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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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Use the silicone tip brush to push the epoxy clay into tiny recessed areas and to remove clay from unwanted areas.
 
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Let the epoxy clay dry for a few hours in the mold until it is only slightly soft to the touch. The clay should be hard enough to be removed safely from the mold, but soft enough so rhinestones can be pushed into the surface of the clay. Carefully remove from the silicone mold and use tweezers to place rhinestones in the clay.
 
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Lampwork glass beads are hand made using glass rods and a special torch called a 'lamp'. An artisan takes a rod and melts, forms and designs molten glass around it, creating a bead. Designs can range from simple to extremely intricate. Many take several layers and steps to complete. Other glass bead shapes such as perfectly smooth, faceted, and molded are made using larger machinery.
 
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Use the charms in Holiday Glitz™ to embellish perfectly wrapped presents. Or add a little flair to hand made ornaments and cards.