Making Costume Jewelry: An Easy & Complete Step by Step Guide
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The first thing you need to consider before you begin the process of learning how to make costume jewelry is what type you wish to make. The best way of determining what style of jewelry you want to make is to look through various magazines and see what's on offer in stores locally. It's also a good idea to gain inspiration for your costume jewelry designs by visiting museums or art galleries. You may even gain inspiration for your designs when out for a walk.

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Date de parution 11 mai 2013
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MakingCostume Jewelry
An Easy & CompleteStep By Step Guide
Janet Evans
Table of Contents
PublishersNotes
Introduction
Chapter1 – Tools Needed For Making Costume Jewelry
Chapter2 – Materials Needed For Making Costume Jewelry
Chapter3 – Where To Buy Equipment And Materials For Making Costume Jewelry
Chapter4 – Tips To Get Started Making Costume Jewelry
Chapter5 – Some Projects For Making Costume Jewelry You May Want To Try
Project1 – Lampwork Bracelet
Project2 – Amethyst Link Bracelet
Project3 – Watermelon Tourmaline Bracelet
Project4 – Chain Drop Earrings
Project5 – Winter White Pearl & Glass Earrings
Project6 – Chunky Lava Bread Wire Wrapped Pendant & Chain
Project7 – Chunky Funky Heart Necklace
Project8 – Kokopelli Pendant With Glass & Turquoise Beads Necklace
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Disclaimer
Thispublication is intended to provide helpful and informative material. It is notintended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any health problem or condition,nor is intended to replace the advice of a physician. No action should be takensolely on the contents of this book. Always consult your physician or qualifiedhealth-care professional on any matters regarding your health and beforeadopting any suggestions in this book or drawing inferences from it.
Theauthor and publisher specifically disclaim all responsibility for anyliability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, which is incurred as aconsequence, directly or indirectly, from the use or application of anycontents of this book.
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Introduction
Ifyou’re someone who has an eye for fashion and enjoys making their own things,why not save yourself money by making your own costume jewelry. Even thesimplest pieces of costume jewelry can be overpriced so why spend money on suchaccessories when making them for yourself could save you a great deal of money.
Ofcourse when it comes to making your own jewelry there are certain things youneed to consider before you do.
Thefirst thing you need to consider before you begin the process of learning howto make costume jewelry is what type you wish to make. The best way ofdetermining what style of jewelry you want to make is to look through variousmagazines and see what’s on offer in stores locally. It’s also a good idea togain inspiration for your costume jewelry designs by visiting museums or artgalleries. You may even gain inspiration for your designs when out for a walk.
It’sa good idea as you go through various magazines, newspapers or when you lookonline you keep copies of images of costume jewelry that you like. Then look atthese images to help you to come up with your own unique designs.
Inthis book we offer help about how to go about making costume jewelry includingsome projects you may want to try. However if you can, see whether there areany jewelry making classes close to where you live. Of course if you cannotfind any locally then there are plenty of classes to be found online as well.
Anotherthing you should be doing is to designate a particular area in your home whereyou’ll work on your jewelry pieces. It’s important to remember, even whenmaking the simplest of pieces you’ll require lots of different items tocomplete the project. Plus you need plenty of space to be able to work on eachpiece of jewelry comfortably.  
Ifyou have a small room in your home that’s used for storing things in then thiswould be the perfect place for setting up as your jewelry workspace. It’s agood idea to spend money not only investing in the tools you need to createyour designs with but also a good table and chair. You want the space whereyou’re sitting to be comfortable and also allow you to not place too muchstress on your body as you do work.
Rememberyou’re going to be working with very small items so make sure the area in whichyou are working is well lit. If you need to purchase a good standard lamp orreading lamp that can direct light straight on to the work surface from above.  Alsoinvesting in a light that contains LED bulbs rather than conventionalincandescent or halogen bulbs should be considered. This is because these typesof lights actually produce a form of lighting that’s very similar to naturalsunlight, so it means far less strain is being placed on your eyes as you workon very small and delicate parts of the jewelry.
Asfor the chair, make sure you choose one that offers your back plenty ofsupport. So investing in a good quality typist’s type chair should beconsidered. Not only do they provide support to the upper part of the back butalso the lower part.
Alsomake sure you look for a store that can reliably provide you with all thematerials you need when making costume jewelry. If you’re having problemssourcing what you need locally there are plenty of online stores you can useinstead.
  Chapter 1 – Tools Needed For MakingCostume Jewelry
Whenit comes to buying the tools needed for making costume jewelry you’ll findthere is a huge selection to choose from. However what’s important is wheninvesting money in such items buy the best quality ones you can afford.  Notonly will these tools last considerably longer, but will help to ensure thewhole process of making jewelry pieces is a lot easier.
Thetypes of tools you’ll need to buy when it comes to making any type of costumejewelry are as follows.
Tool1 – Round Nose Pliers
It’swith these pliers you are going to find bending the wire and making loops a loteasier. Of all the tools you will invest in for making any jewelry even thecostume type, you’ll find this is the tool you’ll be using the most often. It’simportant that the round nose pliers you purchase aren’t the standard DIY kindbut those specifically designed for making jewelry, as they are much smaller.
Tool2 – Flat Nose or Chain Nose Pliers
Theseare useful in many different ways, not only will use these pliers to hold yourpieces as you work on them but also for when you need to open or close jumprings or links in a chain. Although these two pliers may do pretty much thesame job if you need to get into tight spaces. In fact if you cannot decidewhich pair you should be investing in, I would highly recommend initially youget a pair of chain nose pliers and then invest in the flat nose ones once yourability begins to improve.
Tool3 – Wire or Side Cutters
Withouta pair of these you won’t be able to cut the wire or other materials you usefor stringing your jewelry designs together.  However if you’re going to beusing memory wire to make costume jewelry then investing in a good pair ofmemory wire cutters is essential.
Tool4 – Crimping Pliers
Thisparticular tool is the one you use to crimp beads and which helps to ensure thebeads will stay securely in position. It also helps to ensure the rest of thebeads and other ornaments used in your design remain in place as well.
Tool5 – Awl
You’llneed this tool if you intend to do any kind of knotting when making costumejewelry. Without an awl you’ll find it very difficult to produce knots that arenot only of the same size and shape but also are very tight.
Tool6 – Hammer
Youdon’t need a very big hammer just one that will allow you to flatten wire outso it becomes much harder and will in turn help to ensure it keeps its shapemuch better.
Tool7 – Scissors
Areally good pair of short sharp scissors is crucial when it comes to wanting tomake any sort of jewelry. A sharp pair of scissors will ensure that whencutting materials such as leather, suede, silk or satin the ends don’t becomefrayed.
Tool8 – Tweezers
Yesthese are the same tool you would use to pluck your eyebrows at home. A goodpair of tweezers proves invaluable when you want to pick up very tiny beads tothen thread on to the wire or other stringing material. By holding the beadsbetween the tweezers you can then hold them up to the light and see exactlywhere the hole is through which the wire or other stringing material needs tobe threaded.
Tool9 – Measuring Stick and Measuring Tape
Youmay be wondering why we recommend you get a measuring stick when you alreadyhave a measuring scale on your bead board. The measuring stick will be used toensure you cut the right length of wire or material for making customer jewelrywith. Whilst the measuring tape is crucial to making sure you know exactly whatcircumference a person’s neck or wrist is whom you’re making jewelry for.  
Tool10 – Bead Board
Aswell as having compartments in which various size beads can be stored, thisparticular piece of equipment also comes with a measuring scale and a grooveinto which the beads can be placed. Investing in such equipment means not onlyare the beads close to hand when needed but you can immediately which size theyare.
Tool11 – Beading Needles
Thisis a crucial piece of equipment you need to buy, as you’ll find threading smallor tiny beads on to thin thread can prove difficult.

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