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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