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Friendship Bracelet with Simple Sliding Knot - finished bracelet

How to Make a Friendship Bracelet with a Simple Sliding KnotThe 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.

 

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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.

 

A safety pin with beads in a flag pattern.

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.

 

Leather Belt Bracelets

Making Leather Belt BraceletsMake a unique bracelet using an old belt. This is a page about making leather belt bracelets.

 

Colorful bracelet made with safety pins and beads.

Making a Beaded Safety Pin BraceletThis 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.

 

Vintage Button Bracelet

Making Button BraceletsThis page is about making button bracelets. A button collection can be used to make interesting jewelry.

 

Making a Button Brooch

Making a Button BroochThis is a page about making a button brooch. You can make pretty brooches using old recycled buttons or new ones purchased for the project.

 

Painted Eyeglass Lens Pins

Making Painted Eyeglass Lens PinsThis is a page about making painted eyeglass lens pins. This is a fun jewelry project that starts with an old pair of eyeglasses.

 

Safety pin bracelet being worn on wrist.

Making a Safety Pin BraceletThis is a page about safety pin bracelet. Starting with just safety pins and a variety of beads, you can create a unique bracelet.

 

Surfer Dude Wrist Band - finished slide bracelet

How to Make a Sliding Knot Beaded BraceletThe 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.

 

The completed Crochet Wire Bangle Bracelet with Hemispheres

Crochet Wire Bangle Bracelet with HemispheresUsing wire from old transformers, you can crochet a very beautiful jewelry, for example like this bracelet. The hemispheres look like unusual flowers.

 

The finished Fish Scale Ring

Fish Scale RingFish scales, wire, and some instant glue are all you need to make this beautiful ring. Use wire from an old transformer and then this ring will cost you almost nothing.

 

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The completed Pop Top Bracelet

Pop Top BraceletThis is a thrifty and fun way to up-cycle your drink can pop top tabs and this bracelet doesn't require a lot of supplies. It's lightweight, yet nice and 'chunky' and would make a really great gift for a teenager, as well as an interesting 'conversation piece' for an adult. This bracelet will fit a 7 inch wrist and you will need 20 pop top tabs, 26 half inch diameter rings, as well as a clasp.

 

The completed brooch.

Beaded Denim BroochYou don't need expensive materials to make new jewelry. To make this beautiful brooch, I used a piece of old jeans, a piece of a plastic shampoo bottle, a few beads and crystals. It is easy and quick to make such a brooch.

 

The completed beaded pendant.

Beaded Pendant from Drink CanInstead of trashing a drink can, make a pendant out of it. This is fairly easy and quickly to make. You can use beads in different colors. This pendant can be a nice gift.

 

A hairpin that has been reshaped into a brooch pin back.

Brooch Pin from U-Shaped HairpinI do a lot of DIY projects to make inexpensive brooches, but to make these projects even cheaper, I suggest you DIY brooch pins too. Of course you can use wire, but we don't always have wire of suitable thickness and strength. I noticed that a hairpin is perfect for this and I decided to share this idea with you.

 

A roll of copper foil.

Crafts Using Copper FoilCopper foil can be found in gardening and craft stores. It can be used as a decoration on crafts or to make beautiful jewelry.

 

The finished aluminum pendant.

Pendant from Drink CanUpcycle a drink can into this beautiful pendant. The geometric shapes of this pendant will match a laconic look. You can make earrings in the same way.

 

The completed copper tulip.

Origami Copper TulipI like origami, so I decided to try using the origami technique not for paper, but for copper foil. As a result, I got a very beautiful tulip. You can use this tulip as a brooch or decorate something with it.

 

The finished zipper earrings.

Zipper EarringsIf you like unusual jewelry, then this project is for you. You can easily make original earrings from an old bronze zipper. One zipper is enough to make several pairs of earrings.

 

The completed beaded bangle with ribbon.

Bangle with Beads and RibbonSatin ribbon looks great with beads. Original, but at the same time simple weave of ribbons distinguishes this bangle. I used blue beads and white ribbon, but you can use any other color combination.

 

The completed beaded bracelet.

Beaded Bracelet Using Old Brass ZipperIf you have an old brass zipper, then don't throw it away. You can use it to craft this bracelet. It is not difficult to make. This bracelet looks very original.

 

Two plastic bangles.

Bangles from Plastic BottleLots of plastic bottles are thrown away every day, that are harmful to the environment if not recycled properly. I figured out how to make bangles out of plastic bottles. It's very simple and costs absolutely nothing. Use colorful plastic bottles to get colorful bangles.

 

Two earrings made from copper foil.

Copper Earrings from Old TransformerDisassembling a transformer from an old computer, I found copper foil and decided to make earrings from it. The copper foil is easy to fold, so I decided to fold the earrings. I really liked the simple and original look of these earrings.

 

Pleated Ribbon Brooch - two finished pleated ribbon bows

Pleated Ribbon BroochThis 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.

 

A Flower Bracelet from Plastic Cosmetic Containers

Flower Bracelet from Plastic Cosmetic ContainersDo not throw empty plastic cosmetic containers out. I suggest you turn them into this beautiful flower bracelet. You will have a new piece of jewelry that will cost you almost nothing, and you will also save the earth by upcycling your plastic containers.

 

The completed pendant.

Wire and Denim Tree of Life PendantThe Tree of Life is a popular and universal symbol that has been used all over the world for centuries. To make this Tree of Life Pendant, I used denim from old jeans, copper wire from an old transformer and goldstone chips with holes. I really like the combination of blue denim with copper wire and brown goldstone. It is not difficult and not expensive to make this pendant.

 

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The completed bark bangle.

Bark BangleIf you like unusual jewelry, then you will definitely like this bangle. As you might have guessed from the title, this bangle is made from bark. I used walnut bark and added some beads. This bangle will cost you almost nothing.

 

The completed velvet feather earrings.

Feather Earrings Made of Fabric and WireThese earrings are distinguished by their feather shape and laconic design. I used a piece of velvet fabric and copper wire from an old transformer, so it cost almost nothing.

 

The finished concrete ring.

Making a Concrete RingIf you like unusual jewelry, then a concrete ring is definitely for you. I figured out how to make this ring without spending almost anything. All you need is quite a bit of a mixture of concrete, wire from an old transformer and... half a potato. The head of this ring is made of concrete and the shank is made of wire.

 

Three pins made from western conchos and beads.

Concho Western PinI have made a passel of these concho pins to wear with my western outfits and blue jeans. I have had many compliments. I have even given away a few for presents.

 

The finished bangle.

Jagged Edge Bangle Using Old Transformer WireThis beautiful bangle is made of copper wire from an old transformer. It will cost you absolutely nothing. All you need is crocheting skills and patience.

 

A completed Pi pendant.

Wire Wrapped and Beaded Pi PendantI used wire from an old transformer and beads to make this pendant. The pendant has a secret: it is not only Pi-shaped, the number of beads corresponds to the digits of Pi.

 

Intertwined Bead and Wire Crochet Bracelet

Intertwined Bead and Wire Crochet BraceletThin wire from an old transformer is an excellent material for crocheting original jewelry. This time I decided to use a lot of beads. Since I wanted the bracelet to be not only crocheted, but also intertwined, I decided to crochet the rings, which I then connected - intertwined. I also used pearlescent beads for decoration. This is how the idea of this bracelet was born.

 

The completed pendant on a ribbon.

Interlaced Wire Pendant with Goldstone ChipsIt is very easy to make this pendant. It is made of copper wire from an old transformer and several goldstone chips. You can use any other semiprecious stones with holes.

 

A pair of beaded earrings.

DIY EarringsIn this tutorial, you will learn how to make earrings. The earrings can be made in about 30 minutes. Here's what the making process looks like.

 

The completed copper ring.

Wire Woven RingI used a copper wire from an old transformer and nails to create a weather tool. So it is not at all expensive and not difficult to make this original ring.

 

A wrapped wire craft.

Crafts Using WireWire is a wonderful medium for making jewelry and decorating crafts. It can be purchased in many different thicknesses or gauges and can even be recycled from old electronics.

 

The completed leather beaded ring.

Leather Ring With BeadsI made a ring using the leather tag from a bag and the mother-of-pearl beads from a necklace. Of course, you can replace the beads with real pearls. I really like this combination.

 

The completed wire heart pendant.

Knitted Wire Heart PendantFrom a damaged radio, I had a piece of ruby-colored copper wire. I thought that I could make a cute heart pendant out of the wire of this color. This time I decided to knit this pendant. The usual knitting practically does not work with the copper transformer wire. So I had to figure out how to solve this problem. And, as you may have guessed, I did it.

 

A Bangle Made of Transformer Wire and Beads

Bangle Made of Transformer Wire and BeadsYou don't need expensive materials to craft jewelry. This time I want to show you how to make bangles for almost nothing. All you need is copper transformer wire from a damaged device, some beads and crochet skills.

 

Two completed flower earrings.

Easy Recycled Aluminum EarringsThese earrings are a great way to recycle aluminum, are easy and fun to make, unique, and also make a great gift.

 

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The finished flower brooch.

Multi-Colored Brooch Made of Fish ScalesYou don't need expensive materials for craft projects. I used fish scales to make this brooch. Since I could not decide on the color, I made it multi-colored. This brooch will suit clothes of any color and will spice up your outfit.

 

Fabric Rose Brooch - blue jacquard fabric rose brooch

Fabric Rose BroochNever discard double-sided fabric scraps, even if they are very small. You can use them to make a great rose brooch.

 

Two bead and wire earrings hanging on a seashell.

Easy Bead and Wire EarringsThese cute little bead and wire earrings take just a few supplies and are so easy to make. If you need a gift, and are short on time, these earrings take less than 30 minutes to make.

 

Starburst Earrings - finished earrings hanging in front of red fabric

Starburst EarringsThese cute starburst earrings are a quick gift to make in a pinch and you only need a few supplies to make them.

 

Rhinestones in a floral pattern.

DIY Rhinestone NecklaceIf you want to make a necklace for yourself, it can be a lot of fun and easy. It takes you about 45 minutes to make this necklace. Just follow these steps.

 

Four Necklaces for a Dollar - foam head with a white headwrap necklace with a vintage style button in the center

Making Four Necklaces for a DollarUsing a package of headwraps from the Dollar Store and an added embellishment, you have a new necklace!

 

Garnet crystals in rock.

Dissolving Rock Around GarnetRock hounding a fun pastime. If you are lucky enough to find garnets, at sites such as Garnet Hill in Nevada, you will need to clean off the matrix around the stone. One highly recommended method is to use muriatic acid. Follow the precautions when using this product.

 

Cardstock Sheep Badge - allow the glue to dry thoroughly

Making a Cardstock Sheep BadgeThis extremely cute sheep badge is made using cardstock. Your kids will love wearing it; you might too. Learn how to make one below.

 

Fabric Wrapped Bracelet

How to Make a Fabric Wrapped BraceletThis cute fabric wrapped bracelet starts with a wire circle you make yourself. Then choose the fabric and cut into strips. The instructions and supplies needed for this craft follow.

 

Felt Flower Brooch - finished felt flower brooch in fall colors

How to Make a Felt Flower BroochThis brooch is easier to make than it looks. Choose your favorite colors in felt and learn how to make this pin using the tutorial on this page. You may already have most of the supplies at home leftover from other projects.

 

Colorful Retro Inspired Foam Earrings - all three styles

Colorful Retro Inspired Foam EarringsThin craft foam sheets are the perfect crafting supply for creating these colorful retro earrings. The instructions and photos to help you make some of your own follow on this page.

 

Lace Wristband - gift as a friendship bracelet

Making a Lace WristbandUse bits of lace trim to make your own boho style bracelet. Change up the materials and make several. Instructions follow.

 

Drinking Straw Statement Necklace - ready to wear

How to Make a Drinking Straw Statement NecklaceDid you know that you can make stylish jewelry using drinking straws? The instructions and photos needed for making a drinking straw statement necklace can be found on this page.

 

Spiral Paper Clip Earrings - pair of earrings

Spiral Paper Clip EarringsGet creative with paper clips and make a pair of these pretty spiral earrings. This page contains instructions and photos for this project.

 

A pile of silver paper clips on a white background.

Making Jewelry out of Paper ClipsCreative 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.

 

Kid's Diamond Necklace

Making Gem Necklaces for KidsAcrylic 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.

 

Mini Clothespin Rainbow Necklace - closeup of woman wearing the necklace

How to Make a Mini Clothespin Rainbow NecklaceThis 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.

 

Candy Garland - stop when you have reached your desired length

Making a Candy GarlandA candy garland makes a special gift. These necklaces can be made with individually wrapped candies and a needle and thread.

 

Ballet Dress Brooch - cute ballet dress pin

How to Make a Ballet Dress BroochSome scraps of ribbon, cloth, and embellishments are the main supplies needed to make this cute ballet dress brooch. It is sure to please!

 

Paperclip and Bead Wrapped Earrings - full view of earring with wire attached

How to Make Paperclip and Bead Wrapped EarringsBeads 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.

 

Statement Pendant Necklace - or suspend from a strong neck chain

Making a Pendant Necklace Using Recycled Plastic LidsSave colorful plastic lids to create this whimsical statement necklace. This page has directions for making a pendant necklace using recycled plastic lids.

 

Heart-Shaped Petal Flower Pin

Heart-Shaped Petal Flower PinThese 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.

 

Delicate Memory Wire Beaded Bracelet - finished bracelet

How to Make a Memory Wire Beaded BraceletUse 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.

 

Best Closure for a Cuff Bracelet

Best Closure for a Cuff Bracelet?What kind of closures can I use with a beaded woven cuff bracelet.

 

Toddler Felt Ball Necklace - finished necklace on a table top

Toddler Felt Ball NecklaceHere 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 - silver bow tie pasta necklace

Silver Pasta NecklaceThe 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.

 

A pin that shows a love of sewing, with lots of buttons and notions displayed.

'Love of Sewing' PinThis 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.

 

purple and white wooden batik beads strung with gold pony beads

Batik Style BeadsThis 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.

 

A brooch made from recycled jewelry pieces.

How to Make a Recycled Jewelry BroochThis 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 - pendant on fine silver chain

Button and Seed Bead Earrings or PendantThis 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.

 

Plastic Bottle and Washi Tape Bracelet - final view of bracelet being worn with other jewelry

Plastic Bottle and Washi Tape BraceletI 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 - - fasten the bracelet using the button

Button and Bead Knotted BraceletYou 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 - woman wearing the finished earring

Drinking Straw Geometric EarringsThese 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!

 

Ribbon and Cord Brooch - allow glue to dry and wear

How to Make a Ribbon and Cord BroochBy 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.

 

Jewelry Display Stand covered in fabric.

DIY Jewelry Display StandMake your own jewelry display stand to store and show off you jewelry. This is a page about DIY jewelry display stand.

 

Tape Measure Flower Brooch

How to Make a Tape Measure Flower BroochWhether 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.

 

Message in a Bottle Pendant - add jump ring to head pin

Making a Message in a Bottle PendantThis 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 different cuff bracelet pictures.

5 Handmade Cuff BraceletsThere many styles of cuff bracelets you can make yourself. This is a page about 5 handmade cuff bracelets.

 

Brass button bracelet.

Making Metal Button BraceletsMetal 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.

 

Button pin with red background.

Making Floral Button PinsFabric 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.

 

Vintage Button Bracelet

Making a Vintage Button BraceletSort 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 - finished necklace with ends tied

Bead and Fabric NecklaceA 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.

 

Beaded Bracelets

Misfits Beaded BraceletsMismatched or left over beads from other projects can be gathered together to make a unique piece. This is a page about misfits beaded bracelets.

 

finished bracelet

Shrinky Dink Charm BraceletShrinky Dinks, whether purchased or homemade, work as cute charms for a bracelet. This is a page about Shrinky Dink charm bracelet.

 

Valentine Heart Earrings

Valentine Heart EarringsHearts 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

Decorating Dollar Store BarrettesThis 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.

 

Remake Old Jewelry into New

Remaking Old Jewelry Into NewThis is a page about remaking old jewelry into new. Take broken or outdated jewelry pieces and convert them into something new.

 

thrifty design on jewelry display

Making Glue Gun JewelryThis is a page about glue gun jewelry. This easy and creative jewelry can be made using a glue gun.

 

pinned to purse

Making a Vintage Lace BroochThis is a page about making a vintage lace brooch. This lacy vintage style brooch will go great with just about any outfit.

 

Beaded Necklace Using Clothespin Springs

Making a Beaded Clothespin Spring NecklaceThis 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.

 

Pumpkin pin

Making Felt Autumn PinsThis 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.

 

Giving an Old Watch a Facelift

Giving an Old Watch a FaceliftThis 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!

 

Jewelry Tree

Making a Jewelry TreeThis is a page about making a jewelry tree. Hang your earrings and necklaces on this handy craft made from trimmed branches.

 

Plaited Bracelet

Making Plaited BraceletsThis is a page about making plaited bracelets.These cute bracelets can be made by anyone who knows how to do a simple braid.

 

Sherbert Swirl Friendship Bracelet

Sherbet Swirl Friendship BraceletThese 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.

 

Rose petals on a white background.

Making Rose Petal BeadsThis 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.

 

Ribbon Brooch

Making a Ribbon BroochThis is a page about making a ribbon brooch. Use a pretty piece of ribbon and decorative button to make yourself a unique brooch.

 

woman wearing the necklace

Making a Magazine Swirl NecklaceThis 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 Wire Wrapped Midi Rings

Making Wire Wrapped Midi RingsThis 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 Felt Teardrop Earrings

Making Felt Teardrop EarringsThis is a page about making felt teardrop earrings. Use felt to make a cute, colorful, lightweight pair of earrings.

 

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The completed Crochet Wire Bangle Bracelet with Hemispheres

Crochet Wire Bangle Bracelet with HemispheresUsing wire from old transformers, you can crochet a very beautiful jewelry, for example like this bracelet. The hemispheres look like unusual flowers.

 

The finished aluminum pendant.

Pendant from Drink CanUpcycle a drink can into this beautiful pendant. The geometric shapes of this pendant will match a laconic look. You can make earrings in the same way.

 

The completed beaded pendant.

Beaded Pendant from Drink CanInstead of trashing a drink can, make a pendant out of it. This is fairly easy and quickly to make. You can use beads in different colors. This pendant can be a nice gift.

 

Two plastic bangles.

Bangles from Plastic BottleLots of plastic bottles are thrown away every day, that are harmful to the environment if not recycled properly. I figured out how to make bangles out of plastic bottles. It's very simple and costs absolutely nothing. Use colorful plastic bottles to get colorful bangles.

 

The completed beaded bracelet.

Beaded Bracelet Using Old Brass ZipperIf you have an old brass zipper, then don't throw it away. You can use it to craft this bracelet. It is not difficult to make. This bracelet looks very original.

 

The completed Pop Top Bracelet

Pop Top BraceletThis is a thrifty and fun way to up-cycle your drink can pop top tabs and this bracelet doesn't require a lot of supplies. It's lightweight, yet nice and 'chunky' and would make a really great gift for a teenager, as well as an interesting 'conversation piece' for an adult. This bracelet will fit a 7 inch wrist and you will need 20 pop top tabs, 26 half inch diameter rings, as well as a clasp.

 

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Homemade Jelly (Puffy Paint) Accessories

Homemade Jelly (Puffy Paint) AccessoriesLook at this intricate jewelry created from puffy paint designs. Learn how to make it with this short video.

 

Beaded Safety Pin Bracelet

Beaded Safety Pin BraceletThese customizable bracelets are a great project for kids and young adults. Learn how to make them in this short video.

 

A flower brooch made from a tape measure.

Tape Measure Flower BroochTake 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.

 

Felt Hen With Egg Pin

Felt Hen With Egg PinUse colorful felt scraps to make this adorable pin that is great for chicken lovers. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

Ribbon-Covered Necklace

Ribbon-Covered NecklaceYou 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.

 

Button Brooch

Button BroochThis brooch resembles a flower with a button center and petals. Learn how to make it in this short video.

 

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The completed beaded bangle with ribbon.

Bangle with Beads and RibbonSatin ribbon looks great with beads. Original, but at the same time simple weave of ribbons distinguishes this bangle. I used blue beads and white ribbon, but you can use any other color combination.

 

The completed brooch.

Beaded Denim BroochYou don't need expensive materials to make new jewelry. To make this beautiful brooch, I used a piece of old jeans, a piece of a plastic shampoo bottle, a few beads and crystals. It is easy and quick to make such a brooch.

 

The finished Fish Scale Ring

Fish Scale RingFish scales, wire, and some instant glue are all you need to make this beautiful ring. Use wire from an old transformer and then this ring will cost you almost nothing.

 

A hairpin that has been reshaped into a brooch pin back.

Brooch Pin from U-Shaped HairpinI do a lot of DIY projects to make inexpensive brooches, but to make these projects even cheaper, I suggest you DIY brooch pins too. Of course you can use wire, but we don't always have wire of suitable thickness and strength. I noticed that a hairpin is perfect for this and I decided to share this idea with you.

 

The finished zipper earrings.

Zipper EarringsIf you like unusual jewelry, then this project is for you. You can easily make original earrings from an old bronze zipper. One zipper is enough to make several pairs of earrings.

 

Two earrings made from copper foil.

Copper Earrings from Old TransformerDisassembling a transformer from an old computer, I found copper foil and decided to make earrings from it. The copper foil is easy to fold, so I decided to fold the earrings. I really liked the simple and original look of these earrings.

 

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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 Beaded Tubular Earrings - example of shape

Making Beaded Tubular Earrings?I want to bead a tubular earring, that gets much thicker to the bottom of the hoop. I want to do something kind of like in the picture where the earrings get thicker at the bottom. Any ideas on how to make it?

 

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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?

 

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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?

 

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How Do You Dissolve Rock Around a Garnet?I found some garnets at Garnet Hill near Ely, Nevada. We have been using vinegar, a wire brush, nail files, etc. trying to remove the rock around them so we can use them for jewelry. Any ideas on how to dissolve the rock without damaging the garnet would be appreciated.

 

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Making Trellis Yarn Jewelry Pendant?Where can I get pendant beads?

 

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