If you’re busy, into fine jewelry or one particular brand, you might not be interesting to know more about handmade jewelry. Creative ones who do have some free time on their hands could probably use some ideas and a place to share their own. Now, if you’re a beginner and not very skilled in making jewelry you’d definitely want somebody to tell you more about all those cool jewelry pieces you can make on your own, even if you don’t have a bunch of super-duper, expensive tools. Well, this post is going to be all about those so check out these ideas and have fun exploring the world of unique, handmade bling!
If you have a charm bracelet or any other bracelet chunky enough to be used as one, you might want to consider making unique charms to personalize it with. I’ve seen a lot of totally adorable cookie and doughnut shaped charms made from special plasteline clay and I must say they looked just as good as those expensive, brand-name ones. This type of plasteline is different than the one kids play with although the method is pretty much time same. Sculpt the shape you want, run a needle through it in a spot where you want the hole to be and bake in the oven (leave the needle inside so your hole won’t shrink during baking). This will make your charm rock-hard and the only thing left for you to do is make it shiny (I’ve used clear nail polish but I’ve you’re planning to become a pro at it, you might want to get something better).
Earrings definitely fall under the category of jewelry pieces you can make on your own, ladies! You can take apart and re-design the ones you already have or visit arts and crafts shops to stock up on all the things you’ll need to start making brand new ones. Use beads, plasteline clay, silver, gold or copper wire or even leather and fabrics. This creative activity is good for your brain and good for your style and, if you thought it can’t get any better than that, I’d have to say you’re wrong. You can always sell the pieces you don’t have time to wear and turn this fun hobby into a profitable part-time job.