Valentine’s Day is very close and you might be wondering what special gift you could get for your partner. Well…if you want something nice for her but you might not want something everyone else has or you might not afford to spend too much for it, then we have a perfect gift idea for you to consider: handmade jewelry. Jewelry can be quite expensive these days. Understanding how to make handmade jewelry does not simply mean learning how to deal with pleasant parts at lower charges, but it means you can make the style unique. As soon as you have become aware of the basic methods, you can combine them to assemble exclusive necklaces, bracelets, earrings and more. Accumulate all supplies required (string, beads, wire, etc.). Start getting creative! Take your string and put all types of stuff on your bracelet/necklace!
Organize beads in the grooves of a beading conceive board in the following pattern: 5 pearls, 1 spacer, 1 crystal, 1 washer. Repeat the pattern until you have come to the marks for an 18-inch design (45.72 cm). Cut a 20-inch (50.8 cm) part of beading wire. Thread 1 end of the cable through a crimp tube and through 1/2 of a clasp. Overtake the cable back through the crimp tube, departing about 1/2 inch and close the tube with the crimping tool. String the beads from the board onto the cable, threading the cable follow from the crimp in the first few beads. Thread a crimp tube and the other half of the clasp on the cable. Go back through the crimp tube and the last couple of beads. Pull the cable taut; it may be simpler to do this with chain-nose pliers. Close the tube with the crimp tool. Trim any loose cable finishes with the flush-cutters.
To make a handmade bracelet, arrange the beads on the beading board for a 6-inch to 7-inch bracelet, counting on the dimensions of your wrist (15.24 cm to 17.78 cm). Use the pattern: 2 pearls, 2 spacers, 2 pearls, 1 spacer, 1 crystal, 1 spacer. Replicate until you have come to the desired length. Arrange the beads on the beading board for a 6-inch to 7-inch bracelet, depending on the dimensions of your wrist (15.24 centimeters to 17.78 centimeters). Use the pattern: 2 pearls, 2 spacers, 2 pearls, 1 washer, 1 crystal, 1 spacer. Repeat until you have come to the yearned length. Thread the crimp tube and one edge of the toggle clasp on a 9-inch part of beading wire. Proceed back through the crimp tube and close it with the tool. String the beads on the wire. Add another crimp tube and the other part of the clasp. Come back through the crimp and close it.
String 1 pearl, 1 spacer, 1 crystal, 1 washer and 1 pearl on 4 head pins. String 2 pearls, 1 washer, 1 crystal, 1 washer and 2 pearls on 2 head pins. Make an open loop just above the last bead on each pin. Use the chain-nose pliers to angle the head pin to a 90-degree angle.
Grab the wire at the bend with the round-nose pliers and bend the follow round the jaw of the pliers with your finger. Slash away the additional cable with the flush-cutters. Open a jump ring and add 1 short component, 1 long element and 1 short element. Skid the leap ring through the earring finding and close the leap ring. Repeat with the residual headpin elements and cable or clip.
Use the same steps for adding crimps and clasps to any beaded jewelry. Organize the beads on the board until you have a pattern you like and then add them to the wires. Use the identical patterns designed for bracelets to make an anklet by expanding it to fit your foot. Now that you understand the basics of how to make handmade jewelry, add the dangles from the earrings to your necklace for a supplemented conceive part or make similar but shorter ones to sandwich between the beads on your bracelet.
Things You’ll Need
• Beading conceive board
• 4mm to 6mm pearl beads
• 4mm to 6mm crystals
• Gold or silver spacers
• 49-strand flexible beading wire
• Flush-cut wire cutters
• Crimp tubes
• Toggle clasps
• Crimping device
• Head pins
• Chain-nose pliers
• Round-nose pliers
• Leap rings
• Earring wires or clips
No matter whether you might be interested in a nice handmade bracelet, in amazing handmade earrings or a stunning unique handmade necklace to offer as a gift on Valentine’s Day, the good news that now you can do to easily by following a few simple steps as those who have been previously mentioned. You know what you need, you know the steps you need to follow. So you have everything you need to get things started and create something special!