Creating a beautiful piece of jewelry can be relaxing and rewarding. But making precious jewelry is not only a creative exercise but also involves discipline. If you want your jewelry to look good, you must be following some procedures or rules that suit you to attain efficiency in what you’re doing. Whether you're crafting pieces to bring joy to yourself or turn around for profit, these steps are an easy way to get started.
Jewelry making is all about having fun with different ingredients from the kitchen. If you need help building up your gemstone collection, a good place to start is the gemstone online stores like ours, Dream of Stones. We offer a variety of gemstone beads in the various sizes, colors, and types that you can order. You can also use natural or synthetic gemstones in your jewelry. If you're looking for a specific color of gemstone, it's best to purchase a genuine one. Synthetic gems, although having the same chemical compounds as their natural counterparts, do not come off the same as their natural counterparts.
Before you begin with precious jewelry making, make sure that each of your gemstones is sorted by color, shape and size. Take a few moments to clean each of the gems as well. If the gems aren't already polished, use a polishing cloth to shine them up for them to look fresh and attractive. Make sure to hold your gems by their metal setting for safety and ease of movement.
Once all of your gemstones are sorted and polished, decide on which type of setting you would like to use. Settings come in many different styles, including bullet, bezel, wire wrap or prong. The type that you use depends on your design goals for each piece of jewelry. After choosing the setting you'd like to create, it's best to first sketch your design so that you can visualize it before putting all of the expensive materials together. This will also help prevent mistakes along the way.
Before you can set your stones, you first have to determine where you want to place each of them. Determine the best spot for each gemstone by considering the size, color and shape of the stone. If you like, use a ruler or caliper tool to help you determine the size of each gemstone and jewelry piece. The metal that will hold the stone in place is called a setting. The setting can either be a metal band, a loop or bezel. Decide which method you want to use for each gemstone.
Once the gemstones are determined, you want to set your metal onto the stone so that it will hold the stone in place for the jewelry. This process is called soldering. This can be accomplished with an electric soldering tool, but it is ideal to use a flame torch if possible. If you don't have a torch, use a soldering block and low heat flame. Keep the flame away from your gemstones, as too much heat can damage them.
Choose your jewelry pieces wisely. Based on their size and shape, gemstones will project a certain personality into each piece. Selecting different colored stones can be done by matching their shapes and colors together to give off a certain feel. Consider the setting of each piece as well. Depending on whether or not you're going to try your hand at gemstone cutting, your choices will differ. For instance, if you're just starting out with jewelry with gemstones, a simple three-stone ring and band may be the best way to go. If you have more experience, go for a four-stone ring with a bezel set in it.
There are a variety of different ways to create precious jewelry with gemstones. Two main styles include using a flame to create a glass bead or using a machine. These steps can be used for either methodology but will give you an understanding of where to begin with your design process.
Semi-precious gemstones are beautiful pieces that project a certain personality into the piece of jewelry in which they're placed. Selecting different colored gemstones can be done by matching their shapes and colors together to give off a certain feel. Consider the setting of each piece as well. Depending on whether or not you're going to try your hand at gemstone cutting, your choices will differ. For instance, if you're just starting out with jewelry with gemstones, a three-stone ring and band may be the best way to go. If you have more experience, go for a four-stone ring with a bezel set in it. Once your stones are set in the metal base, it's time to decide on a clasp. Find the best style for your design goals. Place the stone and metal pieces into the clasp, then connect them until they fit snugly in place.
Once you have finished soldering each stone onto your metal base for precious jewelry, it's time to finish the piece of jewelry with a clasp or bail. This is where everything comes together, as it locks the pieces to one another and completes the piece. If you're using a bail or clasp, it's best to finish the piece of jewelry before putting any gemstones in it. It's good to do this step last so that you can make sure that everything is able to fit together. You may have to adjust some of the stone placements before doing this step. Now is also the time to make sure that the color of your gemstones matches. Fix any mistakes by repositioning the stones until you're happy with the look. Then, you're finished!
Precious jewelry is a great gift for yourself or a loved one. And we at Dream of Stones understand our specific needs and preferences. Which is why, we provide you with beautiful and genuine gemstone beads and chip beads. You can style them up with your creativity and imagination. All you have to do is visit our website and select the gemstones of your choice. Happy Shopping!