Adding a touch of leather to your metal jewelry designs changes the personality instantly! The soft, sumptuous feel and look of leather brings a funky chic to your designs. In these 3 FREE leather jewelry making projects, leather becomes a conduit for showing off some beautiful metal and wirework.
The experts at Jewelry Making Daily are here to ease your search with a list of quick and easy handcrafted jewelry ideas for you! Also, if you’re looking for gifts to give a jewelry maker, we included jewelry making ideas to surprise them, as well!
In this DIY Pearl Jewelry eBook, you’ll be dazzled by the 3 free projects that are centered around making your own handmade pearls! From how to make pearl necklaces, dangling pearl earrings and even a copper pearl bracelet, you’ll learn how to make pearl jewelry in these eye-catching designs and more!
In our free bracelet-making eBook, you can learn how to make bracelets in three distinctive bracelet patterns. Start with a simple introductory metalsmithing bracelet design with a little sparkle and move up to a more involved bracelet project that features mokumé gane and bezel setting—and top it all off with a homemade cuff bracelet made with a jeweler’s saw.
In jewelry making we often use jump rings to connect other parts, securing a clasp to a necklace or charms to a bracelet; but you can also make necklaces with nothing but jump rings, too. The technique of chain maille jewelry making combines jump rings to create chains, knots, necklaces, bracelets and earrings, and can be as simple or complex as you desire.
Enamel is one of the most versatile sources of pure, luscious color. Powdered glass can be applied with great precision onto a variety of jewelry metals, including silver, gold, and copper. What makes enameling so versatile is the ability to switch from a broad brush to adding minute details, making each and every piece truly unique. Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about enameling jewelry in this exclusive, free guide.
Fall, autumn, or pre-fall: whatever you prefer, the season (and in the case of pre-fall, seasonlet) is among fashion’s most important no matter where you are in the world. There’s no denying the appeal of cosy knitwear and androgynous heavy coats. With this tutorial, you can make your own fall jewelry to go with the season. What’s more stylish than something completely yours?
In this free jewelry tutorial, you’ll get three, DIY recycled jewelry ideas that will inspire you to dig through your stash—and maybe the trash—with complete how-to instructions from their clever designers. In addition to these three fun and fabulous recycling projects, you’ll get great tips like how to properly seal paper ephemera for use with resin (and get a very clear view of why), how to use craft paper punches with aluminum cans for jewelry making, and to use nickels for soldering supports.
Learn how to make drop earrings, hoop earrings and earring hooks with wire in this free jewelry download. Handmade earrings have never been more easy to create with these instructions. Give it a go, and you’ll find you have a new skill to make earrings as gifts or for yourself.
Who doesn’t love wearing and making rings? In the free eBook, Making a Ring: Jewelry Making Guide and Free Projects to Create Your Own Rings, you’ll learn to make three distinct types of rings: wire-wrapped rings, simple stackable bands, and rings set with gemstones in bezels. There are three versatile jewelry-making ring projects and a handy chart for making metal rings.
Discover how to make glass beads that mimic the juicy, plump look of your favorite fruit with Cindy Martin’s “Grapes of Glass.” Or make your jewelry come alive with the colors of spring, with a birdhouse lampworked bead, complete with vines and vibrantly colored accents. Have you ever wondered how to get designs inside a bead and overall glass bead making? Follow along with Lauri Copeland for a step-by-step demonstration on lampworking flower designs into glass beads.
“What is Steampunk?”, you ask. Steampunk gets its name from an era during which steam power was used, during the Victorian 1800s. It was a romantic time full of arts and beauty but also full of discovery and new technology, like the invention of steam power. Here you’ll find inspiring ways to blend these Steampunk elements using many different, DIY steampunk jewelry making techniques, including wire wrapping, cold connections, resin, and soldering.
Discover free wearable mixed-media jewelry designs using simple techniques and fabulous materials to get you started creating jewelry pieces that are memorable, refreshing, and fun. Turn special items you’ve been saving as keepsakes into pieces of incredible art. This free eBook will show you what mixed media is all about, and we bet you fall in love. Follow step-by-step projects to learn how to use your creativity to make a personal statement through something you can wear.
Necklaces can surely be the most eye-catching and attention-grabbing pieces of jewelry. Merle White, an Editorial Director at Interweave Group, says, “necklaces simply stand out: if you’re going to wear just one piece of jewelry that you want to be noticed, it’s probably going to be a necklace.” You can learn how to make a necklace in this exclusive free eBook including three different pendants and necklaces while also learning many metalsmithing techniques.
If you love crafting and you love your furry little friend, you’ll love these free projects for making pet jewelry or pet-themed jewelry. Learn to make jewelry for pets, about your pets, and matching pieces for you and your pet in our free eBook. In it you’ll get three complete step-by-step tutorials for all levels, featuring techniques like engraving, metal stamping, riveting and cold connections, wire wrapping, metal fabrication, and more.
Who doesn’t love spring? Especially the flowers, a popular go-to motif for jewelry artisans of all types. If they’re a favorite for you, too, you’ll love our spring jewelry eBook, Jewelry for Spring: 3 Jewelry Designs Inspired by Spring Colors. And if you’re not a fan of flowers, you can still learn a wide variety of techniques in these three free projects and then modify any of them to suit you.
You can keep those beach vacation memories with you all summer long and learn to make summer-inspired jewelry in our free summer jewelry tutorial. These three summery jewelry making projects show you how to capture the magic of the sun, the waves, and a riot of flowers using copper and silver; wire, sheet, and metal clay; and glass beads, pearls, and carved, cabbed, and faceted gemstones.
The perfect accessory to a sophisticated soirée is the dinner ring: make an openwork silver mount for a shimmering opal gem, and improve your soldering and stone setting skills at the same time. Whether you want to envelop yourself in the Belle Epoque or create a keepsake piece with personal mementoes, these lovely projects will show you how to make vintage jewelry today.
Each piece in our eBook can be customized to match any bride’s color palette, and the designs are suitable for the bridesmaids, mother of the bride or groom, other special ladies in the wedding party, and even the bride herself. Get your copy of this tutorial and free handmade wedding jewelry projects just in time to create beautiful bridal jewelry to be cherished and remembered!
These winter jewelry designs make perfect Christmas gifts or holiday decorations. You’ll develop your skills in chainmail, fusing, bezel making and wire wrapping. Make earrings, necklaces or ornaments with these free tutorials ready to download and print. Great beginner jewelry making project!
This free how to make wire jewelry tutorial walks you through wire-wrapping techniques and informative wire-wrapping instructions that will have you making wire jewelry in no time. Whether you’re a seasoned expert or new to wire jewelry patterns, this eBook is a timeless guide. Also included are complete material lists and the wire working tools you’ll need to start your wire jewelry making.
Resin is a great way to protect and preserve delicate objects, such as fabric and paper, and keep them dry and safe from scratching or chipping. Embedding focal elements in resin opens up a world of possibilities for found object and memento resin jewelry. Each DIY resin jewelry tutorial in this free eBook use a premade bezel, but if you are comfortable doing it, you can create your own bezels and other adaptations as needed.
Almost anything you can do with silver you can do with copper. It’s a warmer-looking metal than silver, and when it’s patinated, it’s truly delicious. And the bonus? It’s easy to work with. Indulge in copper jewelry making with three free copper jewelry designs including projects on copper wire jewelry, etching & more, you’ll love these versatile looks!
Aluminum, brass and copper jewelry designs made their way into the world of jewelry for several years now. The popularity of brass jewelry has surely been helped by it being such a good alternative to gold jewelry. Brass is a favorite of mine, along with copper jewelry, because they are ideal for torch enameling.
In our free eBook, you’ll learn how to etch metal from start to finish in a complete metal-etching tutorial by master metalsmith Lexi Erickson. Once you’ve got the basic etching metal technique down, the sky’s the limit in what you can create and the etched metal designs you can make. You’ll learn just how beautiful your etched jewelry designs can be when you download this informative and illustrated tutorial.
In the craft world, the term “cold connections” usually describes mechanical joining techniques that are used to fasten together parts that cannot be soldered (which is a “hot” connection). This doesn’t mean, however, that cold connection is just an alternative for artists who don’t want to use a torch. With this free eBook, you’ll expand your knowledge of the various methods, hot or cold, when it comes to constructing necklaces.
Nothing is as rewarding as learning how to make your own jewelry and being able to wear it with pride or make it the most personal of gifts. Nothing expresses your own style and personality like a piece of original artisan jewelry that you designed and made yourself. You’ll get beginner jewelry making ideas for all of the handmade jewelry projects you’ve been eager to get your hands on.
The quest on how to make metal jewelry can be a daunting prospect, but don’t worry! A wealth of resources exists to help you learn how to turn metal sheet and wire into showstopping bracelets, necklaces, earrings and beyond. Use this free download on metal jewelry making to learn all the metalsmithing basics every jeweler should know, including how to saw metal and how to file jewelry.
Metal stamping jewelry is a fun way to customize jewelry designs quickly and permanently. It works well on several kinds of metal, and you can highlight your stamped designs with many coloration methods and patinating agents. In this exclusive collection, we offer three projects how to make stamped jewelry to encourage you to grab a hammer, a few stamps, and some metal, and give metal stamping a whirl.
If you are using a micro torch for the first time, you’ll discover how convenient this small, portable torch is. If you’ve never used any kind of torch, you’ll learn how to get started with a micro torch plus discover the basics of annealing and fusing—and then you’ll learn the simple technique of how to fuse wire links, too.
Improve your skills as a jewelry making silversmith and learn how to make silver jewelry while creating an outstanding silver pendant, ring, pin, and a bonus sterling silver findings project, an S-hook clasp. With silver sheet, silver jewelry findings, silver jewelry making tools, and basic silver jewelry supplies, you’ll be sure to hone your silversmithing skills as you re-create outstanding handmade silver jewelry.
Whether you are experienced or new to making your own jewelry, this introductory eBook on soldering jewelry, specifically silver soldering and soldering copper jewelry, is full of essential basics you will use again and again throughout your jewelry making lifetime. There are a wide variety of jewelry soldering supplies and tools to choose from. Solder and flux are used to securely adhere metal pieces to one another.
If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at taking natural shapes like raw crystals or flowers and turning them into jewelry, then you’ll want to be learning how to electroform jewelry. This free video to download will teach you all the basics about electroforming jewelry so you’re ready to get started.
The staff at Interweave have released a free eBook Know Your Rights to help raise awareness of the issues surrounding copyright and give credit to the talented writers, designers, artists, photographers, and innovators who work with us to share their products and ideas with our readers. This guide to the basics of copyright is for anyone and everyone: designers and makers, crafters, retailers, library staff, educators, and more.
Learn how to sell jewelry and improve your home-based jewelry business with expert tips from successful business owners in this free jewelry business eBook. Make money selling handmade jewelry online with tips on maintaining a strong social media presence and harnessing the power of the web to actively promote your jewelry selling business.
Anyone can combine raw materials and techniques to create unique pieces, but the ability to take an idea to paper and create a rendering of your envisioned piece takes you from jewelry maker to designer. Not sure where to start? Get the scoop on your basic drawing and design tools. Explore form and texture in metal in detail, and learn to take one of your ideas to create multiple variations of your design.
Every craft has its own set of complicated jargon, and making shiny trinkets is no exception. If you’ve ever struggled to understand a pattern or tutorial, or you simply want to know exactly what you’re acquiring at the craft store, then you’ll want to have this jewelry dictionary by your side. This is one ebook no crafter should go without filled with jewelry terms and vocabulary!
Don’t know the difference between a bench block, a mandrel and an anvil? We’ll clue you in. You’ll find this illustrated eBook on jewelry making tools a valuable reference if you’re just venturing into jewelry metalsmithing, and full of interesting comments from established jewelers even if you’re one yourself. From tips for setting up your jeweler’s bench to selecting top of the line jewelry tools for forming, cutting, soldering, and finishing, this jewelry making equipment guide has you covered.
Once you know about jewelry making tools, find out about the wider world of general jewelry making supplies. From metals to torches, discover what you’ll need for the techniques that best suit your jewelry making style. There’s even a free project to work on so you can put your newfound knowledge to the test.
Although these intriguing gems are sometimes referred to by the old trade term “semi-precious stones,” there is really nothing “semi” about their value at all. Celebrate the wonderful power of gemstones with the experts in this free eBook on how to make gemstone jewelry, and you’ll agree that many of these colored gems are more beautiful than the often recited big three: ruby, emerald and sapphire.
A gemstone is the perfect medium for an artist to display color and light—not to mention what a fashion statement it can make. But good gemstones do not grow on trees. By definition, a gemstone is a stone that is beautiful, rare, and durable. For a lapidary jewelry artist, finding the perfect lapidary rough and figuring out the best rock cutting and polishing process is a whole adventure.
You will learn how a piece of patterned stone containing ruby mixed with other materials progresses from gem rough to finished cabochon. From stone cutting tools to learning the basics of stone cutting, you’ll be able to create beautiful set stones in jewelry, display the finished product proudly on a shelf, and more. The first question to ask is: What’s the best way to cut this stone? All of the answers you need are here at your fingertips in this exclusive guide on stone cutting.
You’ll find this detailed eBook on bezel setting a valuable reference if you’re new to stone setting; and full of inspiration and new ideas even if you’ve already mastered the art of stone setting. From simple bezel setting to techniques for setting faceted stones and setting gemstones with unusual shapes, we have you covered. Once you’ve learned how to form and assemble metal to create the jewelry piece you’ve envisioned, the next jewelry making skill you need to master is stone setting.
Epoxy jewelry is growing in popularity because it’s just so easy to make. It’s super-adhesive and a great way to incorporate cheap gemstones and crystals into your designs if you don’t know how to set stones yet. It’s also a good transitioning jewelry project for kids who are beginning to try more advanced jewelry making techniques.
You’ll find out how to decorate the surfaces of your polymer clay beads with textures and acrylic paints. Making beads with versatile polymer clay opens up a world of creative possibilities using common tools and household equipment. With little more than a sharp knife, some sandpaper, a pasta machine, and a toaster oven, you can make polymer clay jewelry that is as bold or as delicate as you like.
Find three metal clay jewelry making projects that demonstrate how to combine different metal clays, how to work with metal clay and wire wrapping, how to make earrings, pins, and rings, and how to use silver, copper, bronze, and steel metal clays. You can make these projects just as shown, or apply what you learn from the illustrated step-by-step instructions to create stunning metal clay jewelry designs of your own.