by Kathy Zee. (Fiddletown, California USA) We all have them...things that have not sold. For me, I have had some bracelets that I made about 4 yrs ago...and still have them. No one wants them. ( or so it seems...). So I decided to make them into a 'convertible' necklace/bracelet. What I did was add a lobster clasp to one end of a piece of chain. The bracelet already … [Read more...] about Bracelets Into Necklaces
Handcrafted bracelet projects and tips.
by Maxine Booth. (Tennessee USA) I was entranced with last week's article about charm-enhanced stretch bracelets and wanted to try this out. At my local Walmart, I found packs of 3 open weave stretch headbands to work with, in 3 different colors. Took them home and went through my beads, charms, findings, and this is what I came up with. I really love it, … [Read more...] about Stretch Bracelets…My Way
by Rena Klingenberg. Each of these stretchy wrap bracelets is accented by a striking focal pendant. This project is a perfect opportunity to use some of the pendants we've made in earlier tutorials here at JMJ. For example, the leaf on this bracelet is from my Rustic Autumn Leaf Pendant Tutorial: And the pendant on this bracelet is from my Lacy Jewelry … [Read more...] about No-Sew Stretchy Wrap Bracelets (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. This free-spirited ankle wrap is a fun warm-weather style. It's a perfect project to make on summer vacation - or at a teen slumber party. And because one size fits all, these anklets are a fun summer gift for everyone who will be baring their ankles. You can even make them in your colors for lovely beach wedding … [Read more...] about Wire Charm Wrap Anklet (Tutorial)
by Maureen Kessler. (By the sea in Massachusetts USA) Bracelets are my favorite piece to wear. Copper is my favorite metal to work with.Being the type of person to just "jump in" and try making whatever it is I envision. Thinking about a copper bangle with beads woven throughout sent me to the studio (my dining room table). First, I measured some half round half … [Read more...] about Something New I’m Trying
by Veronica Rausch. (United States) I love the ocean and haven't been to visit for some while, so I wanted to make something to remind me of the beauty of the sea. I used Aunt Lydia's 100% cotton crochet thread and size 6 seed beads and found this pretty little button at Jo Ann's. Veronica Rausch Ronni Ann's Creations … [Read more...] about Sea Bubbles
by Rena Klingenberg. A charm bracelet can be a wonderful way to wear words of wisdom that you'd like to remember throughout the day. In this tutorial we'll stamp words from a phrase onto metal jewelry blanks of various shapes - and turn the phrase into a bracelet. For this project you'll need a quote or verse - from a song, a poem, a spiritual teaching, a … [Read more...] about Stamped Quote Charm Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Rena Klingenberg. The photo above shows two Safari Leather Bracelets, stacked. Below are the individual bracelets: These rugged bracelets feel as though you've added trinkets and mementos to them while traveling around the world. They're great worn alone or stacked, and are perfect for both guys and gals. Supplies: Leather cord - 2mm … [Read more...] about Safari Leather Bracelet for Guys & Gals (Tutorial)
by Sheila Meador. (Georgia, USA) Occasionally I make a few stretch bracelets, and I'd like to know a good way to hide the knot in the cord to finish it. Do you use a bead with a large hole? I've seen that done. Just curious to see if my JMJ friends have used a different method. Thanks for any feedback you may have! Sheila Meador … [Read more...] about Stretch Bracelets – How do you hide the knot?
by Rena Klingenberg. I recently discovered that a 5-foot (152.4 cm) long chain is a cool and versatile accessory. Here it is, all 60 inches, coiled up: I'm going to share 6 ways I've discovered to wear this chain. But first . . . . Why This Unique Chain Was Created A dozen years ago I had a ton of small cabochons, and I wanted an easy way to make … [Read more...] about 6 Ways to Wear a 5-Foot Long Chain
by Rena Klingenberg. A small to medium size belt buckle can make a fantastic focal element on a bracelet. Here I used a vintage buckle that had been in my grandmother's stash of fashion-craft parts. I didn't want the fabric part of the bracelet to cover up any of the buckle's edges when the bracelet was worn - and I also didn't want to remove the prong … [Read more...] about Belt Buckle Bracelet (Tutorial)
by Lady Mockingbird. (Upstate New York, USA) Re-purposing vintage silverware into jewelry items has been a popular hand craft for a few decades now. And I have dabbled in that arena making rings out of sugar and baby spoon handles. I've found that full sized flatware handles are too long for rings, but too short for bracelets and I'm not overly fond of the way some … [Read more...] about Vintage Silverware Jewelry: How to fix what isn’t working?