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Jewelry Making

Creating stunning jewelry pieces is a fun and affordable way to express your own sense of style. Learn basic and advanced techniques for jewelry making and browse Plaid's selection of trend-forward jewelry lines.

Jewelry Making Projects

Jewelry Making Education

Attaching Head Pins and Eye Pins to Earring Findings
See how easy it is to make earrings using head pins and eye pins.
Using Clasps in Jewelry Making
Learn how to add a jewelry clasp.
Jewelry Making: Putting it All Together with Candie Cooper
Candie Cooper teaches us how to craft jewelry pieces together.
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The clay will begin to harden within 30 minutes. When using the clay with a mold, it is best to use it directly after mixing, when it is most pliable, so that it easily flows into the details of the mold.
 
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To open and close a jump ring, hold one side of the jump ring (with the slit at the top) using a pair of flat nose pliers, hold the other side of the jump ring with another pair of flat nose pliers or round nose pliers. more...
 
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Inspiration is just about everywhere and can be found in daily activities. Get inspired by surfing the web, flipping through fashion magazines, window shopping at the mall, or by taking a stroll through nature!
 
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Crimp beads / tubes are small metal beads used to finish pieces made with stringing materials that do not knot well (example flexible beading wire). more...