How To Make Jewelry – Tips and Supply Resources
Let’s face it, women love jewelry! And, many women want to learn how to make jewelry instead of relying on the expensive pre-made items. Some would scoff at the idea, as they think that home-made jewelry is second best or inferior to store-bought jewelry. However, jewelry has to be made somehow and likely, if it’s nice enough, it was made by an artisan, not a machine. So, why not learn to make your own so you can add your personal artistic touch?
There are many jewelry making tutorials out there that will teach you how to obtain the materials for your favorite types of jewelry, how to make the jewelry and there are even jewelry making kits that provide all the necessary materials to make that specific item. There will always be a demand for jewelry, you may as well find a pattern or tutorial and develop your own techniques.
You can learn many techniques from a tutorial starting with the super easy to the truly artisan level skills. If you want to learn how to make a beaded necklace for instance there are tutorials on all different designs for beaded necklaces and even wire jewelry using beads. You are limited only by your imagination.
There are many handcrafted jewelry sites that offer free tutorials, including here on RitzyToo! Also, Youtube.com has a large collection of step by step tutorials for making handmade jewelry. You can find instructions on making twisted wire jewelry, beaded jewelry, the art of soutache, and even metal casting.
If you think about it, jewelry makers learned from tutorials, just like the jewelry making tutorials you can find in books or online, except they may have taken a class or learned through apprenticeship. The point is, you can make your own jewelry using jewelry making tutorials and then you can make gifts for family and friends, sell your pieces online, or even open your own jewelry store. Once you master the skills you can decide what level you aspire to attain.
Jewelry Making Supplies
If you aren’t interested in becoming a professional and opening a store, but really just want to pursue jewelry making as a hobby, you will find many tutorials in books, on websites and even bead retreats and societies where you can learn everything you want or need to know bout jewelry making. Once you get the jewelry making down, the next step is finding the best place to source your materials. When you get to some of the higher end materials, obtaining them can sometimes be as difficult as learning the jewelry creations skills themselves.
Be sure to check out the Jewelry Making Supplies section on this website to find resources for findings, threads,wires, kits and so much more. The Beads For Jewelry Making section will give you some details on the different types of gems, stones, and beads that can be used in you new creations. And be sure to check out our Free Patterns that will help you in making earrings, bracelets, hair jewelry, and all manner of beaded jewelry.