Whether you plan on designing a full line, or just want to jewelry for yourself and friends.Jewelry making can be both fun and rewarding, and is something that pretty much anyone can do so long as you have the right tools. Whether it is stringing, wire wrapping, or even casting, you’ll need a trusty pair or two to get it done. It is a good idea to have at least two sets of cutters–one for soft things like thread, and one for harder things like wire, chains and metals.
Experience is key in making the best jewelry. You need to keep track of spacing, and ensure that the final lengths of your pieces come out as you envisioned. If you are a novice jewelry maker, stringing on stainless steel is a great way to make your first design. It requires the least amount of effort to start and end your piece, but there is less flexibility in the types of styles you can make. Many types of findings work best on thread, other parts work best with wire and leather
“Findings” is the term used to describe basically any of the parts that go into making your jewelry. This includes jewelry components, such as clasps, jump Rings, Gemstone beads or semi-finished items like chain by foot and plain earrings. Findings come in all shapes and sizes but you’ll find yourself using similar items when you are creating your jewelry line, You can navigate to the type of item you want based on your design and narrow down the choices by
size, shape, and metal type. Once you know the types of items you regularly work with, making the same items in the future will be much easier going forward.
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