(All Free) Jewelry-Making and Craft Tutorials on the Web
Craftster Best of 2007 : Craftster.org
Wow. What a fun bunch of crafts here. I really like how generously people have shared their ideas. Projects include a meerkat (!) stuffed doll, and quite a few other (knit, crocheted etc.) crazy dolls and creatures, some great silk screening, purses, bags, wallets, lots of dresses, not-your-average quilts, handmade books, funky needlework, glass crafts, felting, and of course jewelry projects, and more. I'm most inspired by these bright retro 'shrink plastic' necklaces by BrokenFingersArt:
Wooden faced wristwatch : instructables.com
A tutorial on how to give your wristwatch a wooden face. What a great idea. But why stop there? You could really create a number of type of watch faces using your crafty skills. Includes a pic of a very cool wooden watch and band.
Turquoise Multi-Layer Beaded Necklace : Bead and Button Magazine (Free Registration)
A colorful focal bead with a blend of aqua and turquoise seed beads. Add bits of coral, silver, and purple to bring out the details in the bead. Follow the link and register for free to download a FREE PDF. (Contact us if you are unable to access pdf and we will forward it to you.)
Hand-Made Earrings : instructables.com
A detailed tutorial for making chain drop earrings...which include instructions on making the chain(!). Includes a video.
Stencil Art...Creating Stencils : www.melissaclifton.com
Stencil Art Tutorial Recommended for Beginner to Intermediate Level Photoshop Users. Super useful and indepth tutorial on making stencils from photograph using Photoshop. Even if you don't have access to Photoshop, the information could be useful. While often used for t shirts, this technique can be applied to all sorts of crafts and handmade goods including jewelry. ... There are several different techniques for creating stencils with Photoshop. In this tutorial we will look at using Threshold to make stencils. Part B of this tutorial explains how you can then print your own original t-shirts with your stencil art. I couldn't even begin to explain how addictive printing t-shirts becomes! ...
Handmade, kiln-fired glass photo pendant necklaces by Leila Cools.