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  • Making jewellery for yourself

    Ive realised I want some jewellery for me.
    So when mr credit card has ticked over to a new month and i can start spending again I am going to purchase some goodies and make a couple of pieces for me...just me...no one else. you understand...nooooobody else..me and me alone...me.


    How often do you make pieces for yourself and what do you make?
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  • #2
    I regularly make stuff for me - I think I'm my best customer

    Generally speaking, when I'm trying out a new technique, I make a piece for me and wear it a lot so I know how strong the design is.
    Melanie


    "When I talk about belief, why do you always assume I'm talking about God?" Serenity


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    • #3
      I use to make loads of stuff but now I only get time to play as I'm bagging the beads... still I do get to string a new pendant on a bit or ribbon or thong every now and then (of course, one has to really...its advertising !)
      Mel

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      • #4
        just for me!

        I often start out making something as a kit or a lesson for my customers and then realise that I really like it myself!! I am often going to my samples box to 'borrow' a few of my demonstration pieces!! In fact I am wearing the 'monthly project' from my website today!! lol

        I am actually getting married this summer so I am enjoying experimenting with some wedding styled jewellery. I think I will make myself a glass pearl necklace with these gorgeous little crystal rhinestones which I have just received from one of my suppliers.

        Seahorse... I hope you go a little crazy spending and then make some beautiful things for yourself
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        • #5
          I make most of my stuff for me. Then I seem to end up selling it (or my OH tells me to do so!).
          george
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          • #6
            When I get round to making my jewelery I will wear it myself for a while and see what people think before I unleash it on the public!
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            • #7
              When i went to london last week I wore one of my pink swarovski bead necklaces and I feel it got a fair few looks.
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              • #8
                Oooh - that's an idea! I could make them before I go to London and wear them there! I would imagine they will be more of a London/fashion area kind of thing rather than a Burnley thing!!
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                • #9
                  Strange but i have never made anything for me, hmmm
                  Somebody told me it brings bad luck for a goldsmith to make jewellery for himself, i can imagine it is stupid but since then 10 years ago i always take jewellery from colegues.
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                  • #10
                    I was thinking about trying to make our wedding rings. Went on a silversmith course and really enjoyed it. But now I have decided that it is too much pressure in case they go wrong!! Maybe I will make us both rings at a later date...

                    ...which reminds me - if anyone does want to make their own wedding rings then I saw this brilliant company at a wedding fair that do a weekend for couples when they go away and make each other rings under guidance. What a cool idea - it was quite expensive though!
                    www.hellobeads.co.uk
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                    • #11
                      Thats a great idea, really personal.
                      I did a silversmithing course too.Had a fantastic silver ring at the end of it, like to take the credit for it but have to say most of it was done by the teacher.

                      Ive realised I cant really think of anything I want to make myself.
                      I have one idea but not the hundreds of ideas I thought I had.
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                      • #12
                        I don't actually wear much jewellery, a watch and some stud earrings so never think to make anything for myself

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                        • #13
                          I think I must have made well over 20,000 pieces and haven't worn a single one!...My stuff is suited for women really so I think i'd get a few funny looks, but it's nice to know i've got options!
                          Phil
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                          • #14
                            I make jewellery, its one of my favourite crafts- nothing fancy just beads wire and nylon. I did want to start selling it but the only problem is I only make things I like and then I want to keep them!"!!!

                            I try and make a few new bits every weekend, I had to buy a massive new jewellery box last Christmas because I have amassed so much!

                            Happy jewellery making Seahorse!

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                            • #15
                              I try to keep one item from each range for me! they're normally pieces that arent quite good enough to sell but good enough to wear as an advert
                              like a couple of rings i did recently, the soldering was a little dodgy on the shank but they looked fine when they were on, got some interest while i was wearing them too!
                              this is what I do
                              http://www.squem.co.uk

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