very free form, and a bit of messiness is not only ok, it's actually recommended!Use your favorite oval beads - they can be pearls, gemstones, glass, or make your own from polymer clay! Our Swarovski rice pearls are about 3x4mm. Created by: Rita Hutchinson Designer TipsSee Rings & Things' blog for basic instructions on How To Make A Wire Bird Nest.With some of your extra wire, create a loop for hanging the nest, and …
Jan 1st 2021 Rita Hutchinson