I’m considering earnestly to buy some soapstone pieces and some lead free pewter…
I found a short but good tutorial on how to make beautiful jewelry from wire and polymer clay.
At the moment I don’t have any jewelry wire at home and I’m not working with polymer clay anymore, but this tutorial made me feel like beginning once more!
I found a good tutorial again, this time about how to make a needle felted bracelet.
I put it directly on my list, because I think it is great as a base that can be embellished e.g. with bead embroidered Paisleys or bead picots but also with ‘just-embroidery’ like the cross stitch heart, the freeform embroidery or the Embroidery Crust.
Additionally you can make matching earrings and a pendant for a necklace.
Needle Felted Loop Bracelet
Because it’s not long to Valentine’s Day any more I’d like to offer a template for you to bead a heart with square stitch (for instructions on how to do the square stitch see links below).
It’s great to make a card but can be made into a piece of jewelry as well.
And here you can see easily where the name ‘square stitch’ comes from ;-))
Perlenhobby Anleitungen (German) => click ‘Anleitungen’ in the left navigational bar => click ‘Quadratstich’
When seeing this tutorial on how to make jewelry from hardware store stuff I feel the urge to drive to the next hardware store immediately and rummage around.
But I will stay strong and wait until the next occasion.
Or perhaps I just sneak off to my basement…
Here at unikatissima: Entries with the tag ‘wire’
Once I saw the Worm Scarf and having read the instruction for the ‘worms’ I thought that you can knit great fringes this way.
I begun with wristwarmers and after having finished them they looked like the sea anemones called Actinia.
Then I was hooked and knitted an Actinia headband, an Actinia ring and an Actinia brooch (see pictures below).
It is soooo much fun ;-)
And for all this items I wrote a tutorial. You can find the link below at the links.
This is the headband.
It is just possible that there are slightly too much fringes!?
My Actinia ring – cute, isn’t it?
That is the brooch. It looks great on my black overcoat.
The Actinia wristwarmers and ring can easily be worn over woollen gloves if it’s really cold.
I haven’t done the Actinia anklewarmer yet, I made the picture with my not yet sewn wristwarmer.
Looks great, doesn’t it?
unikatissima’s Englisch tutorial for Actinia (PDF – ca. 400 KB)
(with explaining photos)
unikatissima’s German tutorial for Actinia (PDF – ca. 400 KB)
(with explaining photos)
There you find instructions on how to
knit items with fringes,
add knitted fringes to finished items,
knit the wristwarmers,
knit the headband,
knit the ring,
knit the brooch and
knit an I-cord.
I also added ideas for more ways to befringe items.
Are you still looking for a quick but personal gift for a friend?
How about a beaded brooch?
She describes with good pictures how to create a brooch from wire and beads and a lucky charm.
It should be possibl to create pendants or earrings in the same way.
I already have the materials … ;-)