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  • Jewelry Making Tutorial: No Tools Needed Leather Knotted Wood Necklace

    In this tutorial, we'll show you how to create the perfect fall or simple holiday necklace with only two materials: wood beads and leather cord. Easy for beginners or experts, no tools needed, totally customizable.    What is a knotted leather necklace? A knotted leather necklace is a beginner...
  • how to create a sputnik charm

    Today we're going to make our pearl sputnik charms.   The most important tools you'll need for creating a sputnik charm are our Designer Wire Cutters and our Round Nose Pliers, which you can find here. Depending on which of the featured projects you make, you may also ...
  • working with chain

    creating a chain necklace is a must-have skill for any jewelry designer. you may already be familiar with some of the techniques used, but if not, we're here to help! depending on the type of chain, and the complexity of the piece you're planning, you may need to use wire-wrapping to help attach ...
  • using crimp covers on stretch

    once you've got your stretchy bracelet basics down, take them to the next level by using crimp covers to hide your knots. it's true - even the most skilled stretchy bracelet makers end up with unsightly knots every now and then. and yes, you can always use a large holed bead to cover your...
  • working with jump rings

    the ability to use jump rings is an essential skill for anyone making their own jewelry. whether you're making earrings, bracelets, or necklaces, jump rings come in handy as a go-to method of attachment for just about anything other than stretchy bracelets. if you are creating a piece that requir...