Are you a crafty person? Do you enjoy working with your hands?
Do you like unique jewelry? Why not learn to make your own
jewelry? You can make your own jewelry for your own personal
use, to give away as gifts, or, if you have an entrepreneurial
spirit, to sell for a profit.
To make your own jewelry, you need jewelers tools. Jewelers
tools can include such things as beaders, pliers, drills,
mandrels, tweezers, scales, screwdrivers, and much more. There
are many different types of jewelers tools. What you need
will depend on the type of jewelry you plan to make.
So how do you know what jewelers tools to buy when you are
just starting out? It is nearly impossible to know, all on
your own, exactly what you will need. Don’t bother trying
to figure it out on your own. There are a number of good books,
guides, and websites around that can steer you in the right
direction of the jewelers tools you need for your project.
Additionally, staff at craft supply stores will usually help
you pick the right tools if you ask.
Many jewelry hobbyists and entrepreneurs started out with
just a few simple tools; trying out the craft slowly and purchasing
new tools as they built skill and talent. This is a good idea
for you as well! Don’t feel pressured to buy a huge
collection of jewelers tools. You may find yourself stuck
with them later. As a beginning jewelry maker, just starting
out, it is wise to consider buying used or discounted jewelers
tools. If you discover a talent for jewelry making and decide
to pursue it further, you can then upgrade, as necessary,
to newer or better quality tools. You can find jewelers tools
online and at many craft supply stores.