Can't wait to share you guys tutorial- make a beaded XOXO bracelet by Nathalie Schouppe. Though it may look too complicated, it can be finished quickly once you get the hang of beading! I was impressed that she used the bicone glass beads, which is my favorite beads and I often use for my jewelry making. You gotta check more details and give it a shot! Happy crafting!
Making earrings always require the earring hooks first. With the help of the hooks behind the earrings it becomes easy to pass them through the ear piercing. It is easy making earrings but you should know that the hooks you are about to use in them should be quality. Everywhere I go the earrings bought mostly are the ones that have got hooks suitable and comfortable enough for the user. The reason why quality hooks are used is that they make wearing the earrings easier and hangs them at the right place.
The types of quality earring hooks you need to buy for making earrings are:
The butterfly back is the hook made straight that passes through the pierced ear hole. This makes the earring stay in place. The backing is put reverse behind the year which is why it is called a butterfly back. The earrings such as studs or other small earrings usually have these earring hooks with them. The hook on these types of earrings make them look normal in size rather than small. I prefer buying them because they are not easy to make. Buying only the butterfly components would be suitable for you.
Well, these backing are not really like the hooks but they are best for adjusting them at the back of the earrings. People use them as they are the best to use with easy fastening method. They have got a spring mechanism inside them which makes them attach quickly without any hassle. Choose easy to use earring hooks such as magnetic clasps as they gently stick to the ear lobe. Keep them away from children as it can be really dangerous if swallowed.
These types of earring hooks are shaped like a fish, thus called fish hooks. These are easily wearable and passed through the pierced ear holes. Usually, the drop earrings have these kinds of hooks attached to them. The simple and easy to use style of the hook makes the user buy earrings with such kinds of hooks attached to them. These hooks can also be manufactured by the users themselves. Other than this, you can even buy them from several online jewelry sites.
The hoop earrings are usually seen with these types of latch backs. The latch backs are the types of earring hooks which have got the closing mechanism working in such a way that when you wear the earring, the backings are closed and opened. They keep the earring secure and in the right place. Being a circled shaped backing, they are just snapped upwards after passing through the ear hole.
Doing jewelry making business, one needs to have the supplies in bulk. Just like that making earrings also requires hooks of different types in bulks. I would say that having wholesale hooks for earrings stay the right choice for making earrings in a large quantity. Choose quality hooks from any online forum that sells.
This "LOVE" charm is made by buttons - easy to do and so cute! Spent your holiday time with kids and playing crafts with buttons! Merry Christmas and Happy crafting!
To some people, jewelry making might seem to be a tough and challenging activity, but once you actually get involved in the business, you are going to find it a lot rewarding. For anyone who is looking forward to step into the jewelry making business, it is important to have the right jewelry supplies. It would be a useful idea to purchase wholesale jewelry supplies because they are the most affordable option to begin with. Once you will look at the options of supplies and tools available at any of the local crafty store, then you will get to know that there is a wealth of choice there for you.
For all the beginners, I have shared a list of wholesale jewelry supplies that you are going to need as soon as you get started with the jewelry making business:
Tools are required for the purpose of assembling different pieces of jewelry. Here are some of the basic tools that you will need:
· Nose Pliers for bending and straightening the wire
· Wire clutters for cutting wires and other metals
· Round nose Pliers for making loops in the wire
Findings are also included in the wholesale jewelry supplies as they let you complete your project. They include the follow things that are necessary for your jewelry making project:
· Head pins will be needed to complete some jewelry making item. They can be standard ones, balls pins, decorative pins, eye pins and they can be found in different sizes and types.
· Jump rings are meant for attaching the beaded components onto chains, earring wires and more. They are one of the essential findings. They are available in different sizes and you can get them in bulk easily.
· Crimps are the hollow beads that can let you anchor beads with thread or wire wherever you like. They will be required for attaching to rings and clasps. When you will get the wholesale supplies, you are going to find them in different variety.
· Bead tips are also one of the important jewelry findings. They are essentially meant to complete the necklace which you need to string with a stringing material.
· Hoops and ear wires are the supplies that will be needed for making earrings. They are can easily let you complete your projects.
· Clasps are meant for attaching the ends of a jewelry item. They are available in different variety and they can let you complete the circle of your necklace or bracelet.
Is this bracelet cute? Lulia Nicoleta just used elastic strings and 4 beads for jewelry making and one piece of old ribbon in this multi strand bracelet! Let's check out how she did this!
Jewelry making is a hobby that is popularly being adopted by many people to make beautiful and creative pieces of art. If you want to get started with jewelry making, then you need some supplies like wire, jewelry findings, and beads in different size, colors and materials. Let’s say if you are working with wooden beads, you will have to be careful in selecting the best ones. That is because although there are a number of providers of beads both online and offline, it would not be easy to choose the right ones.
Like most of the jewelry enthusiasts, you would also like to buy jewelry from online stores. Whether it is the wooden beads, or you are looking forward to purchase any other jewelry making item from an online store, there are certain set of tips that can help you do that.
I learned these tricks from my personal experience and I am sharing them with you so that you can find yourself a reliable online store.
Like said before, you are going to find a number of sellers online who will be offering wooden beads but to find the reliable ones, you will have to look for some forums. There are always customer complaints about sellers on the internet. If the seller you wanted to buy the beads from has a history of complaints regarding quality of beads or failure of money transactions then that isn’t the right seller to subscribe to.
Review the fees of the seller before you create an account. Some offer free subscriptions while others might charge monthly subscriptions. It is recommended to carefully read the rules and regulations offered by each seller.
There will be competition among the online sellers. Gauge this competition. Each site will try to offer something different and something unique. Choose the one where you can find types and styles of wooden beads you are interested to buy. You can also compare their prices and grab the opportunity of choosing the seller that offers the best quality and price.
We have always been taught that looks don’t matter but they matter in case if you want to buy something online. The atmosphere and appearance of the site matters a lot. By looking at the site, do you feel that it is a seller who can offer you something good? The site must inspire you. The images of the beads must be clear and the description written should be comprehensive too. This is one quality of professional sellers.
Once you are clear about these things then you can readily go for purchasing wooden beads from the seller. You can either purchase them in bulk or you can purchase them in the amount you like. Buying in bulk means that you are going to save a significant amount of money on these beads. With these tips, it is not going to be a trouble to find high quality beads and beadings supplies to get started with your jewelry making project. You can continue buying beads from the same store.
Art of a person is not just in painting or drawing things, it also counts in making things physically. That requires a mind full of creative and unique ideas popping every time something new is seen. Just like that people who have interest in jewelry making have a creative mind themselves. I have seen lots of people passionate about making jewelry and their jewelry items are just incredible. One thing women love wearing and making are necklaces. With just a simple yet elegant pendant, a necklace becomes the finished piece. If by chance you get glass pendants for making necklaces then trust me you have got everything in a single pendant.
These necklaces are sometimes funky and sometimes very elegant looking for casual and formal use. The thing that attracts people towards them is that they have got tiny images, colors, designs and different kinds of pendants incorporated that give a really creative and unique look. These glass pendants are sometimes a blend of colors, patterns or images and sometimes are just made with one base color. You will find pendants with vivid colors, swirls, hearts, shapes and other images fused in them.
Along with these stylish and unique pendants, you will also come across pendants with specs of materials and colors floating in them in the form of bubbles, dots or cubes to give them a nice artistic touch. They have even got tiny threads and beads like objects in pendant. The glass pendants were inspired from the art of the Murano glass. You can buy any of these to make your jewelry items fancy and rich with style. Pendants are what every woman wants to have and they never mind wearing one all the time.
People even use chains for using pendants in the necklaces but these are usually available in sterling rope chains. You can even buy these glass pendants in wholesale. Buying at wholesale prices benefits you in reducing per head cost of the packages you buy. Buying pendants from wholesale will not only reduce your expense but it will also provide you with an opportunity of making tons of jewelry with different kinds of designs and shapes of pendants. You will be delighted after you see the finished piece of necklace you have created.
If you are looking forward to make them then you can make them as you like. Just buy pendants of your choice and make desirable necklaces with them. Buy mixed packages of glass pendants and have a wide range of types of pendants to choose from in order to make unique and elegant necklaces of them. You can search them at the online sites for buying these pendants at wholesale prices. By keeping all these things in mind, you can make yourself plenty of extravagant jewelry pieces. You can either make them for yourself, family, friends or relatives. If you are getting good at it then starting a business won’t be a bad idea at all. Make necklaces from these amazing pendants and enjoy your time making them for your own joy.
Carol is a crafter and jewelry designer who loves to DIY new jewlery styles!
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