Articles written by Amy Mickelson
Articles written by
Amy Mickelson

Scrap Chain Tassel Earring Tutorial

If you buy spools of chain for various projects, you inevitably end up with scrap pieces. These left overs are too short for necklaces or maybe too fine a style to use for bracelet projects.

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Thin Blue Line Friendship Bracelet Tutorial

Create a loop large enough for the button to go through. A clipboard works well to anchor knotting projects. Clamp the loop under the clip.

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Ode to Bajor Ear Cuff Tutorial

Cut chain pieces to desired length. Slip the chain ends under the last rhinestone links on each end of the rhinestone chain, and use chain-nose pliers to fold the prongs over the edges of the stones.

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Blue Pin Stripe Lashed Memory Wire Bracelet Tutorial

This project uses durable, springy memory wire as the base, and 26-gauge dark blue Artistic Wire as an accent. Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Use heavy-duty cutters to cut memory wire. 2. Lashing the beads onto the memory from the center outward allows you to keep half of the wire needed on the spool, making the wire wrapping easier to manage.

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Sonya Snow Skater Necklace Tutorial

Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Cut the metal sheet to the desired size. File the edges smooth and punch holes in corners and on the bottom. Sand the surfaces and clean. 2. Place inked rubber stamp on flat surface, ink side up. Press the metal piece onto stamped image and remove.

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Fit for a Queen Ring Tutorial

This simple project features Swarovski crystal rivoli stones and 1-time adjustable ring blanks with a bezel setting. Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Place the correct size of rivoli stone in the corresponding size of ring bezel setting.

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Fashion and Function Pin Cushion Ring Tutorial

Created by: Amy Mickelson 1. Create a cardboard template 2.5 times the diameter of the bezel (approximately 2.25" for this ring). 2. Using a doubled 36" piece of sewing thread, knotted at one end, sew a running stitch around the edge of the fabric piece about 5mm in from the edge.

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Hootie and the Sodalites Earring Tutorial

Learn how to make stamped earrings using an owl stamp, copper findings and orange sodalite gemstones.

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Wayfaring Eyes Eyeglass Lead Tutorial

Center an approximately 12x18mm oval bead of your choice between 2 triangle spacers on a length of waxed linen cord. Tie overhand knots on each side of the spacers to hold the beads in place.

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Anchors Away Crystal Spike Earring Tutorial

This design uses the TierraCast hook clasp as a design element on the earrings rather than as a necklace or bracelet clasp.

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Men with Hats Necklace Tutorial

Select and laminate two family photos or other images (or use to seal the images) and put them back to back.

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Sacred Curling Stone Bracelet Tutorial

Use 6 wavy disks with the dapping set, to create domed bead caps to fit the rotund trade beads. Flatten the rest with a nylon hammer to create 12mm brass heishi.

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Coeur de Paris Earring Tutorial

Place flat back crystal hearts on a work surface with the flat side up. Mix two-part epoxy according to the package directions.

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Devoted Wire-Wrapped Crystal Pendant Tutorial

Mix & match colors of Swarovski #5328 crystal bicones and #6228 crystal hearts for 100's of color combinations to match every outfit and holiday!

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Moving Forward Wrapped Bracelet Tutorial

Choose a color of hand dyed silk ribbon to go with your choice of 4mm Swarovski bicones.

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Two-Hole Rulla Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

Use a cloth/soft tape measure to determine the desired number of wraps and the length of bead cable or cord.

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Winter in Bermuda Bracelet Tutorial

Roughen the pads on the disk and loop bracelet with sandpaper or a sanding sponge. This increases the surface texture to help the glue adhere.

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Kilauea Nights Earring Tutorial

This stunning earrings project combines Swarovski queen baguette crystals with cascades of wrapped loop dangles and stylish Nina Designs earring hooks.

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Russ Recycles Clip Tutorial

Show that you love your planet and love going green like Russ and create a fun, charm-tastic keychain in this whimsical project.

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Labor of Love Centerpiece

Created by: Amy Mickelson

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