Handmade jewelry design is one of the art and crafts that are easy to accomplish. With a range of materials and essential tools, you will be ready to go!
I would like to start my article with clear consent: I am not referring to gold, silver, or bronze jewelry in this article. I am rather elaborating on handmade jewelry design referred to as faux-bijoux and all that comes within.
Now, let’s dig into the topic. Handmade jewelry design is one of the art and crafts that are easy to accomplish. It is not hard to learn and doesn’t take too much time to complete. With a range of materials such as beads, pearls, threads, and others, unwind a stringing line out of the spool, fill it and close it to form your desired bracelet or necklace.
If you have a leaning toward learning how to design jewelry, then read well this paragraph.
Let’s say we want to make a necklace. First, we need to unwind a stringing line from the spool.
Next, we have to fill in the line with beads, motifs, trinkets, or others.
Now, to close the necklace, from one side we need to double over the stringing line make a loop, and put it into a crimp bead. Then, using a chain nose plier or a crimp tool, press to make it flat.
On the other side of the stringing line, do the same and make sure to leave a loop. Next, add a jump ring with the form of an “O” on both ends of the stringing line. Finally, add a clasp to one of the ends to close off the necklace.
You can add a chain if you desire, or several jump rings. Also, do not forget to take the size of the necklace around your neck and decide on the desired length.
Making a wristband or a bracelet does not differ in the technique. You only need to measure your wrist instead of your neck and that’s it!
There are a few materials that are essential to excel in jewelry design.
The tools, you need are:
As for the supplies, you will need:
Now that you know what are the tools and supplies needed, and got a hint on how to craft handmade jewelry, let’s discuss some advice.
Do not worry, I am not referring to major skills. After all, as I mentioned before, crafting handmade jewelry is not hardcore. You will need to learn how to squeeze a crimp bead, create a loop out of a stringing line, or open and close a jump ring. These easy yet essential tools are what you need to master if you decide to craft some jewelry designs.
You will need these tools big time. These tools may be of a cost for you, but trust me it is a good investment in the long run. Take the list of tools I mentioned above, visit the market and get your tools ready. Once your tools are ready, you will be able to start practicing. Oh yes, you need as well a few supplies.
The supplies you need are also essential. These supplies are what will put your jewelry together and well fastened. From crimps, chains, bails, settings, jump rings, and so on, you will need to learn how to place, lock and link these supplies together to finalize the jewelry you are designing.
If you are crafting nice jewels for yourself, then you’d better pick up materials that best suit you. But if you plan to make it your profession, then you need to widen the range of your materials. You will find a wide range of these materials in the stores. You will be able to touch them, examine their quality and choose the color grades that you want. Once you are familiar with the different brands and materials, it will be easy for you to place an online order from beads, pearls, metals, acrylic, and so on.
Do not forget that you can always make an air-dry clay at home and design shapes to use in your jewelry design.
So here you go! Now that you have an idea of how to make handmade jewelry design and what tools, materials, and supplies you will need, you are ready to kick it off with your first design. Here is how to make an air-dry clay at home to start designing some motifs. And as you check it out, check as well these 7 Summer gadgets that you can start designing this season!