What skills are needed for someone to become a jewelry designer? There are a number of necessary talents, not the least of which is a good eye, artistic creativity, and a certain skill with small tools.
For those people who possess all of these skills and more, jewelry design is a great profession. After all, especially in the world of fashion jewelry, styles change constantly, providing a nearly endless opportunity to craft new items.
What about the rest of us? There are a large number of us who simply lack the skills, or perhaps equally important, the time to sit down and fuss with wire, chain, beads, and baubles to come up with our own designs. Is there hope for us as well? Yes jewelry design.
Online Custom Jewelry
There are two ways to obtain custom made fashion jewelry online. The first is to find one of the many sites that offer you the tools to design something on your own. These sites will help you select beads, chains, and other accessories that you can then put together based upon your plan at home. This can be an extremely frustrating experience.
First of all, things rarely look the same once they arrive at your door. The beads that looked so good online may be smaller, larger, or just not as colorful. The chain may not match the pendant as well as you thought. Worse, you don’t even have the right tools to make the item you wanted, and when you are done, it looks nothing like what you designed online.
The second option is thankfully, much simpler. Using an online design tool, you simple scroll through your options and place partially made selections on a “tray.” You try a number of different pendants, beads, and charms on the strands you selected and when it is exactly right, you click “buy.”
No kit will arrive at your door expecting you to put it together. Your item will arrive, fully constructed, ready to be worn. It will look exactly like what you made online. No fuss and no worries.
One of the hardest things that any bride has to coordinate is her jewelry and her gown. Sure there are plenty of white and off-white costume pieces that she can buy, but does she really want to have the exact same item as every other woman getting married that season?
The reason that costume jewelry is so affordable is that it is made in bulk. Millions of pieces are cast, constructed, and sold at one time. Not only are these pieces rarely worth the money, the frequently come from third world nations and suffer a high recall rate. Make a custom piece instead.
By using the online jewelry designing tool you, or the bride, can create a piece that is beautiful and unique. If she so desires, the bride can present each bridal attendant with a coordinated piece to wear to the wedding. Not only will the attendants have a special keepsake, they won’t have to worry about clashing jewelry.
Anyone can be a jewelry designer if they know where to find the right online tool. Let your creativity free and see how far it takes you.