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Jewelry Making
Some of the most treasured pieces of jewelry don't come in a blue box -- they come from the hands of a skilled bead crafter.
Some of the most treasured pieces of jewelry don't come in a blue box -- they come from the hands of a skilled bead crafter.
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Jewelry is the ultimate type of wearable art, and jewelry making allows crafters to display their creativity and skills for all to see. Jewelry projects can range from the simple woven bracelet made at summer camp to the elaborate beading done by the serious crafter.

Those interested in jewelry making can start with simple store-bought bead kits available at most craft stores. For even more variety, consider making your own personalized beads out of clay or painted ceramic. You can even learn to cut and sculpt metal to create your own charms and designs.

Of course, the process of making jewelry is only half the fun. Much of the excitement comes from wearing your creations out in public and having a chance to express yourself through art. If you get really good, you can even consider selling your creations at craft fairs or stores.


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