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Jewellery making advice please??

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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
Im interested in making some jewellery in my spare time - not to sell anywhere just as something to do. Does anyone have any advice for me, easy patterns, places to get some materials from etc as this is new to me so any info would be lovely and appreciated :)
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6y, 3m agoPosted 6 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Try your local college, ours does a course in jewellery making.
#2
Thanks , but was just looking for something to do when i get a bit of free time, with a little boy its very rare lol
#3
have a look on:www.docrafts.co.uk

They have ideas and projects, give instructions etc and tell you where to find a local stockist. Stockists usually also have events mornings where you can pop along and watch someone or get advice and information.

If you have a local craft shop it could be worth asking if they hold classes-a lot of them have informal mornings too.
#4
kt21
have a look on:www.docrafts.co.ukThey have ideas and projects, give instructions etc and tell you where to find a local stockist. Stockists usually also have events mornings where you can pop along and watch someone or get advice and information.If you have a local craft shop it could be worth asking if they hold classes-a lot of them have informal mornings too.

Thanks hun , will take a look now :)
#5
Hi - I posted something similar on here a while ago and got some good tips from here: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2166459&highlight=jewellery
good luck!
#6
etsy.com might give you some ideas and have some cheap materials
#7
Thanks everyone, whitelily how did you get on?
#8
Hiya - I bought a starter kit from ebay for about £15 - it had the 3 main tools (nips, a cutter, pliers), wire, earring hooks etc so is a great starting point. I'd suggest seeing if there's a local bead shop near you as they can be good price wise - Hobbycraft sell similar things but I found them to be quite expensive. I also looked at old jewellery I had that I never wear and have used some bits of pieces from them (recycling at it's best!)
Found some really good ideas on here: http://www.how-to-make-beaded-jewelry.com/index.html
#9
Thanks hun - will have a look, havent a clue how to start or anything but no harm in trying is there lol x
#10
my thoughts exactly - I didn't have a clue when I started so it's just a case of practising until you get it right; I really enjoy it though - have fun! :) x
#11
i make jewellery i also started off with some cheap tools ebay (£1.60 each) but now have brought myself a decent set you will notice the difference but its best to start off with a cheap set as you dont know if you will like it. if you google jewellery making there is loads of sites on the web that show free videos of how to do the basics also my local library had a few books on this.
#12
cookies4u
i make jewellery i also started off with some cheap tools ebay (£1.60 each) but now have brought myself a decent set you will notice the difference but its best to start off with a cheap set as you dont know if you will like it. if you google jewellery making there is loads of sites on the web that show free videos of how to do the basics also my local library had a few books on this.
Thanks cookies, what tools would you suggest buying to start off with?
#13
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#14
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:) Thanks might buy a copy to have a flick through
cookies4u
rachel.jones88
cookies4u
i make jewellery i also started off with some cheap tools ebay (£1.60 each) but now have brought myself a decent set you will notice the difference but its best to start off with a cheap set as you dont know if you will like it. if you google jewellery making there is loads of sites on the web that show free videos of how to do the basics also my local library had a few books on this.
Thanks cookies, what tools would you suggest buying to start off with?
if you want to work with wire you will need a pair of side cutting pliers (i pinched my OHs out of his toolbox - they need to be about 5-6" long), round nose jewellery pliers and flat nose jewellery pliers.if you go to [url=http://www.beaducation.com/vids/free_classes] and watch on the basic loops one it will be a good intro as what the tools look like and how they are used. hope this helps let me know how you get on :)

Thanks hun - will have a look at ebay later - will keep you updated :)

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