Handmade Jewelry Review
The supplies for this craft are lightweight, easy to clean up and easily transported from place to place. You don’t need a lot of room to work and you can definitely do it in your spare time.
Anytime you find you have a few free minutes you can pull it out and create an assortment of handmade jewelry that can include necklaces, anklets, bracelets and earrings.
Make original colorful natural stone jewelry or beaded works of art that will compliment your outfits or to give as a thoughtful gift.
The size of bead is a matter of taste and design. Small plastic beads come in a wide variety of sizes and colors. These are usually sold in quantities. Beads can be found at your local dollar store. You can buy a bag of 25, 250 or more and they are separated by color and size or sold in packs of assorted.
Natural stones are also a good choice for your handmade jewelry but they might require a little more work and supplies. There are stones available in the same assortments and places that plastic beads are sold but the stone is also sold in slabs that the jewelry maker will slice, grind and polish for their finished pieces.
Although beads or stones are not necessary for making beautiful handmade jewelry, they do add a personal and colorful touch. The piece can match a favorite outfit, be a favorite color or make a bold statement simply by adding beads or stones.
Wire for making jewelry can be found in a variety of gauges or thickness and makes a good choice for its durability and strength. The silver wire will not stretch or shrink but some crafters may find it difficult to work with. Some type of clasp will need to be added to keep the jewelry in place.
Using string, plastic or hemp will make the jewelry more comfortable and offers the opportunity to make the piece even more unique with knots and braided designs. Although these mediums are often looked at as being for a young generation, they make a very attractive piece for any age.
Because plastic, elastic and hemp can be found in such a variety, they add uniqueness and color to any outfit. You may find yourself starting up a brand new money making business.
There are braids and designs that can be quite detailed but the basic knots and braids can be easy to master. You can make your own natural stone jewelry in a variety of colors and designs or make it more formal using wire. If you are making your own jewelry you will find a variety of resources at: http://enaturalstonejewelry.org, including information on how to get started.