I got an email yesterday morning from a gentleman at Auntie's Beads. He noticed in my profile that I am a fan of making jewelery. This is true. I'm not really good at some parts of it, but others I do pretty well. I replied to his email and started looking around on the website. There is everything you need to construct whatever kind of jewelry that you might ever want to make. I browsed for
So far my favorite part of the website is the video section. I know now why my bracelets have been falling apart, how to make proper loops, open jump rings and a hoard of other tips and pointers. Amazing!!!
My sister in law has made jewelry for years and I was always envious of the things that she designed and made. I thought it was difficult. I got started accidentally when my child was given a bead kit for her birthday one year and we started making simple things. I was always on the lookout for kits with detailed instructions so that I could learn. I bought Jewelry Making & Beading For Dummies and read it and followed along. It's a great book, but after watching the Videos on Auntie's Beads I have a much better understanding of what the book was trying to tell me.
I am really looking forward to getting my package in the mail and will post pictures of what I ordered and received and I hope it isn't too long before The Coiling Gizmo is in stock! I really, really want it!!
I'll leave you with a few pictures of what I made last week!!!
|My sister loves jewelry with messages. These were almost too easy. Put a clasp on some chain, add better jump rings and voila...done|
|Just for fun|
|These didn't turn out like the picture in the book. Better luck next time.|
|I bought these beads and had no idea what to do with them. I am learning!!|
|These were wrapped around the stems of wine glasses and given as a wedding gift to a dear friend who was proposed to at the top of the Eiffel Tower|
|Again...just for fun!|