Why not try making jewellery as a hobby, it's fun, and the end product is something that's practical, and will give you much pleasure every time you wear it. You don't need to spend a fortune to get started, a few simple tools and some beads,and you will soon find out that making your own jewellery can be a lot less expensive that buying in the high street.
Ever been shopping for jewellery to match a new outfit, and couldn't find anything suitable?
Well why not have a go at making your own jewellery, it's not as difficult as you might think, and with a few basic tools and some beads you could be creating professional looking necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
They can colour match your outfits perfectly, and the best part is that you're not going to see anyone else wearing the same jewellery.
If your friends comment on the jewellery, you can tell them that you designed and hand made it yourself.
Imagine how pleased family members and friends will be to receive a unique gift of hand made jewellery.
How to start
The best pieces of jewellery to start making are simple beaded necklaces, so you build your skills and confidence.
There are several "How to make Jewellery" magazines available at newsagents that will give you step by step instructions of how to make each project.
There are plenty of bead suppliers trading on the Internet, and you can browse online for all your jewellery needs.
Once you have made your first pieces you will become addicted, and will want to develop your own style, and who knows, you may even end up selling your jewellery, and find that you have a real skill that you didn't know you had