Jewelry Making

Prepare to be dazzled! Enjoy step-by-step tutorials, stylish new DIY designs, and lots of handmade sparkle on the Craftsy Jewelry Making Blog.

A Tatting Technique to Try: Mock Ring With Bead in Center

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Crocheting, Jewelry Making | Comments

Gorgeous tatting jewelry projects often feature a central bead in their design. A technique to achieve this is “self-closing mock ring” (abbreviated as SCMR), or simply “mock ring.” Learn how to make a mock ring for your tatting designs with this step-by-step tutorial.

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Announcing Craftsy’s Watch & Win Contest!

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Contests & Giveaways, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving | Comments

Beat the heat this July with Craftsy's Watch & Win Contest! We'll award classes to the three members who enjoy the most minutes of their classes over the next 31 days. Don't let anyone get a jump-start on you. Begin watching now and find out how to make projects you never thought possible!

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Readers’ Choice: June’s Most Popular Blog Posts

Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in All, Cake Decorating, Crocheting, Drawing, Embroidery, Fiber Arts and Felting, Food & Cooking, Gardening, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Painting, Paper Crafts, Photography, Quilting, Sewing, Spinning, Weaving, Woodworking |

We didn't want you to miss out on the content your fellow readers loved the most this month, so we've compiled the most popular blog posts and some other fun June highlights from the Craftsy blog that you absolutely don't want to miss! Did your favorite post make the list?

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Don’t Be Too Intimidated to Try Wrapping Briolettes

Posted by on Jun 28, 2014 in Jewelry Making |

Adding stones to your jewelry designs is a wonderful way to add extra elegance to your pieces, but the process can be a bit intimidating. In this tutorial, I'll break down the process two different ways. Try them both and see which one you prefer. Before you know it, you'll be finding all kinds of ways to use briolettes to bring new dimension to your projects.

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Free Pattern Friday: Have Fun in the Sun With Beach-Themed Patterns!

Posted by on Jun 27, 2014 in Crocheting, Embroidery, Jewelry Making, Knitting, Paper Crafts, Quilting, Sewing | Comments

It's time for some fun in the sun with this week's free patterns. From nautical mug rugs to your perfect summer tote, we rounded up our favorite patterns for celebrating the wonderful some experience of soaking up rays and going for a dip. Grab your towel and some SPF: Life's a beach with these free patterns!

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Make a Unique Pendant With Art Beads: Free Tutorial

Posted by on Jun 25, 2014 in Jewelry Making | Comments

Have you found the most beautiful artisan made bead but have no idea what to do with it? I hear that often. Don't fret! I have a quick and easy tutorial on how to make a unique pendant using artisan beads!

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