7 Steps to Making your Own Jewelry

By: Temp

Making jewelry can be a difficult sounding process, but in reality all it requires is a little hard work and determination. If you have both of these, then ultimately you aren't going to have much trouble when it comes to making your own jewelry. Whatever type of jewelry you want to make, the process from going to conceptualization to the final product is a seven step process. The process is laid out below for you to follow.

Step 1: The first step to any kind of project involves brainstorming the project itself. If you skip over this step, then later on you are going to come to a point where you find yourself struggling for direction on where to go and once that happens the project is more likely to stall right in its tracks than to do anything else worthy of note. Jewelry is something that needs to be conceptualized first, so the first step towards making your own jewelry is figuring out what it is you want to make.

Step 2: Once you have figured out what it is you want to make, then it is time to figure out what kind of material you want to make it from. What kind of material appeals to you? Gold and silver might be a bit too expensive for a first project where you might need to give yourself the time and the energy needed to get it wrong a couple of times first, but stainless steel jewelry is very cheap and therefore can make an excellent first project for making your own jewelry.

Step 3: Let's assume for the moment that you've decided to go with stainless steel jewelry; now that you know what specific kind of jewelry you want to make and what you want to make it from, it is time to decide what style you want to make it in. While it's all well and good to think that you're going to make an earring, figuring out exactly what that earring will look like is also a very important thing to do.

Step 4: Once you've figured out the type and style of jewelry you want to make as well as what material you want to make it from, it is time to go ahead and find instructions on how to make that specific type of jewelry. These instructions are available either from your local crafts store or even in many places on the internet. Instructions aren't necessary for simpler items like earrings where it's really just a matter of following your own stylistic instincts, but at the same time they can be useful guides for you to follow.

Step 5: Now that you have everything figured out and are ready to rock and roll, it is important that you gather all of the materials together at once. There is nothing worse than being partway through a project and having to leave it alone because you forgot to buy something. Double and triple check your list before going to the store and make sure you have everything you need before starting your work.

Step 6: Assemble the jewelry, either through your own method of doing so or alternatively through whatever guide you happen to have tells you to do.

Step 7: Take a look at your finished product and enjoy wearing it around. There is a certain amount of pride associated with making your own jewelry and the ability to show that jewelry around, whether it is stainless steel jewelry or anything else, is something worth considering.

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