Creating jewelry is a great way to engage in a creative activity, whether you're an adult or a child. It allows you to unleash your imagination and create personalized pieces that are sure to bring joy to the recipient. However, before you can start making jewelry, it's important to decide on the type of jewelry you want to make and learn how to do it properly. In this article, you will learn how to create two simple and easy-to-make jewelry pieces.
A Pearl Brooch
You are probably familiar with brooches! These small jewels that are often attached to clothing at chest level. This fashion accessory, usually made of metal, can also be made with beads. However, since it is worn on clothing, it is essential to choose beads that can be ironed. On the market, specifically in the Jewelry section of Creavea, there is a wide range of beads available. This gives customers the freedom to choose beads in their desired colors and sizes. To create the brooch, start by drawing the desired shape for the jewel: a bird, a butterfly, a flower, etc. Following the outlines of the drawing, place the ironing beads on the pegs of the board. Once the first beads are in place, be careful not to move the board, as this could scatter the beads again. Once all the edges of the drawing are covered with beads, place a sheet of baking paper on the board. If you don't have baking paper, you can use ironing paper as an alternative. Using a heated iron (without steam), gently melt the top part of the beads for a short period of time. The board should be removed once the beads have cooled down.
A Pearl Necklace
Looking for a personalized gift for Mother's Day? This pearl necklace is an excellent option. More than just a classic pearl necklace, the pendant necklace with a cluster of pearls will look perfect around the neck. To make this necklace, you will need Swarovski pearls in different sizes and colors. Specifically, you will need 40 6mm pearls, with 20 in pink and 20 in jade.
Next, prepare 20 8mm pearls, with 10 in jade and 10 in a Tahitian look. In addition to these pearls, you will also need faceted beads and some head pins. Don't forget the ball chain, clasp, and round and flat nose pliers.
To start the necklace, thread a 6mm pearl onto a head pin. To prevent the pearl from falling off, wrap the pin around the chain, then back over itself, passing over the pearl. To create wrapped loops, thread the pins and use round nose pliers to create a loop. The flat nose pliers will help hold the loop in place while you wrap the pin over itself, above the pearl.
Create all the loops before threading the pearls in ascending order. Then, add the faceted beads and arrange them symmetrically. Finally, finish off the necklace by attaching the clasp.