Thursday, 14 March 2013

Jewellery Making Projects

Making your own beautiful jewellery can be very easy to do. Especially today where there are so many websites available to buy jewellery making components such as charms, beads, chains & cords.

Coming up with ideas can be tricky, but sometimes the most simple of designs can be the most effective. There are several jewellery making magazines which have lots of inspiring ideas and the best part is they sometimes come with their own free samples to try out!

My latest jewellery project includes some amazing lampwork glass beads purchased from Etsy. The beads are in an ocean waters design and midnight moon design and are from beadgoodies Etsy Shop. The detail in the beads is just stunning.

I have kept the design very simple and used a silver headpin with a 1.5mm ball end. I have them put a 3mm silver spacer bead on the headpin, followed by the glass lampwork bead, and then another 3mm spacer bead. Using round nose pliers, I have made a loop in the end of the headpin and cut of the excess wire.

I then added a 5mm jump ring and a TierraCast bail to make the necklace, and added sterling silver hook wires to make the earrings.

With a sterling silver chain and a luxury gift box, these sets come out looking fantastic!