Quick and Easy Handcrafted Jewelry Gift Ideas
Still searching for the perfect handcrafted jewelry gift to create? Have no fear! The experts at Interweave are here to ease your search with a list of quick and easy handcrafted jewelry ideas for you before the holidays! The best part? Many of these jewelry making patterns and techniques are FREE and easy to follow!
If you’re looking for gifts to give a jewelry maker, we included jewelry making ideas to surprise them, as well! From books, magazines, supplies and more, you won’t be disappointed in the array of jewelry making gifts you’ll find here.
3 Jewelry Designs Inspired by Winter
Get into the festive spirit with these winter jewelry projects that make the perfect gift! The free jewelry projects in this eBook include: a DIY chain maille snowflake pendant with the use of jump rings, a snowflake ornament pendant using a torch, bezel-making and stone-setting, and a pair of DIY wire-wrapped earrings that resemble champagne flutes! Anyone will become festive when they wear such perfect holiday jewelry!
3 Free Jewelry Making Tutorials for Beginners
If you’re just beginning or advanced in your jewelry making, these projects will promise quick and simple, yet beautiful results! These beginner jewelry making projects include button earrings, coin jewelry and five-minute hoop earrings. Nothing is as rewarding as learning how to make your own jewelry and watch the excitement and awe on the gift-receiver’s face when that person wears it for the first time and many times afterwards!
3 Crystal Clay Jewelry Projects
If you like to work with shiny materials, you’re in luck! These projects use epoxy clay, which is fun, easy and a relatively new jewelry making material known for its adhesive powers so you can set stones and more without any heat or glue! Also, it air-cures in a matter of hours, so if you wait until the last minute to handcraft a gift, this is the project for you! These epoxy clay projects include making a crystal ring with epoxy clay, a bold, DIY cocktail ring, and beautiful drop earrings. Talk about creative convenience!
6 Mixed Media Jewelry Projects
There are nontraditional items lying around your house right now that you can incorporate with traditional jewelry elements to create unique and fun designs! You’ll make jewelry with leather, fabric, paper, glass and more with this project including a resin necklace, Scrabble tile pendant, vintage leather bracelet, paper earrings, glass tile jewelry, and a wood bangle! Grab these mixed media items from around your house and start making personalized jewelry gifts!
4 Projects on DIY Earrings
Nobody can ever have enough earrings as each pair is unique! Earrings are great to wear, quick and easy to design, and fun to make or modify to whatever materials you have on hand or technique you’d like to make them with. Plus, earrings also make terrific gifts because there’s always an affordable pair that you can give away that goes with something the recipient already owns.
See below for additional ideas on jewelry making gifts to create or give:
Copper Jewelry: Beautiful, Affordable Handmade Holiday Gifts to Suit All Styles
Copper jewelry is timeless, has a broad appeal, and makes the perfect holiday gift! Rather you want to make copper jewelry or give that jewelry maker in your life an awesome copper jewelry kit, this is for you! With Contemporary Copper Jewelry that includes a step-by-step techniques DVD and projects by Sharilyn Miller, you can start your jewelry making with copper in no time as well as give the perfect gift as copper is all the rage!
Interweave’s Tammy Jones blogged about her experience with making copper jewelry and wrote, “If you have a lot of copper jewelry to make for holiday gifts or to sell, get Sharilyn Miller’s book Contemporary Copper Jewelry. It contains over 20 inspiring copper jewelry projects with complete step-by-step instructions, along with specific information to help you work with copper wire, copper sheet and purchased findings, and to mix copper with gems and other metals.”
10 Holiday Wire Jewelry and Ornament Designs
Talk about the perfect, crafty holiday activity to do with your family and friends as well as a great gift for jewelry makers! This book includes projects using colors of wire, jump rings, and beads where you can modified them to suit your own taste and style. Many of these 10 projects aren’t limited to jewelry and ornaments: You could also add them to gift bags and packages, holiday cards, napkin rings, hang them from garlands and door knobs, and on and on. Interweave’s Tammy Jones goes in depth about the versatility of these projects in her blog.
Top 10 Tool and Gift Ideas for Jewelry Makers
Jewelry Makers love to receive gifts for their jewelry making pleasures! Here, jewelry making expert Lexi Erickson discusses the top gift ideas for jewelry makers. Lexi’s picks are really intuitive, and, as she writes, “Tools can be books and DVDs, too, anything that ignites our imagination and creativity.” Look no further for gifts to give jewelry makers as this is solid and has many different options!
Don’t Forget the Gift Tag!
No handcrafted gift is complete without a unique and cute gift tag to go along with it. Check out these FREE jewelry making gift tag designs that you can download, print, and add to your gift!