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Jewelry Making and Beading

If you are getting into hand made jewelry making, there are a few basic tools, supplies and recommendations you should be familiar with before getting started. Some things you should understand are which tools to use to help you craft unique jewelry designs, the types of metals, chains, beads, stones and etc. Take into consideration how you plan to personalize your jewlery such as stone types, crystals and crafting techniques.

Some basic beading supplies you will needs are wire cutters, round nose pliers, flat nose pliers, crimping tools, bead organizers, cord or threads, beading needles, different types of clasps, rulers, tape measures and adhesives.

Mens Sizes

Some common sizes and measurements for men include:

Necklace = 20 inches
Chokers = 18 inches
Bracelets = 8 to 11 inches
Anklets = 11 to 14 inches

Women Sizes

Some common sizes and measurements for women include

Necklace = 17 to 35+ inches
Chokers = 14 to 16 inches
Bracelets = 7 to 8 inches
Anklets = 9 to 10 inches


Make you jewelry more personal by adding in birthstones

January = Garnet
February = Amethyst
March = Aquamarine
April = Diamond
May = Emerald
June = Moonstone
July = Ruby
August = Peridot
Sept = Sapphire
Oct = Tourmaline
Nov = Citrine
Dec = Zircon