It is a misconception that you have to be a professional certified veteran craftsman to create beautiful jewelry pieces. If you are creative, possess artistic flair, have an eye for meticulous details coupled with passion for jewelry designing and aesthetic sensibilities.
You can also create unique and simple pieces of elegant jewelry and be the cynosure of all eyes in a party, wearing your own creation.
Jewelry designing isn’t very difficult if you possess the abovementioned qualities and besides there are a whole lot of ancillary guides to help you in your artistic endeavor.
The internet is flooded with websites which offer jewelry designing tips, instructions and patterns and designs. The styles and patterns are very easy to follow.
Each of these sites contain hundreds and hundreds of unique patterns for necklaces, earrings, rings, bracelets, wristlets, anklets, trinkets, bangles, head gear etc.
There are big colorful pictures of each pattern which can be zoomed into to peer at the intricacies, there are clear cut well illustrated instructions, easy to follow steps along with each design so that you don’t stumble and get stuck.
And the best advantage is that you can browse through these sites to your heart’s content for free. You don’t have to avail of paid membership to take a peek into the patterns. They will also send you jewelry design and pattern newsletters through email for free.
Apart from the internet, you can look up all the books and magazines that offer jewelry patterns that can be copied, by visiting your local book store.
Some of the materials required for creating fashion jewelry according to the free patterns found in jewelry magazines, books, women’s magazines, electronic jewelry magazines and books, free websites on jewelry patterns and designing and tips are:
- Bead board
- Crimp beads
- Wire cutter
- Head pins
- Ear backs
- Ball ear posts
- Ear hooks
- Flathead pliers
- Needle nose pliers
- Magnetic bracelet
- Small Nails
- Leather and hemp cord
- Pins and wire
- Ornamental medallions
- Jewelry clasps
- Nylon cord
Jewelry Making Ideas
Jewelry making may develop an idea in your mind that it is a very tough process which needs lots of learning and expertise. But if you delve into the matter you will find that jewelry making is an easy process which can be learnt even by a child. The only thing that you require for jewelry making is an interest in this craft along with patience, hard work and determination. Once you start making jewelries and get the appreciation of the people you will enjoy doing the work and can turn this hobby into an extra source of income.
To develop this art you have to first develop the basic concept about the type of jewelry that you are going to make. Then you have to follow the whole process of your jewelry making idea from the conceptualization to the final product. This will not only make the work that you do enjoyable but will also help you to make beautiful jewelry for yourself and for the people who are near and dear to you. Moreover your jewelry making ideas will also help you to make beautiful gift items and share your jewelries with people who appreciate them.
Basic Factors to be considered
There are many factors to be considered before you start with your jewelry making ideas. The foremost thing that you require for starting your work is the space where you can safely keep all the materials and tools that you require for jewelry making. The space should be such that you can work in peace for quite some time while making the jewelry. This does not mean that it has to be a large space far away from home. It can be a small separate room or a corner in a room which is secluded so that you can make your ideas of jewelry making a reality.
If you are a beginner then it is better to start by making simple jewelries which will be fun as you will be able to obtain all the materials and tools for jewelry making very easily. This will help you to make the jewelry according to your idea and design within a short period. The appreciation that you will get for the finished product will increase your interest and help you to develop better jewelry making ideas. As you gain expertise you can start making jewelries which require more techniques and tools.
Jewelry elastic which will be useful for stretch bracelets
Jewelry wire which is a superfine ultra thin nylon coated woven stainless steel wire.
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