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Tutorials
Basic Bead Stringing (free!)
Beaded Branches Necklace
  
Beaded Branches Pin

Braided Copper Bangle  
Byzantine Chain
Caged Crystal Chain Weave
Crystal Balls
Dodecahedron
  
Earring Basics
Flat Snake Weave
Flower Bud Earrings
Freeform Wire Cuff
Illusion & Organza Necklaces
Link Bracelet (free!)
Nest Pendant
Open Spirals (free!)
 
Paddle Pin Earrings
Parallel Chain
PMC Lentil Bead
PMC Round Box Pendant  
PMC Texture Sheet  
Princess Pillow
Princess Pillow Addendum
  
Puffy Heart Pendant
Puffy Heart Addenda:
  Center Gradient  
  Vertical Gradient
Silk Knotting
Simple Loops (free!)
Spinning Wheel Pendant  
Springy Links Bracelet
Squiggle Bracelet
Topsy-Turvy Bracelet
Torsade Necklace
Vertebraid Bangle   
Viking Bezel
Viking Knit Woven Chain
Wire Crochet
Woven Crystal Bracelet

Tutorials by Type

Beading Tutorials
Basic Bead Stringing (free!)
Crystal Balls 
Dodecahedron
Illusion & Organza Necklaces
Princess Pillow
Princess Pillow Addendum
Puffy Heart Pendant 
Puffy Heart Addenda:
  Center Gradient  
  Vertical Gradient
Silk Knotting
Torsade Necklace 
Woven Crystal Bracelet 

Chain Maille Tutorials
Byzantine Chain
Caged Crystal Chain Weave 
Flat Snake Weave 
Parallel Chain

Metalwork Tutorials
Flower Bud Earrings  

Spinning Wheel Pendant
 

PMC Tutorials
Lentil Bead
 
Round Box Pendant  
Texture Sheet
   

Wirework Tutorials
Beaded Branches Necklace  
Beaded Branches Pin 
Braided Copper Bangle   
Earring Basics
Freeform Wire Cuff
Link Bracelet (free!)
Nest Pendant  
Open Spirals (free!)
 
Paddle Pin Earrings
Simple Loops (free)

Springy Links Bracelet
Squiggle Bracelet 

Topsy-Turvy Bracelet
Vertebraid Bangle  
Viking Bezel 
Viking Knit Woven Chain 
Wire Crochet

Tutorials by Level

Beginner - You're just getting started with making jewelry and want to build your basic skills (and confidence)
Basic Bead Stringing (free!)
Beaded Branches Necklace  
Beaded Branches Pin 
Braided Copper Bangle   
Byzantine Chain

Crystal Balls 
Dodecahedron
  
Earring Basics
Illusion & Organza Necklaces
Link Bracelet (free!)
Nest Pendant
Open Spirals (free!)  
Paddle Pin Earrings
Parallel Chain
PMC Texture Sheet  
Princess Pillow 
Simple Loops (free)
Torsade Necklace 
Viking Knit Woven Chain 
Woven Crystal Bracelet 

Intermediate - You've mastered the basics and are ready to learn a more involved technique
Flat Snake Weave 
Flower Bud Earrings   
Freeform Wire Cuff
PMC Lentil Bead
PMC Round Box Pendant  
Princess Pillow Addendum
  
Puffy Heart Pendant 
Puffy Heart Addenda:
  Center Gradient  
  Vertical Gradient
 

Silk Knotting
Spinning Wheel Pendant  
Squiggle Bracelet 
Topsy-Turvy Bracelet
Vertebraid Bangle  
Viking Bezel
 

Wire Crochet

Advanced - You're experienced and looking for more challenges to add to your repertoire
Caged Crystal Chain Weave 
Springy Links Bracelet

 

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Jewelry Making Tutorials
Instructions
If you don't have jewelry classes offered close by or you want to learn to make jewelry at your own pace, these are for you.  My tutorials have detailed step-by-step instructions with high-quality color photographs so you can see where I hold my pliers and know what your piece should look like at each step of the way.  You can download the free tutorials first if you're not sure about the format, and you can even have a friend learn the technique with you. 

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There is a list of tutorials categorized by type over to the left if you want to see which tutorials are in each category.

All 40 Tutorials $80

12 Beading Tutorials $22
4 Chain Maille Tutorials $10
4 PMC Tutorials $10

20 Wire & Metalwork Tutorials $39

 


Tutorials (Listed alphabetically)

Basic Bead Stringing
Level: Beginner

Learn how to lay out your design, string, and finish off so you can create your own necklaces and bracelets.  A lesson on design elements is also covered, as well as basic crimping, folded crimping, and finishing with clamshell bead tips.  If you want to learn how to make a twisted multi-strand piece, check out the Torsade Necklace.

Supplies needed: sterling silver findings (clasp, crimps, spacers), steel bead stringing wire, beads, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters or nail clippers, design board, crimping tool (optional).  Click here for tool information.

Tutorial - Free!

Beaded Branches Necklace
Level: Beginner

Make a necklace encrusted with delicate beaded flowers and leaf branches. Just by changing the beads or the number of branches you can achieve different looks with the same technique. In the second photo you can see a piece I made for my friend's wedding. 

Supplies needed: 24-28ga wire, beads, clasp, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters.  Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

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Beaded Branches Pin
Level: Beginner

Make a pin or hair barrette encrusted with delicate beaded flowers and leaf branches. Just by changing the beads or the number of branches you can achieve different looks with the same technique. This is a great use for your leftover "bead soup" and it makes a great lapel or jacket adornment. You could also make one of these as a barrette or even attach a veil for a bridal headpiece.

Supplies needed: pin back or barrette blank, 24ga wire, beads, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters.  Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

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Braided Copper Bangle
Level: Beginner

Braid a beautiful cord with strands of copper wire, then finish it off to create a bangle bracelet with a clasp and loop. This is a great technique to showcase big-hole slider beads like the ones that fit Pandora bracelets. It is faster than Viking Knit and you don't need to use a drawplate, plus the braid can be adapted for use with leather cord. It is designed as a practice project to get you ready for the even prettier Vertebraid Bangle.

Supplies needed: 18ga copper or sterling silver wire, bead dangle, tape, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers or a ballpoint pen, wire cutters, nylon jaw pliers, large binder clip, alligator clip, Sharpie marker, liver of sulfur (optional).

Tutorial $4

Byzantine Chain
Level: Beginner

This is a chain-maille technique of weaving jump rings together to form a chain. Great practice for opening and closing rings, and bracelets made with this technique roll beautifully on your wrist!  Bonus instructions are included for adding bead links between sections of chain.

Supplies needed: sterling silver jump rings & clasp, large paper clip, 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers (or 1 chain-nose and 1 flat-nose).   Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $4

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Caged Crystal Chain Weave
Level: Advanced

Add Swarovski sparkle to a chain-maille technique of weaving jump rings together.

Supplies needed: sterling silver jump rings, clasp, twisted crimps, 35 5mm Swarovski crystals, steel bead stringing wire, 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers (or 1 chain-nose and 1 flat-nose), large paper clip.  Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5
"I finished the caged crystal bracelet with the Caribbean Blue Opal crystals.  It's beautiful !  Thanks so much for your kits - they are professionally packaged and the instructions are very clear."  -Wanda

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Crystal Balls

Level: Beginner

Weave little sparkling balls of crystals to hang from earrings or act as a "beaded bead" for stringing. This technique does not require threading a needle. Crystal ball earrings are a great companion to a Puffy Heart or Princess Pillow pendant. You could use all one color of one of Swarovski's fabulous AB2X finishes, a mix of your favorite crystal colors, or even an ombre (light-to-dark gradient) effect as in the pink and olive pairs pictured here. Different crystal sizes yield different sized crystal balls, but I use the 4mm bicones.  Swarovski color suggestions are included for making color gradients.

Supplies needed: 14 4-6mm Swarovski bicone crystals per ball, monofilament (illusion cord), GS Hypo Cement.  Earwires, headpins, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, & chain-nose pliers are optional for earrings.  Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $4

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Dodecahedron
Level: Beginner

Weave a ball of beads to hang from earrings or act as a "beaded bead" for stringing. This technique does not require threading a needle, and you can choose from lots of different types/shapes of beads for different looks. Different ingredients yield different sized dodecahedrons; in the first photo I used little 2mm rounds for ~1/2" ball, and in the second photo I used 6mm rounds for ~1" ball. They can be made from Swarovski crystals, Czech glass, pearls, and lots of other uniformly-sized beads.

Supplies needed: 30 4-6mm beads, monofilament (illusion cord), GS Hypo Cement.

 Tutorial $4

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Earring Basics
Level: Beginner

Learn to make chandelier, cluster, simple drop, and briolette wrap earrings using simple and wrapped loops.  These basic skills can be applied to yield so many different looks just by changing the beads you use. Now you can have earrings to match anything!

Supplies needed: chandelier earring components, headpins, chain, earwires, wire, beads, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters.   Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $4

 

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Flat Snake Weave
Level: Intermediate

A variation of European 4-in-1, this chainmaille technique makes a wide, flat band for a watch or a bracelet.

Supplies needed: sterling silver jump rings, clasp, 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers (or 1 chain-nose and 1 flat-nose), large paper clip.  Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5

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Flower Bud Earrings
Level: Intermediate

This lesson shows how to form lightweight sheet metal into unfurling flowers, and then display them on handmade earwires.  No soldering is used, but bonus material includes how to make your own ball-end headpins with a micro-torch.

Supplies needed: fine gauge copper sheet, 20 &  24 gauge sterling silver wire, metal shears, nylon/rawhide hammer, riveting/texturing hammer, chasing hammer, bench block, metal file, butane micro torch and fuel, steel wool, center punch, drill/Dremel, Sharpie, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters.   Click here for partial tool information.

 Tutorial $5

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Freeform Wire Cuff

Level: Intermediate

This bracelet is what you make of it!  Two patterns are included: organic and geometric.  Your design can also be embellished with beads from your own collection.

Supplies needed: 14 or 16ga and 20, 22, or 24ga wire, beads to embellish, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, notebook and pencil for designing, ball-peen hammer, steel bench block.   Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

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Illusion & Organza Necklaces
Level: Beginner

These airy, lightweight necklaces use a scattering of beads to add interest. How do I get the beads to stay in place?  How do I get the beads on the ribbon?  I'll teach you.  You'll also learn to finish off with a professional closure using cones. 2 necklace kits in 1!

Supplies needed: clasps, cones, jump rings, clamshells, medium-gauge (22ga) wire, monofilament, beads, organza ribbon, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, sharp scissors, knotting tweezers, GS Hypo Cement.  Click here for tool information.   floating bead necklace multistrand

Tutorial $4

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Link Bracelet
Level: Beginner

Intimidated by wire?  This is a great technique to get your feet wet.  You'll learn how to make simple & wrapped loops, as well as a hook clasp.  Vary the look by using different beads, various wire gauges, or even a pretty toggle clasp.

Supplies needed: 20-24 gauge wire, beads, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters.   Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial - Free!

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Nest Pendant
Level: Beginner

Weave together a nest of wire to cradle freshwater pearl eggs, then add a chain and you're finished.  These are a great gift for springtime, friends with children, or maybe even your own mother.

Supplies needed: 22 and 24 gauge sterling silver wire, freshwater pearls, sterling silver chain, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, ball-peen hammer.   Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

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Open Spirals
Level: Beginner

Learn how I make open spirals without scratching the surface of the wire.  I use heavy gauge wire for strength and control.

Supplies needed: 16 or 18 gauge dead-soft sterling silver or copper wire, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters

 Tutorial - Free!

 

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Paddle Pin Earrings
Level: Beginner

Make these decorative leaf-shaped headpins out of wire and paper for a resin-coated effect without the mess and annoyance of mixing up 2-part resin. Then add beads to the wire and also make round ear hooks to finish the earrings. You can use these Paddle Pins on all different types of jewelry, not just earrings. Variations at the end of the tutorial include ideas for other shapes of paddle pins.

Supplies needed: 18-20 gauge wire, Mod Podge, Diamond Glaze, decorative paper, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, nylon jaw pliers, Sharpie marker, tweezers, hammer, bench block, file.   Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5

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Parallel Chain
Level: Beginner

This is a chain-maille technique of weaving jump rings together to form a chain. Great practice for opening and closing rings, and it makes a lightweight design.

Supplies needed: sterling silver jump rings, clasp, 2 pairs of chain-nose pliers (or 1 chain-nose and 1 flat-nose).   Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

 

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PMC Lentil Bead
Level: Intermediate

This is a hollow focal bead whose name and shape come from a lens-shaped seed. Basic PMC knowledge is necessary as this is an intermediate-level tutorial.

Supplies n
eeded: Basic PMC tools, PMC clay and paste/slip. 

Tutorial $5

 

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PMC Round Box Pendant
Level: Intermediate

This lesson shows how to texture and create a reversible hollow pendant using dry construction. Bonus material includes instructions on how to modify this project to make a resin blank.

Supplies needed:
Basic PMC tools, PMC clay and paste/slip, circle cutter, measuring tape, sandpaper. Basic PMC knowledge is necessary as this is an intermediate-level tutorial.

Tutorial $5

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PMC Texture Sheet
Level: Beginner

Transfer a digital image from the computer to texture the surface of metal clay or polymer clay.

Supplies needed: Overhead transparency, photopolymer plate, glass from a small photo frame, thick backer board, bubble wrap, binder/bulldog clips, printer, image software (i.e. Paint, Photoshop), UV (black) light.  Click here for more PMC information.

Tutorial $4

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Princess Pillow Pendant
Level: Beginner

Sparkly and square like a princess-cut diamond, this woven crystal pendant is made without threading a needle.  It can be worn straight or on the bias (pictured).  Check out the Crystal Balls tutorial for coordinating earrings.  puffy square pattern, Swarovski square pattern, crystal square, pattern
Supplies n
eeded: 96 4mm Swarovski crystals, monofilament, chain, GS Hypo Cement, scissors or nail clippersClick here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

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Princess Pillow Addendum
Level: Intermediate

Take your Princess Pillow pendants to a new level with color gradients.  This tutorial is designed to be used with the Princess Pillow Tutorial (above) and isn't difficult if you are familiar with the basic Princess Pillow.  Swarovski crystal  color suggestions and two separate color gradient patterns (4- and 5-color) are included.

Supplies needed: 96 4mm Swarovski crystals, monofilament, chain, GS Hypo Cement, scissors or nail clippers.  Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $2

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Puffy Heart Pendant  Swarovski Puffy Heart Pattern, Crystal Puffy Heart Pattern
Level: Intermediate

Weave together Swarovski crystals with this Puffy Heart Pattern (and WITHOUT threading a needle) to make this sparkly 3-D pendant.  Check out the Crystal Balls tutorial for coordinating earrings.  woven crystal heart pattern  free

Supplies needed: 73 Swarovski crystals, monofilament, 16-inch sterling silver omega chain, GS Hypo Cement, scissors or nail clippers.  Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

"Your instructions were so easy to follow, and very concise it made me feel like an expert!"  -Deb  

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Puffy Heart Addendum: Center Gradient
Level:
Intermediate

Take your Puffy Heart pendants up a notch by learning how to make them with a color gradient from the center outward.  Directions include patterns for a light-centered heart and dark-centered heart. This tutorial is designed to be used with the Puffy Heart Tutorial (above) and isn't difficult once you've mastered the basic Puffy Heart.  Swarovski crystal  color suggestions are included.

Supplies needed: 73 Swarovski crystals, monofilament, chain for wearing, GS Hypo Cement, scissors or nail clippers.  Click here for tool information.

  Tutorial $3

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Puffy Heart Addendum: Ombre Gradient
Level: Intermediate

Expand the look of your beaded crystal hearts by learning how to make them in an ombre pattern (monochromatic gradient) or rainbow pattern.  This tutorial is designed to be used with the Puffy Heart Tutorial (above) and isn't difficult once you've mastered the basic Puffy Heart.  Swarovski crystal  color suggestions are included.

Supplies needed: 73 Swarovski crystals, monofilament, chain for wearing, GS Hypo Cement, scissors or nail clippers.  Click here for tool information.

  Tutorial $3

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Silk Knotting
Level: Intermediate

This multi-strand necklace features beads on silk cord held in place by knots and finished off professionally with cones.  Bonus instructions are included for making a knotted strand of pearls.

Supplies needed: Carded silk cord with attached needle, 2 cones, 6" 20-ga wire, clasp, beads, beading awl or knotting tweezers, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, glue (any kind, GS Hypo Cement recommended).  Click here for tool information.  Optional: 2 clamshells, 2 jump rings, and a strand of pearls for knotted strand of pearls.

Tutorial $5

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Simple Loops
Level: Beginner

One of the most basic and useful wirework skills, simple loops can be used to make single-bead links (pictured here), earrings, and bracelet dangles. 

Supplies needed: beads, 18- or 20-gauge wire, clasp, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, ruler.  Optional: earwires, headpins.  Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial - Free!

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Spinning Wheel Pendant
Level: Intermediate

This lesson shows how to tube-rivet a lampwork disc bead to a stamped sterling silver disc, and then add wire to make a bail for this kinetic pendant. The technique can also be used to make links for other jewelry designs (like the bracelet pictured to the right).

Supplies needed: 1" sterling silver disc,  20ga sterling silver wire & tubing, lampwork disc, accent bead, center punch, steel bench block, steel design stamp, jewelry hammer and saw, polishing pad/paper, chain nose pliers (2 pair, or 1 chain + 1 flat), round nose pliers, wire cutters. Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5

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Springy Links Bracelet
Level: Advanced

All kinds of links and dangles!  We will make springy links to form the bracelet chain, then embellish with fancy headpins, D-coils, caged beads, spirals, and more.

Supplies needed: 18- and 20-gauge sterling silver wire, headpins, beads, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, ball-peen hammer & steel bench block, pen or knitting needle (" diameter) for a mandrel.   Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5

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Squiggle Bracelet
Level: Intermediate

Make this lightweight bangle with freeform swirls and a lampwork or Kazuri focal bead.  Bonus instructions are included to make the drilled bracelet pictured to the right.

Supplies needed: 16ga sterling silver wire, 1x4mm sterling silver rod, focal bead, accent beads,round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, ball-peen hammer & steel bench block, pens and markers to use as mandrels, bottle or similar object to use for shaping.   Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5

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Topsy-Turvy Bracelet
Level: Intermediate

Wire going this way and that, here and there, to create a stunning showpiece. Learn how to perfect your spirals, make links that can each be used separately, and make your own swan clasp.

Supplies needed: 16 gauge dead-softsterling silver or copper wire, large-holed beads, sterling silver bead caps and discs, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers or second set of chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, ball-peen hammer & steel bench block, pens and markers to use as mandrels.   Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $5

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Torsade Necklace
Level: Beginner

This technique takes the mystery out of keeping multiple strands twisted together without having to braid the strands or twist the necklace each time you put it on.  You'll also learn to finish off with a professional closure using cones.  The Basic Bead Stringing instructions are included in this tutorial, so if you've never learned how to string beads securely, I'll show you.

Supplies needed: 3 strands of freshwater pearls or semiprecious stones, clasp, soldered jump rings, twisted crimps, cones, 20 gauge sterling silver wire for finishing, steel bead stringing wire, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters, large paper clip, design board, bead clamps or alligator clips. 

Tutorial $4

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Vertebraid Bangle
Level: Intermediate

Braid a beautiful square cord with doubled strands of silver wire, then finish off to create a bangle bracelet. This is a great technique to showcase big hole beads like Pandora.  If you want practice braiding wire first, check out my Braided Copper Bangle.

Supplies needed: 22ga fine silver wire, 18ga sterling silver wire, 2 skinny sterling silver cones, slider beads with 5mm+ hole (optional), hook clasp, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, large binder clip, alligator clip, nylon or rawhide hammer, steel bench block.

 Tutorial $5

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Viking Bezel Pendant
Level: Intermediate
Suggested prerequisite: Viking Knit Woven Chain

Ever wonder what to do with stones without holes? This tutorial uses the same technique as the Viking Knit Woven Chain to make a mesh bezel for a cabochon. 

Supplies needed: 28ga fine silver wire, 18ga sterling silver wire, cabochon, sterling silver chain, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters.  Click here for tool information.

 Tutorial $5

"The Viking Bezel is a great tutorial worth EVERY penny!  Thanks!"  -Juli

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Viking Knit Woven Chain
Level: Beginner

Also called Viking Weave or Viking Chain, this is constructed by weaving wire around a mandrel and is finished by pulling it through a draw plate and adding cones for a professional finish. The chain style is based on ancient Viking and Indian patterns and is perfect for making a cord for bracelets and necklaces.  Instructions include making an asymmetrical bangle (pictured at right).  This is, to my knowledge, the most comprehensive tutorial on Viking Knit available, and I have listed a few comments below from people who have purchased this one.

Supplies needed: 20ga  sterling silver wire, 24-28ga fine silver wire, clasp, 2 cones or end caps, craft wire for start, ⅜" wooden dowel or allen wrench, chain-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, wire cutters, wooden drawplate, old credit card or gift card.  Click here for tool information.

  Tutorial $5

"Best instructions I have received yet."  -Cati

"I wanted to thank you for all the great tutorials. I just finished (finally) the Viking knit chain. I love it."  -Celeste

"The tutorial is fab, I was struggling to get to grips with it after the instructions that came with another kit I bought turned out to be rubbish! Thanks again for starting me off on my viking knit!"  -Rebecca

"Great tutorial with lots of detail and helpful pictures - would recomend."  -FiredSilver on Etsy

"Best tut I've found for Viking Knit!!! Anne has made the complicated easy with plenty of pics & simple directions. Thanks so much!!!"  -TazLeena on Etsy

"Fantastic tutorial - very concise and easy to understand. Wonderful instruction and customer service too!! Thank you"  -glitzyglass on Etsy

"This tut helped so much with some troubles I was having with this process. Very well explained"  -Carlinglass on Etsy

"clear directions, lots of photos"  -shirlssdhome on Etsy

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Wire Crochet
Level: Intermediate

Learn how to make multi-strand necklaces using the most basic of crochet stitches and finish off professionally with cones.

Supplies needed: 28-gauge fine silver wire, 20-gauge wire for finishing, cones, clasp, beads, crochet hook (4-8mm), round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, wire cutters.   Click here for tool information

Tutorial $5

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Woven Crystal Bracelet
Level: Beginner

Lots of sparkle coming from these Swarovski florets!  This is a delicate and lightweight design that looks more difficult than it is.  The pattern accommodates a variety of beads for different looks.

Supplies needed: 8mm beads, 4mm crystals, seed beads, monofilament, clasp, 2 jump rings, 2 clamshells, chain-nose pliers, scissors or nail clippers, GS Hypo Cement.  Click here for tool information.

Tutorial $4

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Tool Information
Click on the tool title to take you to an external site where you can purchase the tool, or check your local craft/hardware stores for these items.

Wooden Drawplate

Use this to make Viking Knit Woven Chain.

Knotting Tweezers



These needle tips are great for removing or placing knots on silk.

Round-Nose Pliers


Use these for making loops.

Chain-Nose Pliers


Use these for gripping and bending wire.  Make sure you purchase a pair that are smooth inside the jaw, without the teeth that mar your wire.

Flat-Nose Pliers



Use these for gripping and bending wire.

Wire Cutters

  



These cut through thick wire efficiently and give a cleaner cut than regular side cutters.

Ball-Pein Chasing Hammer



A polished head keeps your work shiny, and the ball side adds texture.

Steel Bench Block



Use this to support your hammering and protect your work surface.

GS Hypo Cement



Jewelry glue that won't flood your bead holes and a precise needle applicator to put the adhesive exactly where you need it.

Beading Awl



Place those silk knots exactly where you want them.


Multi-Strand Wire Twister



Make your own twisted wire to enhance your wirework.

 

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Coiling Gizmo



Make tube coils, kuchi coil beads, or coil wire to make jump rings.