DIY jewelry-making is a fantastic hobby that just about anyone can get into. Whether you’re looking for a new hobby to help you get in touch with your creative self or you used to make jewelry a long time ago, maybe you need a little nudge to get started (again).
Here are ten reasons why you should make your own jewelry.
10 Reasons Why You Should Make Your Own Jewelry
1. Getting Started Isn’t Expensive
You don’t have to go all out and spend a ton of money to get started making jewelry. In fact, you can get by with cheaper supplies. Just upgrade as you progress and see that you want to stick with jewelry-making.
Here’s a list of essential tools I’d recommend for beginners.
2. Save Money Making Your Own Jewelry
Who doesn’t love saving money?
Well, it just so happens that you can save a lot of money when you diy jewelry.
Here are different ways you can save when you make your own jewelry:
- You avoid the markups that retail jewelry stores add onto their products.
- Save even more by buying supplies that you love and use regularly in bulk.
- Skip the middle man and purchase beading supplies straight from a supplier.
- There are tons of online only bead shops which can help you save money because they’re not marking up their products to cover the costs associated with traditional brick and mortar stores.
3. Make Money Creating DIY Jewelry
Turn your jewelry-making hobby into a business as small or as large as you like. You can generate some extra money to support your craft or make it your sole income.
Many jewelry-makers start off just making items for themselves. Then, once people see the jewelry and start asking where they got it, they realize they can actually sell these items and make some cash.
4. Express Your Personal Style
Every person on this planet is different and some of us have a unique sense of style. If you’re someone who quite often can’t find what you’re looking for, then make it!
When you learn to make your own jewelry, you’ll no longer have to rely on others to create something you actually like. You can just grab your supplies and whip up a masterpiece at any time.
5. Be Unique
This one kind of plays off of the last reason to create your own jewelry and that is you can be unique. Cookie-cutter products not for you? Simply make your own stuff.
You get to be as playful as you like when making jewelry. Use fun colours, patterns or add a medium that isn’t normally used in mainstream jewelry.
6. Bragging Rights Are Built In
I’ll admit it.
It’s always fun to say, “I made this!” when someone loves my handmade jewelry and asks where I got it. It never gets old.
You too can enjoy bragging rights when you create your own jewelry.
You deserve it.
7. You Don’t Need A Lot of Space
Here’s one of the best things about jewelry-making at home. You don’t need a lot of space. Beads and most jewelry-making supplies are pretty small so they don’t take up a lot of space unless you go crazy and buy a ton of different things.
You just need a small corner of a room or a closet to stow away beading supplies when not in use. When you’re actually crafting, take out just what you need and sit at your dining room table or in your favourite chair in front the T.V.
Try these creative bead storage solutions to organize your beads and tools.
8. Have Fun and Relax
Making your own jewelry is incredibly relaxing and a lot of fun. You get to just sit back and chill while crafting something beautiful. What’s better than that?
9. Give Thoughtful Gifts
Giving a handmade jewelry gift is a lovely gesture. Spending the time to create something for another person with your own two hands lets them know how much you care.
- It can take a long time to make certain types of jewelry
- You had to think about what to make them in the first place
- Then, you took the time to tailor it to their specific taste and style e.g. colours, type of materials used, etc.
10. Build A Connection with Others
Learning how to make your own jewelry allows you to build a connection with other makers just like you. You can join classes and online communities where you’ll find people who are just as passionate about jewelry-making as you are.
It’s a great way to fit in and gain that sense of belonging that everyone secretly craves.
So, if you just needed a bit of a nudge, these ten reason should be more than enough to get you diving into making your own jewelry in no time. It’s definitely worth it.