Make your own Jewelry Really Quick. Get some simple tool, beads, and you can do it yourself.
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Making jewelries is actually simpler than you realize. You just need a few basics in order to get started.
You'll need a wire or a plastic line in order to create the bracelet or the necklace. You’ll need two sets of pliers. One of your pliers should be for jewelry making and this is pretty inexpensive at crafting stores. This particular one is a three-in-one tool. It cuts right here, it makes things flat right here and this is a round shaping tool in order to create loops. You'll also need another set of pliers in order to hold the other loop also because you'll need to be working both together. You'll need some beads that actually match your personality and what you feel is appropriate.
As far as clasp, get a sized clasp that goes with the actual size of your bracelet. If you get something that’s way too big you're not going to be happy. You're going to get a package of these loops that are not closed, you can see that their open there and you want that in order for it to shape it. And with that clasp is it’s basically going to attach to this when you come around here. So you want to shape that so that this is not so big that it’s going to fall apart, but not too small that clasp won’t fit in.
And finally, you’ll need the sofits. And the sofits go in after the connection in order to hide the actual tie of the string or wire.
To get started, what I’d recommend is that we start bending the one loop. You'll see that it’s not closed and this is like for making chain stuff. So what you want to do is you want to take the pliers that has the shaping tool at the end and so you're going to hold it with the one pliers at the one side and you're going to grab the other pliers over here and you're going to roll it.
The next thing we need to do is we need to do a measurement of your wrist. So wrap your measuring tape around your wrist. Do not leave any gaps. So don’t add extra at this point. You have to consider that the clasping that is done in between will actually add extra distance. So if you don’t want it too big don’t add any extra. In this case, the example that we are doing today is only seven inches long. So the clasping is going to add extra for comfort in order to fit.
If you're working by yourself it is easier to leave it on the roll while you're feeding your beads. They're not going to fall off the other side. But if you're doing like a group kids or a group of people then make sure that when you cut your string you cut it A) long enough and B) maybe you want to fix one of your attachments already to the string so that it doesn’t fall off the other side.
So now it is up to us to now start securing the stuff so it won’t fall off. In my hand is called the sofit and the sofit is where the actual string will fit through. So we want to feed that onto our string before attaching the clasp. So we’ll just feed it through and we can just let it fall through. And what the purpose of this is that once we've got to tie the knot on to the clasp 9we’re going to feed this back into the sofit and then back through the beads in order to hide the tail-end of the string.
We are now going to take the lobster clasp and we’re just going to fit it on now. And what we’re just going to do is tie this into a knot just like so. And I recommend that we tie it at least three times. Whatever you do at this point, do not take the straggler piece off yet we’re not ready for that. So what we’re going to do now is that we’re just going to move up our sofit at this point and we’re going to feed that lose wire through to the sofit piece just where the other one went through as well, and we want to shift it down to the bottom of the clasp over the knots. And now you're going to take your three-in-one tool to squeeze it. And now do not take the straggler off it, we’re not ready for that.
So now this is now permanently attached and what we can just do now is work on the other side of the string. We’re now going to shift all the beads now closest to the clasp and what we need to do this straggler piece jut get a few of the beads maybe about two or three and feed it to both of the strings at the same time.
This allows you to hide those strings and now what you can do is just leave it so and we’re going to trim that afterwards and now you're going to move the beads by just picking up your roll and just shifting it down. So grabbing up the top now holding it solid so that there’s no slack, we’re going to cut the string on the roller. We’re going to cut it maybe five to six inches long. It’s over excessive, but that’s what I suggest.
The next thing you need to do is keeping the slack tight on the—there’s no slack on the actual bracelet. We’re going to now feed the sofit through and we’re going to let that fall down. Now that the sofit fall down in position, we’re now going to grab the circle that we created right in the very start of this video and we’re going to fit that in and we’re going to tie it shut. We’re now going to tie that ring on into position, so we’ve got to make sure that when we go to do the tie, the tie is around that ring. So we have to just anchor it with your fingers so far and we’re going to start it.
Now the way to move that knot down the string is actually very, very simple. So then now the ring is now on the center of that tie and the way to move that down is grabbing your three-in-one tool putting the three-in-one tool in between in the center of the circle and just moving it down. You want your bracelet to have a little bit of slack, so it does flex and now what you just need to do is tie it two more time. We now feed the extra string into the sofit area down through the bead. We now fix the sofit in the position over the knot and just taking your three-in-one tool squeezing the sofit shut. You want to finish off by just trimming your loose ends because you’ve fed it through the beads they're not going to come off. And you’ve now created a brand new bracelet.