Simple Beading Jewelry Can Be Easy To Make
Making beaded jewelry is fun easy and quick. You can turn quite a profit making beaded jewelry, too. But do you know where to start?
First, know the style of jewelry you want to make. Search for beading online and get a feel for what works and what does not. Shopping online will give the greatest array of beading options and buying wholesale will be cheaper and allow you to recreate the same piece several times. Besides beading, you'll need jeweler's wire, crimps, clasps, a pair of needle-nose pliers and a pair of wire cutting pliers.
To make a necklace, you will need a sufficient amount of beading materials. The standard necklace lengths are:
Chokers - These are tight fitting and worn at the base of the neck that measure between 14-16 inches.
Princess Length - These are 17-19 inches long
Matinee Length - These are 20-25 inches long
Opera Length - These are very long and measure from 26-36 inches long
Now you need to measure the length of the desired size for the necklace. You want to make the wire longer than you'll actually need; It's easier to work with extra wire and you can always cut it shorter once you're done. Don't bead the wire while it's still on the spool, so cut the length before you start anything else.
Next, attach the clasp to one side. Most necklaces clasp on the right hand side, so secure the clasp first to make sure that any one-sided beads or pendants are facing the correct way. Putting on the clasp also prevents the beads from falling off at the end of the wire.
To secure the clasp, thread the wire through a crimp, then through the clasp and back through the crimp. The wire will be looped and holding onto the clasp. Pull the rest of the wire to shorten the loop. When you're satisfied with the length of the loop, use the needle-nose pliers to bend the crimp on the wire to secure the clasp.
Once you're done beading, you need to thread the other end of the clasp. Do the same as you did on the first end, but be careful. This end will be a little more difficult because you have a string full of beads that will fall off if you let go.
This is a quick way to make a beautiful piece of jewelry. You can make a necklace in less than an hour depending on the intricacy of the beading. So let your creativity flow with the ease of creating beaded jewelry.
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