JEWELRY MAKING by Andys Apps
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The fun thing about jewelry making is that it can be as simple as or as decorative in design as you want it to be. Jewelry making can also be as easy or as challenging as you want it to be, depending on what kinds of jewelry you would like to make.
If you have younger children and are looking for a hobby that you can share with them, you will find that jewelry making can be something that you can do together. Avoid making jewelry pins because of the sharp pins. Rather, make bead necklaces or bracelets with them.
For this kind of jewelry making, take your children to a craft store and have them select what kinds of beads they want. The other tow things your will need is string material to put the bead on, and fasteners. Have the children put the beads through the string material, and you finish the project for them by putting on the fasteners.
If you live near the ocean, a wonderfully unique kind of jewelry making you can try is necklaces or bracelets made out of seashells. For this project, gather several shells of any kind that you would like to use.
Thoroughly wash them in hot water, and, using a sufficiently sharp cutting tool of your choice, make jagged pieces. Next, poke holes in the center of each shell and pull the necessary string material through it. Lastly, add fasteners for a finished piece.
Of course, necklaces and bracelets are not the only things you can make. You can also make earring and rings, if you have the proper material. Material usually includes such things as hot glue, and decorations, of which stones (if polished and smoothed beforehand) can be used.
The best investment you can make if you want to begin making your own jewelry is a kit. Kits will include the tools you need to get started, like a needle-nosed pliers and clasps. Beads are just one of the important supplies that you are going to have to have. You will find that there are chains and necklaces or even bracelets or earrings to help you make some wonderful pieces.
You’ll also need chains for necklaces and bracelets, backings for earrings, posts to create anything that dangles, and supplies to link it all together. You will find that this can be very expensive and you will also want to learn how to watch the craft stores for sales so that you can get all of supplies and even stock up. You will be able to get the kits with everything included.
The fun to making the jewelry is to purchase all of the beans that you will use in your designs. Beads are made from a variety of things, such as metal, glass, clay, plastic, and even wood. You can make your own beads too, if you enjoy working with polymer clay. When shopping for beads, look for a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors so that you can make a number of different designs with your jewelry.
You will find that putting all the jewelry together can be very difficult, however, you will find it a lot easier when you get a magnifier to help you see. Using a magnifying glass probably won’t work well, since you’ll need both hands to work on the jewelry, but you can by magnifiers on headsets that you can move in and out of your line of vision as you need it, or you can use standing magnifiers to work on your projects. The magnifying tools will help you to stay and keep yourself from loosing all the fun in making the jewelry. It will allow you to lose the frustrations. These magnifying tools will help your eyes stay strong and keep you from becoming too frustrated.
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