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Make your own pair of earrings:

These beautiful pair of earrings were made with headpins only! We used a fresh water pearl but keep in mind you can use any beads of your choice as long as they are center drilled beads. Experiment by adding your personal touch mix & matching materials!.

These are the materials & tools needed:

Tip: You can use any type of headpin, they may vary upon the length and gauge size.

  • Let's make our earrings!
    Let's begin!

 

Make a new tassel to replace an old raggedy one!

What to do when your beautiful necklace has an old, worn-out tassel? Replace it, of course!
Here's a quick, easy way to make a full, luscious cotton tassel with only some embroidery thread. Follow this simple how-to and bring your necklace back to life!

Thanks to our friend, present customer and past employee, Laurie  @beadist1 , who shared the idea with us.

Materials needed - really....that's all.

  • Embroidery cord - 1 skein/bundle
  • A large eye needle
  • Scissors

Tip: If you have a loop at the bottom of your piece add the tassel directly on. 


 

Stylish Tassel:

Create your own tassel with a twist! A perfect way to finish up a knotted necklace or even to make gorgeous pair of earrings. Tassels are versatile and timeless accessory, with this tutorial we mix materials to achieve a secure and stylish way to create your personalized tassel.

Materials Needed:

  • Silk cord  (minimum 10 meters required.)
  • A bead cone
  • A piece of craft wire (10cm long)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

Tip: We used a piece of cardboard to hold our silk cord but feel free to use what's best for you, that will determine the length of tassel and the amount of silk would be the volume.

  • Step #1
    Make a stylish tassel with a silk cord, a bead cone, craft wire, and a simple piece of cardboard.

 

  • How To Open a Jump Ring
    Follow these steps to open and close a jump ring!

Open & Close a Jump Ring:

A jump ring is an essential finding for closing up a chain with a clasp, to add accents like tassels to bracelets or even tiny charms on piece of leather! Follow these quick steps to open and close up a jump ring!

Materials Needed:

  • 2 Pairs of Flat Nose pliers.
  • Jump Rings.

 

Peyote Stitch Grid

Peyote stitch grid –  to help you create and design peyote stitch patterns.

Not sure how to Peyote Stitch? Take our class!

Print page as Landscape orientation for easy use.

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Make Seed Bead Fringe Earrings Using Brick Stitch

With this tutorial, you will learn how to make some lovely fringe earrings out of seed beads using brick stitch. Seed bead fringe earrings have a number of long, independent strands that move freely from one another, creating a fluid, soft appearance. Explore using various combinations of colors and patterns, as well as variations in the lengths of each strand of the fringe.
You will need the following tools and materials for this project:

  • size 10 seed beads
  • K.O. Beading thread
  • size 12 needle
  • scissors
  • Use the arrows at the sides of the image or the dots below to move through the steps of this project.

 

Create Beautiful Swarovski Drop Earrings

Using this tutorial, you can learn to make your own pair of simple yet elegant Swarovski drop earrings.

For this project, you will need the following tools and materials:

  • 2 bi-cone Swarovski crystals (8 mm)
  • 2 Swarovski links
  • 2 headpins
  • 1 pair of earring hooks
  • flat nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • Use the arrows at the sides of the image or the dots below to navigate through this tutorial.
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