The Easiest Ways to Start Jewellery Making as a Hobby

March 23, 2020

The Easiest Ways to Start Jewellery Making as a Hobby

Have you been admiring jewels and wish to prepare them for yourself or others, but you have no idea where to start? You’re at the right place, on this blog post we'll outline how you can begin making jewelry as a hobby and maybe even your create an income.

Decide on one type of jewellery that you want to start with

There are several types of jewels, and therefore, making them all as a newbie can be overwhelming. So, as a beginner, pick one kind of ornament that you can learn with. You can always explore the industry by trying many others later on, after you become an expert. You can start with less complicated categories such as a band ring or a crotchet bracelet for beginners.

You also need to choose your preferred material that you are going to use. Again, if you decide to pick wire as your medium, know that there are different types of wire. Soft wires are more comfortable to use than hardwires, and so they’re recommendable for beginners, especially in the invisible spool knitting where wires MUST be dead soft.

Learn some basic skills

Just like in every other career or hobby, you must first master some skills before you sit down and design your first jewel. For example, you need to learn how to crotchet wire basic stitches, follow a how to make wire crochet pattern, wire knitting, learn which hook to use, which bead you should or shouldn't use, etc.

Many blogs offer this information free and so, make it a habit to browse on jewel making blogs to learn more. There are also wire crotchet tutorials that cover all that you need to know as a beginner, we have a few free wire crochet patterns here on the sire as well.

Familiarize yourself with the tools and equipment

You need to know the tools and equipment that you’re going to need in jewelry making. However, many people make a mistake and buy them online without even knowing what they are. It’s always advisable to physically see some of these tools in your local jewel manufacturer store before purchasing them. YouTube videos can as well help you with this. 

Invest in quality equipment

If you’re making your very first piece of jewel for yourself, then you are allowed to use a pair of pliers found in your home toolbox. However, as you proceed, you need to buy quality tools, and equipment, specifically meant for jewel making to make your work easier. Fro example your flat nose pliers must be smooth or they will damage your work and leave marks.

Have a dedicated workspace

If designing jewels will be your hobby, then most likely, you'll be doing it at home. Working from home has both advantages and disadvantages. Hence, it will help if you define a specific table from where you will be doing your designs, else all your materials will be scatted all over the house, and this can kill your motivation.

Ensure that the working area that you pick has enough light if possible natural light is the best. Also, you need to invest in a good chair to ensure you're comfortable as you will be spending most of your time on it, and back pain or neck pain should be prevented. 

Have a mentor

Having a mentor helps you grow in whatever it's you're starting. The best mentor is someone with the same hobby as yours, but have explored and succeeded in it. You can follow them on their social media accounts to learn more from them.

Ask them the challenges they faced, the mistakes they made, and more questions that you may have concerning your hobby. Their stories will inspire you and keep you wanting to push harder to be where they’re.

Be positive

Your attitude is very vital in this! Every newbie has that fear of whether they will make it on not. So, you're not the only one. The important thing is that you have started and you won't stop anytime soon!

So, don’t let that first messy necklace you made discourage you, put it on and make the second one, which I am sure will be better.  The more you make, the better you become, practice, practice, practice.  

Invest in more skills

As time goes by, you may need to make more advanced jewels for yourself or your loved ones or even for selling. In this case, you also need to have more knowledge on how to do it. Hence, learning a new technique comes in handy. There are online classes that also use high-quality videos for demonstrations, you can find quite a few here on our website.

Explore

We mentioned earlier; it’s good to start with one type of jewelry. Yes. But that doesn’t mean you remain there. Don’t be afraid to try more different types, materials, shapes, and colors. If you are now good at making rings, try necklaces and bracelets. Also, you can try different colors and see how attractive they look.

Organize your inventory

This is very important as you need to know what to reorder. You need to have your toolbox well organized and take stock often not to run out of equipment without realizing it. Remember, if you order your inventory online, then you should do it earlier enough before your previous stock is over to allow time for shipping.

Be sure of what you need to avoid unnecessary returns that will waste your time. Always arrange similar supplies in the same place to enable you to trace them as soon as you need them. Tiny products such as beads need to be enclosed in a small bag or small cases.

Start Jewellery Making Right Away

There you have it! And, as they say, nothing is hard if you have a passion. So, if you have an interest in jewelry' making, then act right now. Don't be afraid to take baby steps as that's where everyone begins. And, also don't limit yourself, take advantage of the available online tutorials to grow. Who knows, your hobby might turn up to be the next huge company that inspires others. 

To gets started in jewelry making in the invisible spool knitting technique go here  

 




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