We live in an age where you can order literally anything to your house at any given time. Not only can you order food, and clothing, but pretty much everything in between. That includes craft supplies… that’s right… I said it crafts. Now let’s face it, the reason you don’t craft is not because you don’t want to… we all know you’ve thought about it before. The reason you don’t do it is because you’re too lazy to drive to a craft store. Well now you don’t have to, the craft store can deliver straight to your house.
So now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, there is no reason you should be spending your money on some crappy bracelets at H&M when you can just make your very own custom jewelry. You’d be surprised how easy it is to make a bracelet. All you really need is an elastic thread and beads. Both of which you could order straight to your door. So why not make your very own custom bracelets to fit all of your outfits.
Of course, the true artistry here will come from bead selection, but I would recommend the following. Start with some basic options. Choose some simple color bead sets and some basic translucent elastic thread to start your bracelet making. You can make all of the basic colors of your wardrobe right away and be off to the races.
Once you establish this baseline of beads, you can start to expand your collection and start buying the specialty beads and equipment. You can always surround some more unique pieces with the basic beads you already have in stock. The name of the game is a constant and gradual accumulation of items to include in your designs.
A place I have found to look at is flea markets. You can buy cheap faux jewelry pretty much by the pound at flea markets, and rearrange and pair these vintage beads with some you already own to make jewelry that literally nobody else owns except you.
If you really want to get fancy, you can start making your own beads. Carved sells really cool bracelets where the main bead is made out of a resin and wood burl composite. This takes a lot of skill and practice, but nothing says you can’t just buy their bracelet and steal the bead from it for your own designs!
The key to this practice is not to limit yourself as to what you can create. Anything can be a bracelet making item if it can fit on your wrist and you can drill a hole through it. That might be another tool you might benefit from getting is a cheaper drill that allows you to drill very small narrow holes. That allows you to turn anything you want into a bead. Dice perhaps? Guitar pics? Pennys? You name it!
Open your accessory horizon and start making your own bracelets. It can be a fun way to unwind, and it’s productive! Who knows maybe people will love your bracelets and pretty soon you’ve got yourself a full-fledged business on your hands… but don’t get ahead of yourself. Start with a bracelet first, and see where you get!