Obsessed with Pinterest boards containing jewelry and beading ideas? Do you have multiple browser bookmarks that are devoted to websites that talk about jewelry?
If you’re doing all of these, you’re definitely investing in yourself which is a great way to develop your jewelry-making skills.
Whether you’ve just started jewelry making purely as a hobby or you have plans to make a career out of it, here are four great reasons that will give you a little nudge when it comes to upping your jewelry-making skills.
Create an Affordable Version. Are you the type of person who likes to go window shopping and look at a piece of jewelry in the store? If yes, rather than buying that fancy necklace, you can recreate and tailor it to your own personal taste. While it’s not a good idea to copy someone else’s design, it’s okay to get inspiration from that person’s work. So, get your beading tools out and recreate a more affordable design.
Handmade Jewelry. Handmade jewelry is one of a kind. When you start to create your own jewelry, you will be surprised that you’ll seldom stop by the jewelry shop. You won’t have to settle for a necklace that doesn’t match your outfit since you now have an idea on the type of jewelry that works for your wardrobe. What you create will be unique and will be totally you.
Upcycle, Upcycle, Upcycle. As much as you’re learning how to create your own jewelry, you also know how to fix it. If you’re already good at reattaching pendants with jump rings or fixing broken clasps, you need not go to the local shop to have your jewelry fixed. Also, you won’t be throwing your jewelry anytime soon once you learn how to upcycle broken jewelry. If you lost a pair of earring, you can always turn it into a pendant or add it to a new design.
Mental and Emotional State. Beading can offer us a sense of accomplishment and makes us feel confident and happier when we see our finished output. When you start beading, your mind is stimulated and you become active in the process. When you are beading with others, you interact, help your beading partner out, share ideas and recommendations, and be inspired by other people’s creativity. Additionally, beading is a great way to decompress and to relieve the stresses and tension of everyday life.
Whether you just want to bead for fun or for business, we hope you venture out into new territory to master new jewelry-making skills. Aside from choosing beautiful beads and other embellishments and being familiar with your jewelry findings, take your time to develop your skills and learn new techniques so you can put all your jewelry designs together exquisitely. Happy beading!