Jewelry Making 101 With Sara Ellis

Posted on February 05 2020

Get back to the basics with these simple jewelry making tutorials designed to introduce you to the world of beaded jewelry creation. Here are some base tips from Sara Ellis on how to create and proper techniques for jewelry making.

Part 1: Creating A Bangle

Follow along to create this fun and easy bangle bracelet using minimal tools. This bracelet can be used as the base for so many other designs or adorn them with your favorite Jesse James Beads and stack them up for a fun look with lots of movement. 

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Part 2: DIY Knotted Headpin

Follow along to create your own knotted head pins. This handy trick can be used in a pinch or as a staple design element in your jewelry making when you want to fully embrace hand creating every piece of your design. 

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Part 3: Wire-Wrapped Loops

Learn step-by-step how to create a wire wrapped loop. This wire wrapping technique is one of the most secure ways to attach beads, focals and other pieces to your design. Use this technique with or without jump rings and add a fun element of movement to your jewelry design. 

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Part 4: Opening & Closing a Jump Ring

Learn the proper technique for opening and closing a jump ring using two pairs of chain nose pliers to get a secure closure every time. 

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Thank you so much for joining us for another fabulous jewelry making video tutorial. Stay tuned for more beading education. We release new tutorials every week!

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