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Create eye-catching pieces that will become treasured keepsakes
Decide what materials you'd like to work with. Perhaps you want to make beaded jewellery, or you'd prefer working with leather, clay or glass.
You'll need to invest in good-quality tools to ensure that the jewellery-making process goes as smoothly as possible. Get round-nose and flat-nose pliers, adhesive, a beading needle if using beads, a wire cutter and different-sized wires to start.
It's best to have a dedicated workspace so that you don't have random supplies strewn everywhere. It may also be handy to buy a few storage boxes with compartments to store your jewellery supplies.
If you're stuck for inspiration then look no further than the internet. There are plenty of bloggers that you can follow to get a whole host of ideas. For an easier option, you could opt for step-by-step tutorials.
If you're still having trouble getting to grips with the art of jewellery-making, then take a class and let an experienced instructor walk you through the process.
Finally, don't get discouraged! Like any other skill, making your own jewellery is a learning curve. Practice makes perfect, so don't be too hard on yourself.