Tag: how to open jump rings

How to Properly Open and Close Jump Rings

Opening and closing jump rings is a foundational skill you need in jewelry making.  Doing this correctly could be the difference between sturdy jewelry pieces that stand the test of time and pieces that fall apart. The good news is that once you get this down you’ll never forget it! This is a quick video …

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Dangle Chain Necklace Tutorial

This necklace is pretty simple and makes quite a statement. Notice I said “simple” and not “easy.” This necklace takes a little concentration and I kept losing track of where I was and having to measure all the chains again.  (This is make more sense as you go through the tutorial.) A note about chain …

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ECT TV Episode 18: How to Make a Button Charm Bracelet

ECT TV Episode 18!  ECT TV stands for Emerging Creatively Tutorials Television.  I share a new episode mostly weekly.  You can catch up on back episodes by clicking the ECT TV tab above or clicking here. This week’s episode includes: A creativity booster (something to help you find, rediscover or pump up your creativity); How …

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3 Common Mistakes in Jewelry Making and How to Fix Them (Make your Jewelry More Professional)

When I first started making jewelry, I definitely didn’t know what I was doing.  My wire wrapped loops were all over the place, I didn’t even know that that wire cutters made 2 different cuts and I couldn’t get the hang of jump rings. The day I figured out jump rings was almost life changing …

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