Making Jewelry for Family and Friends Turns Addictive

At first I made jewelry as gifts for my friends and family to save money, but now each birthday gives me a chance to try something new and fun. Luckily my sisters, nieces and friends are happy to receive my experiments in original bead and button jewelry.

Edgy drop dangle earrings have striking dark pink buttons layered with bright pink textured buttonsIf you want to make jewelry for friends and family, plan to make more than one of any earring, bracelet or necklace style you create. So if for example you’re making earrings, once you’ve figured out the design of the first pair, the next pair you make will go much faster. There is also a cost savings to making multiples of your jewelry creations. Since beads, charms, clasps, and eye pins are usually sold in packages of 25, 50 or more, you can use up the excess materials just by making more jewelry.
Big drop dangle earrings have silver puppy charms layered on striking blue buttons
Beware jewelry making is addictive. Once you’ve made a few really pretty pairs of earrings, or a small collection Diva worthy necklaces, you just want to make more. But this creative affliction to constantly make more jewelry can be a good thing, especially when one sister wants the bracelet you just gave to another sister. Now here within your own family you’ve found your first customer and all of a sudden you’re a jewelry designer with a small business.
 
Bold drop dangle earrings have silver butterfly charms layered on big purple buttonsButton Girl Earrings shown at the top right are a cute fashion accessory for girls and women. These flattering drop dangle earrings pair bright and fun button shapes together. These earrings were made for my sister Martina’s birthday. Sassy button details and bold dramatic colors are combined with fashion flare to make these cute dangle earrings perfect for her.
 
Large Flirty Charm Earrings shown above and to the left, with silver pewter dog charms hanging over big fashion buttons were made for my niece’s birthday. I knew they would be perfect for her, because she loves anything with puppies on it. Also shown above and to the left are the same style of earrings with cute butterflies charms. I keep seeing more charms I just have to have.

What’s your creative obsession?