6 Fun, Fashion Jewelry Projects
Searching for inspirational projects and ideas to spice up your jewelry? In 6 Fun, Fashion Jewelry Projects, Tamara Honaman will walk you through comprehensive and easy-to-follow steps for making six unique pieces of jewelry. You will learn to work with wire, pearls, leather, and more to make fashionable bracelets, necklaces, and earrings. These new projects are bound to keep you busy, and within each project, you will also receive tips and tricks that will prove useful in your other jewelry creations.
Learn more about the projects included in this video:
Jig Formed Wire Bangle with Pearl and Crystal Accents
Create a perfect set of bangles in this step-by-step demonstration. First, you will learn how to make a basic twisted square wire bangle using a vice for twisting and a puck for shaping. For the second bangle, you will discover how to embellish a round wire bangle using wire, pearls, and crystals. Tamara will then demonstrate how to build patina layers to emphasize the color in your beads and create the perfect coloring for your new set of bangles. Use these techniques to build as many bangles as you would like to wear, or even make them to give as gifts!
Make Torch Fired Enamel Jewelry Components
In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a remarkable necklace using enameled metal components, tassels made from fringed leather, and a simple ball chain. Tamara will demonstrate how to use torch enamel to make colorful metals with different techniques on finishing the enamel for a sugar, orange peel, or enameled finish. Finally, you will learn how to assemble the components to create a decorative, layered necklace, with a brief lesson on how to craft a matching bracelet and earrings.
Sporty Leather Bracelet with Metal Clay Charms
Join Tamara Honaman for this detailed video instruction on how to create meaningful beads and charms out of metal clay and how to incorporate them into a leather bracelet for an exquisite new piece of jewelry. You will learn how to torch fire the clay, followed by how to polish the beads and charms in a tumbler, use patina layers to create the perfect color, and finish the pieces by burnishing them with polishing paper. Once your beads and charms are complete, you will watch Tamara’s demonstration on how to integrate them with leather for a unique and meaningful bracelet.
Riveted Leather Bracelet with Spike Fringe and Seed Beads
Using leather, seed beads, and jewels, you will create an 80’s inspired leather bracelet, complete with rivets and spikes. You will learn an even-count peyote stitch and fringe technique to weave a detailed seed bead centerpiece for your bracelet, as well as get unique tips to connect your centerpiece to edgy leather strips using jump rings and seed beads.
Chunky Multistrand Pearl and Crystal Wire Necklace
Learn how to create a full and luscious pearl necklace to update any outfit in your wardrobe. Tamara will demonstrate how to string beautiful freshwater pearls onto beading wire, and how to connect those strands to a chain. You will utilize crimps, crimp covers, and wire guardians for a hassle-free connection between chain and wire. Use contrasting colors or monochromatic colors, twisted or straight layers, and standard or natural-shaped pearls for a completely unique take on this elegant necklace.
How to add Premade Filigree to Your Jewelry with Cold Connections
Utilize different metals, shapes, and detailed filigree to enhance the aesthetics of your jewelry. You will learn how to use filigree to make ornate flower charms while using different colors of patina to add blooming colors and interest. You can add these charms to a leather wrap bracelet, cuff bracelet, filigree ring, or a pair of earrings, as demonstrated in this video. Get tips and tricks on using cold connections, joining filigree to leather or other filigree pieces, forming bezels, and using other techniques to manipulate filigree into your jewelry pieces.
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