Thursday, 24 July 2014

10 JEWELRY MAKING ESSENTIALS

Hey Loves...

Today's post will help us understand more about hand made jewelry, i will try answer you question on the materials needed to start your own jewelry business.
here is a list of what you will need.
1. CHAINED NOSE PLIERS.

I use it to also cut wires in case you cant get a wire cutter. but are generally to hold your beads, wire as well as bending the wire and working your way with the jump rings



2.ROUND NOSE PLIERS.

main duty is to create loops with your wires.


3. WIRE CUTTING PLIERS.

Just like the name suggests, you will need it to cut your wires.



4. SCISSORS.

This to help especially where strands are involves, most beads are packed in strands or the paper bags.

5. BEADS

below are a variety of some you could start with.




SEED BEADS



6. WIRES.

below are different sort of wires you can start with
A. BALLED HEAD PINS (for earrings)

 
B. HEAD PINS (earrings)

 
C. EYE PIN

 
E. just wire :) best used when making bangles :))




F. Colored wire, this are rare but if you can access some, they make really pretty items and their thickness (gauge) comes in diffrent colors. the most available ones are made out of Steel and brass and are quit affordable.



6. STRANDS/ BANDS.

Used to make necklaces as well as bangles. this also come in different gauge (width) and some are elastic. See here for a sample of a D.I.Y on an Elastic Bangle.






7.  CLASPS.

To complete your necklace or bangles. there so many options and will mostly be made of steel, brass and copper.


8. EARRING HOOKS.

Steel and brass hooks are the most available ones. You will need them in making your earrings.


9. JUMP RINGS.

They are used to join loops especially when making earrings and a loop holding the beads needs to be connected with your earring hook. See here for a D.I.Y on making an earring.


10. CHAINS.

They are in varied designs and sizes. Used to make earrings, necklaces and bangles.
See here for some of the necklaces i have made using chains to help you get it more.





I hope that was useful, keep sending me your questions as well as what you would like me to expound more on. It was my pleasure.

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Keep in touch :)

XOXO

Ms. Shee Art
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20 comments:

  1. Jackie Harrison24 July 2014 at 03:15

    Nice items to do diy.
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  2. beautycindy200224 July 2014 at 07:33

    Diy is so nice. thanks for sharing
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  3. Thanks for sharing! I used to make jewelry years ago. Maybe I'll pick it up again! x

    x TFLA: www.thisfashionloveaffair.com x

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  4. Lovely DIY goodies! Thanks for sharing. :)


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  5. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us! I'm curious to see your work in progress!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  6. lovely post, nice pictures, so cute,, good info.. http://jenniquecreatives.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. *sigh. These take me back to my secondary school days, creative arts.
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  8. always a pleasure, thank you for stopping by :)

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  9. aaaww.... please do, and tag me in some.

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  10. thank you so much. i sure will keep you posted.
    keep in touch dear :)

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  11. and thank you for stopping by, pleasure is all mine :)

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  12. lucky you got to start early, i hope you still practice :)

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  13. Great post,love this DIY very inspiring
    Happy sunday

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  14. what a cool and creative post! Great DIY :)

    TEALINHEELS

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  15. thanks Lauren, keep in touch always.
    xo

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