When making jewelry for a person you know it is sometimes more difficult than just making an item that will be part of your inventory to sell at some point in the future.
What color do they like, what style? Do they like a lot of strands or just a simple clean look. Big beads or small, do they like the look of seed beads? Use a color they like and ones that contrast or complement. Of course always try to throw in a few crystals to give that gift a little (or a lot) of pizzazz and sparkle.
I love this purple piece with its little chips of shells. It could be made up as a necklace or bracelet. It’s really a fun pretty piece of handmade jewelry.
There is also the question of what kind of piece you want to make. Most of the time, just from my own gifts I have made, I try to make something that is versatile and could be worn to Church, or to a game at the HS, or out shopping. You want to make the piece so it will be worn and not just sit in a drawer with all the others. Try to make one that will be her favorite.
Have you ever made a necklace that is prickly on the back of your neck? This is because of the way you started and finished your necklace. Always use extra care when using wire or other stringing materials that can poke or be rough, that’s just about everythiing used for stringing. Leave your tails long enough to bury the ends way deep into the strand so as not to be uncomfortable to the wearer.
These ideas are the ones that I go by. There are many different attitudes and ideas on how to do things. It would really be a boring if we all did the same things. So if you are one of those people that would like to share your idea, please use the comment section at the bottom of this page. Questions are welcome. If I don’t know the answer I will find it and then we will all know.
Please comment on my blog, say whatever comes to mind but please try to be fair. I would love to hear your opinions and see some of your work.
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