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Making And Designing Handcrafted Jewelry

Aug 10, 2008
If you cannot find a piece of handcrafted jewelry that meets your needs and you also cannot find a designer to make a piece for you, you might decide to make the jewelry yourself. It is a creative and fun hobby that will give you some wonderful jewelry and hours of enjoyment.

The first thing that you will need is some tools and equipment. The tools that you will use will depend on the type of jewelry that you are going to be making. The basic equipment that you should buy is a pair of pliers, wire cutters, needles made for beading and a bead board. These pieces of equipment will get you off to a good start. When you start getting more experience you will be able to get more equipment.

Look for some craft books to start you off. They will ease you into the world of jewelry making with some simple designs. This will allow you to try out the different techniques and find one that you like. The cost of getting started should be kept low in case you find that you don't like jewelry making. Wire wrapping is one technique that you can try to get started. The cost of the wire should be kept low and you can advance to more expensive materials once you have practiced for a bit. It's a very enjoyable hobby once you get the hang of it.

Choosing beads is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. There are beads made from a variety of materials that look wonderful when they are made into jewelry. The colors and sparkle of these beads will inspire you to make wonderful pieces of jewelry. Look for handmade beads to give your jewelry a unique look that cannot be duplicated anywhere. If you are truly inspired, you might try making your own beads for your jewelry designs. Whichever way you choose to go, you will find that making handcrafted jewelry is a very satisfying hobby.

The local craft store might be able to give you some lessons on jewelry making. Check with the schedule of classes that they are currently offering and find out if jewelry making is one of them. They are usually a great way to learn some tips from people who are more experienced at making jewelry.

Adding to your jewelry collection is much easier when you are making all of your jewelry yourself. It is also a great way to make gifts for your friends and family. When you are looking for materials and working out a piece of jewelry you will find the time passes very quickly. People become very passionate about the jewelry that they are making. Find out why people become so passionate about jewelry making and get started making your own handcrafted jewelry.
About the Author
Joshua Drew is a Jewelry Guru. While he isn't playing around with the newest of Jewels, he can be seen at his local college taking English courses.
Find more information on his website at Handcrafted Beaded Jewelry
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