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How to design jewelry

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Designing your own jewelry is an enjoyable pastime with many benefits. In order to design jewelry, specific steps will need to be followed so that the outcome is acceptable. Although there are many different styles and types of jewelry that can be designed and made at home, here is a general guideline which will help you to design almost any piece of jewelry with ease. It can either be used for your own purposes or you may wish to give it as a gift.

The first step in the process is to choose a style for the piece of jewelry that is going to be designed. This is where many people tend to falter, because they feel as if they are lacking in imagination. The fact of the matter is, you have almost limitless opportunities as to how to choose the style of the jewelry that you will design. If you have some favorite pieces of your own, you can use them as a basis for designing something new. You can also go online or even to a local jewelry store to look at some of the various designs that are popular. Once you start to look around, you will find that you have more options than you realized.

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It is also important for you to consider the purpose of the jewelry. In some cases, you will be giving it as a gift. If that is the case, you should consider the personality of the individual who is going to be the recipient. Do they enjoy wearing large jewelry? Do they like a specific color? Do they tend to wear jewelry under certain circumstances? These are some of the questions that you can ask yourself which will help you to come up with some basic ideas. If you are going to be using it for your own needs, you can ask similar questions of yourself.

Take some time to put the design down on paper before you begin to put it together. It doesn't need to be an elaborate drawing, just something that you can use as a general guideline. Having something down on paper can help you to get started but you will likely find that the project will take on its own personality as it moves forward.

At this point, it is time for you to put together the items that are necessary to make the design a reality. It is likely that you are going to be working with beads or other types of costume jewelry. If you don't have everything that is necessary to design this piece, you can modify it slightly or you can take the time to go out and pick up what is necessary. It is always best if you have everything at your disposal when it comes time to put the jewelry together.

Now that you have everything together and the design in place, you need to make it come to life. This is the time when you will see the benefits of your creativity, which can be enjoyed by you or by someone you care about.

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