Just like sewing, jewelry making is a very fashionable creative hobby! With DIY of all kinds, you have the leisure to imagine your own jewellery. It’s up to you to make your own bracelets, necklaces or rings! Today there are a multitude of finishes to give free rein to your imagination.
This activity is for all those who love meticulous work. However, it is not recommended for young children because of the small parts that could be ingested. Here are the different techniques to get started in creating costume jewellery. If you are looking for an original jewellery storage, you will find here 15 ideas of jewellery holders to store your creations.
The necessary tools
A must to start your business: the flat nose pliers. It allows you to handle primers with great precision. At first the use of the pliers may seem complicated, but over time you will become more and more comfortable with this tool. The cutter will also be very useful for cutting chains or metal links and rigid cables. A very efficient tool to start creating necklaces and bracelets! Prefer non-slip handles that are easier to handle. While the jewelry glue will allow you to glue pieces such as cabochons or beads to be assembled on your jewelry. A must-have to personalize your creations according to your desires.
Using the primers
Rings, chains, hooks, needles, nails and clasps are the basic elements to start making costume jewellery. Then to personalize your creations, you can use cords, beads and charms, polymer clay, feathers… There are a large number of finishes to satisfy all those who are bursting with ideas. You will find all the necessary materials in haberdasheries or on the Internet.
Cut a chain
When you buy a chain by the metre for your DIYs, it is up to you to work on it, to play with the clasp, the closing rings. To know how long to cut your chain, it depends on the jewel you want to make: a bracelet, a necklace… We advise you to take the measurement directly on you before cutting the metal chain. For information, a necklace is about 80 cm long, a necklace about 50 cm long, a bracelet about 16 cm long.
Examples of DIY easy to start with
Here are a few ideas for easy tutorials to get you started! Ideal for practicing the art of jewelry making and expanding your collection without breaking the bank.
A cabochon ring
Original and original, the cabochon ring can be customized according to your desires, to perfect each of your outfits. To do so, you will need an adjustable metal ring holder, a glass cabochon, nail polish and special glue.
The pearl necklace
Very simple to make this tutorial can be a good activity for your children during the holidays. For this you will need rough wooden beads, a gold or silver metal chain, paint and a brush. We love the fact that you can customize your necklace according to your desires!
The cotton thread bracelet
Colourful, this is the bracelet you need to brighten up your summer outfits! The material needed to make it is the following: a clasp, a piece of rope, cotton thread, glue and golden beads. You can mix several colours of threads on the same bracelet to create a pattern or colour gradient effect.