jewelry-techniques

Here are three gorgeous jewelry making techniques to try! I’ve never heard of Kumihimo – so I’m putting it on my list to try. I’m very familiar with resin, but it’s always good to see a new perspective when it comes to learning. I’ve done a little macrame, and am going to challenge myself to use it more in finer jewelry (finer than this, at least!). It’s always a good idea to test out new art forms! Below, you will find resources and supplies that can guide you through a variety of mediums, no matter what your skill level. Please note that some of the items listed below may contain affiliate links.

Kumihimo

Kumihimo is an ancient Japanese braiding technique that lends itself well to modern jewelry design. These beautiful braids are made using easy-to-use foam disks, spool-taming bobbins and other convenient tools, and can be embellished with beads and findings. You can click on the link above for the tutorial!



Resources

Kumihimo Braiding Chart
Square Braid Tutorial
Kumihimo Design Ideas

Supplies

 


 

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Macrame

Macrame is a technique of knotting cord to product a lace-like pattern. It’s often used to make jewelry, belts, purses and more. It is a versatile technique that lends itself well to gender neutral or masculine designs as well, especially when woven with darker color tones and paired with metallic findings.

Resources

Macrame Video Tutorial
Macrame Charm Bracelet Tutorial
Macrame Design Ideas

Supplies


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Jewelry Resin

You know I love my resin! Use jewelry resin to preserve and create beautiful, original components. You can make lockets, bracelets, frames and more with a clear, glass-like coating.

Resources

How to Use Ice Resin Video Tutorial
Creating a Jewelry Resin Frame Pendant
Jewelry Resin Design Ideas

Supplies

Thanks for reading!

Love & light,