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This page contains thrifty, do it yourself, jewelry craft projects.
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Making Trellis Yarn Jewelry
Trellis yarn is a lacy, colorful, ribbon yarn that is an excellent choice for making jewelry. This is a page about making trellis yarn jewelry.
Making Shell Jewelry
This page is about making shell jewelry. Beautiful necklace, bracelet, and earring crafts can be fashioned with shells purchased or collected on the beach.
Making Potato Beads
This is a page about making potato beads. You can make some unique jewelry items for yourself, to give as gifts, or sell at craft fairs using potatoes.
Using Plastic Stretch Cord
How can I tie off clear stretch cord? It keeps slipping out. I am trying to make a bracelet with the stretch cord. I have tried burning it, and gluing it.
Making Safety Pin Jewelry
This is a page about making safety pin jewelry. You can easily make cute jewelry from safety pins.
Where Can I Sell My Handmade Beaded Bracelets?
I live in Springfield IL. I make beaded bracelets and beaded necklaces, just beads and the string. I want to sell them so I can make money for myself. I have over 20 years of experience. I really like making jewelry for people.
How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with a Simple Sliding Knot
The distinction of this style friendship bracelet is the ability to easily remove it. This is a page about how to make a friendship bracelet with a simple sliding knot.
Making Button Jewelry
This is a page about making button jewelry. Antique and more contemporary buttons can be used to make unique and stylish jewelry of all types.
Making a Jewelry Box
This is a page about making a jewelry box. It is easy for jewelry to get tangled and disorganized. A jewelry box is a perfect way to keep your jewelry tidy and safe. Making your own jewelry box a great thrifty way of accomplishing this as well.
Making Button Bracelets
This page is about making button bracelets. A button collection can be used to make interesting jewelry.
Making Metal Button Bracelets
Metal shank buttons both, vintage and new, can be used to make a fun to wear bracelet. This is a page about making metal button bracelets.
Making a Flag Lapel Pin (Safety Pins and Beads)
This is a page about making a flag lapel pin with safety pins and beads. Show your patriotic spirit with these easy flag themed pins.
Making Felt Autumn Pins
This is a page about making felt autumn pins. Felt is so easy to work with you can create your own autumn pins to wear or gift.
Jewelry Making Tips
This page contains jewelry making tips. Making your own custom jewelry can be fun and rewarding.
Making Leather Belt Bracelets
Make a unique bracelet using an old belt. This is a page about making leather belt bracelets.
Handmade Brooch Ideas
This is a page about handmade brooch ideas. Designing and making your own jewelry is a great crafting activity.
Other Uses for Pierced Earrings
This page is about other uses for pierced earrings. There may be other ways to reuse your favorite earrings.
DIY Jewelry Display Stand
Make your own jewelry display stand to store and show off you jewelry. This is a page about DIY jewelry display stand.
Making a Paper Clip Necklace
This page is about making a paper clip necklace. With a little patience a common office product can be used to create an interesting necklace.
Non-crocheted Ladder Ribbon Necklace
I received a beautiful necklace made from ladder ribbon with a fused glass pendant. There is no crochet.It appears to be 5-6 strands of yarn that maybe were twisted. Then 6-8 inches of 5 strands of yarn knotted and a bead at the top knot to adjust the length. Anyone with directions?
Making Glue Gun Jewelry
This is a page about glue gun jewelry. This easy and creative jewelry can be made using a glue gun.
Making a Thimble Necklace
This is a page about making a thimble necklace. A pretty little thimble can be the beginning of a lovely necklace.
Making Silver Jewelry
This is a page about making silver jewelry. Silver is wonderful metal for making beautiful and durable jewelry. While silver is not cheap, it's much less expensive than gold, making it a nice metal to use when you are starting to make jewelry.
Making Button Necklaces
This is a page about making button necklaces. Buttons can be used in making fun jewelry.
Making Gem Necklaces for Kids
Acrylic beads and gems, elastic cording, and a safety clasp provide the basics for making all sorts of pretty, fun, gem necklaces for kids. Older children can make their own with limited supervision, if hot glue is used.
Making Jewelry out of Paper Clips
Creative crafters see beyond the intended use of many everyday items and incorporate them into something entirely different. Making jewelry from paperclips is a good example of this crafty vision.
Spiral Paper Clip Earrings
When there's nothing to do and you suddenly feel bored at your workplace, remember that there is plenty of fun stuff you can do with office supplies.
How to Make a Mini Clothespin Rainbow Necklace
This mini clothespin rainbow necklace is perfect of kids of all ages. It can also be used as an interactive game to learn the order of the colors of the rainbow. This page has the instructions and photos you will need to make your own mini clothespin rainbow necklace.
Making a Candy Garland
A candy garland makes a special gift. These necklaces can be made with individually wrapped candies and a needle and thread.
How to Make a Ballet Dress Brooch
Some scraps of ribbon, cloth, and embellishments are the main supplies needed to make this cute ballet dress brooch. It is sure to please!
How to Make Paperclip and Bead Wrapped Earrings
Beads strung on embroidery floss are wrapped around a paperclip to create these fun earrings. Make them to suit your personal tastes, changing up the clip size and bead colors. This is a page about how to make paperclip and bead wrapped earrings.
Making a Pendant Necklace Using Recycled Plastic Lids
Save colorful plastic lids to create this whimsical statement necklace. This page has directions for making a pendant necklace using recycled plastic lids.
How to Make a Sliding Knot Beaded Bracelet
The sliding knot on this simple to make child's bracelet makes it easy to get on and off. This is a page about how to make a sliding knot bracelet.
Heart-Shaped Petal Flower Pin
These cute heart shaped, felt petal, flower pins can be worn or given for Valentine's Day or anytime. They will brighten up any outfit, hat, or purse. This is a page about making a heart-shaped petal flower pin.
How to Make a Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet
Use memory wire and seed beads to create beautiful bracelets in a variety of patterns and colors. This page shows you how to make a memory wire beaded bracelet.
Pasta isn't just for making food. It can be used even if not cooked. Never think that your pasta is wasted when the expiry date comes and you were not able to cook them. See how I transformed expired macaroni pasta into an accessory.
Best Closure for a Cuff Bracelet
What kind of closures can I use with a beaded woven cuff bracelet.
Cardstock Sheep Badge
This cute little sheep badge is made from cardstock. It's quite easy to make and a lot of fun. You can draw the eyes on if you don't have wiggle eyes and you can use a safety pin instead of a brooch back. For very young children to wear this you might not want to use a pin.
Toddler Felt Ball Necklace
Here is an easy to make and toddler/child safe felt ball necklace for you or your toddler to wear. Or a mommy/me matching necklace.
Silver Pasta Necklace
The girlie side of me absolutely adores ribbons and bows. I think they are cute in every way, shape, and form. When I see bowtie pasta, that side of me totally perks up. I think they're so cute, I even dare to wear them! Here is how to make a cute silver necklace from a piece of farfalle pasta.
Fabric Wrapped Bracelet
Turn scrap fabric into this handmade wrapped bracelet. Perfect to accessorize with your outfits and you can make as many as you like.
'Love of Sewing' Pin
This is a page about making a 'Love of Sewing' pin. This adorable heart shaped pin is the perfect gift for someone who loves to sew. Made with miniature sewing themed findings, it's easy to make and is customizable.
Pleated Ribbon Brooch
This ribbon brooch looks really classy. You can alter the look by changing the width and length of the ribbon, by adding or subtracting the number of ribbon pieces you use and by choosing ribbons of different colours and patterns.
Batik Style Beads
This is a page about making batik style beads. Using a wax resist technique, you can make these beautiful beads. They are perfect for creating unique custom jewelry.
How to Make a Recycled Jewelry Brooch
This is a page about how to make a recycled jewelry brooch. These recycled jewelry brooches are the perfect way to repurpose your broken necklaces, single earrings, or even jewelry that you just don't wear anymore. The possibilities are endless!
Button and Seed Bead Earrings or Pendant
This is a tiny delicate piece of jewellery that looks very pretty either as earrings or on a fine chain as a necklace. Make a full set for a gift for an older child. In fact it really is so simple to make that a child of maybe 10 or 11 years old who loves crafty stuff would be able to make a set.
Felt Flower Brooch
This pretty brooch is easier to make than it looks. Cheap flimsy felt actually works better than the sturdier thicker felts because it will gather up more easily.
Plastic Bottle and Washi Tape Bracelet
I love making these because I always have plastic bottles handy and I adore washi tape! It's so easy to make bracelets to go with any outfit using this method. And it's super cheap, too.
Button and Bead Knotted Bracelet
You can make this pretty bracelet easily with just some beads, one button, and a length of cord. Make it in minutes choosing colours to match your outfit or if you have or know any little ones this makes for a fun rainy day project.
Drinking Straw Geometric Earrings
These earrings are so cute and super cheap to make as the main jewels are folded up drinking straws. I like to make them when I need earrings for an outfit in a certain colour. Enjoy!
How to Make a Ribbon and Cord Brooch
By combining pretty ribbon and cording you can make this no sew brooch. This is a page about how to make a ribbon and cord brooch.
How to Make a Tape Measure Flower Brooch
Whether for yourself or as a gift for a friend that sews, this project is sure to create a conversation piece. This is a page about how to make a tape measure flower brooch.
Making a Message in a Bottle Pendant
This cute little pendant can be personalized to give as a gift or even to contain a message that makes you smile. This is a page about making a message in a bottle pendant.
5 Handmade Cuff Bracelets
There many styles of cuff bracelets you can make yourself. This is a page about 5 handmade cuff bracelets.
Making Floral Button Pins
Fabric backed button cluster pins are beautiful and can be worn as you would a corsage. They are fun to make and are perfect gift items. This is a page about making floral button pins.
Making a Vintage Button Bracelet
Sort through your button stash and make a lovely bracelet with some of your older more unique ones. This is a page about making a vintage button bracelet.
Bead and Fabric Necklace
A fabric tube and your choice of beads with larger holes are what you will need to make this unique necklace. This is a page about bead and fabric necklace.
Misfits Beaded Bracelets
Mismatched or left over beads from other projects can be gathered together to make a unique piece. This is a page about misfits beaded bracelets.
Shrinky Dink Charm Bracelet
Shrinky Dinks, whether purchased or homemade, work as cute charms for a bracelet. This is a page about Shrinky Dink charm bracelet.
Valentine Heart Earrings
Hearts say Valentine's Day, but you can make these pretty earrings to wear all year long. This is a page about Valentine heart earrings.
Decorating Dollar Store Barrettes
This is a page about decorating dollar store barrettes. You can upscale inexpensive barrettes to suit your own unique tastes. This is a fun craft project for parents and kids alike.
Remaking Old Jewelry Into New
This is a page about remaking old jewelry into new. Take broken or outdated jewelry pieces and convert them into something new.
Making a Beaded Clothespin Spring Necklace
This is a page about making a beaded clothespin spring necklace. Save the springs from clothespins used in other craft projects to make this unique necklace.
Making a Vintage Lace Brooch
This is a page about making a vintage lace brooch. This lacy vintage style brooch will go great with just about any outfit.
Making a Jewelry Tree
This is a page about making a jewelry tree. Hang your earrings and necklaces on this handy craft made from trimmed branches.
Making Plaited Bracelets
This is a page about making plaited bracelets.These cute bracelets can be made by anyone who knows how to do a simple braid.
Giving an Old Watch a Facelift
This project shows how to recycle an old watch and give it a new face. I used to love this watch as a child and still wear it, but after a while it stopped working. So while putting in new batteries I thought why not give it a complete new facelift!
Sherbet Swirl Friendship Bracelet
These pretty embroidery floss friendship bracelets are very easy to make and make wonderful gifts. Keep reading to learn how to make a Sherbert Swirl Friendship Bracelet.
Making Rose Petal Beads
This is a page about making rose beads. Rose petals can be prepared and made into lovely scented beads for you to string for a fragrant necklace or bracelet.
Making a Ribbon Brooch
This is a page about making a ribbon brooch. Use a pretty piece of ribbon and decorative button to make yourself a unique brooch.
Making a Magazine Swirl Necklace
This is a page about making a magazine swirl necklace. A fun way to recycle colorful magazine pages is to make a rolled bead necklace.
Making a Safety Pin Bracelet
This is a page about safety pin bracelet. Starting with just safety pins and a variety of beads, you can create a unique bracelet.
Making Wire Wrapped Midi Rings
This is a page about making wire wrapped midi rings. Midi rings are worn on your finger above the knuckle. They are quite a fashion statement.
Making a Button Brooch
This is a page about making a button brooch. You can make pretty brooches using old recycled buttons or new ones purchased for the project.
Making Felt Teardrop Earrings
This is a page about making felt teardrop earrings. Use felt to make a cute, colorful, lightweight pair of earrings.
Making a Bobby Pin Necklace
This is a page about making a bobby pin necklace. This is a simple and inexpensive to make necklace.
Making Necklaces Out of Yarn
This is a page about making necklaces out of yarn. Not all yarn necklace projects require you to know how to knit or crochet.
Making a Wire Wrapped Ring
This is a page about making a wire wrapped ring. With wire, polished stone and beads and you can fashion a unique ring for a special occasion or holiday.
Making a Felt Cloud Pin
This is a page about making a felt cloud pin. Celebrate the arrival of spring with this cute little felt cloud pin.
Felt Hen With Egg Pin
This is a page about felt hen with egg pin. This cute little felt pin is fun to wear or makes a great gift for a friend who keeps hens or just likes chickens.
Making a Felt Easter Bunny Pin
This is a page about
making a felt Easter bunny pin
. With felt, a few supplies and a glue gun, you can easily make a festive bunny pin.
Making a Zipper Rose
This is a page about making a zipper rose. New or recycled zippers can be fashioned into beautiful, unique roses to be used as pins or for decorating clothing and accessories.
Making Steampunk Nail Earrings
This is a page about making steampunk nail earrings. Steampunk jewelry is known for its celebration of vintage technology and often includes gears, cogs, and vintage watch parts in its designs.
Making a Paper Clip Ribbon Ring
This is a page about making a paper clip ribbon ring. This adorable ribbon ring would make a great craft for kids and would be a fun accessory to wear with almost any outfit.
Making an Ice Lolly Brooch
This is a page about making an ice lolly badge (brooch). These adorable popsicle brooches are fun to create and would make great gifts.
Homemade Jelly (Puffy Paint) Accessories
This is a page about homemade jelly (puffy paint) accessories. Jelly or puffy paint can be used to make pretty jewelry and hair accessories.
Making an Easy Bead Pendant
Use a decorative bead to make a unique pendant. This is a page about making an easy bead pendant.
Making Headpin Earrings
This is a page about making headpin earrings. With a few supplies from your local craft store, you can make beautiful unique earrings to wear, sell or give away.
Making a Washer Lariat Necklace
This is a page about making a washer lariat necklace. Following a quick trip to the hardware store or a rummage through the tool box for a washer, you are ready to create this unique necklace.
Making an Simple Asymmetrical Beaded...
This is a page about making a simple asymmetrical beaded necklace. Make this eye-catching necklace yourself. It is a good craft even for a beginner.
Making a Hot Glue Pendant
This is a page about making a hot glue pendant. A pendant made from hot glue is a simple craft that you and your kids can enjoy making.
Making Citrus Peel Earrings
Making jewelry for nature is a fun way to recycle and add a unique piece to your jewelry collection. This is a page about making citrus peel earrings.
Making Air Dry Clay Jewelry
This is a page about making air dry clay jewelry. You don't need a kiln or even your kitchen oven to make unique clay jewelry.
Making a Beaded Safety Pin Bracelet
This is a page about making a beaded safety pin bracelet. Safety pins and various beads can be used for a beautiful, easy to make bracelet.
These midi rings are quick, fun and easy! If you have a few minutes and some inexpensive bangles, you can make these too. Have fun!
Making Macramé Jewelry
This is a page about making macrame jewelry. A fun knotting craft that can be done with large or small cord, and is often embellished with beads.
Making a Zipper Flower Pin
This is a page about making a zipper flower pin. If you are looking for a fun, creative jewelry project, look into making these pretty zipper pins.
Making Painted Eyeglass Lens Pins
This is a page about making painted eyeglass lens pins. This is a fun jewelry project that starts with an old pair of eyeglasses.
Felt Pin Ideas
This is a page about felt pin ideas. Felt is a popular crafting material, because it is easy to use in numerous no-sew projects. You can create beautiful label pins and accessories with felt.
Clay Jewelry Making Tips
This is a page about clay jewelry making tips. Polymer, crayola and other clays can make beads and pendants for fashioning jewelry.
Bracelet Craft Ideas
This page contains bracelet craft ideas. Fun adornments for your wrists can be fashioned with a variety of beads, buttons, cords, yarns and even recycled items.
Making Wooden Jewelry
This page is about making wooden jewelry. There is such a wide variety of woods that can be used for beautiful personal adornment.
Paper Clip Earrings
I got tired during the last Friday's workload so I took time to relax. Then I felt bored, but I didn't want to get back to work yet. So, I made little tricks with paper clips. These earrings are one result.
Bead and Fabric Necklace
I wanted to make a fun necklace with scrap fabric, a bunch of beads I had laying around, alongside with some beads I made out of cornstarch awhile back.
Broken Chain Earrings
I finally wore out the chain for my favorite pendant. Instead of repairing it, (already did that once) I decided it was time to scrap the chain. What resulted was a simple pair of earrings that would make a perfect small gift.
I love this project, especially this time of year when trees lose their leaves and it's time for a trim and pruning. I use the branch scraps to make jewelry holders with some added marbles and jars.
Delicate Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet
Making a bracelet from memory wire is simple! This project uses seed beads to make the illusion of a patterned cord, but feel free to use any kind of small bead.
Kid Safe Acrylic Gem Necklace
Here's how you can make a kid safe necklace with acrylic gems by adding elastic and a safety clasp. In case of an emergency, your child could easily remove their necklace.
Tape Measure Flower Brooch
Take an ordinary tape measure, a button and a pin back to create this pretty flower brooch. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Homemade Jelly (Puffy Paint) Accessories
Look at this intricate jewelry created from puffy paint designs. Learn how to make it with this short video.
Felt Hen With Egg Pin
Use colorful felt scraps to make this adorable pin that is great for chicken lovers. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Washer Lariat Necklace
Take a flat metal washer from the hardware store and convert it into beautiful jewelry. Learn how to make it in this short video.
This brooch resembles a flower with a button center and petals. Learn how to make it in this short video.
You can make this stunning necklace at home with just a length of ribbon, some large beads, thread and needle. Learn how to make it in this short video.
Using E6000 to Make a Seashell Ring
I have many tiny seashells and I would like to make them into rings as gifts to family. I have purchased ring blanks and have E6000 glue. Is this the best glue to use to secure the seashell to the ring?
Resin Molds for Making Jewelry
Can anyone please tell me where I can find resin molds to make a necklace with a heart to put a photo in? I also would like to put a photo on concrete about a 5x7 for a memorial marker. I sure would like any information on how to do it, etc.
Pattern for Ladder Yarn Earrings
I would to find a free pattern for ladder yarn earrings. Could someone please help me?
Ladder Ribbon Neckarf Pattern
I'm looking for pattern to make a "neckarf" out of ladder yarn that I've seen for sale on eBay. They are heavier than necklaces, more like a scarf.
Making Oyster Shell Jewelry
What do I need to do to the oyster shells in order to make it into jewelry? Do I need to put anything on it?
Making Trellis Yarn Jewelry Pendant
Where can I get pendant beads?
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