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How to make beaded necklaces

Beading jewellery is fun and a great way to craft cheap jewellery for yourself, your family and your friends. Once you have mastered the basics of jewellery beading, you will be able to make single pieces, or make your own necklace, bracelet and earring sets. Learn to make simple, yet elegant beaded jewellery to give as gift or sell for profit.

How to easily create a beautiful piece of beaded jewellery

Before beginning any jewellery-making project, it is important to know the types of beads available. Many local and online craft outlets sell jewellery findings and assorted beads, so there is really no end to the possibilities. Assorted beads, crystals, filigree findings, bead spacers and various gemstones ring creative bells with beading enthusiasts. Supplies needed To create a simple, yet beautiful beaded necklace, you will need an assortment of beads, a spool of stringing wire, a jewellery tray or flat-surfaced dinner plate, a clasp, crimp beads and a pair of needle nose or jewellery making pliers. Designing your necklace On your plate or beading tray, lay out the beads you plan to use in a straight line. Cut a length of beading wire about two inches longer than your line of laid out beads. Begin by putting one end of the wire through one side of a clasp, fold the wire over and clamp tight using a crimp bead. Next, add the beads in the order you have them laid out to the wire. Finish the necklace by adding the second half of the clasp and securing it with a crimp bead. Enjoy your completed necklace.

Reasons for making your own jewellery

There are many reasons to make jewellery. Crafting unusual and unique necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings is not only a great way to express your creative side but it can also be a great way to save money on gifts. Many people who make their own jewellery find that they can sell their pieces and create a nice steady stream of income. Gifting your jewellery creations Both men and women enjoy jewellery which makes jewelry a perfect gift for birthdays, anniversaries, christenings, Christmas and even graduations. There really isn't a bed time to give a beautiful and hand-made piece of jewelry. Selling hand-made jewellery for profit Jewellery makers will often offset the cost of their jewellery making supplies by selling some of their unique pieces. Jewellery generally has a very nice profit margin, meaning that buying jewellery supplies costs much less than what a piece of jewellery can be sold for. This makes selling for profit very lucrative. There are many number of ways to sell hand-made jewellery. Online auction sites, retail shops and online storefronts are all popular and profitable options.

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