There are many easy to make jewelry crafts for any beginning crafter.
A beaded bookmark is one such easy to make jewelry craft and it is a great way to add some sparkle to some bookshelves. Here are some of the supplies you will need and some directions on how to make the beaded bookmark.
• Wire cutters
• 18 gauge wire in whatever color you desire
• Needle nose pliers
• Glass beads
• Small dowel
• 36 gauge metallic wire, optional
You can start this beaded bookmark by cutting a 24 inch length of the 18 gauge wire. Use pliers and bend over one end of the wire for the bottom of the bookmark. Next you need to begin threading your desired beads on the straight end of the wire, sliding the beads to the bottom. The top of your bookmark can be made by bending the wire or wrapping it around a small dowel where you want the beads to be held. Place your desired beads on the wire then shape the wire end into a spiral to hold the beads in place. If you would like, you can then wrap small sections of the beaded bookmark with metallic wire. This is such an easy to make jewelry craft that you can do it with your kids or in a classroom.
Napkin rings are another great easy to make jewelry craft. With this craft you can use any colors you want in beads and in any shape or size. Look for those beads that will compliment your table decorations or the event like a Thanksgiving or Easter dinner. Sting the beads onto wire like you did for the bookmark or how you string beads for a necklace. When finished wrap the ring around the napkin. You can make multiple strand rings or you can make one really long string and just wrap it over and over around your napkin.
Tote bags are easy to come by and they can be an easy to make jewelry craft. The first step is to wash and dry your tote bag and then use brown fabric paint to create a tree trunk and a few branches. Then you will set the beads in colors of green, olive, and copper along the branches as leaves onto the tote bag. You don’t have to do this pattern for your tote bag, instead use your imagination and paint anything you want onto your tote bag and then add the beads or jewels as a great accent to the design that you painted.
Candlestick wraps can be considered another of the easy to make jewelry crafts. Use wire to string any type or color of bead you wish. Every so often you will want to double back on a bead or a few beads to keep them in place while other beads move around. Tuck in any of the extra wire inside a bead hole so no one gets poked or cut by the cut wire. Wrap the string around your candle and candlestick to create an eye catching decoration. Because this is strung onto one string it can be classified as an easy to make jewelry craft.
An original piece of artwork made from your leftover jewelry making supplies like beads or jewels is a very easy to make jewelry craft. This type of jewelry craft has no pattern to follow and allows you to put any of your supplies wherever you would like. This original piece of artwork can be made with a picture frame, glue and any type of beads of your choosing. Cover the back of the picture frame with cardstock or linen then glue your beads or other jewelry supplies to the linen. Once the glue is dried reframe the back and give as a gift or hang in your own house.