5 Jewelry Making Tips for the Newbies

What you need to know when you want to get into this fun and possibly profitable hobby.


Gold jewelry set displayed on a black surface.


Lots of folks took up new hobbies to pass the time while in quarantine, and why not when having something to keep us busy helps us stay relaxed amidst the global health crisis? If you haven’t started a new hobby yet, may we suggest jewelry making? 


Check out our tips below and discover the things you need to know before you embark on this creative journey.



1. Before anything else, pick out the type of jewelry you would want to work on first

There are many types of jewelry to choose from and picking one can be pretty overwhelming. However, focusing on just one type can help ease yourself into this pastime. You can start by choosing which particular type of jewelry you would like to work on and then pick out the material you would like to use for it (beads, crystals, chains, leather, etc.).



2. Look up references to start you on the journey

Thanks to today’s technology, knowledge is always within reach. You can look up tutorials online to start with the basics or do it old school by leafing through crafting magazines and books. Crucial skills like making wire loops can be learned through these materials.


Gold jewelry set displayed on a flat surface.


3. Have a look at your existing supplies then start building upon the missing ones

You don’t have to go out and buy stuff for your new hobby right away. Look through your toolbox and see if you have the essentials, namely wire cutters and pliers. You can always build upon your jewelry-making toolbox along the way. Next, once you’ve figured out what type of jewelry you plan on making that’s when you can shop for the parts. Depending on your choice of jewelry piece to work on, you can start buying findings and stringing materials. While you are at it, why not start buying display devices like earring display cards and jewelry stands for when you finish your work?



4. Create a designated workspace for jewelry making

The best workspaces are those with good lighting and have plenty of space for the actual task and the materials needed for a project. Your tools and jewelry parts should be within reach while you work so there should be allotted space for your containers and materials. Plus, don’t forget to have a comfy chair to keep body aches at bay while you work.



5. Let your imagination run wild

There are no limits as to what you can do with your crafting projects, but it’s best to sketch them on paper or on the computer first to help you with visualization. However, if you are stumped for ideas, magazines and social media apps like Pinterest and Instagram can serve as your inspiration.


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