Jewelry Projects - Ideas & Inspiration

Free earring, bracelet and necklace projects for you to make and enjoy!

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Here is where you'll find free jewelry projects and design ideas that you can make for yourself or as gifts. Whether you are looking for jewelry designs to make, with step-by-step jewelry making instructions, or just some inspiration to give you new ideas, this is the place to start.


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Jewelry How-To Guide

If you're new to making jewelry, be sure to check these helpful links that will teach you all of the basic jewelry making techniques used to create these jewelry projects.

Jewelry Making - How to Wire Wrap Jewelry

How to Wire Wrap a Simple Loop

How to Make Wire Wrap Chains

How to Wire Wrap a Briolette or Top-Drilled Bead

How to Use Crimp Beads

How to Use Crimp Bead Covers

How to String and Knot Beads on Thread

How to String Beads on Ribbon

How to Use Extender Chain

How to Finish Memory Wire

How to Finish Cord Jewelry

How to Attach Tube Cord Ends

How to Attach Spring Cord Ends

How to Attach Tab Cord Ends

How to Use Stretch Elastic Cord

How to Use Bead Cones

How to Open Split Rings with Pliers

How to Open Jump Rings

 

More Resources

  • And, every jewelry design project on the website is now available for download and printing in the Jewelry Designs eBook - Download your copy now and print out your favorite projects! More…
  • All the jewelry making instructions are available in an instant download for printing - Get your own copy of the eBook - Jewelry Making 101! More…
  • Once you get started, the sky is the limit for your jewelry hobby or business. Make your own jewelry kits and begin hosting your own jewelry parties! Create wonderful one-of-a-kind items, personalized baby gifts, mother's bracelets and more. Start your own jewelry business on eBay or your own on-line jewelry store. Use your imagination, and most of all, have fun! More…
  • Helpful Links

    Bead Glossary - Learn about the different types of beads that are available so you'll know which ones to buy for your jewelry designs. Learn all about the different types, materials, and sizes of beads from briolette beads to bone beads.

    Jewelry Tools - Learn about all of the tools you might use in making jewelry, such as jewelry pliers and other handy tools.

    Stringing Materials - Learn about all the jewelry stringing materials available and the pros and cons of using different wire and cord in your jewelry designs.

    Jewelry Findings - Learn all about the components you will use to make jewelry from headpins, to lobster clasps, toggle clasps, spring rings, and more.

    Birthstone Chart - Learn the colors of each birthstone and check our handy birthstone month chart so you'll know what colors to use in your birthstone jewelry designs.

    Design Elements - Learn about color, shape, size and other design elements to consider when designing jewelry.

    Common Lengths Learn the common necklace and bracelet lengths so your jewelry will fit nicely.