Teach Your Kids a New Hobby - Wire Jewelry Making
by Judy Ellis
All of us with kids are looking for ways to help our children experience a wide range of activities. We do this to help our children discover their talents, stimulate their brains, and to give them enjoyment in life's activities. However, once your kids reach the teen years sometimes they lack the incentive to jump into your planned activities. So, next time you're trying to recruit your teenagers into an art project - pick wire jewelry making - you'll be glad you did.
First, you will need to sell them on the idea and the best way to do that is to ask them if they would like to have a new piece of jewelry; something special that they can create with their own personal taste and to match some of the outfits they have. The answer will be yes of course!

Then, set your date for the event - maybe even set a week of Sundays that you will meet together to continue to learn this new hobby. Once the date(s) are set, then go on the Internet and browse with your teenager in search of wire jewelry making supplies - best to start at: www.wirejewelry.com.

Look at beads and stones and wire - plus don't forget to look at training products, design pattern kits and DVD's for instructions, especially if you are a novice yourself. You might also consider buying a book or ordering a magazine. The chances are that if you help your teen learn a new skill, he/she will continue to want to learn more.

Also, remember, jewelry making is not just for "girls." Guys can have fun with it too.
So, next time you want to get an activity planned to spend time with your kids, remember wire jewelry making - and plan a piece for yourself while you are at it. You will enjoy the time together, discover new things about your teen and get a new piece of jewelry for yourself!

Materials

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Tools

Entire Beginner Series with Bonus DVDs
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Free Jewelry Instructional DVD - Introduction to Traditional Wire Jewelry
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WireJewelry - Ultimate Wire-Pliers Jewelry Pliers with Case, Set of 5
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  • Category: Teaching
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