Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wednesday Tutorial Video Coil and Cut Jump Rings

Good Morning,

After spending much of yesterday trying to figure out how to use and navigate the new blog pages for Blogger, I thought we might test out a new post with something fun.

As I posted previously, I will attempt to upload one tutorial video a month.  This one (as well as others) May be found on Youtube, Dailymotion, or the Facebook fan page.  All links to these pages may be found on the menu to your right.

Today's tutorial is coiling and cutting your own jump rings.  Youtube has some new features which include auto fixing the video you upload.  Perhaps it will make the video look better, one can hope.

Our next tutorial will cover making a pair of earrings.  Now that you have the basics down, we might as well put it all together and make something!

The video will not be posted until May, 2012, so you have plenty of time to prepare.  Want to make a pair along with the video?  The Supply list may be found below.

"Beaded Earrings" (sounds fun and interesting, yes?)

Supply List

2 pairs of pliers - Round Nosed and Flat or Chained nosed. 
Wire or Jewelry Cutters (aka "Flush Cutters")

1 pkg. of Jump Rings 4mm (or coil and cut your own, you need 2)
1 pkg. of Head Pins. (you will only need two, but extra is good!)
1 pkg. of Ear Wires (common in craft stores are Fish Hook Style)
2 Beads of your choice. (They should be 6mm to 8mm in size)
*6mm round red glass beads will be used for the tutorial.

Most of the items may be found at your local craft shop.  Don't want to spend more than a couple of bucks? Checkout a Wal-Mart or other variety store, they usually have these kinds of things for $2.00 to $5.00.

No special equipment is necessary, I bet most of you have pliers and a wire cutter at home.  If not, try a Wal-Mart or other variety store for inexpensive tools.  It's not the tool it's the craft-person using the tool that makes the pieces unique and wonderful.  Paint Brush or Power Tool, a human hand is still required to operate them.

When someone asks you where you got them, you can smile and say, "I made this."

Thank you for stopping by and having a look.  We would like to wish you a pleasant week.

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