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How to make your own bead necklaces


dark wood bead

A hand-made necklace can be a much more memorable gift than a ready-made one. You can make your own beaded necklace instead of spending money on those pricey neck pieces available in the market. Here are some items you will need to make a stunning necklace at home:

  1. Assorted wooden and plastic beads
  2. Flexible beading wires
  3. Scissors
  4. Measuring tape
  5. Crimp beads
  6. Clasps

Once you have collected this stuff from an online store, you can start making some nice necklaces. Here are some steps which will help you do that.

  • Pick suitable beads

Pick beads that are elegant and affordable. You can get wooden, metal or plastic beads from an online crafts store. Check out some very pretty flower shaped dark wood bead packets online. Unique and feminine, these beads can help you create a one of a kind necklace. Don’t forget to check out the 10mm dark brown flower shaped wood beads available at GoodyBeads online.

  • Determine the length of your necklace and cut the beading wire accordingly

Take your beading wire and cut out the required length out of it. You can do this correctly once you have determined the size of your necklace. Make sure you cut out a little extra wire out of the beading wire roll.

  • Slide the crimping bead in the beading wire

Firstly, slide a tiny regular bead into the beading wire. Afterwards, slide the crimping bead. Last but not the least, slide another tiny bead.

  • Equip the beading wire with a clasp

Place one end of the clasp after the crimp bead and make a loop with the beading wire. Now, place the end of the beading wire through the clasp section and the bead-crimp-bead combo. You can use crimping tool or chain nose pliers to crimp the bead in place.

  • Think of a design and lay all the beads accordingly on a flat surface

Think of a good beading design and create the same on a flat but sift surface. You can lay your design on a couch seat. You can also use a bead board for this.

  • Put the beads into the beading wire

Once you are satisfied with the design, you can put the beads into the beading wire.

  • Crimp the second end of the wire

Crimp the beading wire’s second end and make sure you leave some space for the beads to move.



How to have your own arm party


liquid metal mesh bracelet, leather cuff bracelets gold


While most of our posts always talk about crafts that you can make on your own, we’re here to talk a little bit about fashion and being stylish using some basics that you have lying around your home. All you need are a few things to make sure that you are prepared and ready to hit the town with a couple cute crafts. A collection of bracelets that you have on your arm is known commonly as an “arm party.” Here’s what you need to do to achieve that look.

What you need:

What to do:

  • What we’re doing is essentially giving your arm a complete haul. By wearing as many bracelets that you have, you can make sure to match any outfit that you have.
  • When you put together one such arm party, you’ll want to make sure that you have different colors, sizes and textures. While it can be okay to have lots of different colors, you might want to make sure that you stick to one general theme. Also make sure that when you have your collection of bracelets, there is only one that draws the complete attention of people’s view. You don’t want it to look too cluttered.
  • When you use different textured bracelets you can even use ones that have patterns or are made from different thicknesses. This will create variety and even more interest.
  • If you want to use a metallic color like gold or silver, stick with using just one or the other and not both at the same time otherwise it will be slightly overbearing on your arm.
  • Another fun idea is to take a theme, something like Disney, cartoons or video games and deck out your arm to correspond with that.
  • Celebrities wearing lots of bracelets are extremely popular right now as well, so showing off all of your jewelry whenever you can is an absolute must. Famous actresses like Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Lopez and Amy Adams have all had their own arms completely decked out with bracelets.

There’s many different ideas on what you can do to make your own crafty arm party. But, once you have your arm completely covered with bracelets, charms, and bangles you’ll be absolutely set for not only going out, but for the rest of the day as well. Pair it with a simple, fun outfit and you’ll be sure to get tons of compliments. Wear it to your next party even and you’ll be having a great time with your arm party and at a regular party.

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Create your own stunning jewelry


magnetic jewelry clasp, heart lock key pendant necklace

When it comes to jewelry you can spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on them. Sometimes the most beautiful jewelry is the kind you make yourself. It might not have the most sparkles, but it will have your own unique touch, and that’s something no one else can duplicate. There are many ways you can create your own jewelry. Here are a few quick and easy ones:

Making your own necklace

Again, there are several different ways you can make your own necklace but here are the basics. You’ll need:

If you’re using a pendant then it should be very easy to just use the loop on the pendant to attach it to the necklace. If you’re using something like seashells then you can either create a hole in the seashell using a small drill or you can hot glue the chain (or string) to the seashell.

Making your own bracelet

Bracelets can come in many different forms. They can be made of leather string, metal, or plastic. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • I recommend using leather string or a premade metal clasp (if you’re using metal you might need a magnetic jewelry clasp)
  • A string of beads
  • String (either a thick waxed linen or leather)
  • A pair of scissors

Once you have what you need here’s what to do:

  1. Take your leather string and fold it in half (make sure the length can comfortably fit around your wrist)
  2. Take your string of beads and place them into the groove that two sides of the leather string have created
  3. Wrap your string around the top of the loop (leaving a small hole, about the size of a penny, at the top of the leather string)
  4. Continue wrapping the string all the way down making sure you go around each individual bead.
  5. Tie a knot at the end once you have enough length and tie the two ends together and you’re done!

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diy clay teardrop necklace


silicone mold rubber, light saber party favors

Hello craftsland! Here at the Craftcorners blog we’re excited to share another jewelry inspired craft with you all. Many of us got to experiment with clay as kids. Whether it came in the form of shaping little animals and objects or more serious clay pursuits like pottery, we all remember how much fun playing with clay used to be. That sense of fun and wonder is exactly what we’re aiming to capture with today’s clay teardrop necklace craft. This type of necklace is a fun and artistic way to make a fashion statement, and goes well with more eclectic outfits. Let’s see what we need to get started!

What You’ll Need

  • Bake-able clay or silicone mold rubber.
  • Oven
  • Paint
  • Needle and jewelry string
  • Beads of your choice
  • Necklace
  • Hairspray

What You’ll Need

The first thing you’ll need to do is to simply shape your beads. Don’t worry about trying to make the beads exactly identical – chances are it’s just not going to happen. Just get them to be the same general shape and size – beyond that, the little differences between the beads will lead to a fun eccentricity. Be sure to poke a hole at the top of your beads before sticking them in the oven for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

Once your beads have hardened and cooled, paint them in your chosen color and seal them with a few coats of hairspray. At this point all that’s left to do is simply to string along the beads on your necklace in any order you like! A consideration to make here is that you’re certainly not limited to making just one specific type of bead. In fact you can make a number of different beads of varying sizes and colors and use them to mix up the composition of your necklace for a truly one of a kind item to go along with your light saber party favors.

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DIY sequined sweater


adhesive felt pads, black masonite display boards

A great big hello to all you crafters out there! Welcome to another fun post from your devotees here at the Craftcorners do it yourself blog. Today we’re excited to bring you yet another wearable craft that you’ll be able to take with you when you’re out and about. The ideas and processes utilized in this particular project are a far cry from black masonite display boards, and can be applied to a wide variety of clothing based crafts, so its definitely a great entry-level craft – especially for those with a bit of interest in clothing design. The focus today is going to be on what we’ll be calling a sequined sweater – let’s get to it!

What You’ll Need

  • A shirt you’d like to decorate. For this project we’re going to go with a sequined black shirt.
  • Adhesive felt pads, or a needle and thread
  • Fabric applique
  • Rhine stones
  • Fabric glue
  • Stoning wand

What To Do

After you’ve got your prospective shirt picked out and ready to go, take a moment and decide where you’d like to attach any appliques. The shoulder is a natural location, and that’s where we’ll be focusing on in this post. You’ll want to start off by attaching your double sided adhesive felt pads to the underside of the appliques, and then attaching that creation to your shirt. You can also simply sew on the applique if you prefer.

Once your applique is attached, it’s time to start the real work (and fun!) of this project – the rhine stones! The stoning wand is going to become your very best friend for this part of the project. Pick up a stone with the wand and apply a small amount of fabric glue to the underside, then use the wand to place your rhinestone. These stones really catch the light and are guaranteed to be true standouts on dark fabric.

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Do it yourself pearl chain necklace


ladies horseshoe rings, sewless fleece square blanket kits

Greetings craft addicts of all ages and persuasions, and welcome to another exciting edition of the Craftcorners blog. Today we’re going to be taking a look at yet another exciting do it yourself jewelry project. We really love the idea of homemade jewelry because this stuff transcends the simple idea of a homemade project, allowing you to share what you’ve made with others simply by displaying it on your person. Today’s craft is a bit more meticulous than some of our other jewelry based projects, and so is probably more suitable to an older or more advanced crowd. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need

What To Do

You’ll want to start things off by ensuring that the chain you’ve chosen can actually fit around your head – if not, get a bigger chain! From there you’re going to take your chain link attachments and space them out evenly along your chain – the chain linking tool will most definitely be necessary here. Once you’ve got your attachments all set up, it’s time to address the silk ribbons and pearls.

Using your linking tool, loop the small pieces of silk ribbon through the pre-fitted hooks on your pearls. This part can feel a bit tedious but the results are well worth it. Ensure that the ribbons are small enough to actually be a part of your necklace, it’s very easy to over-estimate here. Now that you’ve got your ribbons attached, it’s time to start the work of attaching your pearls to the pre-spaced links you’ve set up earlier. The linking tool will come in handy here as well. Voila! You’ve got a gorgeous necklace to show off at your next soiree.

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