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Unique Handmade Jewelry

Unique Handmade Jewelry

Handmade jewelry has its own beauty,appeal, and is unique. Read on to know why is it still preferred by many and ways to create your own designs by yourself!
HobbyZeal Staff
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018
Woman Trying On A Diamond Necklace
Beautiful jewelry is something one can never have enough of. Every woman in her right mind loves going through boutiques for designer jewelry and scrounging around in flea markets for unique jewelry pieces as well.
Necklace
The flea markets can have loads of designs in store for you and if you are lucky enough, with considerable haggling, you can own brilliant stuff without really spending too much.
Bracelet
Ever heard about handmade jewelry? This is a great option as it goes easy on the pocket and you can create stunning pieces of jewelry by exercising your mind! This can also make for a very stylish and personalized gift.
There are various techniques of making jewelry. The first is where you string the beads, the kind of string you use will depend upon what you are planning to design. To keep a distance between the beads, one can make the use of knots or crimps. A wire may also be used.
Here, beads are used in combination to create snazzy designs. Bead weaving is another technique where in, really tiny beads are interwoven and threaded to make small but intricate patterns.
Tips to Make Your Own Jewelry
A Y-shaped Necklace
You will need
  • Beading wire or thread
  • Beads and fasteners
  • Wire cutters/heavy-duty scissors
  • Crimping pliers and/or flat-nosed pliers
Instructions
Make a y-shaped necklace that will suit any occasion, in just 5 steps.
y- shaped necklace step1
First, cut a long length string which should be at least twice the length of the drop you need and thread a small bead in the middle.
y- shaped necklace step2
Use the two ends of the thread and double thread it with the beads that are required for the central drop because this is a Y-shaped necklace.
y- shaped necklace step3
The small bead you have used before will help to keep the other beads in place.
y- shaped necklace step4
Now, you need to separate the threads into single strands. You also need to thread beads on each side as per your choice.
y- shaped necklace step5
Use a fastener to secure the piece.
A Beaded Ring
What you will need
  • Pliers
  • Small, flat feature bead (dark blue-1)
  • Crimps (2)
  • Nylon bead cord
  • Size 11 seed beads (light blue-25)
Instructions
This method can help you have different colors of rings to match every outfit!
diy ring step1
First, you need to slide the first crimp onto the nylon bead cord. Do it gently taking care that it does not squash.
diy ring step2
Thread all the red seed beads on this nylon thread.
diy ring step3
Now, you need to slide the second crimp onto this thread as well.
diy ring step4
Thread the flat feature bead. Insert the end of the bead's side via the second crimp to have 2 lots of the cord passing through it. Pull the ends to make the ring tight.
diy ring step5
Once you have decided upon the accurate width you require, press both the crimps to keep the nylon bead in place. Any excess thread can be simply cut off.
Handmade jewelry is a great way to showcase your talent and you can have variations in it as well. If you have a basic sense of design and colors, it can help you create unique and stunning pieces with ease.
Selecting the right colors, proportion of the beads you use, the kind of designs you select, and even the proportion of the entire piece matters when you create any kind of jewelry. Use your creativity to make attractive jewelry designs and have a new look every day!