How Do I Make Jewelry at Home: 7 Tips for Making Homemade Jewelry

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Jewelry is fun to buy, but it’s even more fun to make.

You might be wondering – “How do I make jewelry?”

Well, you’re in the right place to find that out. In this article, we will go over 7 tips to help you get started in making your own homemade jewelry. 

Keep reading to find out exactly how to get started.

Female hands with jewelry on color background

1. Find Inspiration

Alright, so the first step to making homemade jewelry is to become inspired by something that already exists. And when it comes to jewelry, if it already exists then you can probably make it. Granted you concentrate and have the ambition to finish.

Check out some jewelry for sale on your favorite accessory and clothing store. Browse on Pinterest. Check out Etsy for other handmade jewelry. Read some bloggers, and take a look at their jewelry archives. 

Not only will you find inspiration, but you might also stumble upon a tutorial that you might want to follow. You never have to follow it verbatim, and you can always add your personal touch with different styling, size, and colors.

2. Get Materials

Before you go and buy your materials online, we encourage you to visit a local craft store and get hands-on with the supplies and tools that you think you might need.

Touch them, observe them, and choose what you want.

When it comes to online material shopping, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re going to get. Because you might see a large image of a product and think it’s that size when in reality it’s the size of a rice granule.

Once you get the groove and learn the sizing, you can go and order online. But for now, it’s best to get the actual physical feel for selecting items you will be working with.

3. Build Your Toolset

This can be done at the store in conjunction with the second step. However, when it comes to your first handmade jewelry – you really don’t need expensive tools or anything. Simple pliers and a wirecutter is more than enough. 

However, if you feel that your project will require additional tool capabilities, go back to the store and select all of the necessary tools to build your perfect kit.

It might seem like a big investment, and it is. But in the long run, they will pay for themselves. In most cases, the tools will be the most expensive part of the jewelry making experience.

4. Establish a Workspace

The bane of all crafty people’s existence is having to look for your supplies all over the home. While you’re stuck looking for the items, you might lose inspiration. 

So dedicate a little room or corner in your home where you can store all of your jewelry-related items. Label and organize all of your supplies. Get some boxes and bins, and make everything easily accessible. 

Establish a system that works perfectly for you, and continue to use it. By knowing what you have and where it is, you no longer have to spend precious time on non-creation.

5. One Jewelry Type at a Time

Jewelry is limitless. New designs are made each and every day. Even more so with homemade jewelry. 

So if you fancy a certain style of jewelry, try to stick to it for a while. If it’s going well, see how you can perfect your craft.

For instance, learn how to make a lava bead diffuser piece. View more here on how to make it.

But if you can’t seem to get going on that type, just scratch it and move on to the next. Empower that works and abolish what doesn’t. 

6. Master Basic Skills

When it comes to homemade jewelry, there are basic skills that everyone should be capable of performing. For example, knowing how to open and close a jump ring or how to form a wire loop. 

The skills are pertinent to the type of jewelry you are making, so this step goes hand in hand with the previous one. 

Once you learn the basic skills, you will find that some of them transfer on to other types of jewelry. Making everything so much easier.

7. Risk

Don’t get stuck in a certain mode of thinking. If there are certain things that might seem difficult or take too much time, don’t try to avoid them. 

As we know – those activities with high risk, usually have a high reward. Creating personalized pieces is easy, and everybody can do it. Especially if you have the right tools.

But when you can create pieces that nobody can, just because you’ve to learn certain skills that others were too afraid to try. That’s quite rewarding. Don’t limit your opportunities – try different colors, styles, sizes. 

Experiment and create new styles, develop your own methods, and teach others. 

You never know you might enjoy going off-script more so than going by it. 

So How Do I Make Jewelry? Simply.

Now that you have some bearing on where to start your homemade jewelry hobby, you are well on your way to creating pieces for yourself, friends, and family. And if you like, for clients and customers.

After all, this is your experience – and to answer the question of “How do I make jewelry?”. Only you can do so. Nonetheless, we like to think it’s simple. So simply is the way to go.

If you’re interested in learning more about jewelry crafts, check out some of our other blogs.

Good luck on your journey into the work of handmade and homemade jewelry. It’s addictive, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.

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