Craft Your Own Jewelry
Is your style fun, funky, conservative, trendy, or just all you? Now you can easily and inexpensively make jewelry for special occasions or every day.
My sister Jody enjoys making earrings and bracelets. She has been so generous to help us with a tutorial so you can make your very own custom jewelry.
By making your own jewelry, you can choose beads and style to match your personality, as well as colors to coordinate with your wardrobe.
This is a terrific teen craft, a fabulous gift to make for a friend, a sister, aunt, mom….. you get the idea. Wonderful girls night activity.
Bracelets are easily made for babies, girls, adults!
The earring holders are found at craft stores, to make your gift of earrings even a bit more special.
Gather these few supplies, it only takes a few minutes and Have some FUN!
- Stretchy cord
- A clothes pin or something to stop the bead from falling off the stretchy cord
- Wire earring hooks
- Head pins in findings
- Small jewelry pliers with wire cutter
- Round nose pliers
*All item can be bought at Hobby Lobby , Walmart or a similar type store offering craft supplies.
To make the bracelet:
Cut a length of cord that is 2 times the size of the wristPut your clothes pin or cord holder on the end. (shown is the clothes pin)Slide beads on in the order that you like. (shown here is the cord holder)Continue with the beads until it is the length desired.
Take off the holder and tie a double square knot holding the cord tight. (right over left, left over right, then repeat) pull tight.Put a dot of glue on the knot and trim when dry.To Make the Earrings:Put desired beads on head pin
Continue with desired amount of beadsWith wire cutters, cut the head pin above the beads leaving enough length to make a circular enclosureWith round nose pliers, bend head pin to make a closed circleHold the hook
With the pliers open the small closure on the hookPlace the circle or loop of the head pin on the hook and close the circleAnd there you have it! A matching bracelet and earring set.
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