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
Close up: Sterling Silver chain and spacers, Swarovski crystals and roundels, and Genuine Akoya Pearls