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Jewellery making

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Annx Report 24 Aug 2013 15:19

The way I started with this hobby was to attend a nightschool 'taster' session. Then I was hooked on it! Mine was a free session and all the materials to use were sold very cheaply at the session. We made some earrings and a simple pendant. It's a good way to see if you like it without any commitment or expense.

Once you start, beads and chain can be got very cheaply by searching at charity shops or car boots and buying things to dismantle. Even buttons can be used to make attractive things. The equipment needed to start is just cutters and a couple of pairs of pliers.

The main advantages of making your own things are that you can make things the right length for yourself, you can make things in colours and styles to match your outfits, you can make a set of matching earrings, necklace, bracelet and rings and you can make presents for friends. Once you have the basic skills, you can make Xmas tree decs, candle decorations, keyrings, napkin rings, tiaras.....all sorts of lovely things. The last gift I made was a red and white netted silver christmas tree bauble for someone who had a red and white themed christmas tree.


AnninGlos Report 19 Aug 2013 16:33

I know we have an ex GR member who is fabulous at this and an existing member who also makes beautiful jewellery. But is there anybody else who does it? I must admit to being tempted when I go round hobbycraft, all those pretty beads and makings but am a bit daunted by taking on another hobby so try to resist. :-)