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How to Make Stylish Beaded Jewelry That'll Make You Look Chic

How to Make Beaded Jewelry
Find out how to make wonderful pieces of beaded jewelry that will make you look simply stunning at every party!
HobbyZeal Staff
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
George Eliot has very rightly said "These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of ". Gold, silver, platinum, and certain precious gems have ruled the world of jewelry for what seems like forever! Those looking for something different, beaded jewelry is the perfect option. This inexpensive form of ornament can look stunning if matched with a proper outfit.

Apart from the fact that beaded jewelry can be bought, you must know that making it is equally simple. In fact, this enables you to pick your own colors and designs. Making jewelry by yourself, will make matching it with your wardrobe easy. Whether you like bracelets or chandelier earrings, making it is your call. Your only limit is your imagination when it comes to making beaded jewelry!

Bracelets
Before you begin with making the desired jewelry, decide what the final product should look like. Pick out or buy the required pre-drilled beads to save time. Another important item is the stringing material. You can buy good elastic cording, that can stretch as per the size of the wrist. Now that you have the material it's time to begin beading! Always keep in mind the color scheme of your final product to get the ornament just as you had pictured it.

Earrings
Earrings can be small, or big. They can be chandelier earrings, hoop earrings, button earrings, clip-ons or danglers. All kinds of earrings catering to your choice can be designed by beading. Wire works the best when it comes to beading earrings. The malleability and ductility of the wire, enables the person beading it to shape the earrings in any which way.

Necklaces
Getting that exact color and exact size of necklaces is no more a hassle once you learn to make them yourself. For getting the perfect fit, first decide on the final picture. You can use glass beads, crystals or any other reasonable gemstones, to get the stylish look for your necklace. Stringing is easy while making necklaces as their size can be altered easily in case it does not match with your final picture. With innovative stringing ideas, you can also make the necklace multi-stranded.

Rings
To make the most fashionable beaded rings you will need a ring with a loop or you can do so with a wire. Rings can be flower shaped, but a single big stud can also catch the eye. The wire can be coiled around the beads to hold them tightly.

Pins/Brooches
Handmade pin brooches can be a unique gift. For it, you will need a big pin and some glue. Pin brooches can be made to look vintage or as per the current fashion trend. Additional pins may be needed to finish the beading. To save time use the pre-drilled beads.

Some Handy Tips
  • Arrange the beads according to their color to save time while making your piece of jewelry.
  • Decide the budget prior to starting the project, to work within your means.
  • Select the colors that complement your skin.
  • You will also need to some glue, scissors, and pliers while making the beaded jewelry.
The unconventional beaded jewelry will help you save a lot of money. And if you are willing to splurge a little on cultured pearls and precious gem stones, you will be able to make wonderful items. You can also gift beaded jewelry to your friends on their birthdays or any other occasion. With a little management of money and material you will be ready to create your masterpieces!