January 20, 2016

DIY Jewelry Blog on Wire

Wire working is one of the easiest ways to get started in making your own jewelry and with just a little bit of practice you can turn out simple but beautiful projects like this pendant from diyisfun.com All you need to get started is some jewelry wire, round nose pliers, chain nose pliers, and a […]

Laddered Bead Jewelry

You’ve seen laddered bead bracelets before by now right? Here’s an example of one from the Crystal Bazaar store on Etsy. I think it’s a beautiful way to display beads and I like how well the style it lends itself to wrap around jewelry. Our town used to have an amazing bead store where I […]


Selling your jewelry online

There are a lot of benefits to having an online store as opposed to a booth at a fair. First off you don’t have to be there physically. People can peruse your products and make purchases even while your sleeping. Second, you don’t need to have as much inventory. A booth at a fair looks […]


Selling Your Jewelry at Markets and Fairs

If you’ve been spending much time jewelry crafting, you might have started thinking about how to turn your hobby into a business. Selling homemade jewelry can be surprisingly lucrative. Consumers are not buying the materials, they’re buying your creativity, your designs, and talent. If you’ve found a project or a design that you love making […]


Using Ribbon

I had a very simple wedding. Beautiful, elegant, but simple. I had no bridesmaids or flower girl and when I began considering how I would carry my husband’s ring down the aisle I got the idea to hang it from a ribbon around my neck. It would be my necklace until then. I loved that […]


Resin Jewelry

When a friend of mine went to China, she brought me back this souvenir. It’s a dead scorpion in resin as a necklace pendant. My slight disgust was overshadowed by a thorough fascination. I ended up wearing it a lot more than I thought I would and it always drew comments. Ever since then though […]



  When my mom was a teenager in the 70’s she and her sisters used to make and sell macramé at the flea markets. When I was growing up we had a lot of her leftover projects around the house. Mostly in the form of plant hangers. She taught me how to make macramé bracelets […]



Electroforming is in my opinion one of the coolest diy jewelry projects to get into. It is basically a way to build metal around an object using an electroforming kit. The process is pretty “sciencey” and if your curious about what is actually happening I suggest you read the Wikipedia article about it. This is […]



Crystals are great to play with in DIY jewelry making because they are easy to work with, they look good no matter what you do with them and are way way cheaper than cut and faceted gemstones. Crystals are enchanting and playful and some people even believe that they have healing powers or can channel […]


Friendship Bracelets

Do you remember in grade school the first friendship bracelet you received? Do you remember learning the simple chevron pattern technique and turning out your own? Braceletbook.com gives this definition of friendship bracelets:      A friendship bracelet is a handmade bracelet intended for a special person. A friendship bracelet is usually made of several strands […]