How to Make Beaded Jewellery at Home
Any kind of jewellery can be used to accessorize and jazz up your outfit whether it is a bracelet, necklace, finger ring or earring. The jewellery business has become a multibillion dollar industry and these can be created from just about any kind of material like gold, silver, precious stones like diamond, semi precious stones like emerald or topaz, pearls, metal, plastic and beads. But instead of spending big bucks on buying these jewels at a store, you can easily make attractive jewellery at home itself. Let us see how;
It might not be possible to create jewellery pieces using gold, platinum or diamond but you can easily created beaded accessories like necklaces and bracelets at home itself. This way, you can make a completely unique piece designed exclusively by you to team it up with your new dress. You can also copy a design worn by a celebrity or one that you spotted at an expensive store and cannot afford to buy. Beaded necklaces are easy to make provided you have the right tools and the different kinds of beads that you would like for your neckpiece.
One example to get you started is a beaded necklace created from yellow rainbow beads and black Swarovski crystal beads. If you find Swarovski crystals expensive, you can replace these with any artificial and inexpensive black pearl beads but these lacks the sheen of the Swarovski crystals. The first step is to take a gold-filled or brass hard wire on which the beads have to be strung together to make the necklace.
You can create a design for your neckpiece and string the beads accordingly; one spectacular design is to gold seed beads in size 8 alternately between every black Swarovski crystal pearl of size 10mm. Insert the yellow rainbow bead of size 12 x 6 mm at four or five different points in the necklace. Finish the jewellery piece by attaching the end gold filled cone which has the clasp. This is a spectacular piece of accessory that can be worn with both formal as well as cocktail outfits. The sparkle and sheen of the Swarovski pearl beads is exceptional and is a perfect accessory to adorn for a special night out.
Beads can be chosen in any color, shape and size depending on your outfit or the design you want to create. You can also make matching bracelets in a similar manner to complete the look. The tools, beads and other items that you would require for making jewellery at home are easily available at most department stores. You can also pick up interesting beads at exhibitions or while travelling for vacation. These beads are usually purchased in grams and are much more inexpensive than getting a finished product in a store.