Once you've mastered the basic techniques involved in making handmade jewelry, you'll be able to design accessories to match any outfit in your wardrobe. There are lots of great projects to choose from, no matter what type of jewelry you'd like to make. These articles and slideshows make it easy to start creating your own handmade bracelets, necklaces, and earrings.
Beaded Jewelry Projects
Use these handy step-by-step instructions and slideshows full of helpful photos to create your own beaded jewelry. Whether you're a beginner or you've been making beaded jewelry for years, these creative projects will inspire you and let you express yourself through colorful beads.
Making Jewelry Out of Other Materials
Stone or glass beads are great, and they're a fun way to add color to your jewelry projects. However, you can also make jewelry from paper, embroidery floss, clay, wire, and even candy wrappers. Check out some of these awesome and creative projects!
How to Choose the Right Jewelry Project for You
With so many wonderful projects to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. These tips can help:
- Consider how much time you have. Choose a quick project if you want to have something finished in a short period.
- Think about who will wear it. Select a project that matches the personality of the person who will wear it, such as Starburst wrapper bracelets for kids and beaded earrings for aunts.
- Look at your supplies. If you already have some of the supplies on hand, you can get started sooner and save money.
- Think about techniques you want to learn. The right project can help you learn great new skills like making chain maille or paper mache.
Create a Handmade Jewelry Wardrobe
Browse through the many options and choose a beading project that will be perfect for your experience level and the supplies you have. Then move on to more advanced designs and create an entire handmade jewelry wardrobe you'll be proud to show off to friends and family.