Five Helpful Tips to Get Started with Jewellery-Making
Learning how to make your own jewellery offers many benefits. This hobby lets you express your creativity in an enjoyable and relaxing way. Also, it is practical and you can learn to make beautiful, handmade pieces for your family members or friends.
For those who are passionate about jewellery-making, this hobby is the best in the world. Aside from being creative and fun, jewellery-making lets you wear pieces that you make. Thus, if you already have Pinterest boards, several browser bookmarks devoted to jewellery pieces you love, or pages torn out of magazines, you probably already have some ideas on how to get started with making jewellery. But, you need more than this to make a good start. Read to know how to get started with this hobby:
Learn the Lingo
Before you buy any jewellery-making tools and materials, do your homework first and become familiar with jewellery-making lingo. If you know the different purposes of different materials, you will have a better idea of what you need for a project and save you the time and expense of returning items you will not use. For instance, you must know the difference between a headpin and an eyepin. What are findings?
Invest in the Right Tools
To create high-quality pieces, you need high-quality tools. The tools that you must have to get started in making your own beautiful jewellery and beading projects are wire cutters, round-nose pliers, flat-nose pliers, a tape measure or ruler, a bead organiser, and an adhesive. Although you might be tempted to use the tools that fit the bill in your household toolbox at first, you must invest in the proper tools to come up with better pieces from the get-go.
Even if high-quality tools can cost more than low-quality ones, the cost pays for itself. Well-made and designed tools are more durable than their cheaper counterparts.
Investing in the Right Materials
Picking out beads is also a fun part of getting into jewellery-making and establishing your unique style. Glass beads can be threaded onto everything and you will need other materials such as beading cord, memory wire, beading cord, a beading needle, clasps and toggles, earwires, crimp beads, headpins and eyepins, crimp beads, beading thread, beading wire, and fire-polished beads.
Glass beads, gemstones, and crystal beads provide a more high-end finish for jewellery than their cheaper plastic counterparts. Also, they tend to fetch a higher price if you plan to sell the pieces you will make. Make sure to have a container with compartments for storing beads so you can sort them by size, color, and bead.
Make a Dedicated Workspace
Pick a room in your house or a table or desk that you can devote to your jewellery-making hobby. After creating a dedicated workspace, you can sort your supplies and label.
Check out jewellery for sale in clothing and accessory stores. Look for good bloggers and check out their jewellery archives. Once you have inspiration, you can start focusing on finding your style.