100 FREE Jewelry Tutorials

June 15th, 2010

Want to expand your jewelry making prowess? Check out these 100 Free Jewelry Technique and Project Tutorials created by various artists and designers throughout the web. We have divided these into categories: Beading, Chains, Glass, Holiday, Tips & Projects, Kid’s Jewelry, Macrame & Hemp, Metalsmithing & Stone Setting, PMC & Polymer Clay, Resin, String/Thread Art and Wirewrapping/Wire Jewelry.

  1. BEADING
  1. Barefoot Summer Sandal Tutorial
    The Beading Emporium – Judy Markwell
  2. Beginning Looming
    Fire Mountain Gems – Marlynn McNutt
  3. Cluster Drop Earrings
    Auntie’s Beads – Karla Kam
  4. Cubed herringbone beaded bracelet
    Auntie’s Beads
  5. Daisy Chain Stitch
    Fire Mountain Gems – Marlynn McNutt
  6. Knotted Silk Cord Necklace
    ringsnthings.com designed by Angela Womach
  7. Knots Tutorial
    Fire Mountain Gems
  8. Leather Crimp end Necklace
    Auntiesbeads.com – Karla Kam
  9. Loopy Chain Bracelet
    Auntiesbeads.com – Karla Kam
  10. Memory Wire Bracelet
    Fire Mountain Gems
  11. Paua Shell Bracelet
    Fire Mountain Gems
  12. Peyote Stitch
    Aunt Molly’s Bead Street
  13. Traditional bead knotting
    jewelrymaking.about.com – Tammy Powley
  14. Vintage silver beaded necklace
    Rio Grande – Mark Nelson
  15. Wool Felt Beads
    woolcrafting.com

    • CHAINS
  16. Byzantine Chain
    Beaducation.com – Colin Mahler
  17. Chain Mail – Introduction
    Beaducation.com – Colin Mahler
  18. Figure 8 Chain
    www.jewelrylessons.com – Abby Hook
  19. Old Fashioned Chain
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  20. Spanish Style Chain
    jewelrymaking.about.com

    • GLASS JEWELRY
  21. Fusing Glass – Beginner
    jewelrymaking.about.com
  22. Glass Pendant
    www.simplymodernmom.com (crafts)
  23. Glass Tile Pendant & Ring
    John W Golden

    • HOLIDAY JEWELRY TUTORIALS
  24. Beaded Christmas Earrings
    The Beading Emporium – Tracy Bretl
  25. Beaded Spider Earrings
    jewelrymaking.about.com – Tammy Powley
  26. Mother’s Day Bracelet
    www.how-to-make-jewelry.com
  27. Paper Bead Christmas Tree Earrings
    infarrantlycreative.blogspot.com

    • JEWELRY TIPS & PROJECTS
  28. Color Basics
    Fire Mountain Gems – Judy Hendrix
  29. Kidney Hook Earwires
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  30. Knotted Headpins
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  31. Make Earring hoops from wire
    youtube.com – stonesfindings
  32. Make Your Own Earwires
    Beaducation.com – Lisa Niven Kelly
  33. Making loops on headpins and eyepins
    The Beadery
  34. Tips for filing metal
    jewelrymaking.about.com – Tammy Powley

    • KIDS JEWELRY PROJECT TUTORIALS
  35. Beaded Bracelet
    www.cloudclaytv.com
  36. Funky Rubber Necklace
    Auntie’s Beads – Karla Kam
  37. Water Bracelet
    family.go.com

    • MACRAME & HEMP JEWELRY
  38. Beaded Hemp Anklet
    eclecticdesigns
  39. Macrame Jewelry for Beginners
    www.how-to-make-jewelry.com
  40. Spiral Knot Hemp Bracelet
    www.expertvillage.com

    • METALSMITHING & STONE SETTING TUTORIALS
  41. Bezel Fabrication – Part 1 – Measuring bezel
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  42. Bezel Fabrication – Part 2 – Soldering bezel
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  43. Bezel Fabrication – Part 3 – Shape bezel to stone
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  44. Bezel Fabrication – Part 4 – Adjusting size of bezel
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  45. Bezel Fabrication – Part 5 – Soldering bezel to backplate
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  46. Creating a ball on wire ends
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Jill Erickson
  47. Cutting metal discs with disc cutter
    Roma Buchanan – The Roma Zone
  48. Dapping metal
    Rio Grande – Mark Nelson
  49. Fused Seamless Silver Heart
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  50. Intro to Metalsmithing
    jewelrymaking.about.com
  51. Lost wax casting
    jewelrymaking.about.com – Tammy Powley
  52. Making Silver Granules
    Ronda Coryell – Ganoskin Project
  53. Riveting/Cold Connections Tutorial
    www.hathorrising.com
  54. Riveting Jewelry
    www.eHowArtsandCrafts.com
  55. Russian Filigree Pendant
    Victoria Lansford – Ganoskin Project
  56. Sawing & Piercing metal sheet
    Rio Grande – Mark Nelson
  57. Soldering Jumprings
    Rio Grande – Mark Nelson
  58. Squiggle Ring
    Rio Grande – Mark Nelson
  59. Stamping on Metal
    Beaducation.com – Lisa Niven Kelly
  60. Setting a stone into a bezel – Part 1 – Adjusting height of bezel for stone
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  61. Setting a stone into a bezel – Part 2 – Use bezel pusher to set stone
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  62. Setting a stone into a bezel – Part 3 – Using burnisher
    Art Jewelry Magazine – Addie Kid
  63. Wire bezel fabrication for pear shaped stone
    Luis Moreno – Ganoskin Project

    • PRECIOUS METAL CLAY (PMC) and POLYMER CLAY
  64. Art Clay Pendant
    Fire Mountain Gems
  65. Basic  Jelly Roll Cane
    Polymer Clay Central – Sunni Bergeron
  66. Conditioning Polymer Clay
    Cindy Lietz – Beadsandbeading.com
  67. Creating a photo transfer on polymer clay
    www.sculpey.com
  68. Faux Opals
    Polymer Clay Central – Barbara Reider
  69. Faux Rose Quartz
    Polymer Clay Central – C.A. Therien
  70. Faux Snake Skin
    Desiree’s Desired Creations
  71. Hook & Eye Clasp – from Silver Metal Clay
    Gelt Designs
  72. Intro to PMC  -Part 1
    Cool Tools Videos
  73. Intro to PMC – Part 2
    Cool Tools Videos
  74. Layered Lentil Bead
    www.carolynsclaycreations.com
  75. Mica Shift Technique
    www.sculpey.com
  76. Mokume Gane Pendant – Polymer clay
    Sculpey.com – Patricia Kimle
  77. Mold making for PMC
    Cool Tools Videos
  78. Mosaic Cane
    Elissa Powell – Polyzine
  79. Raku (faux) Techniques
    Linda Twohill – Polyzine
  80. Skinner Blend
    Polymer Clay Central – Leigh Ross
  81. Wet sanding polymer clay
    Cindy Lietz – beadandbeading.com

    • RESIN JEWELRY
  82. Drilling into resin
    Resinobsession.com
  83. Resin Jewelry – Part 1
    John W. Golden
  84. Resin Jewelry – Part 2
    John W. Golden
  85. Resin Jewelry – Part 3
    John W. Golden
  86. Sanding Resin
    Resinobsession.com

    • STRING/THREAD ART JEWELRY
  87. String Art Pendant Tutorials (also called Peruvian Thread)
    Camille Sharon

    • WIRE JEWELRY/WIRE WRAPPING
  88. Beaded Wire Cross
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  89. Crocheted Wire Necklace
    Auntie’s Beads – Karla Kam
  90. Fancy Headpins
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  91. Herringbone weave (wire)
    Eni Oken – Enioken.com
  92. How to Wire Wrap a Cabochon
    jewelrymaking.about.com – Tammy Powley
  93. Knit with Wire
    jewelrymaking.about.com
  94. Rabbit Ear Pendant Bail
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  95. Tree of Life Pendant
    Camille Sharon
  96. Two Bead Ring
    www.jewelrylessons.com
  97. Wire spiral
    Beaducation.com – Lisa Niven Kelly
  98. Wire Wrap a Cabochon – for beginners
    Tumbleweed Glass Studio
  99. Wire Wrapped Briolette
    www.jewelrylessons.com

6 Responses to “100 FREE Jewelry Tutorials”

  1. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor on June 15, 2010 4:47 pm

    That is one heck of a great list! Many are new to me. It is great to see so many different people sharing their love and talent for jewelry making. Thank you so much for including my blog posts (#66 and 81) on this excellent resource!

  2. Heidi Lusk on June 19, 2010 10:16 pm

    Thanks Cindy! I am a subscriber to your tutorials and I look forward to every Friday just to see what awesome thing I can learn from you!

  3. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor on June 21, 2010 2:26 pm

    Aw that’s sweet Heidi! I am so glad you are enjoying the tutorials! If you end up posting photos of any of your polymer clay jewelry inspired by my tutorials here at this blog, make sure to get them entered into my bead giveaway contest. (I’ve linked my name to the post that has the info on how to enter.) I’d really love to see your work, I bet it is cool!

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