Jewelry
Jewellery makers tools on workbench, overhead view
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Storing your jewelry-making supplies properly is a must. It makes projects more efficient and hassle-free, and it gives you that total zen feeling of crafting clutter-free! If you're wondering where — and how — you can store your tools, wire and all those beads, here are some fun ways to make the most out of your crafting space.
Gayle Bird
close up of gold, red and blue beaded necklace on a black mannequin
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There are a ton of reasons for why people like to make their own jewelry. Maybe your tastes are on the pricier side, and you're looking to save some cash. Or perhaps you can never find the right accessories to match your style. Or maybe, just maybe, you keep walking past your local bead shop and are dying to dive in and play.
Rebecca Anderson
woman wearing punch needle barrette in her hair
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We can't get enough of this design by Arounna Khounnoraj — it's cute, trendy and easy to knock out in a weekend. Plus, it's a great way to use all those yarn scraps you have lying around. Let's get punching!
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Beginner
Embroidered Leaf Pendant
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While everyone loves a good embroidery design they can hang on the wall or turn into a pillow, there's something extra cool about being able to wear your finished masterpiece. With this easy tutorial, you'll have a new necklace — one you totally made yourself — added to your collection in no time.
Beginner
quartz stone wrapped in silver wire
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There's one material budding jewelry designers are most likely to reach for: wire. It's one of the most versatile materials around, and easy to work with even if you're new to the art of jewelry making. Check out the basics here, and you'll be ready to tackle beautiful wirework jewelry making like a pro.
Rebecca Anderson
DIY Chandelier
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Between the interactive, larger-than-life rooms and the big, bold looks coming from each designer, this week's episode of Project Runway has us revved up and ready to create. If your fingers are buzzing with maker mojo too, here are a few ideas to get you started.
Bluprint
pink and blue trays filled with resin jewelry on gray background
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Ready, set, resin! The coolest jewelry is the kind you make yourself — especially when it's this fast and easy. Let's go!
Beginner
Woven necklace
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We’re all heart eyes all the time for the woven art trend … especially when it comes in a form we can wear! That’s why we absolutely love this necklace from Jo Gick, crafter extraordinaire and contestant on season 1 of NBC’s Making It. Bonus: You don’t even need a loom to weave it up!
Jo Gick
Beginner
silver pieces of work in progress jewelry on a wooden workspace
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With all the decisions that go into designing a piece of jewelry, it's probably safe to say that choosing a clasp isn't exactly any designer's first priority. But if you choose the wrong type, you'll regret it.
Amy Latta
gluing together the no-sew clutch
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There ain't no party like a craft party. If you're planning to throw a DIY date for your friends, we've got all the inspo you need. Even your non-crafty pals will love rolling up their sleeves for these creations!
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