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Jewellery Making for Beginners

Looking for tips on how to start making your own jewellery? Perhaps you would like to create something unique for yourself or as a gift for someone special in your life and are not sure how to start. Here you will find just a few tips on how to get started.

1. Work in good lighting so you do not strain your eyes, looking up from time to time and into the distance. At night or in dim lighting a daylight lamp helps – this light also helps if you are choosing beads in a poor lighting as colour can look very different in poor lighting.

2. Work with a length of thread not too long for yourself, better to add more than keep getting to thread in knots, this can become frustrating. Find the thread you like working with as there are several different kinds. Cotton, fireline, nimo etc. thread also comes in different poundage, a good one to start with is 6lb and a neutral colour.

3. Having the right tool is essential if you want to do a lot of beading or wire work. This includes a beading mat or board, a good sharp pair of scissors (not too big) and beading needles – these come in different sizes 12, 13, 15, 16. The size of needle is for passing through different size bead holes.

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