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A Guide To Making Your Own Handmade Jewellery

Perfect for keen crafters and those seeking a new hobby to try-out, our handy guide to creating your own jewellery is sure to inspire creativity. From personalised pendants to beautiful bracelets, intricately detailed earrings to characterful charms, the possibilities really are endless when it comes to piecing together something truly special. Our extensive selections of crafting accessories, embellishments, and tools are sure to inspire an array of stylish pieces - no matter whether as a gift for a loved one or as a treat for your own collection.


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Tools For The Job

When it comes to creating your own jewellery items, it's paramount that you've got the right tools for the job. You need to be able to snip, size-up, and stylise your next masterpiece with ease. Craft tweezers and jewellery pliers are perfect for re-shaping beading wire into your desired design and allow you to pull through a variety of beads and charms with ease. Ensuring you've got the perfect clasp for the job is equally as important: the classic lobster clasp is a perfect choice if you're after a simple look that doesn't distract from the rest of your creation, bolt and spring rings are excellent for adding a more vintage feel, and magnetic clasps are brilliant for making kids jewellery. Stuck on how to make things stick? A glue gun is an essential for every jewellery maker's kit.

If your child is interested in creating their own jewellery, then there's a variety of fun jewellery making kits available that allow them to create their own unique items with ease.

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Inspirational Ideas

Stuck on what to create and seeking some inspiration? These following ideas are sure to help bring a sense of style to any existing wardrobe or everyday ensemble.

  • Earrings - Pairing dainty embellishments with ready-to-decorate earrings is a great way to create show-stopping styles. After something a little different? Why not swap-out the beads for sequins and accentuate with glitter or wrappable washi tape.

  • Brooches - Brooches are a great way to express yourself and really get creative. Whether you're wanting to attach a handsewn creation, jewels or printed images, practical accessories such as the Trimits Brooch Backs can help you make your desired product.

  • Bracelets and Necklaces - With an array of versatile cords available, the possibilties really are endless when it comes down to both comfort and style. Elasticated cords are great for lacing with beads, gems, and sequins, whereas material-cord is designed to help prevent against unwanted rubbing when worn around the neck or wrist.


Storage Options

Keeping all your must-have accessories and tools can often be a little tricky, but practical storage options like mini organisers, stackable boxes or even a craft caddy are perfect for filling with all your beads, charms, wires, and more. More portable options like craft totes are excellent for those that love to craft wherever they are.

If you're interested in other fun and exciting new craft-based hobbies, check out our Die Cutting: A Beginners Guide, or An Introduction to Calligraphy article.

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