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Start Creating Wire Jewelry using a Pattern Supply Kit
If you’re feeling the urge to make some wire jewelry and have never done it before, you’ll want your first project to be successful. I know when I first started I went out and bought all sorts of beautiful things to make a necklace – just because the materials inspired me. I spent quite a bit of money and the result was a lot less than what I’d hoped for. Why? I couldn’t craft what I had envisioned in my mind because I had no experience.
So, I recommend that you find a wire jewelry pattern kit with instructions to create your first piece. With this success under your belt you’ll have the confidence to try out new things. But, keep on learning, one piece at a time, adding in new materials / supplies and techniques you learn along the way.
Be sure to learn the terminology as well so that when you do read books or articles you understand what is being discussed. Study how wire jewelry making supplies are used, such as the size and shape of wire – which specifications are best used for the jewelry you want to create.
Finally, stick with a plan on each piece after your first. Taking a pile of leftovers and trying to make jewelry will probably not have the result you want. It’s best to plan, purchase wire jewelry supplies, and then set aside the time to do it. Why not stick with patterns and then do some modifications to them to learn more.
Take a class from a local expert or invest in your jewelry making hobby by purchasing a DVD or eBook on the subject – there are many!
The key however, is to have each creation be an enjoyable experience and not one of frustration. This approach is important in any new hobby. You can always buy a bunch of supplies to get started, but without a plan and pattern to follow you will probably be disappointed with the outcome! Happy wire jewelry making!