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Here’s how you can update your old ugly headbands… With Rhinestones!

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Do you need something fun to add to your festive outfits? This embellished headband is for you! If you’ve got an old ugly headband lying around this tutorial shows you the perfect way to jazz it up.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this headband:

1: A headband. I used this old headband I had lying around at home.

headband

2: Some ribbon.

ribbon

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3: Rhinestones.

rhinestones

4: A hot glue gun and glue sticks.

5: Scissors.

A pair of scissors.

Follow these steps to make your headband:

1: Add some glue to the inside of the headband with the glue gun.

adding glue to headband

2: Stick on end of the ribbon to the glue, being careful not to burn yourself as the glue will be hot.

adding end of ribbon to headband

3: Begin wrapping the ribbon tightly around the headband. Overlapping the ribbon to ensure that the headband is completely covered.

wrapping ribbon around headband

4: Continue wrapping the headband until you reach the other end.

5: Add more glue to the other end of the headband and place the ribbon over it to secure the end.

adding glue to other end

end glued down

6: Use the scissors to trim the excess ribbon.

trimming ribbon

headband with ribbon on

7: Add some glue to the top of the headband where you want your embellishment to sit, I mine slightly off center.

add glue to headband top

8: Place the first rhinestone onto the glue.

first rhinestone added

9: Repeat steps 7 and 8 for the remaining rhinestones until you are happy with your embellishments.

second rhinestone added

three rhinestone added

all rhinestones added

Once all your rhinestones are in place your headband is finished. Wait for the glue to dry and trim any of the excess glue strings before you pop it on!

headband 1

It’s hard to beat rhinestones when it comes to party earrings! Make these beauties today!

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These rhinestone earrings with fun flirty chain ear jackets are super fun to wear on a night out!

You will need the following tools and materials to make your earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose and flat nose pliers.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: Araldite glue.

Araldite glue

3: A skewer.

A bamboo skewer

4: A scrap piece of paper.

A piece of scrap paper.

5: Two rhinestones.

two rhinestones

6: Two flat bed earring posts.

two flat bed post earrings

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7: Two butterfly earring backs.

two butterfly backs

8: Two jump rings.

two large jump rings

9: Eight small pieces of chain.

8 pcs chain

Follow these steps to make your earrings:

1: Squeeze out the Araldite glue onto the scrap paper in equal parts.

Squeezing araldite out onto paper before it is mixed.

Araldite glue on a piece of paper before it is mixed

2: Mix the glue using the skewer.

Mixing the araldite glue onto a piece of paper

3: Add the glue to the backs of each of the rhinestones and apply the earring posts.

glue added to rhinestone

earring added

4: Leave the earrings to dry while you make the ear jackets.

both earrings added

5: Open one of the jump rings and add four pieces of chain.

chains added

6: Slide the open jump ring onto the butterfly earring back and close it to secure the chains in place.

adding chains to earring back

one back finished

7: Repeat steps 5 and 6 for the remaining jump ring and last four chains.

both backs finished

Once your earrings are dry, add the butterfly backs to each of them to complete the look! Pop them on for a fun and flirty evening look.

rhinestones on ring dish

Two holes are better than one! How to use a double-hole bead in your jewelry making.

double hole bead 1

Do you have any double-holed beads lying around and don’t know what to do with them? This simple and pretty necklace is made using a cute double-hole bead, some head pins and a shiny silver chain!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this necklace:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this necklace.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: Two small head pins.

two head pins

3: Two small jump rings.

two small jump rings

4: Two larger jump rings.

two larger jump rings

5: A piece of chain long enough to fit around your neck.

piece of chain

6: A lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

7: A bead with two holes. I used this blue flower bead.

double hole bead

Follow these steps to make your necklace:

1: Add a head pin to each hole of the bead.

both pins added

2: Use the round nose pliers to loop the top of each pin and secure them in place.

curling first pin

one curled pin

both pins curled

3: Attach one end of the chain to one of the pins using a small jump ring.

adding chain to bead

chain added to one side

4: Attach the other side of the chain to the other pin using the other small jump ring.

adding chain to other side

chain attached

5: Once the chain is attached to the bead charm you need to split it in the middle so that the clasp can be attached. Do this by opening or cutting one of the chain links.

split chain

6: Add one of the larger jump rings to one side of the new chain opening.

adding jump ring to one side

7: Attach the lobster clasp to this jump ring and close it to secure it in place.

added lobster clasp

8: Add the remaining jump ring to the other side of the chain opening and close it to finish your necklace.

adding jump ring to other side

Once the clasp is in place your necklace is finished and ready to wear!

clasp attached

double hole bead 2

You Should Make These Adorable Beaded Chain Loop Earrings!

finished earrings

These earrings are super cute! Use some delicate chain and high impact beads to make some special earrings.

You will need the following tools and materials to make these earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your flat nose pliers and round nose pliers to make these earrings.

A pair of flat nose pliers

A pair of round nose pliers

2: Two pieces of chain.

2 pcs chain

3: Two small jump rings.

2 small jump rings

4: Two earring hooks.

two earring hooks

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5: Beads of your choice. I used these resin circle beads and a couple of white plastic beads with holes large enough to thread the chain through.

2 resin beads

2 plastic beads

Follow these steps to make your beaded chain loop earrings:

1: Add one of each bead to both chains.

one bead added

two beads added

both chains beaded

2: Add a small jump ring to one end of the chain.

adding jump ring to chain

3: Loop the other end of the chain around and attach it to the same open jump ring.

chains attached to jump ring both ends

4: Close the jump ring to secure the ends in place.

5: Repeat steps 2 to 4 for the other chain.

both loops finished

6: Add an earring hook to each of the looped chains, attaching the hooks to the closed jump rings.

adding to earring

Once the hooks are in place your earrings are finished!!! How cute!

finished earrings

Add Some Sparkle for the Summer. Make This Waist Chain You can Also Wear as a Necklace

This waist chain is SUPER easy to make, and the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. Pop it over your swimsuit, or add it when you’re wearing your favorite crop top for some extra cool.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this waist chain:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose and flat nose pliers to make this waist chain.

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: A piece of chain long enough to fit around your waist. I used this chunky chain.

chunky chain

3: Two large jump rings.

two large jump rings

4: A lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

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Follow these steps to make your waist chain:

1: Add a jump ring to one end of the chain and slide on the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring to secure the clasp in place.

adding clasp

2: Add the other jump ring to the other side of the chain and close it to secure it in place.

adding second jump ring

Once the jump rings are added the waist chain is finished and ready to wear!! How easy was that? And you can also wear it as a simple necklace too!

clasp attached

finished waist chain

 

You Can Never be Wearing too Many Pom Poms! Make These Adorable Pom Pom Ear Jacket Earrings

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These pom pom earrings are party at the front and the back! They are so easy to make and you can mix and match them to change up your look.

You will need the following tools and materials to make these earrings:

1: Pliers. You will need your flat nose pliers, round nose pliers and cutting pliers to make these earrings.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Charm connector earrings with butterfly backs.

earrings

3: Two short pieces of chain, mine were approximately 5cm long.

2 chains

4: Four head pins.

4 headpins

5: Two smaller jump rings.

2 jump rings

6: Two larger jump rings.

2 large jump rings

7: Four pom poms in two different colors.

4 poms

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8: Beads of your choice. I used these bronze colored e-beads.

bronze e beads

Follow these steps to make your earrings:

1: Add the beads and pom poms to each of the head pins.

poms on pin

all pins

2: Bend each head pin at a right angle using the round nose pliers.

bending pin

4 bent pins

3: Trim each pin so that approximately 1cm of the uncovered pin remains using the cutting pliers.

trimming pin

trimmed pins

4: Use the round nose pliers to form a loop at the top of each pin, securing the beads and pom poms in place.

looping pin

4 looped pins

5: Add two of the charms to each piece of chain.

adding chain

two pins on chains

6: Add the other charms to the larger jump rings and attach them to the butterfly earring backs.

adding pin to butterfly back

other charm added

7: Attach the two chain charms to the earrings using the two smaller jump rings.

adding chains to earrings

all components

Once the chain charms are attached to each earring they are finished and ready to wear! So fun for a summer night out.

finished pom earrings 1

finished earrings 2

pom pom earrings 1

Triangles are Great! Here’s how to Make a Triangle Pendant Necklace.

finished necklace

This pendant necklace looks so cool and such a great way to show off your favorite beads.

You will need the following tools and materials to make your triangle pendant necklace:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers and flat nose pliers to make this necklace.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A piece of leather cord to make your necklace.

a piece of leather jewelry cord

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3: One small jump ring.

one small jump ring

4: One large jump ring.

large jump ring

5: Two medium jump rings.

two medium jump rings

6: Two leather crimp ends.

Two leather crimp ends

7: One lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

8: Two small pieces of chain.

2 pcs chain

9: One eye pin.

eye pin

10: Beads of your choice. I used two brown round beads and one fancy glass bead.

brown beads

glass bead

Follow these steps to make your triangle pendant necklace:

1: Add the beads to the eye pin.

beaded pin

2: Bend the pin to a right angle using the round nose pliers.

bending pin at right angle

bent pin

3: Form a loop at the end of the pin using the round nose pliers.

curling pin

finished pin

4: Add a chain to each end of the bead charm, sliding it onto each loop. Close the loop to secure the chains in place.

adding chain to pin

both chains added

5: Use the smallest jump ring to link the loose ends of the chains together to form a triangle.

adding small jump ring to chains

both chains attached

finished charm

6: Add the largest jump ring to the top of the triangle and slide it onto the leather cord.

adding larger jump ring

adding charm to leather

7: Add a leather crimp end to each end of the leather cord. Secure these crimp ends in place by using the flat nose pliers to fold the sides of the crimp around the cord.

both ends added

8: Add a jump ring to one side of the leather necklace and add the lobster clasp before closing the ring.

adding clasp

clasp added

8: Add the final jump ring to the other side of the leather cord to finish the necklace.

Now your triangle pendant necklace is finished and ready to wear!

finished necklace

triangle detail 2

 

This Pom Pom Charm Bracelet is a Whole Lotta fun!

This pom pom charm bracelet is so much fun to put together and even more exciting to wear!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this bracelet:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and cutting pliers to make this bracelet.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A short piece of chain.

short pc chain

3: Two pieces of string cut to the same length.

2 pcs string

4: Two leather crimp ends.

Two leather crimp ends

5: Head pins. I used 15 head pins so that I could add one charm to each link of the chain.

head pins

6: Pom Poms and beads of your choice. I used these small multi-colored pom poms and some small timber beads.

beads and pom poms

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Follow these steps to make your pom pom bracelet:

1: Add the beads and pom poms to each of the head pins.

add beads and pompom to pin

all pins beaded

2: Bend each pin to form a right angle using the round nose pliers.

bending at right angle

all bent pins

3: Form a loop at the top of each pin using the round nose pliers.

looping pin

all pins looped

4: Add each of the pom pom charms to a link on your chain. I left the links on each end empty.

adding to chain

all pins added

5: Add a crimp end to each of the strings, leaving one end open.

squashing other side

crimp ends added

6: Attach the strings to either end of the chain by opening the chain links or using some jump rings.

adding string to chain

Once the strings are attached your bracelet is finished and ready to wear!

finished bracelet

finished bracelet back

finished bracelet

Easy Layers with this Double Chain Necklace

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This double chain necklace gives the effect of layered pendants for a cool look.

You will need the following tools and materials to make this necklace:

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and cuttingĀ  pliers to make this necklace.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two pieces of chain, one longer than the other.

2 pcs chain

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3: Two eye pins.

two eye pins

4: Four small jump rings.

4 jump rings

5: Two larger jump rings.

2 jump rings

6: A clasp.

gold clasp

7: Beads of your choice. I used these stone beads.

stone beads

Follow these steps to make your necklace:

1: Place both the beads on each of the eye pins.

pin on beads

pins on crystals 2

2: Bend each eye pin at an angle to the bead.

bending pin right angle

bent pins

3: Create a loop to secure the beads on the pins.

looping pin

both bent pins

4: Attach the ends of the chains to each side of the charms using the smaller jump rings.

adding jump ring

adding chain

two chains attached

5: Separate the chains at the center of the chain

one chain split

two chains split

6: Attach one end of each chain to one of the larger jump rings.

adding both chains to jump ring

7: Attach the other side of the necklace chains to the other jump ring and attach the clasp. Close the jump ring to complete the necklace.

Now it’s finished and ready to wear!

finished layer necklace

Do You Have Any Special Pieces You Wish You Could Wear as a Pendant? Here’s How You Can…

glue pendant 1

With a glue on bail you can turn almost anything into a pendant. Here’s how to use one!

You will need the following tools and materials to make this pendant:

1: A glue on bail.

glue on bale

2: Araldite glue.

Araldite glue

3: A skewer.

A bamboo skewer

4: A scrap piece of paper.

A piece of scrap paper

5: A plastic charm/decoration. I used this circular resin piece and a plastic gemstone.

resin piece

plastic gemstone

Follow these steps to make your pendant:

1: Squeeze the glue in equal parts onto the piece of scrap paper.

Squeezing araldite out onto paper before it is mixed.

Araldite glue on a piece of paper before it is mixed

2: Mix the glue using the skewer.

Mixing the araldite glue onto a piece of paper

3: Add the glue to the bail and to the back of the charm where you want your bail to sit.

adding glue to bale

adding glue to resin bit

4: Place the bail onto the charm and wait for it to dry.

bale attached to charm

5: Depending on how long it takes for the bail to dry you might need to mix up some more glue.

6: Add more glue to the back of the plastic gemstone and place it on the front of the other charm.

adding glue to plastic gem

plastic gem stuck on front

Once the charm is completely dry it is finished and ready to attach to a chain and wear!

plastic pendant 2

I attached my pendant to some string to wear as a necklace.

plastic pendant string 1

plastic pendant string 2

Here is another pendant made from a broken button.

button necklace 3

And a couple of small pendants made from resin cabochons

resin pendants