Friday, June 1, 2012

Charm Tutorial: Part One -- Supplies

I am going ahead with the charm tutorial! I got a huge response on YouTube from viewers saying they'd love to learn how to make them, so I am going to do a series on how to make them beautifully! For the first video, I describe the supplies you need. Here is a written list of what you need:

  • Jewelry-sized Flat Nose Pliers (two pair is helpful, but only one is necessary)
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  • Jewelry-sized Round Nose Pliers
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  • Head Pins
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  • Eye Pins
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  • Jump Rings (be sure NOT to get double o-rings!)
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  • Variety of Beads (don't forget pearls if you like)
  • Bead Caps (optional)
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  • Wire Cutters (can be full-sized, does not need to be made for jewelry-making)
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  • Chain and Closure (try Tim Holtz's Swivel Clasps)
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  • Charms
Here is the video from my YouTube channel:

Let me know if you have any questions in the comments section!

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