Jewelry Making Sitemap - Page 1 2016-09-26

Types of Beading Thread and Materials
There is a huge assortment of bead stringing media available. Here is some info on beading thread to consider for your jewelry making needs.

Stringing Materials for Beading
There is a huge assortment of bead stringing media available. Here's some more info on beading thread to consider for your jewelry making needs. Page 2.

Pricing Your Jewelry
One of the most difficult tasks of starting a jewelry business is determining how much to charge for your jewelry. Here is some detailed advice.

Overhead and Labor Costs
Learn how to determine your overhead and labor costs and why these are important to consider when pricing your jewelry. Page 2.

Wholesale and Retail Jewelry Pricing Formula
Use this pricing formula to figure out how much to charge (both wholesale and retail) for your hand-crafted jewelry. Page 3.

Pricing Variables & Final Advice
Why you need to consider other variables in pricing your jewelry and not just stick directly to any pricing formula. Page 4.

Add Flux
Add Flux. Jewelry Making.

Quench the Metal
Quench the Metal. Jewelry Making.

Step by Step For Soldering Jewelry
Here is a step by step description of soldering jewelry such as silver, including setting up a work area, preparing the metals and placing the solder.

Prepare Metal
Prepare Metal. Jewelry Making.

Place the Solder
Place the Solder. Jewelry Making.

Torch It
Torch It. Jewelry Making.

What Type of Soldering Torch? - Jewelry Making
How to use the proper type of soldering torch, factoring in metal temperatures and fuel requirements. Plus, excellent resources to help beginners.

Why a flame torch?
Why can't you use a soldering gun or iron rather than a torch with a flame when soldering jewelry? Here's why you need a soldering torch. Page 2.

Jewelry Making Fuel Issues
The type of fuel you use is also an important element to consider when you select the proper type of torch to solder jewelry. Here's why. Page 3.

Jewelry Making
Learn more about the elements of learning to solder, working with metal, and the best soldering torches with these guides to metal working. Page 4.

Select String Medium
Select String Medium. Jewelry Making.

How to Make a Knotted Bead Necklace
If you are new to making a knotted bead necklace and haven't had much luck with the traditional approach, consider using this alternative technique.

Start Knotting Between Beads
Start Knotting Between Beads. Jewelry Making.

Continue Knotting with Beads
Continue Knotting with Beads. Jewelry Making.

How to Make Metal Charms with Casting Services
So, you have an idea for a charm or pendant but need someone to make it for you? Learn how to make metal charms with a metal casting company.

Solder Supplies
Solder Supplies. Jewelry Making.

Getting Started: Metalsmithing
Get started with metalsmithing with this step-by-step guide that takes you through the necessary tools and equipment for metal jewelry design.

Tool Box and Jewelry Saw
Tool Box and Jewelry Saw. Jewelry Making.

Pliers and Files
Pliers and Files. Jewelry Making.

Torch
Torch. Jewelry Making.

More Metal Tools
More Metal Tools. Jewelry Making.

Signing Your Jewelry - Infinity Stamps and Metal Tags
Sign your jewelry by using little metal tags and infinity stamps. Here's some information and links to suppliers to help you decide on an option.

Oxidizing With Silver Black - Illustrated Guide
Silver Black is a product used by some metal workers to oxidize their finished jewelry. It's pretty easy to use, and it has an interesting effect.

Select Your Jewelry Items
Select Your Jewelry Items. Jewelry Making.

After Oxidizing
After Oxidizing. Jewelry Making.

Control the Darkness of Metal
Control the Darkness of Metal. Jewelry Making.

Applying with a Sponge
Applying with a Sponge. Jewelry Making.

Polish Some Areas
Polish Some Areas. Jewelry Making.

How to Make Beaded Bracelets
Learn how to make beaded bracelets with elastic. Once you see how easy it is, you'll want to make yourself a whole wardrobe of these in all colors.

Elastic Bracelet Bead Tip
Use this tip before selecting your beads to make an elastic beaded bracelet.

Start Stringing Your Bracelet
Start stringing on the beads for your elastic beaded bracelet.

Tie a Knot
Connect both ends of the bracelet with a knot.

Collect Your Supplies
Collect the beads and elastic you need to make your elastic beaded bracelet.

Finish the Elastic and Glue
Trim off and glue the knot, and then hide it in a bead.

What Are Chain-Nosed Pliers and How Are They Used?
Chain-nosed pliers are a versatile hand-tool used for a variety of jewelry techniques, from wire work to beading. Learn how they're used.

How to Design Jewelry for a Career
Want to know how to design jewelry? Discover the very first step you need to take launch a jewelry design career and how to start a jewelry business.

Dead Soft Wire and Jewelry Wire Types
Learn about different types of wire used for jewelry making including dead soft wire, half-hard wire, and full-hard wire as well as different sizes.

Beginners' Corner
These projects & articles geared toward the beginner jewelry maker.

Step by Step Klik Necklace
Step by Step Klik Necklace Tutorial

Bead and Chain Projects
Bead and Chain Projects. Jewelry Making.

Fabulous Flower Inspired Jewelry Projects
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11 Super Simple Jewelry Projects for Beginners
11 Super Simple Jewelry Projects for Beginners

DIY Wedding Jewelry
DIY Wedding Jewelry

Wire Wrapping Projects for the Beginner
Learn Basic Wire Wrapping for Jewelry Making

11 Vintage Inspired Jewelry Projects
11 Vintage Inspired DIY Jewelry Projects to Make

What is Precious Metal Clay?
This silver and gold clay is a great alternative for those who want to work with metal but not with a torch.Updated by Vicki O'Dell

Fordite - A Surprising Stone From the Modern Era
Fordite - A Surprising Stone From the Modern Era

Stash Busting Jewelry Projects
Stash Busting Jewelry Projects. Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making with Buttons
Jewelry Making with Buttons

Blog


Get Started with Your New Jewelry Making Hobby
Spring is a great time to take up a new hobby and maybe even consider turning it into a business. The site is chock full of inspiration and business insight!

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Tips and Tricks for Working with Resin
Resin can be very easy to work with - except when it isn't - it can also be a pain in the neck when it doesn't behave the way one expects it to.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

How to Teach Jewelry Making Classes
Have you ever thought of teaching others to make jewelry? How do you set up a class? Where would you teach it? Here are a few suggestions for you so that you can teach your own jewelry making classes.

How to Teach Jewelry Making Classes
Have you ever thought of teaching others to make jewelry? How do you set up a class? Where would you teach it? Here are a few suggestions for you so that you can teach your own jewelry making classes.

How to Teach Jewelry Making Classes
Have you ever thought of teaching others to make jewelry? How do you set up a class? Where would you teach it? Here are a few suggestions for you so that you can teach your own jewelry making classes.

Wire Used for Making Jewelry
If you aren't familiar with using wire in jewelry this is the article for you. Get all of the basics of jewelry wire here.

Jewelry Making Business How-To's & Industry Trends
Articles about selling your work and other jewelry business related information are linked here. This also includes some interesting interviews with jewelry makers who run successful business.

Teaching Jewelry Making Classes
planning and preparation make teaching classes, no matter who you teach or where,a fun and successful way to earn money from your jewelry making

Types of Resin for Jewelry Making and Casting
Learn about the different types of resin and how they are used in jewelry making.

13 Tips for Working with Chain
It is easy to make your own chain but it is often faster and easier to purchase prefabricated chain. Here are some tips for working with it.

Jewelry Making Component Reviews
The parts and pieces that make up jewelry - aka components - are important to consider when designing and making jewelry.

Jewelry Making Kit Reviews
Jewelry making kits are a great way to learn various jewelry making techniques. Here's a collection of jewelry making kit reviews.

Tool & Equipment Reviews
You need the right tool or piece of jewelry making equipment for the right jewelry making job. Here are a few reviews to get you started thinking about the important tools you need to make jewelry.

Reviews of Jewelry Making Tools, Kits, & Equipment
From pliers to polishers, I've tested out all kinds of jewelry making tools, kits, supplies, and various related equipment and given you my opinion if they get the thumbs up or down.

Bead Boards and Bead Mats
One of the trickier aspects of beading is keeping all of your beads in one place while you work. The surface you work on depends on the project.

Selling Your Jewelry to Shops
This list of Dos and Don'ts will help you get started on selling your hand-crafted jewelry to shops, boutiques, or galleries.

How is Mother Of Pearl Created
Mother of pearl is an amazing material for jewelry making. Learn more about this unique item, where it came from, and the various properties that define mother of pearl.

How to Wire Wrap a Cabochon - Wire Wrapping Cabs
This wire wrapping method works for wrapping a number of different sizes and shapes of cabochons, often referred as cabs.

Form Wire Around Cab
Form Wire Around Cab. Jewelry Making.

Pull Wires Around Cab
Pull Wires Around Cab. Jewelry Making.

Twist Wire
Twist Wire. Jewelry Making.

Pull Wire Back
Pull Wire Back. Jewelry Making.

Other Wire Wrapping Ideas
Other Wire Wrapping Ideas. Jewelry Making.

Fiber - such as ribbon, hemp, yarn, or lace - is often used as elements in making mixed media jewelry. This category includes some projects and related information about fiber and mixed media jewelry
Basic sewing skills are all you need to make a variety of fabric related jewelry projects. Stitch by hand, with a sewing machine, or even use fabric glue to incorporate fabric into your jewelry designs.

Fiber and Mixed Media Jewelry Making
You can make all kinds of interesting jewelry using fiber. From macarame to sewing, you'd be surprised at the jewelry you can make using fiber.

Fiber and Mixed Media Jewelry Projects and Information
Fiber - such as ribbon, hemp, yarn, or lace - is often used as elements in making mixed media jewelry. This category includes some projects and related information about fiber and mixed media jewelry making.

Macrame Projects/Articles
Macrame is no longer just for the hippy crowd. Learn to use fiber and macrame knotting to make jewelry. Try out a project or read up on the latest news about macrame jewelry making.

Make Resin Jewelry Projects/Information
Resin is a fun medium that allows for all kinds of jewelry making possibilities, and the basics are not that difficult to master. Learn to make cabochons, pendants, and lots more in this list of jewelry projects and related information.

Yarn, Crochet, and Knitting Jewelry Making
Use yarn in your jewelry making by incorporating into projects. Crochet and knitting are two technique among many other you can use to include yarn as an element in your jewelry making designs.

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Jewelry Making.

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Jewelry Making.

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Jewelry Making.

Easy Felt Bead Projects
Making your own wool felted beads is easy and fun. Of course the upside is that you can make them in any color or size you want plus it is easy to embellish felted beads

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Jewelry Making.

Endlessly Knotted No Clasp Crystal Necklace Tutorial
There's no clasp in this endlessly knotted crystal necklace, so you can just slip it over your neck and get ready to sparkle.

Finished Knotted Necklace
Finished Knotted Necklace. Jewelry Making.

Selecting Beads & Materials
Selecting Beads & Materials. Jewelry Making.

Knot and Add First Bead
Knot and Add First Bead. Jewelry Making.

Begin Bead Knotting
Begin Bead Knotting. Jewelry Making.

Insert Corsage Pin
Insert Corsage Pin. Jewelry Making.

Continue Bead Knotting
Continue Bead Knotting. Jewelry Making.

Connecting Necklace Ends
Connecting Necklace Ends. Jewelry Making.

Ending Knots
Ending Knots. Jewelry Making.

Finish Off Cord Tails
Finish Off Cord Tails. Jewelry Making.

Making Wool Felt Beads
Using fibers in jewelry making is a hot trend and these felt beads are amazing. You can turn a shapeless bit of wool roving into a beautiful, brightly colored bead in just a matter of minutes.

How to Use a Bead Board
Learn to use a bead board with your bead stringing and beaded jewelry designs.

Bead Boards for Multiple Strand Jewelry
Learn about why there are different types of beading boards.

First Step When Using a Bead Board
Here's the first step you do when using a bead board.

Next Step - Arranging the Beads
After you have your beads together, this is the next step you'll follow when using a bead board.

Start Stringing Beads
After using the bead board, you can start stringing beads.

Finishing the Jewelry Piece
Find out what you do after using a bead board.

Jewelry Making Kits
A wonderful way to get started making jewelry, kits can be the perfect introduction to the craft. Even if you already know how to make jewelry, kits are super convenient and time saving. Here are a list of suppliers who sell a variety of jewelry making kits from beads to wire and more.

Wholesale & Retail Jewelry Making Supplies
Find the supplies you need to make all kinds of jewelry: beads, metal, wire, fiber, glass, gemstones, tools, equipment, and more.

Swarovski Crystals and Swarovski Elements
Swarovski is a company famous for its crystal beads and jewelry components. Learn what makes Swarovski crystal beads and components distinguishable from other crystal beads.

Bead Basics for Beginners
Get some of the basics down with these tips, techniques, and how-to's on beading designed for the beginning jewelry maker.

Beginner Earring Projects
Beginner jewelry makers will find some easy earring projects linked below. If you're new to jewelry making, earring projects are the best place to begin.

Bracelets Projects for Beginners
Learn to make your own bracelets. This selection of jewelry projects provides instructions for making all sort of bracelets using a variety of materials such as beads, wire, and metal.

Jewelry Findings for Beginners
You don't need a lot of experience to make a few of your own jewelry findings from wire. You'll be amazed at how easy you can make your own jump rings and clasps.

Necklace Projects for Beginners
Even a beginning jewelry maker can tackle a project as large as a necklace. Here are a few simple projects to get you started making jewelry using beads, wire, and much more.

Stitches and Jewelry Making Tips for Beginners
From bead weaving stitches to tips on how to work with wire and metal, you'll find lots of helpful resources in this section designed for the beginning jewelry maker.

Wire Jewelry for Beginners and More
Learn some basic techniques and try them out on some easy projects to get you started making jewelry using wire. Many of these projects also include combining beads with wire as well.

Holiday Jewelry and Ornaments for Beginners
Even a beginning level jewelry maker can use her skills to make cool holiday jewelry and ornaments combining an assortment of media from wire, metal, beads, and more.

Get Started Jewelry Making Methods
All kinds of jewelry making possibilities are out there waiting for you. Here's some advice on how you can get started making different types of jewelry today.

Necklace Lengths - What is Your Style?
Women have been adorning themselves with necklaces for as many as 40,000 years but do you know which necklace would look best on you?

Basic Jewelry Business Information
Learn how to price your jewelry for retail/wholesale, sell at arts and craft shows, approach shops and galleries, and more nuts and bolts articles on turning your love of jewelry making into a business.

Jewelry Industry News
Learn about important jewelry industry news jewelry makers will find of particular interest.

Sucess Stories of Those in the Jewelry Business
Learn from others who have already made their jewelry making passion into a successful business. From running your own store, to selling to some of the top shops and retail outlets, you'll find the stories of numerous jewelry artist who have found success doing what they love to do: Make jewelry!

Alternative Jewelry Income Strategies
While the majority of jewelry makers who eventually start a jewelry business turn to selling their finish jewelry, there are a number of alternatives to earning an income with your jewelry making skills. Find out about other options and success stories from jewelry makers who have thought outside the box and found other ways to make money with their jewelry passions.

Quick Jewelry How-To's
These jewelry making tips and instructions get right to the point.

Earn Income by Teaching Others How to Make Jewelry
Do you love beading or working with wire or soldering? Whatever form of jewelry making you prefer there are lots of others who would love to learn how to do the same. A great way to share your jewelry making passion is to teach others. Plus, it can be wonderful source of extra income. The following articles will help get you started teaching other the art of making jewelry.

Jewelry Business Associations
Sometimes there is power in numbers. By joining related business associations and related groups, you can learn a great deal about the jewelry making business

Jewelry Making Business Books & Related Resources
When running any business, even a jewelry business, you need to learn as much as possible, just like when you first started making jewelry. The best way to do this is research, research, research.

The Business of Jewelry Making On Line
Find out how to sell your jewelry on line using sources like Ebay or your own web site.

Taking Jewelry Photos Inside
Taking Jewelry Photos Inside. Jewelry Making.

Tips for Taking Pictures of Your Jewelry
When selling jewelry online, one of the most important aspects of this is having clear photographs of your jewelry.

Take Jewelry Pictures with a Scanner
Take Jewelry Pictures with a Scanner

Taking Jewelry Photos Outside
Taking Jewelry Photos Outside. Jewelry Making.

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Jewelry Making.

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Jewelry Making.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Resources
Not everyone has the money to buy new supplies and then there are others who would rather reduce, reuse and recycle but lack the resources. This list will help.

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Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Makers Reduce Recycle and Reuse
Jewelry Makers Reduce Recycle and Reuse

What is Polymer Clay?
Polymer Clay has gotten a bum wrap in the jewelry making world in the past. Many people associate polymer clay with cute little figurines...

Essential Sculpey Tools
The Sculpey's Premo! brand polymer clay is simply perfect for jewelry making because it is soft enough to mix and blend easily but firm enough to hold fine detail.

Global Chic Necklace and Bracelet
Global Chic is one of the newest collections from John Bead - a wholesale jewelry distribution company in Canada. The new line perfect for the globally inclusive or travel and adventure jewelry creator.

Vintage Necklace Styles
The necklace has long been an important decoration for the body but also a way of communication for the person wearing it.

Making a Bead and Wire Chain
Learn to transform a little wire and a few beads into an awesome chain using this simple jewelry fabrication technique.

First Chain & Bead Making Step
First Chain & Bead Making Step

Second Chain & Bead Making Step
Second Chain & Bead Making Step

Third Chain & Bead Making Step
Third Chain & Bead Making Step

Fourth Chain & Bead Making Step
Fourth Chain & Bead Making Step

Finished Bead & Wire Chain
Finished Bead & Wire Chain. Jewelry Making.

Saw the Wire
Saw the Wire. Jewelry Making.

Proper and Quick Jump Ring Techniques
Learn two different ways - one the proper way and one the quick way - of using wire to make jump rings.

"Proper" Jump Ring
This technique describes the old school method for making jump rings.

Wrap the Dowel with Wire
Wrap the Dowel with Wire. Jewelry Making.

File the Jump Rings
File the Jump Rings. Jewelry Making.

Finish the "Proper" Jump Ring
Finish the

"Quick" Jump Ring
How to make

Pendants to DIY
9 Pendants to Make this Weekend. Jewelry Making.

Faux Coral Defined
What is faux coral and why use it in jewelry making?

crimp cover step #1
What a fabulous idea: covers for your crimp beads! It's about time too! Learn how to use these cool covers to disguise your crimp beads and add a special touch to all your jewelry designs. - Step #1.

Cover Your Crimps - Using Crimp Covers
What a fabulous idea: covers for your crimp beads! It's about time too! Learn how to use these cool covers to disguise your crimp beads and add a special touch to all your jewelry designs.

How to Cut a Stone Cabochon
Learn how gemstone cabochons, also call referred to as cabs, are formed and cut.

First a Stone Slab
First a Stone Slab. Jewelry Making.

Draw Shape on Slab for Cab
Draw Shape on Slab for Cab. Jewelry Making.

Moving to the Cab Wheel
Moving to the Cab Wheel. Jewelry Making.

How to Knot Between Beads - Traditional Method
Adding knots between beads is a way to add a special something to beaded jewelry pieces. This traditional method has been around for centuries, but you can learn how to do it too.

Start Knotting Between Beads
Start Knotting Between Beads. Jewelry Making.

Attach Lobster Claw Clasp
Attach Lobster Claw Clasp. Jewelry Making.

Attach Eye Loop Clasp
Attach Eye Loop Clasp. Jewelry Making.

Cover Your Crimps - Using Crimp Covers
What a fabulous idea: covers for your crimp beads! It's about time too! Learn how to use these cool covers to disguise your crimp beads and add a special touch to all your jewelry designs. - Step #2.

Pink Crystal and Brown Lava Bead Necklace - Bead Stringing Necklace
Brown and pink are a perfect wardrobe combination, so it made sense to combine pink crystal beads and brown lava beads in this beaded necklace design.

About the Spacer Beads
About the Spacer Beads. Jewelry Making.

Form Eye Loop
Form Eye Loop. Jewelry Making.

Finished Crystal and Lava Bead Necklace
Finished Crystal and Lava Bead Necklace

Start Stringing Crystals
Start Stringing Crystals. Jewelry Making.

Wire Eye Loop
Wire Eye Loop. Jewelry Making.

String on Lava Beads
String on Lava Beads. Jewelry Making.

Wrap Wire
Wrap Wire. Jewelry Making.

How to Make Silver Bangle Bracelets
Only one solder joint is required to make these silver bangle bracelets. You'll want to make a few to wear and jingle on your wrist.

Create a Wire and Bead Spider
A very popular project - here is a Halloween spider to make from wire and beads.

Add First Spider Bead
Add First Spider Bead. Jewelry Making.

Connect the Wires
Connect the Wires. Jewelry Making.

Another Spider Bead
Add Another Spider Bead. Jewelry Making.

Finished Bead and Wire Spider
Finished Bead and Wire Spider. Jewelry Making.

Get Started: Macrame Jewelry
A hot fad from the 60s has become popular again today. Learn how you can get started making macrame jewelry.

Selecting Hemp Cord
Hemp is available in lots of colors, so you just need to decide what you'd like to use in your macrame jewelry designs.

Wax Linen Cord Alternative
An alternative to hemp for macrame jewelry is wax linen cord.

Selecting Macrame Pins and Beads
Now pick your choice of pins to secure your work and your beads for embellishing your macrame jewelry.

Locate Instructions & Jewelry Patterns
Here are places to find macrame jewelry instructions and patterns for a variety of jewelry designs.

Add Bugle Beads
Add Bugle Beads. Jewelry Making.

Ear Nut Defined
Learn about this important component used with earring posts.

Head Pins Defined
Learn what a head pin is and what it is used for when making beaded jewelry.

Eye Pins Defined
Learn what an eye pin is and what it is used for in beaded jewelry making.

Jump Rings Defined
Learn what a jump ring is and how it is used in making beaded jewelry.

Split Rings Defined
Learn what a split ring is and how it is used in making beaded jewelry.

Lobster Claw Clasps Defined
Learn about lobster claw clasps and how they are used in beaded jewelry.

Hook and Eye Clasp Defined
Learn what a hook and eye clasp is, how to make one, and what it is used for in beaded jewelry making.

Toggle Clasps Defined
Find out what a toggle clasp is and how it is used in beaded jewelry making.

Finish Securing Crimp Bead
Finish Securing Crimp Bead. Jewelry Making.

Crimp Bead Tips
Crimp Bead Tips. Jewelry Making.

Fish Hook/Shepherd Hooks Defined
Learn what an ear hooks is also called shepherd hook or fish hook

Ear Post Defined
Ear posts are used to make post earrings and are an alternative to ear hooks.

How to Create Home Studio for Fused Glass
If you’ve fallen in love with making glass beads or fused glass or if you’ve always wanted to try glass, then eventually you’ll need to create a place for yourself and your glass. Here are a few tips to help you create your own safe place to work with glass.

Glass Grinder
Glass Grinder. Jewelry Making.

Euro Wire/Lever-Backs Defined
Learn about Euro wire or lever-back earring hooks used for making beaded earrings.

Jewelry Clasps and Connectors
Learn what a spring ring clasp is and how it is used in beaded jewelry.

How to Close a Crimp Bead
Crimp beads are used to finish off a beaded jewelry piece such as a necklace or bracelet. This tutorial shows how to use crimping plier to close a crimp bead.

Storing Larger Jewelry Supplies
Storing Larger Jewelry Supplies. Jewelry Making.

Create a Mobile Jewelry Studio
Create a Mobile Jewelry Studio. Jewelry Making.

Organizing a Work in Progress
Organizing a Work in Progress. Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Studio Organization Tips
It is amazing how much more productive you can be when you have a well-organized area to make jewelry. Most of us struggle with organizing our work space, so here are some tips to help you get organized and then get to work.

Keep Jewelry Tools Within Reach
Keep Jewelry Tools Within Reach. Jewelry Making.

Use Clear Cabinets for Storage
Use Clear Cabinets for Storage. Jewelry Making.

Half Knot
Half Knot. Jewelry Making.

Overhand Knot
Overhand Knot. Jewelry Making.

Macrame Knot Library - Introduction
I’ve created this handy Knot Library to help you find and learn the knots you need for your macrame and fiber jewelry making.

Half Hitch
Half Hitch. Jewelry Making.

Double Half-Hitch Knot
Double Half-Hitch Knot. Jewelry Making.

Josephine Knot
Josephine Knot. Jewelry Making.

Mounting Knot
Mounting Knot. Jewelry Making.

Square Knot
Square Knot. Jewelry Making.

How to Tie a Josephine Knot
This knot is a little more advanced than basic knots such as the square knot. It has a variety of applications such as finishing off the ends of a macrame necklace you can then pull over your head.

Fired Copper Pieces
Fired Copper Pieces. Jewelry Making.

How to Fire Copper Metal Clay
Copper metal clay, or CopprClay as its brand name is spelled, must be fired in a kiln. Here are some step by step instructions to explain how.

How to Make Memory Wire Jewelry - Supplies
Beginning jewelry makers especially enjoy working with memory wire, but you don't have to be new to jewelry designing to enjoy this unique material.

Heat Metal
Heat Metal. Jewelry Making.

Pull Out Metal Shapes
Pull Out Metal Shapes. Jewelry Making.

Start Stringing Beads
Start Stringing Beads. Jewelry Making.

Water Casting Tutorial - How to Cast Metal Using Water
Water casting is a fun processes that allows you to make unusual jewelry components using metal scraps.

Selecting Your Clay
There are a different types of metal clay products available for making jewelry.

Getting Started: Metal Clay Jewelry Making
Find out what you need to get started making jewelry with metal clay.

Metal Jewelry Fabrication Tools
Before you begin using metal fabrication techniques, you'll need some special tools for your tool box. Here are some that I recommend.

Mandrel, Hammer, & More
Mandrel, Hammer, & More. Jewelry Making.

Tips for Adding Patina to Metal Jewelry
By darkening areas of metal in your jewelry, you can add a little

Tips for Baking Polymer Clay
It can be tricky to get your polymer clay pieces baked correctly, so here are some tips for success.

How to Bead Around a Cabochon
Incorporating cabochons is a great way to expand on seed beaded jewelry designs, and the basic technique is not that difficult to master.

Magnetic Clasp Pros and Cons
Consider the good and bad that comes with using magnetic clasps on your jewelry pieces.

Jewelry Repair Classes
Jewelry Repair Classes. Jewelry Making. Page 4.

The Repair
The Repair. Jewelry Making. Page 3.

What Are Ear Threads?
Discover one of the coolest trends in earrings - ear threads! What are ear threads, also known under many other names such as threader earrings and earstrings, and how can you make jewelry using this unique earring finding.

String on Beads
String on Beads. Jewelry Making.

Tighten Thread Tention
Tighten Thread Tension. Jewelry Making.

Continue Bead Weaving
Continue Bead Weaving. Jewelry Making.

Weave More Beads
Weave More Beads. Jewelry Making.

Complete Weaving
Complete Weaving. Jewelry Making.

Tips to Consider
Tips to Consider. Jewelry Making. Page 2.

Tips for Making Threader Earrings
Have you made any threader earrings yet, or are you thinking of making yourself a pair soon? If so, then you'll want to take a look at some of these ear thread tips compiled from the Jewelry Making forum. Some are tips from me and some are tips from forum members.

Jewelry Repair Example
This feature explains some repair tips and describes a repair job I completed once as a way to give you an idea of how to approach offering your own jewelry repair services.

Crimp Bead Size vs. Beading Wire Size
What size crimp bead do you use with each different size of beading wire? I get this question a lot.

How to Weave a Beaded Ladder Stitch
The ladder stitch is a staple bead weaving stitch and surprisingly easy to do. This is a good stitch for beginners to tackle.

Getting Started - Finding Classes
If you want to learn how to make jewelry or just learn more about techniques you use now, then read this feature to find out how to locate classes near you

Getting Started: Bead Stringing
Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewelry for the first time. This article discusses the tools, supplies, and related information you need to start making beaded jewelry.

Bead Stringing Information & Projects
Learn about the different where to find more information and projects to get started stringing beads. Page 2.

Bead String Tools & Equipment
Learn about the tools and special equipment you need to get started stringing beads. Page 3.

Stringing Mediums for Beads
Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewelry for the first time. This article discusses the tools, supplies, and related information you need to start making beaded jewelry. Page 5.

Beads and Findings for Bead Stringing
Bead stringing is an excellent way to get started making jewelry for the first time. This article discusses the tools, supplies, and related information you need to start making beaded jewelry. Page 4.

Anvil vs. Block for Making Jewelry
Anvils and metal blocks are both pieces of equipment used by jewelry makers, both metalsmiths and wire workers, but when do you use one over the other?

Bent-Nosed Pliers - What Are Bend-Nosed Pliers
Bent-Nosed Pliers have a lot in common with chain-nosed pliers. They are versatile and used for all kinds of jewelry making techniques.

Micro-Macramé Jewelry Book Review
Fiber artist Joan Babcock takes macrame jewelry to a new level, leaving the hippy days behind.

How to Solder Glass for Jewelry Making
Learn the basics for soldering glass so you can create unique glass jewelry.

I Want to Be a "Fine" Jewelry Designer
What is fine jewelry? What does it take to become a designer of fine jewelry? These are just a few questions I cover in this informative article.

Take the First Step
Take the first step to becoming a fine jewelry designer. Page 2.

Think About the Future
Think about your future in the world of jewelry. Page 3.

Final Advice on Fine Jewelry Designing
Here is some final advice on becoming a

Getting Started: Metalsmithing
Learn about tools used for metal fabrication and soldering.

Metal Clay Hot Pot: Yes or No?
I heard a lot of pros and cons from various metal clay artists before I finally decided to try using a metal clay hot pot myself. Here are my thoughts on if this little pot has the right stuff.

Different Ways to Fire Metal Clay - General Guidelines
Depending on the type of metal clay you have, from original silver metal clay to copper metal clay, there are a number of options for firing it. This may include anything from a kiln to a simple hand-held torch.

Tips for Soldering Jewelry
Soldering jewelry doesn't have to be difficult, and to make sure you solder successfully, here are some tips to consider.

Solder Tip 2: Clean
Solder Tip 2: Clean. Jewelry Making. Page 3.

Solder Tip 3: Heat
Solder Tip 3: Heat. Jewelry Making. Page 4.

What Is Hyoallergenic Jewelry?
The term hypoallergenic is often used when talking about jewelry, especially when it comes to findings such as ear wires. What exactly does this term mean?

What Is a Lariat?
Learn about the lariat, an interesting style of necklace.

What Is Niobium?
What Is Niobium? Learn about this unique hypoallergenic metal used for jewelry making.

What Is Base Metal Jewelry?
The term

Start the Wire Hook
Start the Wire Hook. Jewelry Making.

Completed Eye Pin
Completed Eye Pin. Jewelry Making.

Make Your Own Ear Hooks
With practice, a few hand tools, and a little wire, you'd be surprised at how simple it can be to make your own jewelry findings. Ear hooks are one of the most often used findings, and they are one of the simplest to make also.

Make a Hook and Eye Clasp from Wire
You will be amazed how simple it is to make your own hook and eye clasp using wire and a few hand tools.

Make Wire Loop
Make Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Finish the Wire Hook
Finish the Wire Hook. Jewelry Making.

Start the Wire Eye Section
Start the Wire Eye Section. Jewelry Making.

Second Wire Loop
Second Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Finished Hook & Eye Wire Clasp
Finished Hook & Eye Wire Clasp

Start Making Your Ear Hooks
Start Making Your Ear Hooks. Jewelry Making.

Start to Shape the Ear Hook
Start to Shape the Ear Hook. Jewelry Making.

Finish Shaping Ear Hooks
Finish Shaping Ear Hooks. Jewelry Making.

How to Make an Eye Pin
Deceptively simple, you can whip up eye pins in no time using a little wire and a few hand tools.

Bend the Wire
Bend the Wire. Jewelry Making.

Make Wire Loop
Make Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Round-Nosed Pliers - What Are Round-Nosed Pliers
Round-nosed pliers are probably one of the most important tools for wire and metal workers. Learn what to look for when purchasing round-nosed pliers and what they are best used for when making jewelry.

What Is a Head Pin?
Knowing each of the various jewelry findings, such as a head pin, is really important when you are first learning to make jewelry.

Guide to Fixing Problems With Jump Rings
Jump rings are very important jewelry components. This article covers not only how to make them yourself, but also how to make sure your jump rings stay attached to your jewelry.

Making Jump Rings
Learn how to make jump rings. Jewelry Making. Page 4.

Buying Jump Rings
You Can Buy Jump Rings. Jewelry Making. Page 5.

What Is a Mala Bracelet?
Learn about the origins, meaning behind, and elements that make up the ancient Mala bracelet.

Do the Jig - How to Make a Wire Jig
While there are a lot of good commercial wire jigs on the market these days, you can also make your own with some wood and a few nails.

What is Bohemian Style Jewelry?
The term

What Is a Cabochon or Cab Cut - Jewelry Making
Cabochons are a certain cut of stone that is used often in jewelry designs such as rings, pendants, bracelets, and necklaces.

What Is Resin or Two-Part Epoxy?
Learn about resin also referred to sometimes as two-part epoxy and how it is used in jewelry making.

Make Your Own Rings - Ring Making Book Review
Author and talented jewelry designer Nana V. Mizushima has gathered up lots of different jewelry techniques to create this collection of ring projects for her book, Make Your Own Rings: Easy Ring Projects to Do at Home.

What Are the Different Types of Solder?
Learn about the different types of solder used for soldering metal jwelry such as gold and silver, medium and soft, and sheet and wire.

Continue Jig Wire Wrapping
Continue Jig Wire Wrapping. Jewelry Making.

How to Use a Jig to Make a Wire Bracelet
Make your own jig for bending wire, and then follow this simple wire pattern to make your first wire bracelet on it.

Wire Pattern
Wire Pattern. Jewelry Making.

Finish the Wire "A"
Finish the Wire

Cut Wire Off Jig
Cut Wire Off Jig. Jewelry Making.

Connect Wire Components
Connect Wire Components. Jewelry Making.

Finish "A" Wire Bracelet
Finish

Start Wrapping Wire on Jig
Start Wrapping Wire on Jig. Jewelry Making.

Start Second Wire Loop
Start Second Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Finish Wire Wrapped Bead
Finish Wire Wrapped Bead. Jewelry Making.

Start Your first Wire Loop
Start Your first Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Wire Wrapped Beads Techniques
This wire wrapping techniques allows you to connect beads together while also wrapping each bead with wire, creating a little wire cage for each bead.

Finish the First Wire Loop
Finish the First Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Cut the Silver Sheet
Cut the Silver Sheet. Jewelry Making.

Forming a Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet
Turn a piece of silver plate into an awesome cuff bracelet. A little sawing and a little hammering are required but NO soldering required. This is a fabulous project for the beginning metalsmith.

Bead Tray
Bead Tray. Jewelry Making.

Beading Needles and Thread
Beading Needles and Thread. Jewelry Making.

Felt Beading Pad
Felt Beading Pad. Jewelry Making.

Seed Beads
Seed Beads. Jewelry Making.

Seed Bead Jewelry, Get Started!
You would be amazed at how little you need to start making jewelry using tiny glass seed beads.

Add Ear Hooks
Add Ear Hooks. Jewelry Making.

Finish Earring
Finish Earring. Jewelry Making.

Insert Needle Through Bead
Insert Needle Through Bead. Jewelry Making.

Start Fringe
Start Fringe. Jewelry Making.

More Fringe
More Fringe. Jewelry Making.

Push Bead Down
Push Bead Down. Jewelry Making.

More Brick Stitch
More Brick Stitch. Jewelry Making.

Bead Loop
Bead Loop. Jewelry Making.

Finished Bead Loop
Finished Bead Loop. Jewelry Making.

Start Brick Stitch
Start Brick Stitch. Jewelry Making.

Go Through Bugle Beads
Go Through Bugle Beads. Jewelry Making.

Bead Weaving Fringe Earrings
Bead Weaving Fringe Earrings. Jewelry Making.

Ladder Stitch Bead Section
Ladder Stitch Bead Section. Jewelry Making.

Firing Low-Fire Metal Clay with a Torch
Firing Low-Fire Metal Clay with a Torch

Fire Clay
Fire Clay. Jewelry Making.

Finish Firing Clay
Finish Firing Clay. Jewelry Making.

What Are Wire Cutters and Which One Is Best for Me?
If you plan to work with wire, then wire cutters are going to be one of your most important tools. Find out what you need to know about selecting the best wire cutter for your needs.

Secure Hemp
Secure Hemp. Jewelry Making.

Attach Hemp
Attach Hemp. Jewelry Making.

Macrame Hemp and Toggle Clasp Bracelet
Macrame Hemp and Toggle Clasp Bracelet

Square Knots
Square Knots. Jewelry Making.

Secure Bead to Hemp
Secure Bead to Hemp. Jewelry Making.

Finish Macrame Bracelet
Finish Macrame Bracelet. Jewelry Making.

Beaded Wire Bangle Bracelet
Beaded Wire Bangle Bracelet. Jewelry Making.

Crystal Beads
Crystal Beads. Jewelry Making.

Clamp Wire Together
Clamp Wire Together. Jewelry Making.

More Wire Wraps
More Wire Wraps. Jewelry Making.

Push Out Bangle Wires
Push Out Bangle Wires. Jewelry Making.

Shape Wire Bracelet
Shape Wire Bracelet. Jewelry Making.

Cut Hole in Glass
Cut Hole in Glass. Jewelry Making.

Put Glass Under Drill
Put Glass Under Drill. Jewelry Making.

Set Up Drill Press
Set Up Drill Press. Jewelry Making.

How to Cut a Hole in Glass
How to Cut a Hole in Glass. Jewelry Making.

Finishing Tools for Wire Jewelry
Finishing Tools for Wire Jewelry

Get Started Making Wire Jewelry
If you have always wanted to make jewelry using wire, then this article will tell you what you need as far as tools to get started.

Pliers and Other Hand Tools
Pliers and Other Hand Tools. Jewelry Making.

Wire Forming Tools
Wire Forming Tools. Jewelry Making.

Transform Simple Note Cards
Transform Simple Note Cards. Jewelry Making.

Go to a Printer for Printed Cards
Go to a Printer for Printed Cards

Expanding on the Print Shop Idea
Expanding on the Print Shop Idea

Use Hang Tags and Earring Cards as Marketing Tools
Use Hang Tags and Earring Cards as Marketing Tools

Don't Forget Business Cards
Don't Forget Business Cards. Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Hang Tags and Earring Card Tips
Learn how to make your own or get someone else to help you design your own hang tags and earring cards.

Finish Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Finish Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant

About Her Etsy Experience
About Her Etsy Experience. Jewelry Making.

Future Plans and Other Interests
Future Plans and Other Interests

Concluding Thoughts and a Thank You
Concluding Thoughts and a Thank You

Trends and Advice to Other Designers
Trends and Advice to Other Designers

Her Education and Life Today
Her Education and Life Today. Jewelry Making.

How to Make a Dichroic Fused Glass Pendant
Even if you are a beginning glass artist, you can make this Dichroic Fused Pendant with just a few supplies and little to no glass experience. You will be amazed at how creative you can get using different colors of glass fused together to make a unique necklace pendant.

How She Started with Designing Jewelry
How She Started with Designing Jewelry

Add a Jump Ring to the Glass
Add a Jump Ring to the Glass. Jewelry Making.

Add Dichroic Glass and Fire in Kiln
Add Dichroic Glass and Fire in Kiln

Finish Dainty Seed Bead Dangle Bracelets
Finish Dainty Seed Bead Dangle Bracelets

Dainty Seed Bead Dangle Bracelets
Dainty Seed Bead Dangle Bracelets

Add Crimp Bead to Beading Wire
Add Crimp Bead to Beading Wire. Jewelry Making.

Add 4mm Accent Bead
Add 4mm Accent Bead. Jewelry Making.

Add Accent Beads
Add Accent Beads. Jewelry Making.

Begin Making Dangle
Begin Making Dangle. Jewelry Making.

Form Loop on Bead Dangle
Form Loop on Bead Dangle. Jewelry Making.

Close the Wrapped Loop
Close the Wrapped Loop. Jewelry Making.

Attach Beaded Dangle
Attach Beaded Dangle. Jewelry Making.

An Interview with Jewelry Designer Lorelei Eurto
An Interview with Jewelry Designer Lorelei Eurto

Beading Wire Loop
Beading Wire Loop. Jewelry Making.

Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue
Japanese Beadwork with Sonoko Nozue is part of Lark Jewelry and Beading's Master Artist series and focuses on the designed for bead weaving artist Sonoko Nozue.

Tea Time Earrings
Tea Time Earrings. Jewelry Making. Page 7.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making. Page 2.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making. Page 3.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making. Page 4.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making. Page 5.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making. Page 6.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Bead & Wire Bunny
A few beads, a little wire, a few minutes equal lots of fun and a cute little bunny. Page 2.

Bead & Wire Butterfly
Celebrate summer or spring! Make these little butterflies for hair accessories or to dangle from ear wires or chains. Page 4.

Bunny Purse Charm
Jazz up your purse with this funny bunny charm and lampwork glass vegie purse charm.

Egg-celent Earrings
Jewelry Making. Page 5.

Floating Flower Necklace
Created to enhance a favorite, lampwork beads, this small grouping of beads in this necklace float because they are not anchored into position. They will slide and move as the person who wears the necklace moves. Page 7.

Spring Fling Flower
Inspired by a piece of jewelry worn by Drew Barrymore, I created this flower using Japanese seed beads and colored wire. Make one for Easter or for your mom on Mothers' Day. Page 6.

Vegetable Bunny Necklace
You gotta see it to believe it! This is one wild and crazy bunny necklace accented with egg and vegetable lampwork beads. Page 3.

Onyx and Sterling Hoop Earrings
Jewelry Making. Page 4.

Dazzling Dangle Hoop Earrings
Dazzling Dangle Hoop Earrings. Jewelry Making. Page 3.

Hoopla Over Hoops
Hoopla Over Hoops. Jewelry Making. Page 2.

Pearl Hoop Earrings
Pearl Hoop Earrings. Jewelry Making.

Invisible Pearl Hoop Earrings
Invisible Pearl Hoop Earrings. Jewelry Making. Page 5.

Family Bracelet/Mothers' Bracelet
Use wire, crystal beads, and sterling chain to make a beautiful jewelry piece that represents your whole family.

Grandmother Bracelet
You've heard of mothers' rings and mothers' bracelets, now here's a grandmother bracelet. Page 2.

Elastic & Pearl Grandmother Bracelet
Pearls and crystals make up this easy to make and wear elastic style bracelet. Page 3.

Memory Wire Cuff
Memory wire, beads, and colored wire, three of may favorite jewelry components, are combined in this cuff style bracelet. Page 3.

Bead & Wire Chain
Bead & Wire Chain. Jewelry Making. Page 2.

Ocean Charm Anklet
Ocean Charm Anklet. Jewelry Making.

Medieval Earrings
Medieval Earrings. Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making. Page 2.

Pearl Dangle Earrings
Pearl Dangle Earrings. Jewelry Making. Page 3.

True Blue Crystal Flower Earrings
True Blue Crystal Flower Earrings. Page 4.

Purse & Sun Glass Earrings
Purse & Sun Glass Earrings. Jewelry Making. Page 5.

Czech Flower Earrings
Czech Flower Earrings. Jewelry Making. Page 6.

Types of Wire for Jewelry Making
What's the difference between gold and gold-filled wire? What is fine silver and sterling silver wire? Learn the differences between types of jewelry making wire.

Get Started Making Jewelry - Collected Resources
Get started making jewelry now with this helpful hub of links to the basics of all kinds of jewelry making: bead stringing; bead weaving; wire work; metal clay; metal fabrication; metal soldering; fused and lampwork glass; and mixed media and fiber.

Should I Buy a Kiln for Jewelry Making?
I get a lot of email concerning kilns. This is a big decision to make for most jewelry makers. Before you buy a kiln, consider some important questions you need to ask yourself.

Additional Kiln Costs
Consider addtional costs of a kiln for jewelry making. Page 4.

Shape the Silver
Shape the Silver. Jewelry Making.

Polish Bracelet
Polish Bracelet. Jewelry Making.

File and Texture Silver
File and Texture Silver. Jewelry Making.

Form a Loop
Form a Loop. Jewelry Making.

Cord Goes Up and Over
Cord Goes Up and Over. Jewelry Making.

Cord Goes Up and Under
Cord Goes Up and Under. Jewelry Making.

Cord Goes Down and Over
Cord Goes Down and Over. Jewelry Making.

Cord Crosses Under
Cord Crosses Under. Jewelry Making.

Cord Goes Over Again
Cord Goes Over Again. Jewelry Making.

Pull Cords Tight
Pull Cords Tight. Jewelry Making.

Metal Clay Jewelry Making
Clay is versatile medium used for all kinds of arts and crafts. Learn about metal clay, such as Precious Metal Clay and Artclay, and discover how you don't have to be a goldsmithing to make metal jewelry. This section also covers polymer clay and paper clay.

Metal Jewelry Making - Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper, Fine Silver, Gold
The following projects and articles cover fabrication and soldering techniques related to jewelry making. Learn to make jewelry using all kinds of metals such as copper, brass, sterling silver, fine silver, and gold.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Make Pendants with Hardware Store Washers
If you ask me the hardware store and the feed store are great places to browse for unusual jewelry making supplies. You just never know what you will find! Like these washers. They make super fun pendants with just a little imagination.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Beaded Jewelry Making Projects & Information
You'll find beaded jewelry projects of all kinds here as well as helpful beading tips and information. Make earrings, necklace, bracelets and much more.

Holiday Jewelry Projects
Make beautiful jewelry, just for the holidays. Wire, beads, metal and more are covered in these projects and links. Many jewelry items can also be used as decorative ornaments.

Shamrock Lariat
Lariat necklaces are versatile and can be worn several ways - wrapped several times choker style, as a long single strand with one end looped through the other, doubled with the ends through the loop and tons of other ways. Fancy, casual and everything in between. Lariats are so much fun to wear.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Make a Tiger Eye Donut Necklace
Gemstone Donuts are easily found and super affordable but folks often wonder what they can do with a giant bead that has one big hole in the middle. It's not as easy to use as a typical bead but you can still make some really pretty necklaces with them. Necklaces like this asymmetrical tiger eye necklace.

Jewelry Making
Jewelry Making.

Learning along the Way with Marilyn Davenport
Learning along the Way with Marilyn Davenport

Tool Box and Bench Pin
Tool Box and Bench Pin. Jewelry Making.

Saw, Wax, and Blades
Saw, Wax, and Blades. Jewelry Making.

Pliers and Files
Pliers and Files. Jewelry Making.

Finish Beaded Beads
Finish Beaded Beads. Jewelry Making.

Making a Peyote Stitched Beaded Bead
Making a beaded bead is an easy and fun technique and a great way to learn or practice a bead weaving stitch called peyote. You literally weave tiny seed beads together to form a tube-shaped bead. Once the bead is formed you can use it, and others you create like it, to create amazingly intricate looking jewelry. Peyote stitch is one of the most popular beadwork techniques, and with beaded bead instructions like this, it's easy to see why. A relatively simple stitch to master, peyote is perfect for creating gorgeous beaded beads of all styles.

Attach a Stop Bead
Attach a Stop Bead. Jewelry Making.

More Delica Beads
More Delica Beads. Jewelry Making.

Start Peyote Stitch
Start Peyote Stitch. Jewelry Making.

Continue Peyote Stitch
Continue Peyote Stitch. Jewelry Making.

Peyote Rows
Peyote Rows. Jewelry Making.

Fold Bead Piece
Fold Bead Piece. Jewelry Making.

Connect Beads
Connect Beads. Jewelry Making.