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How to Prevent Jewelry Chain from Tangling
How to Prevent Jewelry Chain from Tangling
Jewelry plays an essential role when it comes to complimenting your outfit. You want to ensure that your jewelry stays in perfect shape at all times. Having your necklaces mixed up and knotted while storing or while wearing them can be so frustrating. To avoid the frustrations, I will give you some tips to prevent your chains from intertwining to save you the time you would have spent trying to untangle your accessories.
How to Clean Tarnished Silver Jewelry
How to Clean Tarnished Silver Jewelry
It is time to make use of your kitchen ingredients once again. However, this time, we will use them in cleaning your silver jewelry to give you that fabulous look with shiny pieces. There is a range of kitchen cleaners for your silver jewelry. We are going to see the ideal method of cleaning your silver.
Basic Skills- Connector Charms

Basic Skills - Connector Charms

 

Connector charms and links are ver popular, versatile findings in jewelry making. They can be found in all sorts of shapes, sizes, embellishments and stone bezels. They are also very simple and easy to use so knowing these basic skills can enhance your ability to ...

Basic Skills -Tassel Pendants

How to make a Tassel Pendant

Materials: 26 gauge half hard round wire (207002), 2mm tiny cable chain (101020), bead cap ( 210005), bead (211015-4), 2 pearls, closed bail (219010)

All metal materials are made of 925 sterling silver

Tools: Bent chain nose pliers- 2 pairs, wire cutters, round nose p...

Basic Skills: Beading Chain

How to use a Beading Chain

Materials: 1mm tiny curb chain (101001), tube ends ( 213001), clasp, beads

Tools: Bent chain nose pliers, chain cutters

Using a beading chain is at the very base of basic skills in jewelry making and beading. When doing projects and creating designs that use beading c...

Basic Skills - Extender Chains

Adding an extender Chain

Material: 101014 2 inch extender ( 3x4 mm strong cable chain), 20 gauge 4mm jumpring, chain for anklet (101003), lobster clasp

Tools: Chain nose pliers, bent chain nose pliers

Adding an extender chain to a finished bracelet or necklace can make a big difference in the fin...

Basic Skills - Headpins

Headpins

Headpins are a component used in jewelry making most often when using beads to making earrings, adding wrapped beads to finished chains and making pendants. Headpins are found in different finished, lengths and gauges to suit your jewelry making needs. Headpins also come with a variety of ...

Basic Skills - Knotted Headpins

Knotted Head Pin

Making your own headpins is an essential skill in jewelry making, this tutorial will demonstrate how to make a headpin with a lovely knotted end and how to wire wrap a bead onto that pin.

Headpins are a component used in jewelry making most often when using beads and making earrin...

Basic Skills - Jumprings

Open/Close Jumprings

Material: jump rings, assorted

Tools: bent chain nose pliers

Jump rings are an essential component in jewelry making. Found in many gauges, sizes, shapes and materials to be compatible with your jewelry making project. Typically jump rings are used for basic purposes such as ...

Basic Skills -Simple Wire Loop

Simple Loop

Material: Bead, 26 gauge wire- half hard

Tools: Chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, cutters

Wire wrapping beads and pearls is a technique every jewelry maker should now. The ability to wire wrap a bead infuses your skillset in such a versatile way. Simply learning a basic wire wrap ...