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Jewellery making, anyone tried it?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Amethyst, Mar 28, 2011.


  1. Amethyst

    Amethyst PetForums VIP

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    Probably a bit of along shot, but wondering if anyone here makes their own jewelery? if so where do you begin to learn, are their classes available? Or did you teach yourself?

    Interested in working with natural gems and stones :)
     
  2. Stephen&Dogs

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    Only if you count that one time i put 4 rubber bands around my fingers as rings :lol:
     
  3. Amethyst

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    Will give that one a miss :)
     
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    i did at school i made a bracelet with little yellow and red bead it came out really good i wouldnt mind doing it agan lol
     
  5. Amethyst

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    brilliant, I've never made a thing, but fancy trying it, but haven't a clue where to begin, guess I will have a look online. Wonder if there are any magazines on the subject :confused:
     
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    im going to look for a book on it my teacher had a good one wish i could remember what it was called i needed was a needle string and beads and a patten lol
     
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    Certainly have my darling :D It's quite easy to teach yourself if you watch enough vids on youtube and the like! That's how I learnt anyway.

    Here are a few sets I made for my sisters and mum last year ...

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    Sorry about the page distortion for the large size, but it's best seen large to see the detail :D I'm really quite proud of them! It was my first go making proper jewelery sets too :D
     
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    Wow, they are lovely, oooooh feeling all inspired now *Hugs*

    I never thought about looking on Youtube but will do do tonight :D

    If you don't mind me asking, where do you buy your materials?
     
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    i agree they are lovely total want to make something now lol
     
  10. Amethyst

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    If I find any good sites/info I'll post the links for you :)
     
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    thanks you :D
     
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    Hmm, well I just went searching for vids on wire wrapping first, and then I just hopped from one video to another after that :lol: I can't link you to direct tutorials or anything I'm afraid as I didn't save any of them :eek:

    I bought all my supplies from ebay :D Do shop around though! I've got a few spare mini tools if you'd like them to get you started :D I could even give you a bit of wire and what not to practice on. Let me know and I shall get some bits out to you ;)
     
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    Thank you, just caught up with this post, what a lovely offer. However already been spending :p and bought a starter kit and some odds and ends. I've been recommended a good book and been looking on youtube, will be starting with a nice crystal stretch bracelet. Think I'll go for amethyst ... no surprise there ;)

    x
     
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    hi what book you useing if you dont mind me asking im looking for a good book on it :)
     
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    I have been told this one is very good, will let you know what I think :)

    I've been looking on youtube at how to make stretch bracelets "easy peasy" ... I hope ;)

    As Aurelia said, best to shop around for items, I'm going to be looking at gemstone beads again tonight, but there is sooooooooooooo much choice :D

    x
     
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    sounds good lol
     
  17. Amethyst

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    I've seen some lovely agate butterfly beads for sale online and didn't bookmark them, now I'm going insane trying to find them again :rolleyes:

    WHEN I do will post the link :)
     
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    It depends what you mean by jewellery making, something like Aurelia's work is original and hand made, a lot of 'craft jewellers' just buy beads and fixings and put their own designs together with premade stuff, such as the pandora charms that everyone seems to rave on about at the moment.

    I did metal work as part of my art qualification, and learnt to work copper, brass and silver, although not to any high standard, as well as how to use enamel. It is really great fun, and I have a friend who's currently learning to be a silversmith, which is what my grandparents did.

    I'd suggest going to a class that actually teaches you how to make your own stuff from scratch, and it may be worth doing a bit of research and seeing if you want to specialise in a certain area. My friend who's doing the silversmith course produces really fab chunky jewellery, she hasn't got her own website yet I don't think, but if you google Sascha Rawlinson, it should bring up her FB page where she posts some of her work. She makes one off pieces, so never the same design twice, and is incredibly reasonable!!

    You will have to post some of your stuff if you get round to making some jewellery, would love to see it :)
     
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    cool lol it drive me crazy when i forget to book make a page then have to look for it lol
     
  20. DaisytheTT

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    I do and now do it part-time for a living, but I mostly stick to craft fayres and commissions.

    PM me if you want more info.
     
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