diy-jewellery

DIY Stim Toy Master Post, Part 3

Please see Parts One and Two for even more DIYs and tutorials!

Doughs and Putties

Pastels and Macaron’s Strawberry Glitter Playdough Recipe (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

Smart School House’s Yoghurt Silly Putty Recipe (posted by @diy-stims)

The Sits Girls’ Edible Peeps Playdough Recipe (posted by @diy-stims)

@sweetpeachcuthulu’s Scented Stimming Dough Recipe

Mom Advice’s Three Ingredient Cloud Dough Recipe (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

Modern Parents Messy Kids’ Jello Playdough Recipe (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

Chewables

@stimtoybox’s How to Flavour and Scent a Silicone Chewable Tutorial

@thepre-raphaelitesisterhood’s DIY Household Chewable Tutorials

@stimtoybox‘s Braided DIY T-Shirt Chewable Tutorial

@alien-gh0st‘s Stimtastic Chewable Necklace Mod Tutorial

Slimes

Karina Garcia’s Snow Slime Video

Asia Citro’s 21 Slime Recipes Master Post (posted by @rainbowsandunicornscrafts)

slimestrawberries’s Borax Activator Tutorial (posted by @slimeboutique)

@tropicalslimes‘s How to Make Glossy Slime Recipe

@squishystims‘s Slime Recipe Master Post

The 36th Avenue’s Glitter Slime Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

The Tropical Squish’s Avalanche Slime Video (posted by @slimeboutique)

Fidgets

WikiHow’s Chainmail from Pop Tabs Tutorial (posted by @sensorypeople)

Puzzle.com’s Collection of Hexaflexagon Tutorials

@frosty-sloth-bruh‘s DIY Spinner Idea

@stimtheline‘s Silicone Trivet Keyring Tutorial

@diy-stims‘s Bead Fidget Master Post

Glitter Bottles, Sand Bottles and Orbeez

How to ADHD’s Calming Bottle Tutorial

Crafty Tubes’s DIY Glow in the Dark Orbeez Tutorial

@truebluemeandyou‘s Glitter, Galaxy, Sensory and Sand Bottle Tutorial Collection

Rhythms of Play’s Loom Band Sensory Bottle Tutorial (posted by @diy-stims)

Sugar Aunts’ Awesome Sensory Bottle Guide (posted by @sensorypeople)

Tangles

@stimtoybox‘s How to Seal a Metallic Tangle Tutorial

@gothtistic-stims‘s How to Make a Spiky Tangle Tutorial

Anon’s How to Sand a Tangle Jr Tutorial

@stimtoybox‘s Lubricating a Tangle Jr Tutorial

@sodastim‘s Silicone-Tube-Coated Tangle Jr Tutorial

Lights and Lamps

Craftytube’s DIY Orbeez Light Tutorial

Fidget Jewellery and Wearables

Rhythms of Play’s Acorn Marble Pendant Necklace Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

@stimtoybox‘s Ultimate Beaded Lanyard Tutorial

Muslin and Merlot’s DIY Tangle-Free Hair Band Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

Indestructables’ Faux Fur Tail Tutorial

Refocus on Being’s Scented Essential Oil Diffuser Locket Necklace Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

@thesensorybox‘s Beaded Safety Pin Fidget Tutorial

@stimtoybox‘s Hama Bead Bracelet/Necklace/Loop Tutorial

Plush and Weighted

Wild Olive’s DIY Critter/Animal Plush Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

Crafternoon Cabaret Club’s Felt Emoji Keyring Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

My Craft’s Batman Logo Plushie Tutorial

Bumbling Panda’s Batman Pillow Tutorial

@gatikmaverick‘s Suggestion List for Weighted Bag/Pillow Stuffers

Oriental Trading’s Flower Pompom Pillow Tutorial (posted by @sew-much-to-do)

Sound

@diy-stims Cardboard and Bottle Cap Clicker Toy Tutorial

Squishies

Minicuteclub’s Collection of DIY Squishy Videos

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DIY Easy Chainmaille Jewelry with Extras

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own chainmaille bracelet or necklace using the 4 in 1 pattern. I have also included pictures afterwards of other chainmaille projects which I hope will further inspire you.

You will need jump rings, pliers and a lobster clasp. Jump rings from a local craft store are sufficient for jewelry. The size of the rings is really up to you and what’s easiest for you to work with. I did use 0.27 in (7mm) rings for this tutorial though.

Open one ring and slide four other rings onto the first. Close the first ring.

When you lay it out on a flat surface it should look like this:

To add to this pattern simply open another ring and slide it into the hole where two of the side rings overlap like a Venn Diagram. Add two more rings onto your open ring and then close it.

Repeat until you have reached a desired length. Finish with a single ring on each end. One of the ends will need to have a lobster clasp. And then you’re done. Unless you want to increase the width.

To increase the width add a ring through two top rings.

Next add two more rings to your open ring then close it.

To continue slip an open ring through 1 top most ring, and 2 rings a level below the top row.

Add a ring to the open ring and close it. Repeat along the entire length of your piece as many levels as desired. Then add a clasp of your choice.

Alternate Method:

Begin as before by slipping 4 rings onto 1 open ring. Close it. You should be at this stage again:

Next slip an open ring through the top 2 rings.

Add 2 rings then close it off. Repeat until desired length is reached.

Finish it as before with a lobster clasp. However, adding more rings is possible.

Slip an open ring through the mid level and bottom level rings.

Add 2 rings and close it.

Next, slip an open ring through the top most and 2 middle level rings.

Add 1 ring and close it. Repeat along entire length of piece and until desired width is achieved. Add desired clasp and you’re done.

Extras:

Here are some examples of my finished work so you can get ideas of how finished pieces can look. Different patterns were used in some cases but you should be able to copy those patterns from the pictures if you so desire. If you have any questions let me know.

Bracelet:

Queen of Hearts Necklace:

Sword Necklaces:

Trident Earrings:

Sword and helmet earrings with shield necklace:

Chainmaille is pretty versatile and won’t necessarily take up a huge amount of your time. You can also mix and match different patterns.

There are tons of free patterns online which are yielded easily enough through a search engine. Pinterest also has a few decent pictures and tutorials.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial and the extra pictures and that it was all helpful. If you have any questions please ask. =)

Also, much thanks to rubylis for reminding me that “jump rings” are typically sold in craft stores and not “o-rings” and that I should mention that the 4 in 1 pattern is usually done horizontally for jewelry (the “alternate method” in this tutorial).

-M

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Venus - putting the ‘nature’ back into 'natural beauty’!

We had the cute little floral dress (belonged to a barbie, maybe?); but I’m getting back into the groove & made the jewellery for her myself; & I sewed her the floral wreath headband (it didn’t photograph too well unfortunately).

I have to admit, I’m having a blast making things & putting together outfits with my daughter! Who says grown-ups can’t play with dolls?? :P