What makes a DIY piece of jewelry
either look hand-made or hand-crafted?
The secret is in the finishing!
Here are a few ways that make ending your project easy and add a touch of class to your creation.
Whenever possible continue the theme and color scheme to the clasp. Adding a few accent beads right before the clasp can add extra sparkle, extend the length of your piece, and give your creation a professional touch. This is a great technique to use on January's project.
Check out the difference!
Without accent beads...
With accent beads...
- Place accent beads and clasp on your thread
- Run your needle back down accent beads making a loop that holds the clasp
- Run your thread down several beads into your piece
- Knot the thread using an overhand knot around the beading thread between two beads
- Run the thread back up and through the clasp, back down accent beads past your first knot by a couple of beads
- Knot around the beading thread
- Run through more beads, knot again
- Run through more beads and then carefully cut off end.
Now you have a beautifully finished project!
Jump rings and Clasps
Some creations need to be finished using jump rings to attach the clasp. A quick way to make sure your clasp stays secure is to use 2 jump rings rather than 1 to attach the clasp.
This is a great way to finish off
December's and February's projects.
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