Making jewelry is simple and fun, and anyone who is willing to learn can do it! All it takes is a little creativity and practice. I learned how to make jewelry from these simple steps, and now it has become a great hobby of mine.
Finding Beads <ul><li>The creativity starts with finding beads at any arts and craft store like Michael's, Jo-Ann Fabrics, A.C. More, or your local bead store. </li></ul>
Tools <ul><li>When making jewelry there are a few tools that are needed to help the manufacturing process. They are: crimping pliers, wire cutters, round nose pliers, and regular pliers. </li></ul>
Beading Board <ul><li>A beading board is a great thing to have when beading because it keeps the beads organized, and it also measures necklaces and bracelets for easy stringing. </li></ul>
Necessities For Necklaces and Bracelets <ul><li>When making necklaces and bracelets, you need crimping beads (used with the crimping tool) and clasps to close the creation. Metal string is also needed. </li></ul>
Making Necklaces and Bracelets <ul><li>Making bracelets and necklaces is fun and simple. All you have to do is thread the string and close your design with crimping beads and a clasp. </li></ul>
Necessities for Making Earrings <ul><li>Making earrings is also fun and easy. It requires silver posts, beads, a round nose plier, ear posts or lever backs, and/or an pre-made earing designs. </li></ul>
Making Earrings <ul><li>When making earrings you have to learn how to close the silver post after you put the beads on, so the beads do not fall off. This is also how you attach the beads to the ear post, lever backs, or pre-made designs. </li></ul>
Making jewelry is not only fun, but it is relaxing and a great hobby. When you get to become a beading pro, there are many intricate and interesting designs that are possible. When you try it you will get hooked!
Pearls of the Sea My First Collection By Carey Machin
This is a presentation of my first jewelry collection that I designed and made by hand. I interned for a jewelry company called Vantel Pearls in the Oyster, where I made the jewelry, and where the photographs were taken professionally by the graphic designer.
Necklace adjusts with toggle. Sterling Silver beads, chains and spacers, Swarovski crystals and roundel's, and Genuine Akoya Pearls, 18”
Delicate Lace Collection New Jewelry Designs By Carey Machin
My inspiration of my new collection came from my love for lace fabric and my love for jewelry. I have only seen jewelry that is made with real lace, or jewelry that is made out of metal to mock real lace. My idea was to make metal lace out of gold or silver and apply it to a gold or silver ring, earring, necklace, or bracelet.
Infinity is Forever A Jewelry Collection By Carey Machin
My Infinity is Forever Collection was inspired by the infinity symbol. It made me want to create a jewelry line that represents eternity through the symbol, but also through the jewelry. In other words, my jewelry designs will never go out of style, meaning the infinity sign represents my jewelry lasting forever. It can also be sentimental and be purchased for representing something that is good that will live on for eternity.
All of my designs are made with Sterling Silver, white gold, yellow gold, and genuine white diamonds. They can be made with any of the three different metals, but the metals can also be combined to make two tone jewelry.