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Here’s How to Make a Funky Rhinestone Brooch For Shining up Your Fave Old Outfit!

finished pin

Do you need a little brooch to brighten up your favorite outfit or trusty winter scarf? This piece is super easy to make and looks great.

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

1: A glue-on brooch pin.

glue on pin

2: Araldite 2-part glue.

Araldite glue

3: A skewer.

A bamboo skewer

4: A scrap piece of paper.

A piece of scrap paper

5: A flat piece of plastic to make the base of your brooch. I used this green piece of laser-cut acrylic.

piece of acrylic

6: Some assorted rhinestones with flat-back settings. I also used a small round mirror to decorate my brooch.

rhinestones

Follow these steps to make your brooch:

1: Mix up the glue on some scrap paper. To do this you will need to squeeze out equal parts from the tube and mix them well using the skewer.

Squeezing araldite out onto paper before it is mixed.

Araldite glue on a piece of paper before it is mixed

Mixing the araldite glue onto a piece of paper

2: Add glue to the backs of the rhinestones and apply them to the piece of acrylic in any pattern you choose. I made the mirror the center of my brooch and added an extra rhinestone on top.

adding glue to mirror

adding mirror to middle

adding other charms

three glued on

adding last rhinestone

all rhinestones added

3: Wait for the glue on the rhinestones to dry. You might need to mix some extra glue to use to attach the brooch pin.

4: Add the glue to the brooch pin and place it carefully on the back side of your plastic base. If your base is translucent like mine you might want to ‘hide’ your pin behind the decorations on the front.

adding glue to pin

glue added on pin

adding pin to back

pin added to back

Once the glue on the pin is dry your brooch is finished and ready to wear! How easy was that?

finished pin

Mismatched chain and lace earrings for a vampy evening look!

chain and lace 2

Got some spare pieces of chain? Why not make some chain and lace mismatched 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 pliersA pair of round nose pliers

2: Two flat crimp ends.

two flat crimp ends

3: Two pieces of lace ribbon.

2 pcs of lace

4: Two pieces of mismatched length chain.

2 pcs chain

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5: Two jump rings.

2 jump rings

6: Two earring hooks.

two earring hooks

Follow these steps to make your mismatched chain and lace earrings:

1: Fold one of the pieces of ribbon in half at squash a flat crimp around the ends to secure them together. You will have formed a loop with your ribbon.

adding crimp end

squashing crimp

one lace loop

2: Repeat step one for the other piece of ribbon using the other flat crimp.

two loops

3: Attach a jump ring to the top of one of the ribbon charms and add the shorter chain to the open ring.

adding short chain

one chain added

4: Add one of the earring hooks to the open jump ring and secure all the pieces together by closing the jump ring using your pliers.

adding other earring

finished earring

5: Add the second jump ring to the other lace charm and attach the longer chain, looping it around the lace charms and attaching both ends of the chain either side of the lace charm.

adding looped chain

chain added

6: Add the remaining earring hook to the open jump ring. Secure all the pieces together by closing the jump ring.

adding earring

lace and chain 3

Once the final earring hook is in place your earrings are finished!

chain and lace 2

lace and chain earrings

Here’s how to make a simple pendant necklace!

This necklace is a simple but beautiful way to use your favorite beads.

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

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

A pair of flat nose pliers

A pair of round nose pliers

2: A piece of chain at the length you would like your necklace to fall.

silver chain

3: A long head pin.

long head pin

4: A lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

5: Two jump rings.

two silver colored jump rings

6: One large jump ring.

one large jump ring

7: Beads of your choice. I used these dalmatian jasper beads, wooden beads and hematite beads.

dalmation jasper beads

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wooden beads

hematite beads

Follow these steps to make your necklace:

1: Add the beads to the head pin in your chosen pattern.

beads added to pin

2: Create a loop at the top of the pin using the round nose pliers to secure the beads in place.

bending pin at right angle

bent pin

looping pin

pendant finished

3:  Add the large jump ring to the top of the beaded charm and add it to the chain.

adding jump ring

pendant added to necklace

4: Add a jump ring to one side of the necklace chain, slide the lobster clasp onto the open jump ring and close it to secure the clasp in place.

adding clasp

4: Add the other small jump ring to the other end of the chain. And now your necklace is finished!

long pendant

These minimalist earrings are a hit! Make your own right now!

bent wire earrings

These minimalist earrings are so easy to make, find yourself some sterling silver wire and get creating!

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

1: Pliers. You will need cutting pliers and some smooth flat nose pliers to make these earrings.A pair of cutting pliers

plastic nose pliers

2: A file.

A metal jewelry file

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3: Two pieces of sterling silver wire cut to your chosen length. I made mine approximately 7cm long.

two pieces of wire

Follow these steps to make your earrings:

1: Place your wire in the mouth of the wire at the point where you would like to make your first bend. I made my earrings so they were longer at the back and shorter at the front, so this bend forms the front of the earrings.

holding wire with pliers

2: Using your fingers, bend the wire against the flat nose section of the pliers.

bending wire around pliers

3: Keeping your pliers in place, fold the other end of the wire around the other side. Now you will have a square shaped bend in your wire.

bending other side

You might need to bend the wire a little, adjusting it to make sure that the longer part of the earring is straight.

one finished earring

4: Repeat these steps for the other piece of wire. Taking care to make sure that the bends are in the same place as the first earring.

two bent earrings

5: Use the file to get rid of the sharp ends of the wire, do this on all 4 ends of the earrings.

filing wire

Once your ends are filed your earrings are finished and ready to wear. Minimalist and oh so cool!

bent wire earrings

Do you have some string sitting in your kitchen drawers? Why not turn it into a braided charm bracelet?

Here’s how to turn some household string into a cool braided charm bracelet! This bracelet is super easy to make and looks great with a casual summer outfit!

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

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

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two crimp ends.

Two leather crimp ends

3: Three pieces of string. Cut each to approximately 25cm (9.8 inches) long.

three pieces of string

4: Two jump rings.

two silver colored jump rings

5: One large jump ring.

large jump ring

6: A clasp. I used this screw clasp.

screw clasp

7: Charms of your choice. I used this polymer clay charm and a wire charm that used to be an earring.

polymer clay charm

purple charm

Follow these steps to make your bracelet:

1: Hold the ends of the three strings together and add a crimp end to secure them together. Add the crimp by folding it around the strings, squashing the sides down using the flat nose pliers as pictured.

adding crimp end

squashing one side

one side squashed

squashing other side

other crimp attached

2: Braid the strings until the bracelet reaches comfortably around your wrist.

braiding string

finished braiding

3: Trim the strings using your cutting pliers or a pair of scissors.

cutting string

trimmed ends

4: Add the other crimp end to the end of the braid.

adding crimp to other end

crimp attached

5: Add a jump ring to either side of the bracelet and attach the screw clasp, closing the jump rings to secure the clasp in place.

adding clasp

clasp attached

6: Add the charms to the large jump ring.

charms on jump ring

7: Add the large jump ring with the charms attached to one of the jump rings next to the clasp. Close the large jump ring to secure the charms to the bracelet.

adding charms to bracelet

Now that your charms are attached your fun summer beaded bracelet is finished!

braided charm bracelet

The necklace you’ve always needed, here’s how to make a beaded curve necklace

large curve necklace

This necklace is made using some memory wire and colorful beads added in a cool pattern.

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

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

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: Two pieces of cord.

2 pieces of string

3: Four crimp ends.

4 crimp ends

4: Four jump rings.

4 jump rings

5: A piece of necklace length memory wire cut into a half circle.

piece of memory wire

6: A lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

7: Beads of your choice. I used these different colored seed beads.

glass beads

Follow these steps to make your beaded curve necklace:

1: Create a loop at one end of the memory wire using the round nose pliers.

looping wire end

looped pin

2: Begin adding seed beads in your pattern of choice.

adding beads

3: Continue adding beads until there is approximately 1cm (o.4 inches) of un-beaded wire.

beaded wire

4: Create a loop at the other end using the round nose pliers, this will secure the beads on the wire.

looping other end

finished wire

5: Add a crimp end to each end of the two pieces of cord. Do this by folding each side of the crimp around the cord using the flat nose pliers.

adding crimp to string

squashing one side

one side squashed

squashing other side

crimp end attached

all pieces completed

6: Attach each of the cords to either side of the beaded wire using two of the jump rings.

attaching string to wire

both string attached

7: Add one of the jump rings to the other end of one of the cords and attach the lobster clasp. Secure the clasp in place by closing the jump ring.

attaching clasp

8: Add the remaining jump ring to the other side of the necklace on the end of the second cord. Once you’ve attached this jump ring, the necklace is finished and ready to wear!

adding last jump ring

clasp attached

large curve necklace 2

Here’s another version I made using leather cord and smoky quartz feature beads.

smoky quartz and leather 2

This Tutorial Will Let You Take Your Most Sentimental Gems and Charms With You Everywhere

clip on charm 2

Do you have a favorite bead or a special gemstone that you want to add to your favorite piece of jewelry? You should try making this detachable charm!

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

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

A pair of round nose pliers

A pair of flat nose pliers

2: One small head pin.

one head pin

3: One lobster clasp.

one silver lobster clasp

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4: One jump ring.

Silver colored jump ring

5: Beads of your choice. I used this rough smoky quartz bead and two blue glass seed beads.

rough smoky quartz

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2 glass seed beads

Follow these steps to make your detachable charm:

1: Add the beads to the head pin. I put a seed bead either side of the quartz feature bead.

beads added to pin

2: Create a loop at the top of the pin using the round nose pliers to secure the beads in place.

curling pin

looped pin

3: Add a jump ring to the top of the charm.

adding jump ring

4: Add the lobster clasp to the open jump ring. Close the ring to secure the clasp in place.

adding clasp

Once the clasp is attached the charm is finished! What piece of jewelry will you attach your charm to?

clip on charm 1

Want To Give Your Hairdos a Revamp? Decorate Your Hair Clips For an Easy Update!

hairclip

Sometimes your go-to hairstyle doesn’t cut it, so here’s an easy way you can jazz up the old favorites! This DIY couldn’t be easier! This could also be a fun way to make presents for kids.

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

1: Araldite glue.

Araldite glue

2: A piece of scrap paper.

A piece of scrap paper.

3: A skewer.

A bamboo skewer

4: A hair clip. I used an old one I had lying around.

hairclip

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5: A flat backed charm. I used this glittery resin charm.

resin charm

Here’s something similar:

Follow these steps to decorate your hair clip:

1: Squeeze the glue out in equal parts onto the 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 glue to the back of the charm using the skewer.

adding glue to charm

4: Add glue to the front of the clip using the skewer.

adding glue to clip

5: Add the pieces together.

adding charm to clip

6: Leave the pieces to dry, checking on it occasionally to make sure that the charm doesn’t slide out of place.

charm in place

Once the hair clip is dry it is ready to wear!

hairclip

Want Some Geometric Jewelry in Your Life? Make this Triangle Necklace!

finished necklace

Do you have a hankering for some new accessories in your life? You should make yourself this super cool triangle necklace!

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

1: Pliers. You will need your round nose pliers, flat nose pliers and cutting pliers (or scissors, to cut your string) to make this necklace.

Cutting pliers, round nose pliers and flat nose pliers

2: A piece of string about 50-60 cm long (approx 19.7-23.6 inches).

piece of string

3: Two leather crimp ends.

two gold crimp ends

4: A lobster clasp.

lobster clasp

5: Three tube beads. I used these gold-colored tube beads.

three tubes

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Follow these steps to make your triangle necklace:

1: Add the three beads to the center of the string.

tubes added to string

2: Loop the end of the string into the bead opposite it.

looping end through third bead

3: Pull the strings tight trying to keep the lengths of string even, forming a triangle shape with the beads.

string pulled tight

4: Tie a knot at the top of the triangle.

single knot at top

adding another knot

5: Add another knot above the first one to secure the triangle in place.

adding new knot to top

knotted necklace

6: Trim the strings so that they the same length.

trimming end of string

7: Add a leather crimp end to one end of the necklace string. Secure the crimp by squashing one side with the flat nose pliers, then squash the other side, folding it over the top.

squashing one side

squashing other side

one crimp added

8: Repeat this step for the other crimp end, securing it to the other side of the necklace.

both crimps added

9: Add a jump ring to one side and slide on the lobster clasp. Close the jump ring to secure it in place.

attaching clasp

clasp attached

10: Add the remaining jump ring to the other side of the necklace to finish it off.

Now your necklace is done! So cool and simple.

finished necklace

This Cluster Bracelet Design is so Fun and Pretty to Boot!

cluster bracelets

These cluster bracelets are so fun, to make and to wear! They look great when made with bright and colorful beads.

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 piece of leather cord long enough to fit closely around your wrist. (Cut it to length using your cutting pliers).

brown leather

3: Two leather crimp ends.

large crimp ends

4: Five large jump rings.

5 large jump rings

5: Fifteen small head pins.

15 head pins

6: Two small jump rings.

two silver colored jump rings

7: A toggle clasp.

toggle clasp

8: Beads of your choice. I used small yellow glass e-beads and some small natural colored wooden beads.

15 e beads

15 wooden beads

Follow these steps to make your beaded cluster bracelet:

1: Add one glass bead and one timber bead to each of the head pins.

adding beads to pin

3: Create a loop at the top of each pin to secure the beads in place. You can do this by curling the pin slowly around the barrel of the pliers.

curling pin

looped pin

all pins beaded

4: Add three beaded charms to each of the large jump rings (five in total). Close the jump rings to secure the bead charms in place.

adding beads to jump ring

all rings finished

5: Set the cluster charms aside. Add a leather crimp end to one end of the leather. Do so by squashing one side down around the leather using the flat nose pliers, followed by the other side, folding it over the first.

squashing one side

squashed crimp

6: Add each of the charms to the leather.

all charms added

7: Add the other leather crimp end to the other end of the leather cord.

both crimps attached

8: Add a jump ring to one side of the bracelet and attach one part of the toggle clasp. Close the jump ring to secure it in place.

attaching clasp 1

9: Repeat this step for the other side of the bracelet, attaching the second part of the clasp using the remaining small jump ring.

attaching clasp 2

Once your clasp is in place your bracelet is finished! What colors will you make yours in?

finished bracelet 1

finished cluster bracelet 2