Showing posts with label jewelry making. Show all posts
Showing posts with label jewelry making. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

DIY Jewelry: Wire Wrapping Button Rings


Combine your jewelry making skills and learn how to wire wrap buttons. Design button rings, bracelets, and earrings by wrapping or coiling wire. Watch the Youtube video below for an easy step by step tutorial:





 

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Monday, May 4, 2015

DIY Jewelry Blog: Unusual Craft Tutorials

We found some great DIY jewelry projects and tutorial for artists interested in learning how to create unusual jewelry. Check out these strange do it yourself jewelry crafts. Choose from a variety of crafts including paper or fabric necklaces, necklaces made from matches, jewelry made from ponytail holders, and pom pom ball rings made out of duct tape. Interested in making these projects? See the jewelry tutorial links below. 







DIY Jewelry Tutorial #1


Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. We design gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel fashion jewelry.We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Do It Yourself Jewelry: Currency Coin Necklace and Bracelet

Do you have too many coins lying around the house? Grab your jewelry wire, pliers, and several coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, or quarters). Design a coin necklace or bracelet with just a few supplies! Want to make it colorful? Use nail polish to paint the coin. Give it a pretty pink or reddish look. You can also use European or foreign currency coins for this project.



























 
Step by step tutorials: 




 













Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. Ickynicks designs gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Luxurious Jewelry Brand Names or DIY Bracelets


Tired of designing the same beaded bracelet over and over? Why not create bracelets from luxurious jewelry brands like David Yurman, Chan Luu, Tiffany and Co, or Pandora? It’s amazing how expensive their jewelry sells for in the market. David Yurman bracelets can cost up to $1200. Buy it or make your own? To make your own, go to any retail store and find beads similar to these brand name jewelry products. It’s easier than you think. Check out the tutorial links below.

David Yurman Knockoff
Click here for step by step tutorials: 
Tutorial #1 - David Yurman Style Bracelet



Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. Ickynicks designs gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

DIY Jewelry Making: Stone Necklaces


Apply gemstones and crystals to jewelry making. Learn how to string your stone beads through jewelry wire and create a glamorous necklace. Watch the tutorial below to make a stone necklace using turquoise or blue beads. Get your pliers out and jewelry supplies ready to go!







Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. We design gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel fashion jewelry.We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Jewelry Finds at Goodwill Online

Do you make, or have you  considered making fashion jewelry, vintage jewelry, wire wrapping or beaded jewelry projects? 
  1. Do you go to JoAnn's, Michael's or Hobby Lobby to purchase all of your supplies?
  2. Is your average yearly cost of jewelry supplies over $300? 
  3. Have you ever thought about shopping at pawn shops or thrift stores for charms, pendants, or beads?
Thrift stores are great resources for finding jewelry supplies, more than you may realize. Salvation Army, Goodwill and Volunteers of America often sell jewelry for a very reasonable and inexpensive price. Looking for a pair of matching beads, or a fun random bead assortment, or vintage charms and pendants? You can even find loose gemstones, rhinestones and pearls (if you look closely enough). Just take apart pieces of the necklace,or bracelet that you don't want and add to it. Shop Goodwill online for jewelry.




Jewelry finds at Goodwill online

Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. Ickynicks designs gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DIY Bracelet: Chain Woven Cuff

Try something new. Learn how to design a bracelet using two different techniques: chevron and parallel style. Below is a tutorial on how to create a bracelet by weaving leather around wire.
 
Jewelry Supplies Needed for Project:
  1. 1 yard of leather
  2. 14 inches of chain
  3. 1 clasp
  4. Jumbo rings
  5. Scissors
  6. Pliers


 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

DIY Jewelry Making Blog and Tutorial on Rope Knot Necklaces

Interested in making cord necklaces or rope knot jewelry? There are several websites online that provide by step tutorials on how to make this unique design. You only need a few supplies: clasp, pliers, crochet hook, gold chain, and string. Thee rope knot style is easy to use and you can make a variety of craft projects including belts, rings, headbands, and necklaces. Click on a tutorial link below to get started:






Tutorial #1 Rope Knotted Necklace

Tutorial #2 Step by Step Make a Cord Necklace

Tutorial #3 Rope Knotted Necklace 


DIY Jewelry: Button Necklaces, Rings, and Bracelets


Make jewelry from vintage buttons, brooches, or charms. Head to the thrift store to find old sewing buttons, or loose buttons in bags. Create a blue button necklace, stylish rings, or pink bracelets. Or add buttons as a pendant onto a necklace or leather bracelet. Get creative and find new ways of making fashion jewelry. Watch the Youtube video and follow the step by step tutorial on button jewelry making:







Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DIY Jewelry: Beaded Wire Cuff

 Try this fun step by step tutorial on how to create a bracelet using pink and black beads and thin wire. The video explains how to weave small and large beads through the string, then position the beads between the wire, and then intertwine your charm or pendant. This is a useful video tutorial for learning how to wrap thread around beads:
 



Sunday, January 11, 2015

DIY Jewelry Supplies: Mixed Media


Do you know the basics of jewelry making? Are you interested in getting more creative? How about making bracelets out of buttons? Necklaces out of coins (pennies, dimes, quarters)? Rings from forks and spoons? Many jewelry designers prefer ‘traditional’ styles such as weaving beads or wire wrapping pendants. But why not think outside the box and get creative.

For your next jewelry project, grab objects that you wouldn’t often think of using. Most likely you can find these objects around your home or at the thrift store.  Here’s a list to get you started: buttons, coins, dice, puzzle pieces, board game pieces, dominoes, legos, keys, rocks, bottle caps, corkscrew, silverware, magnets, zippers, broken watches, broken CD's, records, camera parts, computer keyboard or typewriter keys. Then decide how you want to use these objects to create a necklace or bracelet.







Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. Ickynicks designs gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Friday, January 9, 2015

DIY Jewelry: Beaded Bracelet Cuff

Beadaholique is a useful website for learning how to create new DIY jewelry. You can watch instructional videos, follow step by step tutorials, learn about new jewelry techniques, or shop for supplies on their website. Watch the video below to learn how to create a cuff using wire and tila beads:



Jewelry Supplies Needed for Project:
  1. Glass Beads
  2. Tila Square Beads
  3. Wire Thread (7 ft used or project)
  4. Pliers
  5. Scissors

Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. We design gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel fashion jewelry.We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

DIY Jewelry: Love Leather Bracelet

Leather bracelets are fun to make because they’re easy once you learn the basics. Here’s a quick and fun project for beginner jewelry lovers. Learn how to make a leather bracelet with a ‘love’ bead.



























You will need the following supplies:  
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Jewelry Glue
  • Pliers
  • Tube Beads with words
  • Lobster Clasp
  • Multiple strands of small cord (1.5mm-2)
  • 10mm end caps (glue on)


 

Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. We design gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Friday, January 2, 2015

DIY Jewelry Making: Leather Bracelets

Learn how to make jewelry from leather. Antelope Beads is a great website for easy DIY leather jewelry tutorials and projects. Step-by-step videos accompany each jewelry project and it’s free of charge on the website. Projects are sorted by level of difficulty from beginner to advanced level. You can choose to purchase the supplies from their website, or simply watch the tutorials on YouTube. Watch a video on how to make leather bracelets:       


Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. Ickynicks designs gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.

Monday, December 29, 2014

DIY Jewelry Making: Wire Wrap Pearls

Want to learn how to wire wrap? Whether you're a beginner or advanced learner, you can create earrings, bracelets, rings, charms, or necklaces. Below is an easy step by step video tutorial on how to wire wrap pearl beads. Use this finished product as a an earring, ring, or pendant for a necklace.
 
Part One
Part Two

Jewelry Supplies Needed for Project:
  1. 3.6' of 20g craft wire 
  2. 1x 12mm size Bead. Either Pearl or Glass Round Beads 
  3. Chain nose pliers, cutters, Round Nose pliers

Ickynicks Jewelry is an online handmade shop for men and women. Ickynicks designs gold hoop earrings, sterling silver and stainless steel hoop earrings. We provide links to tips and tricks for jewelry making.