I Make Jewelry

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    I Love Beads

    I love to make jewelry! Most glass beads and a bit of silver, I make things as gifts for friends and family, or if my kids have a birthday party to go to, and then sometimes I sell my creations at local markets.  I find making jewelry so relaxing, and it was great for...
    RainbowK RainbowK
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2009


    I started making jewelry a few months ago. I do a lot of fairly intricate beadwork, with those itty bitty glass beads. My technique sorta changed somewhere allong the way, but I've learned that a lot of things can be incorperated into a piece, that you wouldn't normally think of...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude
    2 Responses Dec 13, 2007
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    Nov 15, 2015

    Jewelry, The Gift That Keeps On Giving And Reliving.....

    My Mother was a very poised lady. She loved nice clothes and she loved her jewelry!! After her divorce from my father, to make ends meet she held jewelry parties. That way she kept herself in jewelry and earned a little spending money. After she passed, I being her only...
    kvbm kvbm
    36-40, F
    Sep 4, 2012

    What stone is this? Just finished this ring

    off. I know I should already know what stone this is before I made it into a ring, but it was so beautiful and it didn't have a label.
    UnWorldly7 UnWorldly7
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2015

    Self Taught

    When I was planning my wedding, I starting loving for jewelry for my bridesmaids and myself. I was getting married in the fall and really wanted to incorporate the colors of the season. I found a few things online, but I wasn't really sure about how the colors would look in...
    WaywardDaughter22 WaywardDaughter22
    31-35, F
    Jul 6, 2013

    Jewelry, A Gift For A Lifetime

    I make jewelry to last: made with metal, gemstones, glass, and natural stones, anything that will not decompose in 100 years. :-) Mostly, friends give me something they don’t like and I turn it into my version of art. Requests for presents are my favorites. Tell me silver...
    magnoliadawn magnoliadawn
    41-45, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2012

    Started Not Long Ago

    I started making my own jewelry about four months ago, my sister's friends were throwing a jewelry making party, and she invited me to cheer me up. A friend of mine had recently committed suicide. This gave me something random to focus on. I really enjoy it. I used to do a lot...
    1 Response Feb 19, 2012

    Push Presents

    A push presents can also be representative to a woman. For example, if you find her a birthstone jewelry or ring, that thing may finally become an always worn token of her baby.
    jacikalili jacikalili
    26-30, F
    Jul 14, 2012

    My latest creation. I bought the beads

    yesterday having an excellent day with wonderful friends. We barbecued, watched Tarantino flicks, and I made something pretty. 😊 Therapy comes in many forms. The whole day for me, was just what the doctor ordered!
    PandorasDream PandorasDream
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jul 27, 2014

    I want to, I love to craft

    and love jewelry! I wear at least 2 pieces every time I leave the house, but I want to make my own amulets and bracelets at some point
    Zurea Zurea
    31-35, T
    Aug 3, 2015

    My Girlfriend Is The Jeweler

    We both got hooked on making chainmaille about a year ago. I tend to make larger full armour type pieces but my girlfriend loves to make jewelry. We recently decided to start selling our items to help finance new projects. We have a website ThyOuldShoppe.com or ThyOldShop.com...
    ThyOuldShoppe ThyOuldShoppe
    Jul 18, 2011


    I love to learn all that I can and be crative in any way possible. I make jewelry, perhaps not the best to some, perhaps unusual than what you would normally find, you may love it or not. I make any and everything I can, but, what I love to do is make something that suits each...
    joylovefaith joylovefaith
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 18, 2009

    Maybe I Am Finally Going Somewhere

    I make glass beads on torch and in kiln.  I make all sorts of jewelry.  I love making it.  People buy it and come back and can't say enough about it.  Finally a high end designer has picked up some of my jewelry.  My jewelry made it in a...
    PWFire PWFire
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2008

    I don't wear jewelry at at all (rings feel weird

    and necklaces always get caught on things), but I enjoy making it for some reason. Last year I decided to make a nice handmade hemp necklace for my girlfriend at the time, because she loved that stuff and since then I have been making hemp bracelets and necklaces for any of my...
    turbotang turbotang
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Feb 17, 2015

    Bitten By the Jewelry Bug...

    I've been playing with lost wax casting in silver for a few years now. I started out taking leisure courses after work; when my teacher left the university I started taking classes with her at her home studio. I've learned a lot, even though I tend to work very slowly; this is...
    Momcat52 Momcat52
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Sep 9, 2008

    Stop Wearing, Start Selling!!

    Around 5 or 6 years ago my friend persuaded me to join her at a community college leisure class in jewellery making.  I was pretty reluctant, convinced it would be stringing beads onto wire earring hoks.  I was wrong!! Within two weeks i had made a silver ring set with...
    sinclair383 sinclair383
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2008

    Sorta. If I'm bored I'll just make a ring out

    of paper clips lol. I always have paper clips.
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons
    16-17, M
    3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

    Latest Project

    For my latest project i wanted to do something that was influenced by Allan Houser... solid shape, contour line, and visual and physical texture. i had researched sand casting and wanted to do something along those lines but my teacher came up with the alternative of pour casting...
    xMrVincentVegax xMrVincentVegax
    Feb 25, 2009


    Has anyone seen that skit She's Making Jewelry Now???http://youtu.be/UBPT1pgByqcIt's an ode to that macaroni and wood craft-fair crap, I love it!
    arenaissancewoman arenaissancewoman
    31-35, F
    Jan 31, 2013

    I make chain mail jewelry

    and actually have a shop on Etsy, named after the Celtic goddess of inspiration. Its called Cerridwen Chain Mail :)
    emi2112 emi2112
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    been making jewelry for around 15years.

    Wife and I used to go to festivals and sell our wares. Only occasionally. In rescent years. I want to start again and possibly get into a mystical type store. I really like to make earrings and pendants. Wire wrapping would be a great direction for me. Going to sleep now. Gunna...
    13dave 13dave
    56-60, M
    Jul 22, 2015

    I Make Beaded Jewelry

    It started when I was about 14 or 15 years old. Stringing beads on a wire and that was it, but now it has gotten much more complicated then that. Weaving, using copper wire, freeform, using my own imagination and creativity to make a new unique necklace, earing or bracelet. I...
    AngelicLights AngelicLights
    31-35, F
    Oct 17, 2011

    Make Jewelry

    I want to start looking into making my own jewelry.  I never know, it may take me to a new level.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Aug 31, 2011

    I Love Making Jewelry

    I have started making necklaces, earrings and bracelets. I just finished a cool Moonglow necklace and earring set. I make the jewelry for my family and myself. I love using glass beads.
    syntechnik syntechnik
    46-50, F
    Apr 24, 2008

    i make jewelries as a business

    but i don't like wearing any of them...
    lonelyfew lonelyfew
    36-40, F
    May 25, 2015

    The Creative Process

    It's something I've always been drawn to.  Lucky for me, my mother recognized this in me early on and sent me to schools with an emphasis on the creative arts. I've been making jewelry since I was 14 years old, and it simply makes me high.  I love having the ability...
    divinetriangle divinetriangle
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 24, 2008

    Mainly Earrings

    My family makes jewelry, mainly earrings. I enjoy making jewelry. I am very fast with deciding which beads to use, and I am very fast with my hands, so I can make a pair of earrings in very little time. I enjoy giving some pairs to my friends as gifts. I feel very accomplished...
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    Oct 11, 2013

    Jewelry Making

    I love making my own jewelry. I have been doing it since the mid 90's . . . before it became so popular. There's nothing like being able to create a set of jewelry (necklace, bracelet, earings, rings) to match an outfit perfectly. My stuff has been featured in 3 local shops...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Apr 15, 2012


    I love the beads the best! I have been making jewelry for about 5yrs, purely for fun.  I don't do anything particularly flash, mostly stringing type stuff, earrings and braclets.  I give them for presents and am a sucker for the ego boost of compliments.  A...
    auroraaustralis auroraaustralis
    10 Responses Oct 22, 2008

    I love the feeling of laying out all those

    beautiful and colorful beads out and stringing them together to create something beautiful and unique.
    deleted deleted
    Jul 28, 2015

    I am 16 and I started a handcrafted Ecofriendly

    upcycle jewelry business to raise money for our sister school in Sierra Leone. To any of the jewelry makers out there I would love some tips. My website is going to be up soon so look out. My companies name is Project L.i.f.e. I would also like to understand the business aspect...
    spirtstream spirtstream
    18-21, F
    Aug 27, 2014
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