Making Jewelry

 General information for the jewelry making hobbyist or special research projects.


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Baseball Card Collecting - Bug Insect Collecting - Building Model Aircraft - Building Model Railroads - Coin Collecting  - Keeping Tropical Fish - Keeping Saltwater Aquariums - Making Jewelry - Making Pottery and Ceramics - Painting with Oil and Acrylic - Sports Memorabilia Collecting - Stamp Collecting



Basic Wire Jewelry Skills by Connie Fox __ You will find an excellent set of wire working instructions. The directions are clear. Check through her gallery for some great ideas. - illustrated - From -

Beadage - Make beaded jewelry with our free beading patterns, instructions, and projects __ "Clear and complete beading instructions so your beading adventure is fun and painless! Learn where to buy supplies online and display your favorite beading creations." - illustrated - From - 

Beadwork - free bead patterns, beading resources, beaded jewelry making ideas __ Learn about making bead jewelry and find additional information about beads and beading. - illustrated - From - 



Craftown - Jewelry Making __ "This is a tutorial for beginner's which includes a few simple jewelry pieces to give you an idea of how it is done." - illustrated - From - 
Embellishments Beads and Findings: Tips And Facts __ Instead of providing patterns, this page provides practical information such as bead sizes, cord tips, and more. - From - 

Everyone Needs a Hobby __ "This site will give you the information you need to create a crocheted wire bracelet. I've made them for several years and find them to be a great portable craft for traveling and waiting rooms. There are also some added pages with gem, mineral, jewerly, and bead information." - illustrated - From Maria Bartz - 



FREE Bead Stringing Projects by Patrice, Make Your Own Jewelry __ "Make your own beaded jewelry with How To's and Many FREE Projects for hand knotted and bead chain necklaces, Stretch Magic bracelets and Rosary Beads" - illustrated - From - 


Jewelry Making __ You will find instructions on how to make pendants, necklaces, and more. - illustrated - From - 

Jewelry Making how to make jewelry crafts patterns beads projects __ "Try these free projects and patterns for making your own jewelry. Use many creative techniques to make a variety of jewelry items. Use beads, hemp, and many other supplies. You can also make your own jewelry boxes." - From - 



Jewelry making, Tips from The Jeweler's bench - Jewelry making information center - Instructions on making jewelry __ "Ganoksin's rich collection of free online-articles, technical papers, reports, and news on virtually every aspect of the gem and jewelry industry." You will find a wealth of information in the form of click-to-read articles. - From - 
Jewelry Terms __ A brief glossary of terms and a pictorial section about gem 'cuts.' - illustrated - From - 

Kid Friendly Projects - Jewelry Making __ Ultra-easy beaded jewelry projects for youngsters. - illustrated - From - 

Making Glass Beads __ "Lampworked glass beads or wound beads are created on a steel rod known as a mandrel. It's the mandrel that gives the bead its hole. Glass is heated at a torch till it is molten and then wound around the mandrel. Once cooled the finished bead can then be removed." Learn the complete process and find many click-to-read articles about glass bead making. - From -


Making a wire wrapped bead necklace __ "How to make a wire-wrapped and bead necklace using brass or sterling silver wire. Necessary tools are suggested as well as appropriate wire to use." - From -

Rings & Things' Online Jewelry Projects __ You will find a nice collection of detailed jewelry instructions. These projects are primarily for beaded jewelry. - illustrated - From -

Step-by-Step Jewelry Making, Metal, Bead, Lapidary, and Clay Workshops, from Lapidary Journal __ "Learn to make beautiful gemstone and bead jewelry through our step by step projects." - illustrated - From Lapidary Journal - 


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