Antique Jewelry

There are two main factors for getting antique jewelry: as an investment and for fashion. While the term ‘fashionable antiques’ may possibly seem to be an oxymoron, the wearing of old but tasteful jewelry has always been regarded as both trendy and acceptable in society, and in reality a study of antique jewelry down the ages can tell a lot about the history and culture of a country.
The goal of jewelry was initially to adorn ourselves, and then became a symbol of status. The capability to afford rare and high-priced gems and metals was displayed publicly by wearing them on one’s person. “Appear at me: I am richer than you!”
As design became increasingly critical, the famous jewelry houses and designers such as Fabergé, Tiffany and Cartier were born from their distinctive design and style capabilities, but as the 20th century came along, design and style became secondary to setting as several diamonds as achievable in a piece to enhance its actual raw material price as opposed to its perceived worth.
It is doubtful if today’s jewelry will ever turn into as sought after as that of the wonderful style houses and jewelers, and now is the time to obtain antique jewelry for investment simply because, as it is snapped up and placed in collections, there seems little capable of taking its spot. There is nevertheless a lot of antique jewelry to be located in antique shops, and even on eBay you will see a lot of fine pieces promoting at inexpensive costs.
It is still worn, of course, despite the fact that yesterday’s fine pieces do not constantly fit with today’s clothes fashions. Nevertheless, as taste is replaced by value, this is significantly less crucial a issue than it as soon as was, and the days seem to be more than when jewelry was made to suit particular types of clothes and fabrics. Today, something goes as extended as it is vibrant, glittering and expensive. In several approaches, Bling” has superseded taste and sensitive design and style.
So, what need to you be seeking for when getting antique jewelry – no matter whether it is for investment or fashion? Initial check the symmetry of the piece. True antiques are not symmetrical: they are hand-made and each side is slightly diverse than the other. You can also tell a lot from the fastenings, due to the fact barrel clasps are contemporary, as are post and clip and clip-back earring fastenings (1930s at earliest). An antique will be smooth to the really feel, and have no jaggy edges that catch on your hands and clothing.
Platinum and white gold have been not used till the 20th century, and earlier 19th century jewelry was produced of silver, though gold was employed. Also hold in thoughts that gemstone cutting machines have been not used until the mid 19th century, so any modern reduce was not achievable until then, the elongated baguette reduce getting introduced in the art deco and art nouveaux pieces of the 1920s.
If you intend purchasing antique jewelry for investment, for that reason, it will spend to discover about the subject. Either that or never ever purchase a piece until it has been checked by an specialist. Fashion, on the other hand, is a distinct issue completely. While real antique jewelry rates can be set by the piece itself, the worth of fashion jewelry is largely set by trends rather than intrinsic worth.
Art deco jewelry, art nouveaux, retro – name it what you will, but a big proportion of jewelry created and created beneath these labels had little true value, and some even less in terms of style. To take a corollary with furnishings, the ‘in’ furniture style of the 1950s and early 1960’s, ‘G-Plan’ had no mitigating functions other than that it was distinct, and so became the furniture style statement of its era. Even though it is now enjoying a resurgence beneath the label of ‘retro’, G-Program will by no means be regarded as antique, irrespective of how old it is.
That is as true as the reality that you could never think about accurate antiques becoming referred to as ‘retro’, but the term can be, and has been applied to the art deco jewelry styles of the 1920s. Whether or not these styles will ever turn out to be fashionable once more is an additional query, but it does raise a question as to antique jewelry and its location in style vis a vis that acquired for investment.
Would an art deco piece of jewelry be purchased as a fashion item? Not at the moment, but maybe as costume jewelry. Would it be acquired as an investment? Doubtful! Can the same be mentioned of art nouveaux? And what else? So exactly where does fashion end and investment begin, or is there no defining line, and do folks buy the jewelry that appeals to them rather than for its projected future value?
A single factor is certain. Genuine antique jewelry has a component to play in the worlds of fashion and of investment, and it is wise to take expert suggestions prior to parting with your cash irrespective of your objective in getting it. Nonetheless, would you wear your investment? Only you will know that, and even then only when the time comes to decide on – or to show off!

How To Make Straightforward Jewelry

How To Make Simple Jewelry
Updated on Could 3, 2016
A cute bracelet I created. (Photo Taken By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Acquiring jewelry on the web or at the division store can be overpriced. I do not consider diamonds are the most gorgeous sort of jewelry, so I favor to design my personal jewelry with glass beads and charms. You can even purchase jewelry that is pre-assembled with glass and plastic beads, but it is much more affordable to make it your self. Costume jewelry is fun to make since it is flamboyant, colorful, and zany, so sometimes it is exciting to incorporate a couple of of these varieties of accessories in your wardrobe. I would really feel horrid if I lost a gorgeous diamond bracelet, but if I lost a straightforward bead necklace I would just mostly be disappointed. Glass beads come in quite a lot of gorgeous shades of colors, as do acrylic beads and several other cost-effective beads. Go to your local craft shop or second-hand shop to discover pendants, beads, and other supplies for generating reasonably priced and beautiful jewelry. If you want to learn a lot more about making simply inexpensive and lovely jewelry then study this informative hub. Individuals of all ages will be capable to make bracelets and necklaces with the simple 1 strand technique. If you want to learn far more about jewelry making you can also study my other hub How To Make A Necklace And A Matching Bracelet
Make A Straightforward Bracelet With Glass Beads
You can choose glass beads for generating a really affordable bracelet, that you will not worry about losing. Of course, you would be sad if you lost your lovely handmade bracelet, but at least you would not be as worried as if you had lost a true pearl bracelet. To make the bracelet you need to consider about what sort of material you would like to string it on, but advocate stretchy cord simply because it is simple to perform with and affordable. Determine what colour of glass beads you would like to use for your bracelet, or use a range of colors to develop a actually magical and eclectic piece.
Step A single: Gathering Your Supplies
Collect your supplies. (Photo Taken by Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Step Two: Make a decision What Variety of String You Are Going to Use
Using stretchy string is simpler than wire. However, you choose which variety of string or wire to use. (Photo Taken By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Step Three: Make a Pattern With the Beads
Make a pattern utilizing smaller and bigger beads. (Photo Taken By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
I like to make a pattern making use of smaller and larger beads, but if you choose to mix all the beads up that is fun too. Often I have leftover beads from diverse projects and I make a multi-colored bracelet. Right here I am using blue colored beads that had been on sale for a dollar fifty, which are related to ones I saw on a bracelet for twenty dollars at the mall.
Step 4: Continue The Stringing Beads Till The Want Length is Reached
Beading the bracelet. (Photo Taken By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
The Completed Item
Right here is an example of what the finished product appears like. (Photo Taken By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Tying off the stretchy string is effortless and easy. There are numerous distinct shapes, colors, and styles of beads you can use. I have made green, blue, and even red bracelets. The possibilities are endless with beading.
Use Old Jewelry Circumstances For Gifting Handmade Bracelets
The bracelet I created in an old jewelry box. (Photo Taken By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Other Types of Bracelets and Earrings That Are Straightforward to Make
I produced a bracelet and matching earrings. (Photo By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Use a Wire Chain to Make a Basic Necklace
For this project I utilized a wire necklace that had magnetic clasps, which are effortless to use, do not get caught in the back of lengthy hair, and which screw off very easily. The pendant and beads I employed for this project are created out of magnetite, but they almost look like black pearls from a distance. Who mentioned low-cost beads cannot be gorgeous?
Step 1: Position the Wire Chain
Beading wire with an effortless to use magnetic clasp. (Photo By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
Beading wire is one of the perfect ways to string a necklace or a bracelet. This specific beading wire is perfect because it has a magnetic clasp that screws off on one end. I appreciate the shape of beading wire and recommend it extremely.
Add Half of the Magnetite Beads and the Pendant
I added the 1st ten magnetite beads and then I added the pendant. (Photo By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
The Completed Necklace
Add the next ten round magnetite beads and then screw back on the magnetic clasp. This necklace only took fifteen minutes to make! (Photo By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
The supplies for every of these pieces of jewelry price much less than 5 dollars, which is about fifteen-twenty dollars much less than you would spend in the retailer. Beading is enjoyable for kids and it makes it possible for them the creativity to make their own jewelry. I appreciate going to the sale aisle at crafting stores and you can uncover some very very good deals on beads. Good luck and I hope you take pleasure in creating your personal beaded necklaces, bracelets, or whatever sort of jewelry you choose.
Right here is one more example of a bracelet you can make employing magnetite beads. (Photo By Sweetiepie On Hubpages)
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C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana
Good Hub SweetiePie. I did this numerous years ago and in fact use to make gas cash selling my function. I picked most of my beads up from garage sales back then. Really saving income! Very good job.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I believe you need to get into it once again. Thanks for stopping by C.S. Alexis!
Eileen Hughes 8 years ago from Northam Western Australia
Wonderful pics and explanations for beginning to do this. I may possibly have a go at it thanks.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I hope you get pleasure from it if you do attempt it Eileen. Thanks for stopping by!
Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon
Sweetiepie,
You did a great job on this write-up. I have hords of beads in my craft area. I’m a genuine arts and crafts person – taught classes at Michaels.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Wow your classes sound actually exciting! Thanks for sharing Karen!
MM Del Rosario 8 years ago from NSW, Australia
I enrolled my daughter in a beading class final college holidays and now she would like to sell the jewelry she produced….
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Wow that is actually great MM Del Rosario! I have never ever sold jewelry myself, but two other ladies here have commented that they sold jewelry and taught classes on beading. I think they would be good professionals on how to get started :) Thanks for stopping by :)
Seabastian 8 years ago from Raleigh
You are appropriate about getting capable to make beautiful jewelry quite affordably. We supply custom handmade wedding jewelry for the bride and as bridesmaids gifts at and I even uploaded a crude video to utube displaying how to make some of the jewelry.
If an individual can see that I can make it with my clumsy hands and lack of artistic ability-they need to be very confident of performing it themselves.
Just for the record-I don’t make considerably of our jewelry-generally a few earrings or a basic necklace with a drop each and every now and then for a rush order. Almost all the jewelry is produced by skilled nearby jewelry makers.
You ought to add a handful of of your preferred creations to your other goods.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Seabastin,
Thanks for sharing all your knowledgable experiences with jewelrymaking. Proper now I am not selling any jewelry, but I may in the future so thanks for the suggestion.
Lisa McGrimmon 8 years ago
Great, useful tutorial. It really is amazing what treasures you can make with a few beads and some straightforward tools. It’s also useful to have a 5 year old around the house when making beaded jewelry – he’s low-to-the-ground, so he can simply discover all of the beads that I drop.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Good, I just come across this hub. I always like to see and hear about jewelry making/designing getting it’s a type of art….Interesting :)
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I started producing my personal jewelry final year when I realized how expensive jewelry is at the department stores. I would see a straightforward bracelet produced of glass beads on sale from $25 dollars, but I learned people can make one thing just as quite, if not much better on their own. That is 1 of the causes I constantly comment that I like the jewelry women wear on your hubs since whenever I see a piece it provides me tips. Thanks for stopping by weblog.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Good to know. Yes, I attempt to post some thing distinct, as you said you never heard of Minka Kelly, even I do not know her for long. And, I’m trying to be distinct these days, so I’m posting some celebs who are not so well-liked.
About the jewelry of Indian ladies, I have excellent taste of it. I almost always analyse films technically and specially I appear keen about costumes, make-up and jewelry in movies – aesthetic!!!
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I adore Indian jewelry and clothing. Truly some of the most fairly tops I have had been produced in India with an Indian style to them. I often obtain compliments when I put on these. I have also identified some genuinely fairly beads and shells made in India.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
That is good. Although I post sexy pics of celebs, personally I don’t like also significantly of skinshow/exposure in Indian films. I’m not orthodox, but glamour is overshadowing every little thing else in our films(specifically in north – bollywood), thats what I feel. And, also I wonder how our actresses wear also significantly of exposing dresses in public (like you have noticed pics of Shriya in award function). But, otherwise their dressing sense and jewelry are very very good. I just want them to show much more in acting, along with glamour(as it is unavoidable).
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Personally I was never ever offended by your attractive pics weblog. Humans are lovely creatures made by God and I do not think you post poor photographs on your hubs. At least you care about the acting capacity and that is truly good. I think American celebrities such as Britney Spears have pushed the envelope as well far when it comes to wearing brief skirts and no underwear. Britney is truly a great singer and actress if she would not concentrate singing songs about being not that innocent. She seems to have fallen down a path that a lot of American celebrities have gone with the following paparazzi them all more than the spot. I refuse to watch the American show TMZ right here in the USA due to the fact it is generally about the paparazzi stalking and generating exciting of celebrities for a profit. The other day they had been poking entertaining at Candace Cameron saying her name was funny, but I consider they just did not like her due to the fact she is a good girl that does not go drinking and driving.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Thanks for understanding. I often think of celebs’ individual life becoming hot topic and press/media practically constantly poking into celeb’s private issues also considerably. At times I even feel media has lost it is ethics. On the other side, most of the celebs are giving space for controversies. I know some Indian celebs who make publicity stunts that they really feel worth to grow to be much more well-liked.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I am fine with individuals getting interested in celebrities because of course they are glamourous in the public eye, but I believe the current paparazzi behavior fuels the fire. In the days of Bette Davis celebrities would grant interviews and it was all really refined, but now it is about the paparazzi chasing celebrities on the freeway. Lately a mom who was not celebrity, but who perhaps looked like somebody popular, was chased on the freeway by the paparazzi and she was extremely scared. Princess Diane was killed due to the fact of a paparazzi chase, which shows how traumatic the whole factor can be. Also, I do not like the notion of folks hanging outdoors of a a popular person’s home and taking pictures, it is just plain boring. Even right here celebrities do issues to draw interest to themselves, but it is sad we are not spending far more time concentrating on very good roles and great acting. I am much more interested in hearing about films such as The Kite Runner, which was primarily based on the wonderful book by Khaled Hosseini as opposed to what sort of coffee Paris Hilton likes to drink. Even so, I nevertheless do admire good outfits and jewelry that celebrities put on simply because it give me ideas.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Hi SweetiePie, it was 3 am right here when I left the final comment here, then I went to sleep. Celebs have private life, we should respect. Paparazzi is going wild, I felt sorry for Diana when it happened…still I get disturbed on recalling.
Yes, I agree with you. Celebs have their rights to decide their outfits. But, culture differs nah. Aishwarya Rai wore such a nasty exposing costume in her very first cannes appearance. Folks there could have taken it regular, but Indians felt poor because it offers incorrect impression about Indians. She could have wore Saree or some other North Indian conventional wear, Saree can show significantly attractive, but not awkward.
That is what I anticipate from our celebs(female). Several other bollywood babes did the very same following Aishwarya, lately it was Shriya at IIFA awards at Bangkok.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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When I like celebs outfits I meant far more clothed ones like Anne Hathaway. I also agree Indian celebs must be respectful of conventional Indian dress. Sarees are very lovely and I am surprised they do not want to wear these to events. One of my old roommates lives in America, but right here and her household are constantly wearing sarees at some events, even even though they put on contemporary garments also. Balance is a good point.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
That’s it. They can put on any costume in films(character sketch decides it). But, what I really feel is that they must be aware of how their outfits get very good/bad impressions in public. Thanks for understanding.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I do weblog. Really most of the folks I went to college with had been Asian and Indian, so I saw many Hindi girls that wore sarees fairly typically. My former roommate nevertheless does I noticed on her facebook messages.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
In fact, I think saree is as very good as any other costume that is attractive and hot. Low-hip(navel show!!) Saree, if combined with sleevelss, low-neck blouse(cleavage show!!) can be significantly more attractive. Our actresses know that nicely as they put on in motion pictures. Especially, I love Aishwarya Rai(bachchan) when she is in saree much better than in any other costume. I hope you know her, she is doing in hollywood too.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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I know her know by way of your hubs, which are teaching me several issues.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
It is my pleasure buddy :)
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Good pals like you are even far more valuable than jewels.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Well, did you read the current hub of Jenny? It is about understanding google adsense reports, beneficial hub for me.
stephhicks68 8 years ago from Bend, Oregon
Hi SweetiePie – I am glad that I found your hub on this subject. I have tons of beading supplies and have meant to get into the hobby, but did not take a class or anything. Your hub makes it look extremely simple and exciting. Time to get going on this! My daughter will appreciate functioning with mom on these projects (she is five). Steph
SirDent 8 years ago
You are quite inventive. Wonderful hub with straightforward to follow instructions.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Steph,
I really like producing jewelry and it can be very straightforward and exciting. I have seen a lot more complex necklaces to make, but with the proper beads the easy ones can look just as good. I get numerous compliments from individuals that come into my job about these straightforward necklaces, so I actually believe in generating easy jewelry now. Thanks for stopping by and leaving good comments.
Sirdent,
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
I tried to post this hub hyperlink at mixx and I found it was currently there. I guessed it need to be you submitted there. I’ve left you a mixx mail just :)
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Yes I already had submitted it to mixx. I choose mixx over digg.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Digg bans some customers for no valid cause, I believe you were speaking about it in forums. I had bad experiences with Digg, Mixx never get as numerous visitors as Digg offers in handful of minutes. But, Mixx is simply seems to be excellent environment. I enjoy the communities, groups and tags – there are so many features in mixx that we don’t uncover in Digg.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Try Craigslist and you can promote you hub in the common category as an write-up of interest. Also, you can participate in the Craiglist forums and have one hyperlink to a favored hub in your rofile. One more issue you could do is join Facebook and you can let folks know about your hubs this way.
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Fine. Thanks for the idea, I believed craigslist is only for organization promotion. I have never ever been there. I knew about facebook, but but to attempt seriously.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Yes you are capable to promote on Craigslist. Funnebone wote a hub about this if you are interested.
talford 8 years ago from U.S.A.
Great hub. My wife is a pro stringer (pearls etc).
I wanted to say congrats on your profile becoming sent out. Two thumbs up!
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Thanks for the comments Talford. I am glad to hear your wife enjoys stringing pearls and maybe she ought to write a hub about that. I actually appreciate it :).
torino70 8 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado
These hubs about jewlery generating are quite cool, i want to discover to do this someday
weblog 8 years ago from 1India
Blogging about this :)
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Thanks torino! I am glad to see you finally added an avatar.
I appreciate it weblog :).
SweetiePie, your hubs are as very good as your Avatars!!!
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Hi Sweetiepie,
Just caught up with this Hub (only joined a couple of days ago and I am nonetheless obtaining sorted) As luck would have it I’ve just come residence from a jewellery class I am taking making chain maille. I positive do like your Magnetite Necklace and if I can find the bits and pieces in Australia I will make a single for my wife.
This is a wonderful hub and I will refer back to it in the future.
Concerning your comments on Brittney Spears you may like to have a appear at what I wrote a handful of months back at
Keep up the great function.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Thanks for your beautiful comments when once more agvulpes. I hope you can uncover some beads you like, but I would envision magnetitie beads are simple to discover there as well. I will verify out the blog you are speaking of. Thanks for commenting.
chrmann 8 years ago
Thanks for the wonderful internet site displaying how to make jewelry. You produced it effortless for other people to make jewelry. I make the conventional jewelry employing wire or silk. This is considerably less complicated for these studying to make jewelry and making use of stretch cord is becoming the style.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Thanks for your comments chrmann. You ought to sign up and create about your expertise right here at hubpages since you know a fantastic deal about this subject.
anne lov 8 years ago
when I saw this internet page, all I could truly say is WOW! I never thought jewelry could be so effortless. When I produced this jewelry and brought it to school, absolutely everyone asked exactly where I got it. I was really amazed that nobody knew that I created it at house. I’ve even sold 12 of them and created 40$! Thank you for being beneficial so I could get a few dollars.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Glad to know you have been able to make some income this way anne lov. Perhaps you ought to write some hubs right here at Hubpages so you can share some of your suggestions with everybody.
anne lov 8 years ago
yeah, maybe I need to. Anyway, I spranged my ankle quite bad. The only thing I can do is play on my cumputer. It is tiring but it really is the only point I can do. I’m not going to school for a few days…. I just finish yet another piece of jewelry yesterday. It is my ideal but, so I think it really is a keeper. I’ll be right here all day tomorrow, so talk to me any time, and if I don’t answer, I am prabably sleeping.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Anne Adore,
Sorry to hear you hurt your ankle. I am confident your jewelry appears very pretty and that it is excellent you have sold some to your close friends at college. If you are going to be at the personal computer anyway you could write articles about anything you like here at HubPages, it does not have to be about jewelry. For example, if you know how to make a certain recipe you could share something like that. I hope you ankle is feeling much better soon. Take care :).
Cherish77 8 years ago
Hey Sweetiepie, its weird for me to contact you that, you know? Ah effectively, i will call you by your name in our letters. I am considering of producing Jewelry this year for Christmas presents. I just have to figure out some of the families favourite colors.
SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA
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You could just get in touch with me SP on right here. I just do not want to put my real name on the net :). I am sure you could make some gorgeous jewelry. Hope you make a hub about it if you do. I hope you are getting a nice day up there :).
betherickson 8 years ago from Minnesota
Your hub is fantastic! very useful and simple to stick to! thumbs up!
C.S.Alexis 7 years ago from NW Indiana
SweetiePie,
I am bookmarking these for later research. Glad you were so busy generating such informative hubs about jewelry generating.
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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C.S. Alexis,
Thanks for bookmarking my hub, I appreciate it. I actually am into creating my personal jewelry these days, though it has been a month given that I created any. Appropriate now I am operating on a drawing, but I will be getting back into jewelry making as quickly as it is carried out.
waynet 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom
Damn, I could have saved a small fortune this christmas if only I’d visited your hub earlier. I bought my wife a couple of expensive jewelery items and then regretted it really frankly particularly as she has a habit of losing them.
Anyway I could make a good bracelet for her anytime, so cheers for this hub!
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Hi Waynet,
The fantastic factor about making your own jewelry is you can use significantly less or far more costly beads, and nonetheless develop fashionable jewelry for a fraction of the price.
mariannette 7 years ago
I have a nice array of polished rock and stones. Do you have any concepts for producing jewelry, maybe wrap them wire and attach a chain? I know Practically nothing about creating jewelry or crafting, and I am not extremely inventive, either!
Leta S 7 years ago
Hi, Sweetie-I make some of my own jewelry, also. At times from actual materials I buy, or often from old jewelry pieces. Why not? :) We agree about wearing diamonds and factors like that. Who wants it?
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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mariannette,
Possibly you can attempt drilling holes in the stones and placing them on chains as you suggested. I want to eventually begin polishing some of my personal stones.
Lita,
You are quite artistic, so I am sure your jewelry appears stunning. Yes diamonds are way also costly in my opinion, and other stones and glass beads look just as pretty.
Jesus_saves_us_7 7 years ago from Looking for Salvation
very well illistrated. i occasionally make my own jewelry as effectively. enjoy the necklace.
Susan M 7 years ago
Sweetiepie – I was just thinking last night that I would enjoy to start off producing necklaces and I’ve looked at a handful of books and supplies on the web. I’ve by no means been ‘crafty’ but I believe this is some thing I could do. Like you, I am tired of paying too a lot for one thing I consider I could make myself. Do you have any suggested sources for wholesale beads online? Your pics were fantastic and I truly enjoyed your hub!
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Hi Susan,
I would look at amazon and ebay since these places tend to have genuinely very good deals. Personally I go to Jo’Ann’s and Michael’s and acquire big packages of beads there for affordable rates. I have so several beads left more than from other projects, so what I have bought is not expensive at all.
JYOTI KOTHARI 7 years ago from Jaipur
Sweetie Pie,
You have nicely written the hub embedded with videos. descriptions are nice and videos ilustrate quite properly. I appreciate you as a Jeweler.
Jyoti Kothari
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Octamens,
walk2yourownbeat 7 years ago
I liked the beads you employed…where did you get them?
tdarby 7 years ago
Excellent Hub, I am going to show it to my daughters. Thanks for the suggestions and ideas on how to do it.
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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tdarby,
I consider your daughters will appreciate making their personal jewelry.
Beading_Octopus 7 years ago
Fantastic hub! Thanks for the great suggestions! :) Now I have to get started…
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Beading_Octopus,
I hope you have a exciting time producing jewelry. Bracelets are a excellent project for newbies. Some bear in mind to buy lots of beads and stretch magic.
Cailin Gallagher 7 years ago from New England
I have never been brave sufficient to branch out and make my own jewelry. I need to attempt because I never have any and I really like jewelry. I want super-low cost supplies appropriate now. The craft store in the clearance aisle will be my initial step. I like your idea of the magnetic necklace so that I don’t have to acquire the unique tools. Thanks Sweetie Pie. Love your articles. :)
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Hi Cailin,
I undoubtedly would suggest trying to make your own jewelry due to the fact it can be fashioned anyway you like. Some of the pendants I purchased at the craft retailer look much more high-priced than these actually are, and people are shocked when I inform them how little I actually spent. I really get pleasure from your articles also Cailin :).
karpouzian 7 years ago from Iowa
Nice job :)
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Stephanie 7 years ago
I want to get into it simply because i adore functioning with my hands and i want a hobby and who knows it may possibly be some thing i would want to do a lot more frequently
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Stephanie,
You must definitely try creating some of your personal jewelry since it is much more inexpensive, and genuinely enjoyable!
Courtney 7 years ago
Hey sweetie pie my name is Courtney and i genuinely like to make jewelry i make it for everybody but especially for my mom and i was questioning how do tie stretch magic tight so the beads wont fall off cause ive employed stretch magic ahead of and my beads just fell right off please right back
Courtney
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Courtney,
What I do is reduce off about twice as much stretch magic as necessary to go around my wrist. I want about eight inches to go about my wrist, so I reduce off sixteen or seventeen inches of stretch magic. Subsequent, I tie a knot on one particular end and then string on the beads. When I have reached the wish length of about eight inches of beads, I move all the bead to the center and tie a knot. The initial knot has to be actually tight so the bracelet is then formed. Subsequent, tie over the initial knot several occasions till it is truly safe. This way you know have a secure bracelet that will not break.
Courtney 7 years ago
thanks a lot sweetie pie and 1 far more question is it a very good thought to get a crimping tool??
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Hi Courtney,
What do you want to use the crimping tool for? Some folks like to attach necklaces to the barrel utilizing a crimp bead and a crimping tool, but I truly find that complex. I just knot the beading wire to the clasp, which is secure and straightforward. For generating bracelets with stretch magic I just use the beading strategy I was speaking about, which is the easiest way I can feel of. I have written some other hubs on jewelry generating, and you are welcome to check these out. I hope you sign up for Hubpages show us some of the jewelry you strategy on creating.
Courtney 7 years ago
hey um.. is it safe if i sign up because im only 12 and i dont want to do one thing im not supposed to do..
SweetiePie 7 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Courtney,
I did not know you had been that young. Yeah you have to be eighteen, but you can comment on and study hubs when you are beneath eighteen. Individuals monetize their hubs here, that is why you have to be eighteen to sign up for Hubpages. Maybe your mom can sign up and create if she likes Hubpages.
Courtney 7 years ago
thanks sweetie pie
Kenzie 6 years ago
excellent job, i have been spending all this week operating on jewelry to sell at a single of my upcoming garage sales. It really is truly entertaining! I love creating crafts and jewelery :)
Emma 6 years ago
Hi,
I am younger than 12 and have been producing jewelry for 4 years:) I am teaching my small sister to do it too:)
Thanks, this has given me lots of suggestions!
SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Thanks for all the nice comments everyone. Hope every person has fun producing jewelry.
Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai – Maharashtra, India
Your concepts are excellent! I absolutely love your magnetite beads necklace and bracelet.
SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Springboard 6 years ago from Wisconsin
Wonderful hub. I’ll be passing this along to my wife. She loves this type of stuff.
KoffeeKlatch Gals 6 years ago from Sunny Florida
Wonderful images and directions. Great hub.
SweetiePie 6 years ago from Southern California, USA
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visiakav 6 years ago
You write-up most undoubtedly was one particular of the highest points of my Saturday. I was on Yahoo browsing for some thing totally unrelated when the post caught my interest. I’m glad I took the time to read your post!
 5 years ago from Riverton, KS, USA
Great hub – I enjoy making jewelry to match my outfits! Thanks!
RNMSN 5 years ago from Tucson, Az
I really like to string beads!! fantastic write-up!
SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA
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RNMSN,
Thanks for reading! We appear to have a lot of hobbies in common.
Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai – Maharashtra, India
I usually make hair bands and stuff for myself. Though I have made bracelets and necklaces I have not actually taken it as a hobby. I have a deep interest in semiprecious stones and now I see that jewelry creating can even make me money if I place my heart into it. Good Hub SweetiePie!
SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Hi Anamika,
Yes, you can absolutely make cash if you want to sell handmade jewelry. C.S. Alexis does that on etsy, and has even wrote a few hubs on the topic.
oceansnsunsets 4 years ago from The Midwest, USA
Hello SweetiePie, I liked your hub and straightforward guidelines to develop some nice pieces of jewelry. I hope to see far more of your creations in the future also! Beading is entertaining to do, I hope to get back into it far more.
SweetiePie 4 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Glad you enjoyed this hub oceansunsets!
Glass-Jewelry 3 years ago from Presezzo, Italy
you happen to be definitely appropriate, and I know really nicely since I produce glass beads from Murano.
With the manifold assortment of colors, sizes and shapes can be realized an infinite number of models, not only with a single wire as these who have presented you, but also by making use of a series of two or 3 wires.
Report quite basic but effective, excellent!
SweetiePie 3 years ago from Southern California, USA
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Glass-Jewelry,
It sounds like you have some beautiful beads for sell. Thanks for sharing.
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