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It's quite easy to make your own jewelry when you know how. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs with beads for yourself but for others as well. As you'll discover, to make jewelry with beads, you don't need any specialized skills or knowledge in metal work or power tools. If you really want to see your hobby flourish then learning the basics skills and being enthusiastic is all you need. Plus knowing where to look for tools and supplies that aren't too expensive can help as well. By the time you've finished reading this book, you'll not only know where to buy what you need, but also learn certain techniques for you to produce some amazing pieces of jewelry with beads. Within this book are some techniques that'll only take a matter of minutes to master, whilst others may require you to spend a little more time practicing them to achieve the right kinds of results. From the outset, this book has been designed for those who have never created jewelry with beads before. However by the end you'll be an expert in the tools of the trade, the supplies you need and some basic skills you can advance upon over time. Not only that but I've provided you with some projects you can do to practice you're new found skills on. For anyone who hasn't tried making jewelry with beads before will find this book extremely useful. Although you may begin by deciding to just make items for friends and family. Don't be too surprised when you start getting others asking you to create pieces for them.
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Introduction

It’s quite easy to make your own jewelry when you know how. After finishing this book not only will you be able to create unique and stunning jewelry designs for yourself but for others as well.

As you’ll discover, to make jewelry, you don’t need any specialized skills or knowledge in metal work or power tools. If you really want to see your hobby flourish then learning the basics skills and being enthusiastic is all you need. Plus knowing where to look for tools and supplies that aren’t too expensive can help as well.

By the time you’ve finished reading this book, you’ll not only know where to buy what you need, but also learn certain techniques for you to produce some amazing pieces of jewelry.

Within this book are some techniques that’ll only take a matter of minutes to master, whilst others may require you to spend a little more time practicing them to achieve the right kinds of results.

From the outset, this book has been designed for those who have never created jewelry before. However by the end you’ll be an expert in the tools of the trade, the supplies you need and some basic skills you can advance upon over time. Not only that but I’ve provided you with some projects you can do to practice you’re new found skills on.

For anyone who hasn’t tried making jewelry before will find this book extremely useful. Although you may begin by deciding to just make items for friends and family. Don’t be too surprised when you start getting others asking you to create pieces for them.

CHAPTER 1 – Supplies You’ll Need To Make Jewelry

Today there’s a huge selection of different beading tools available you’ll need to make some amazing and beautiful pieces of jewelry.

However these are the essentials:

Tool 1 – Round Nose Pliers

With these pliers you’re going to find bending the wire and making loops a lot easier. Of all the tools you need to invest in for making any jewelry, you’ll find this is the tool you’ll be using the most often. It’s important that the round nose pliers you purchase aren’t the standard DIY kind but those specifically designed for making jewelry, as they are much smaller.

Tool 2 – Flat Nose or Chain Nose Pliers

These are useful in many different ways, not only will use these pliers to hold your pieces as you work on them but also for when you need to open or close jump rings or links in a chain. These two pliers do pretty much the same job if you need to get into tight spaces. In fact if you cannot decide which pair you should be investing in, I’d highly recommend you start off with a pair of chain nose pliers and then invest in the flat nose ones once your ability begins to improve.

Tool 3 – Wire or Side Cutters

Without a pair of these you won’t be able to cut the wire or other materials you use for stringing your jewelry designs together. However if you’re going to be using memory wire to make jewelry then investing in a good pair of memory wire cutters is essential.

Tool 4 – Crimping Pliers

This tool is one you use to crimp beads and which helps to ensure the beads stay securely in position. It also helps to make sure the rest of the beads and other ornaments used in your design remain in place as well.

Tool 5 – Awl

You’ll need this tool if you intend to do any kind of knotting when making jewelry. Without an awl you’ll find it very difficult to produce knots that are not only of the same size and shape but also are very tight.

Tool 6 – Hammer

You don’t need a very big hammer just one that’ll allow you to flatten wire out so it becomes much harder and will in turn help to ensure it keeps its shape much better.

Tool 7 – Scissors

A really good pair of short sharp scissors is crucial when it comes to wanting to make any sort of jewelry. A sharp pair of scissors will ensure when cutting materials such as leather, suede, silk or satin the ends don’t become frayed.

Tool 8 – Tweezers

Yes these are the same tweezers you’d use to pluck your eyebrows at home. A good pair of tweezers proves invaluable when you want to pick up very tiny beads to then thread on to a wire or other stringing material. By holding the beads between the tweezers you can hold them up to the light and see exactly where the hole is through which the wire or other stringing material needs to be threaded.

Tool 9 – Measuring Stick and Measuring Tape

The measuring stick will be used to make sure you cut the right length of wire or material for making your jewelry pieces with. While the measuring tape is for making sure you know exactly what circumference a person’s neck or wrist is whom you’re making jewelry for.

Tool 10 – Bead Board

As well as having compartments in which various