Top Secret Resources Directory
Sep04

Top Secret Resources Directory

Shh…Please DO NOT Share our Top Secret DIY Jewelry Design Resources Directory DIY Jewelry Design Blogs (Click Logo)                                                 CozySister.com               Jewelry Making Forums http://www.jewelrymakingdaily.com/forums/ Bella Jewelry Making Forum http://www.ganoksin.com/ Rings & Things Forum Resin Obsession Cooks On Gold Forum Beading Daily Forums DiscoverAHobby.com Jewelry Making Forum JewelryLessons.com JewelryForums.net...

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Top Secret Sources for Easy Instructions for DIY Jewelry Making
Sep04

Top Secret Sources for Easy Instructions for DIY Jewelry Making

Making Your Own Jewelry Designs just got Infinetly easier Thanks to Top Secret List Ever wanted to join in the DIY Jewelry making craze but didn't know where to begin?  Well, millions of people all over the world are beginning to try their hands at designing and making their own jewelry.  Making your own jewelry can be a fun hobby or a means to make extra money.  Or maybe you just want to make someone a very personalized custome jewelry piece from your own heart…and with your own hands as a gift for a very special person.   In either case,  you will benefit greatly by having access to the top blogs and websites availabale online to give you tutorials, training, tips and over the shoulder step by step instruction.  These sites are absolutely invaluable and packed full of information to be a great launching pad for the Newbie Jewelry designer or a place to take your skills to the next level for the more experience. Top Secret List of Blogs and sites to Spark jewelry design inspiration The DIY Necklace Design and create a custom necklace to give as a gift or to add to your own collection.  The possibilities are indeed endless. You can begin by working with plastics.  You might want to use beads or some other exotic pieces to give your piece a true one of a king look. Here are a few Top Secrets sites to get you up to speed quickly! Glass Map Necklace Awesome site that shows you how to work using very few supplies.  Even a newbie can make quite a conversation piece jewelry design using a map. DIY Kitschy Beaded Necktie Necklace This site uses seed beads to create a custom tie shape to wear as a necklace. DIY Art Clay Bead Necklace  Simple creative instruction. Make one of a kind own beads out of clay, bake them and string them onto a leather cord Faux Cloisonné Enamel- New How-To Jewelry Making Video from Friendly Plastics This video teaches you how to make your own cloisonne for a necklace.  Tutorial: Make a Pixie Dust Necklace  Hot tutorial for younger jewelry design fans that would be great for sleepovers. DIY Earrings For those budding Jewelry Designers that are looking to get started making your own earrings we have some great resources to share that will take you by the hand and show you exactly how to do it.  So if you want to make some nice custom earrings to go with that special outfit, you want to start creating Custom Earrings to sell or you want to make a special pair of...

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Jewelry Design for the Rest of Us
Sep03

Jewelry Design for the Rest of Us

Article Written by : Art & Literature Intro to Jewelry Design as a Hobby: Guerilla DIY Jewelry Design In recent years we’ve seen a fantastic rise in popularity for Jewelry design as a hobby.  Forums, blogs, how to sites and online supply stores have been coming online in droves, to service the demand created by the ever growing legions of people that are undertaking Jewelry design as a hobby.  Jewelry design enthusiasts say that there is nothing that compares with taking an idea for a piece of jewelry that only exists in the mind and bring it into reality with your own hands.  Many other newbie Jewelry designers say that it is a way to relax and unwind from the stresses of their everyday lives, because it allows them to truly focus on their craft and their mind forgets about the things that have weighed so heavily on it throughout the day.  Both the newbie jewelry designer and the advanced designer understands that this hobby is one that demands that several skills operate in concert; because jewelry design requires a creative idea, some artistic skill and lots of patience.  Basic Skills Needed to be successful at jewelry design Some of the basic skills needed to successfully design jewelry include: wire wrapping, stitching, and stringing.  Even just mastering these basic skills will allow you to see how you can quickly begin making original works of “wearable art” in no time at all.  Mastering these basic skills opens the way for the newbie to begin making bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings. The hardest part is getting started and getting over the creative blocks that often form in the mind of the artist.   There are plenty of awesome online tutorial sites that will give you the inspiration, training, motivation and skill need to help you as you begin your brand new hobby.  There are also tons of blogs and forums where the newbie designer can get online to network and share tips, tricks and more, from more seasoned jewelry designers.  While there you can look at there work for inspiration and also get them to share their design plans that are as simple to follow as a basic recipe for your favorite dish.  Overcoming the Creative Block all Jewelery Designers encounter: Newbie or Pro The first thing you need to do is GET INSPIRED!  Its important to develop the ability, through practice, of getting inspiration from a wide variety of creative catalysts.  The first tip many advanced jewelry designers offer is to STOP and take a peek.  Simply by opening up your eyes to scan the room for something that catches...

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