Video Tutorial: Learn Basic Jewelry Tools

Good morning!  I have a back-to-basics post for you today with video. This one ifs for all of you who say, “you make it look so easy,” or “I wish I could make jewelry,” – I’m going to give you a tour of the basic tools, and show you that with just a couple components, you can make up this easy chain-and-connector bracelet. And it’s not just this bracelet, but you can use any style chain and connector to make something to suit any style!

Learn Jewelry Making Basics: Connector Bracelet (10-minute video tutorial) at

You will only need a few supplies for this, including a small investment in a basic tools set if you don’t have them already.  I’m going to link to these products from to make it easy to find, if you’re interested.  (These aren’t affiliate links and I don’t make commission – buy wherever you like.) :)

Learn Jewelry Making Basics: Connector Bracelet (10-minute video tutorial) at

  • 3-pc jewelry tool set (long-nosed pliers, round-nosed pliers, and wire cutters)
  • 6 inches of chain
  • 1-inch connectors (mine say “love”)
  • four 7mm jump rings
  • one clasp

This video is under 10 minutes, to show you that even with me telling you all about the tools, you can still make this bracelet in 10 minutes or less.  It’s a perfect beginner project.

As always – I’m here for questions. so ask away if you have any!  I’d love to see what you make, if you use this technique for the first time!

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  1. says

    I absolutely LOVED the video! The chain-and-connector bracelet is so pretty!! My 8 year old just finished making a jewelry project for school. She’ll be guest posting on my blog mid June. I can’t wait!

  2. Maureen says

    Thank you SO much for making this video. As you know, I have wanted to try my hand at making jewelry for some time, but I truly needed this video, from the explanation of the tools to watching what you did. Even though you have done great posts with picture tutorials, I find watching a video so much easier to follow! Also, a lot of people assume that everyone knows the basics, like what a jump ring or end cap or bead cap or head pin is, but those of us just starting out don’t always know these things. I would LOVE to see a video on making charms as well as stickpins and any other jewelry you would be willing to share.

    Thank you again, I feel like I can try this now when I get the supplies!

  3. Barbara says

    I have a ? about stamping. I ‘ve heard you need a 1lb. hammer for stamping. harbor freight has 1 that looks just like the Impress Art hammer, but it’s only 3/4lb. Would that work, or not a place to save $?

  4. says

    Okay not having tried both, I can’t really say how much difference 4 oz. would make, but I’d personally choose the shape/short handle over the weight. If you have to compensate, it will just mean you get used to striking slightly harder. That’s not a bad thing, and the handle will give you better precision to do so. I mean… I’m making an educated guess, but I think it would work just fine, especially for softer metals like aluminum or pewter.

  5. Jeannie says

    I love your tutorial, it explained a lot to this newbie, and I love your manicure, but those blue tips are so distracting! (for me)

  6. Dawn says

    Thank you so much for making this video. It was great!!
    Looking forward to watching others :)

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