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How To Make Simple Jewelry
Buying jewelry online or at the department store can be overpriced. I do not think diamonds are the most beautiful kind of jewelry, so I prefer to design my own jewelry with glass beads and charms. You can even buy jewelry that is pre-assembled with glass and plastic beads, but it is much cheaper to make it yourself. Costume jewelry is fun to make because it is flamboyant, colorful, and zany, so sometimes it is exciting to incorporate a few of these types of accessories in your wardrobe. I would feel horrid if I lost a beautiful diamond bracelet, but if I lost a simple bead necklace I would just mostly be disappointed. Glass beads come in very many beautiful shades of colors, as do acrylic beads and many other affordable beads. Go to your local craft store or second-hand store to find pendants, beads, and other supplies for making affordable and beautiful jewelry. If you want to learn more about making simply affordable and beautiful jewelry then read this informative hub. People of all ages will be able to make bracelets and necklaces with the simple one strand method. If you want to learn more about jewelry making you can also read my other hub How To Make A Necklace And A Matching Bracelet.
Make A Simple Bracelet With Glass Beads
You can select glass beads for making a truly affordable bracelet, that you will not worry about losing. Of course, you would be sad if you lost your beautiful handmade bracelet, but at least you would not be as worried as if you had lost a real pearl bracelet. To make the bracelet you need to think about what type of material you would like to string it on, but recommend stretchy cord because it is easy to work with and affordable. Determine what color of glass beads you would like to use for your bracelet, or use a variety of colors to create a truly magical and eclectic piece.
Step One: Gathering Your Supplies
Step Two: Decide What Type of String You Are Going to Use
Step Three: Make a Pattern With the Beads
I like to make a pattern using smaller and larger beads, but if you prefer to mix all the beads up that is fun too. Sometimes I have leftover beads from different projects and I make a multi-colored bracelet. Here I am using blue colored beads that were on sale for a dollar fifty, which are similar to ones I saw on a bracelet for twenty dollars at the mall.
Step Four: Continue The Stringing Beads Until The Desire Length is Reached
The Finished Product
Tying off the stretchy string is easy and simple. There are many different shapes, colors, and styles of beads you can use. I have made green, blue, and even red bracelets. The possibilities are endless with beading.
Use Old Jewelry Cases For Gifting Handmade Bracelets
Other Types of Bracelets and Earrings That Are Simple to Make
Use a Wire Chain to Make a Simple Necklace
For this project I used a wire necklace that had magnetic clasps, which are easy to use, do not get caught in the back of long hair, and which screw off easily. The pendant and beads I used for this project are made out of magnetite, but they almost look like black pearls from a distance. Who said cheap beads cannot be beautiful?
Step One: Position the Wire Chain
Beading wire is one of the ideal ways to string a necklace or a bracelet. This particular beading wire is ideal because it has a magnetic clasp that screws off on one end. I enjoy the shape of beading wire and recommend it highly.
Add Half of the Magnetite Beads and the Pendant
The Completed Necklace
The supplies for each of these pieces of jewelry cost less than five dollars, which is about fifteen-twenty dollars less than you would pay in the store. Beading is fun for children and it allows them the creativity to make their own jewelry. I enjoy going to the sale aisle at crafting stores and you can find some very good deals on beads. Good luck and I hope you enjoy making your own beaded necklaces, bracelets, or whatever type of jewelry you choose.