by Rena Klingenberg. In this interchangeable jewelry tutorial, we'll use a choker-length chain necklace plus a bracelet - and hook them together to make a longer necklace. The choker and bracelet can be worn individually: And each piece fastens with the same spiral wire hook clasp design (or you can use any other type of clasp - lobster, etc.): So … [Read more...] about Connect a Choker and Bracelet to Make a Necklace (Tutorial)
Handcrafted bracelet projects and tips.
by Rena Klingenberg. A "slave bracelet" is a jewelry style where a ring and a bracelet are attached together in some way. In this tutorial, we'll make a wire ring and a chain bracelet - and then connect them with three strands of chain: Here's how this slave bracelet looks on the inside of your hand and wrist: How to Put on a Slave … [Read more...] about Triple Chain Slave Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. With this bracelet's adjustable closure, you can easily create bracelets that will fit wrists securely and comfortably. The sliding adjustable closure also eliminates clasps that need to be fastened and unfastened: This is a great bracelet style for guys and gals of all ages. Stack up several of them on your wrist! This is … [Read more...] about Adjustable Cord Bracelet (Tutorial)
by John. I am just starting out and I am going to use stretch materials to make bracelets. What length of thread would I need to make a standard size bracelet, bearing in mind I will need to tie it? John … [Read more...] about What Length of Stretchy Cord for a Standard Size Bracelet?
by Lilián. (Argentina) I have this piece. It is made from Italian micromosaic, and I love it! It was a brooch but the hook is broken. I would like to make a bracelet with this. I thought to use a mesh watch, but I do not know how to hold it without making a hole in the piece. Can someone please can give me any idea or suggestion for this? The reverse of the … [Read more...] about How to Turn This Brooch into a Bracelet without Making a Hole in It?
by Dawn ferrara. (Florida) I make a simple aluminum bracelet that is hand stamped. I want to be able to attach crystal like rose quartz to the bracelet. Any ideas? I was thinking a glue but concerned it would fall off. Maybe a wire wrap?? Dawn ferrara HEAL-THYTHOUGHTS … [Read more...] about Help – How to Attach Stones to Aluminum?
by Rena Klingenberg. In this tutorial, the beads are strung on round metal wire instead of beading wire. If you like jewelry with structure, you'll appreciate how the bead and wirework portion of this bracelet holds its curved shape firmly. I've used three strands of chain here, but you may want to make your bracelet more dramatic and edgy with lots more … [Read more...] about Beads & Chains Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Mark. I’m having problems with bead bracelets turning out too stiff. When making an 8″ piece, I have about 7″ of beads, leaving 1″ for the clasp. This leaves me with a bracelet that is hard to form around my wrist. If I don’t pull tight, the bracelet’s too loose, so I’m assuming I need to take some beads out. Is there a general guideline for this? i.e., … [Read more...] about Problem – Bead Bracelets End Up Too Stiff
by Rena Klingenberg. This charming, comfortable bracelet is an easy leatherworking project. It's also a good way to recycle leather scraps into a new piece of jewelry! Supplies: Leather scraps in three different colors. I bought a 1-pound variety pack of leather scraps at my local craft store for $3.60 (regular price was $5.99, but I used the … [Read more...] about Leather Flower Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. The charm bracelet in this tutorial has a bit of a rugged look, thanks to the grommets, multiple wraps, and swivel clasp. A strip of grommet tape in leather or other fabric makes a fun, flexible base for this bracelet. (Although it's called "grommet tape", it's not the sticky kind of tape.) And the charms are a perfect way to use up … [Read more...] about Grommet Wrap Charm Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. We're going to make an artistically messy wire-wrapped bead chain, and then turn it into a bracelet. Although you could join the wire-wrapped beads together with jump rings, we're going to make our bead chain without jump rings between the beads. You can also make a longer bead chain to create a necklace. Supplies: Beads - I … [Read more...] about Messy Wire-Wrap Bead Chain Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Sue Shade. (Nebraska USA) I enjoy hammering out copper bracelets and attaching metal components to them. I also enjoy taking premade metal bracelets and metal components and putting them together to make my own unique pieces. I use E6000 glue alone or with rivets to keep them attached. My bracelets are fairly rigid with minimal ability to adjust for size. This … [Read more...] about How I Attach Components to Metal Bracelets