Crystals are among the most preferred jewelry. Aside from being beautiful, they can look very elegant. Not only crystals can be used to make jewelries, they could also make good ornaments and at the same time accessories for clothes. Because of the beauty and charm of crystals, the number of people who are buying and choosing crystals are increasing.
Some popular types of crystals would be Swarovski crystal which is an Austrian crystal, Celestial crystal and Czech glass. In addition to these, there are crystals often referred to as healing crystals. There are often left in their natural state and unfinished. There are also crystalline stones which are made as crystal jewelry like quartz and amethyst. Austrian crystals are the most expensive in the market compared to other crystals.
Hand Making Crystal
There are many designs of crystal jewelry available in the market. But handmade crystal jewelry are also increasing in popularity. Hand making crystal jewelries allows the individual to personalize the jewelry. They can select the designs and colors that they want. This would also make jewelries unique and different from those jewelries that you may probably see in other people’s necks and wrists.
There are different styles of crystal jewelries, necklaces, bracelets, crystal earrings and even finger rings. Crystals are available in different colors, it would not be difficult for you to create your jewelry based on your color specifications. Crystals can be very durable. You can see crystal pendants or beads carved out in different forms.
What do you need when making crystal jewelry?
The most important equipment will be your pliers. There are different kinds of pliers and cutters, each has its own purpose. If you check a toolbox of a professional jewelry maker, you would notice that they would have different kinds of pliers. But for starters, you can use just the basic pliers, the flat nose, round nose and the wire cutter.
Of course, you would need the beads, wires and locking devices or clasps. You may also need a design board, bead organizers and crimping tools. Crimping tools will secure the clasps in your jewelry. Some would consider getting a jewelry-making kit instead of buying the supplies separately. There are also jewelry making kits that you can buy, they could include beads, basic tools and guide for jewelry-making. There are also different books that would have guides in them readily available in different shops.
Design Your Project
Before you start any beading, go to the drawing board first. Design your project. Identify if you will be making a necklace or a bracelet or other jewelries. You would also have to plan what color scheme you are going to use, type of closure or clasps you will be using, and what kinds of crystals you are going to use.
Do not be limited to common designs. There are a lot of crystal products that you can make. You can sew in to your clothes while others would make ornaments and even bouquets out of it. The possibilities are endless, you just need to be take a little risk with the designs. But make sure that the designs you will be using are not just for fun but functional too.
Everybody can learn how to make crystal jewelry. Some would even make a living out of their hobby. To create dazzling and amazing jewelry, you would need to unleash your creativity and at the same time, have a little bit of patience. You can even include other people into craft making, it could be a bonding moment between mother and daughter. You can even give these crystal jewelries as gifts or keep it to yourself.