Articles written by Sondra Barrington
Articles written by
Sondra Barrington

Trio of Pearls - Leather Bracelet Tutorial

Add a pearl to one end of the cord, and tie a simple overhand knot on each side of the pearl. Use an awl to help pull the knots tight up against the pearl bead. This will be the "button" portion of your button/loop clasp.

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Sagittarius Leather Bracelet

Design Options: Substitute a traditional birthstone colored crystal to replace the icy White Opal used in this design. There are many other charms that could replace the zodiac; have fun finding the one that best suits you! Black, natural or other colors of leather would work nicely in this design.

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Bobbin For Skulls - Bobby Pin Tutorial

Lightly sand the flat part of the bobby pin to rough it up, so it will hold the glue better.

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Pumpkin Harvest Earrings Tutorial

Use a tapered flush-cutter to trim the loop off leaf charm to shorten stem. Create a new loop that is closer to the leaves of the charm.

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Interchangeable Constellation Bangle Bracelet Tutorial

Create sparkling constellation jewelry in an hour, using minimal supplies and Swarovski Ceralun Ceramic Epoxy Clay. This quick-change bracelet form allows you to change the focal piece as often as you like!

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Oval Constellation Pendant Tutorial

Make this constellation pendant with crystal head pins and ball-end head pins for different sizes of stars, using Swarovski Ceralun Ceramic Epoxy Clay.

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April Love - Bracelet Tutorial

How can I customize thee? Let me count the ways....... Your favorite style of chain, a customized heart tag and a touch of rivoli sparkle are all you need for this bracelet that's perfect for any palette or personality. Makes for a great April birthday gift!

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Big Bold Pearls as Tassels - Necklace Tutorial

Cut approximately 25" of cord, add a pearl, and tie a simple overhand knot at one end. Pull the knot tight, then pull the pearl up against this knot and add another knot at the other side of the pearl.

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Faith + Awareness Bracelet

This simple design says it all. Make a statement with a silver charm bracelet you can make in just moments ... no tools required!

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Gentle Souls Bracelet 3 Tutorial

As a graceful nod to the free-spirited Bohemian trend, we created a set of beautiful bracelets in softly muted hues: smoky quartz, warm gold, smoked topaz, antique brass, rose gold amber and iridescent green.

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Impression COPPRclay Bracelet Tutorial

Create the COPPRclay links according to the manufacturer's instructions. Like most other metal clays, COPPRclay must be fired in a kiln.

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DIY Lotus Paisley Bracelet

Effortless elegance in a bracelet with our easy to adorn bangle bracelets and your choice of charms!

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Aquamarine Ocean Earrings Tutorial

Keep gold-filled and gold-plated findings separate! Turn the loop on ear wire so it faces side to side (not front to back).

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Hamsa Hand in Heart Mosaic Necklace Tutorial

Prearrange your design by tracing the bezel, and creating a mock-up arrangement on paper.

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Gentle Souls Bracelet 2 Tutorial

The sparkle of Preciosa and the luster of Pyrite, and some swing with metal chain and thread tassels. The symbolism and metaphysical properties are protection.

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Sand Dollar Leather Bracelet Tutorial

This stylishly simple bracelet looks great worn alone, or with other bangles or leather bracelets.

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Pearl and Tassel Charm Leather Bracelet Tutorial

The ring connector is the focal of this bracelet. For a more free-flowing design, attach charms to the leather cording.

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Tassel and Sparkle - Simple Charm Bracelet Tutorial

Chain bracelets adorned with a simple charm continue to be popular. You can customize this design by using a different colored Swarovski rivoli stone, different styles of chain, or tassels made of different materials!

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Tree of Life Leather Bracelet Tutorial

This design uses a pearl bead (one of June's birthstones). Use a pearl bead from your bead stash to create this design as-is, or substitute other charms, beads, or birthstones in place of the pearl bead and swirling side charms.

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Rustic Arrowhead Earrings Tutorial

Select your favorite color of Gilder’s Paste and an accompanying (or contrasting) color crystal bead.

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