Handcrafts To Try At Home – Jewelry Making

Jewelry making is an ancient handicraft that you can learn on your own. Today, craft stores brim with jewelry findings, beads, chains, and other materials for making jewelry items.

You can create jewelry using precious, semi-precious, and even found materials to create unique designs you can wear, give away, or sell. Even elementary school-age children can enjoy simple beading and jewelry-making activities. 

Like with all handcrafts here, you can work towards creating your own portfolio of the things that you make. Many artists choose to create social media profiles for their craft and upload photos using a range of photography equipment of their work to promote themselves. For many, their hobbies have become a business.


Jewelry making helps you improve your focus, exercise your creativity, and destress. 


Generally, jewelry crafters build their supplies over time. However, here are some items you may wish to keep on hand:

  • Beading string
  • Assorted beads
  • Jewelry findings (i.e., jump rings, bezels, clasps)
  • Jewelry making tools (needle nose pliers, wire cutters)
  • Jewelry glue
  • Various chains and other jewelry components

Talents Developed

  • Hand dexterity
  • Improved use of tools
  • Enhanced creativity

What do you think? Is jewelry making something that you would be willing to try your hand at?

What do you think?