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          Pinterest and Etsy have exploded lately with handwriting jewelry: a method of memorializing a loved one by having their signature laser-cut into metal and worn. Beautiful, but a little expensive for some.
          Gayle Bird
          Washer jewelry is bold, distinctive and an easy gateway into metal jewelry making. Whether you use steel washers or the more elusive and malleable copper washers, you can easily turn these metal donuts into stunning accessories in just an afternoon.
          Gayle Bird
          Ever run out of clasps? Not to worry! It is very easy to make your own, and the benefits of doing this are, you end up with a completely one of a kind piece of jewelry, and it's extremely cost-efficient!
          Lorelei Eurto
          I'm seriously digging zipper bracelets right now. It's hard to ignore them; I even saw a cool zipper bracelet in the window of an upscale jewelry store.
          Ashley Little
          Need a last-minute gift to make that's quick and easy? Here's a DIY leather wrap bracelet with an adjustable pinch clasp. It's a perfect jewelry gift to make, especially if you don't know someone's exact wrist size.
          Karen Roark
          Don't you love it when trendy jewelry is easy to make? If you're a fan of minimal jewelry, you've probably thought about how to make your own bar necklace.
          Ashley Little
          Working with fine silver or bare copper wire to make intricate, woven, filigree, or free-form jewelry is extremely satisfying...until it tarnishes and you have to clean it. Oh man, do I hate cleaning my wire wraps!
          Gayle Bird
          Wire soldering with a flame can seem terrifying. But we promise, it's really not as scary as you think! Using a micro torch (the kind chefs use to flambé your, er, flambé), it's fast, simple, and with just a few precautions, quite safe and easy to do at home. 
          Gayle Bird
          Delicate necklaces are popular this season and layering two or three together creates an even more dynamic look. But if your jump ring doesn't fit in the chain, how do you add a clasp? Making delicate necklaces are not difficult if you know these few tricks. 
          Karen Roark
          The simple, but classic pearl necklace is a timeless piece sure to be treasured. Today we're sharing an easy knotted pearl necklace tutorial that doesn't even require a clasp, which means it's a perfect project for beginning beaders to tackle.
          Bettina Johnson
          If you are planning on making a necklace, you will discover that there are many different types of jewelry chains to choose from. Whether you're attaching a pendant or plan to let the chain shine on its own, this handy little guide will help you choose the chain that's perfect for your piece. 
          Bettina Johnson
          Soutache jewelry can truly be a piece of art. Beautiful and bold, it has made a noticeable impact in the few years it has been on the market.
          Bettina Johnson
          You’ve put a lot of thought, time and energy into the creation of a unique necklace design and are ready to choose a clasp to secure it. Don’t stop being creative yet! By making necklace clasps an integral part of the design, you can take your designs to the next level. 
          Kelly Dance
          Using unconventional jewelry-making tools such as a knitting needle or drum stick can create simple yet unique wire frame shapes. This tutorial shows you how to make beautiful wire-wrapped drop earrings using four inches of wire and unusual tools.
          Karen Roark
          Have you ever finished a piece of jewelry, only to realize that something is missing? Sometimes it's an extra bead here or a wrapped wire there. But other times the solution is as simple as adding a bit of texture to the jewelry.
          Ashley Little
          Although pre-made chain is readily available in a myriad of styles, metals and finishes, sometimes it doesn’t quite do the trick for us jewelry-makers. Sometimes, you need something a little bit more special — with a handmade touch. So why not make your own chain?
          Rebecca Anderson
          One of the major jewelry trends for Summer 2015 is statement earrings! This season, bigger is better, and it's all about finding (or making) earrings that really add something to an outfit. Dangle earrings are actually quite simple to make, and the creative possibilities are endless depending on the beads and findings you choose.
          Amy Latta
          Looking for the perfect necklace to accessorize your favorite outfit? There are so many lengths and styles to choose from that sometimes it can seem overwhelming.
          Amy Latta
          Rings are one of the few pieces of jewelry you can see when you wear them. And whether you're into making jewelry normally or not, there's quite a thrill to looking down and seeing some bling that you made on your own hand!
          Gayle Bird
          Have you ever wondered how to make wire rings? Here are some easy step by step instructions for creating a simple, adjustable ring using just wire and a few basic tools. I chose to make a midi ring, but these same steps will work no matter what size ring you want.
          Amy Latta
          Did you know that with just a piece of wire and a few basic tools, you can create your own simple wire jewelry in no time at all?
          Amy Latta
          Historically, chainmaille was worn by knights as armor, but today chainmaille has a much different reputation.
          Ashley Little
          One of my favorite techniques is knotting, especially with a nice waxy linen cording. This is a great way to use up orphaned beads in your collection, but another great aspect of knotted jewelry is a way to showcase one particular type of bead. I have done a few different versions of this necklace using lampwork glass, ceramic beads and semi-precious stones.
          Lorelei Eurto
          If you think macrame is strictly for plant hangers and owl wall hangings from the 1970s, think again! Macrame jewelry patterns are evidence that those knots can be used for much more than just home decor.
          Ashley Little
          I've always wanted to make a leather bracelet, and after working with the leather for this DIY project, I have to say I am hooked!
          Bettina Johnson
          To me, there is no better source of inspiration than nature outside our front doors. You’ll find endless color combinations, shape inspiration, and flora and fauna that can be so easily translated into jewelry adornments. This genre especially appeals to me in my designs. Probably 90 percent of my creations have some sort of nature theme to them.
          Lorelei Eurto
          When I was a little girl, I remember how I would covet this necklace and relish every moment that I was able to borrow it from my grandma. When the day came for her to give it to me, it felt like I'd been bestowed the queen's jewels. I thought of it as such a treasure that I rarely wore it on the off chance that I would lose it. Now, I'm an adult and it still feels important, but again, I rarely wear it.
          Kate Wilkonson
          Crystals are a great way to dress up an everyday look. Currently, my favorite way to wear them is with shamballa-style bracelets. See how easy and affordable they are to make with this easy step-by-step shamballa bracelet tutorial!
          Bettina Johnson
          One of this spring's hot jewelry trends is beaded wrap bracelets, and luckily, they're very easy to create even if you've never made your own jewelry before! There are several different styles and ways to make them, the easiest of which requires just a few basic supplies.
          Amy Latta
          You may be expecting this post to be about how to avoid your wrapped loops being messy. Nope — just the opposite! In this mini tutorial, I'm going to show you how to add a little rusticity to your jewelry by allowing your loops to relax a little and let it all hang out.
          Rebecca Anderson
          At some point or another, every jewelry crafter, novice or experienced, considers making a gemstone ring. Many may feel it's just too daunting a task, and give up on the idea before even getting started — but you don't have to.
          Bobbi Maw
          Let's kick off the tutorials of this jewelry series with how to draw earrings. I like that you can get really creative when designing earrings, they can be dangly, studs, long, short, wide, narrow, etc. Plus, the gems, diamonds and color variations are very vast, as well as all the possible motifs.
          Antonella Avogadro
          I am a frequent oval jump ring maker because I find the appearance and hold-up within jewelry components is much better. So, before I started making my own oval jump rings I asked myself, "What tools can I use?"
          Bettina Johnson
          I have a great amount of earrings, necklaces, bracelets and bangles. Displaying my jewelry is definitely a favorite way of keeping my jewelry handy for whenever I need a piece.
          Bettina Johnson
          Heart-shaped headpins are always in style, but they also happen to make a great Valentine's Day accessory. Use 'em as the base for your next beaded project, whether it be a necklace, bracelet or anything in between.
          Rebecca Anderson
          If you're cranking out a lot of jewelry, you can already see how quickly it can pile up, get tangled and take over your entire home. So why not go ahead and use your many crafty skills to make jewelry holders and organizers?
          Ashley Little
          Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making jewelry but weren't sure where to start? Sometimes the tools and skills required for jewelry projects can be overwhelming if you're just starting out. Fortunately, there are projects that require no special skills, and you can even use materials you already have on hand.
          Amy Latta
          What do you do with your jewelry when you have wrapped up your wirework, beading or enameling?
          Bettina Johnson
          Horse hair can be a great material if you're looking to add a little extra texture and interest to your jewelry. Not only is it unique, it has a variety of great uses. It's lightweight, comes in a variety of colors, can easily be dyed, and best of all, it's relatively inexpensive.
          Kate Wilkonson
          If you are interested in making your own jewelry, you'll also like it to be clean! Here's my homemade budget-friendly DIY jewelry cleaner! It's super simple and easy to make at home.
          Bettina Johnson
          Maybe you're a beginner who hesitates to dive into jewelry making, or maybe you're a seasoned jewelry maker who's in a bit of a creative slump. In either case, it's always inspiring to remember that there are so many reasons to make your own jewelry.
          Ashley Little
          Have you ever stressed out when it comes to how long to make a necklace or bracelet? You might ask yourself: Will it be for a boy or girl? What length do they like their necklaces? How can I cut down on costs and still make something useable?
          Kate Wilkonson
          Are you interested in starting a business or a new hobby in soldering jewelry? If so, this post will teach you all you need to know about jewelry soldering tools.
          Bettina Johnson
          Do you have a collection of jewelry charms you'd like to wear, but don't want to just slide them all on a chain? This cute little wirework tutorial shows you how to make a simple but elegant pendant to hold those cherished charms.
          Bobbi Maw
          Heartbeats can be a symbol of many life events like love, birth and healing. Because of this, a heartbeat necklace is a perfectly personalized piece of jewelry with meaning.
          Kate Wilkonson
          Simple layered necklaces are a great item to add to your skill set as they are incredibly versatile and can be endlessly personalized. If you are looking for a quick and easy way to incorporate a little more stonework into your jewelry designs, or if you're hoping to add a little pop of color when layering, this is a perfect project for you.
          Kate Wilkonson
          Along side jump rings and clasps, ear wires are one of the must haves in your inventory at all times. Sure they're easy enough to buy and usually not terribly expensive, but why not give your jewelry pieces a signature style by designing your own?
          Kate Wilkonson
          Have you ever lost a bracelet because it came unfastened and you didn't know it? I have. You just about want to cry don't you? Do you have a favorite bracelet you don't wear because you're afraid to lose it? I've had one like that.
          Bobbi Maw
          Today, I will show you how torch-fired enamel earrings are made. The process requires a few simple steps, which will leave you with a colorful transformation and stunning jewelry.
          Bettina Johnson
          You're headed out the door to this year's holiday celebration, and it hits you: Did you remember a present for Aunt Silvia? You know, your brother-in-law's cousin's mother twice removed?
          Bobbi Maw
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