Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Free Jewelry-Making Tutorials: A Collection of Pins, Bracelets, Necklaces & More

I've been very diligent recently and pulled together all my favorite free jewelry craft tutorials in one place.  On my Hubpages, I've put photos, links, and descriptions to some of my favorite tutorials for pins, brooches, bracelets, necklaces and even some jewelry display projects.  These tutorials use a variety of materials - beads, buttons, scrap fabric, polymer clay, and more - and are great for a variety of skill levels. 

Check it out and share it with your friends!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

"Charm-ing" Recycled Jewelry Charms: A Tutorial

I've been on a bit of a bird kick lately.  I love collecting bird images and bird crafts on one of my Pinterest boards and I think I've gone a little bird crazy.

So, when my Mom offered me some old pet ID tags, I couldn't resist using them to create a bird-inspired charm bracelet.

I made a bunch of these charms, with different images on them.  I've posted directions on the entire process on my Hubpages.  I also used these handmade charms to create a few different items, like a necklace and a beaded bracelet.

These jewelry pieces are easy and a lot of fun to make.  I used just a bunch of paper and things I had around the house to create my charms.   And I'm having a lot of fun wearing them, too.  I hope you try making your own charms!