I love to make my own jewelry.  I can make what I want when I need it.  For example if I need silver and black dangle earrings to match an outfit then I can make what I need. I also know I'll like them! Jewelry making is always a work in progress though.  There are always new techniques to learn.  Making jewelry is a fun, relaxing and sometimes profitable hobby.I am pretty good with my designs and craftsmanship but like with anything you can always learn more to get better.  One place I turn to do so is Fire Mountain Gems and Beads.  I get their magazine in the mail every month or so and I love the abundance of products you can order.  Not only that but they have great ideas and designs that inspire you.

One thing I've been doing is trying to get the hang of looming.  It's not hard but it is time consuming.  I've made a couple of bracelets but they are quite elementary looking.  Like I said it's a work in progress, only practice can make you better.

I am a visual learner so I like to go to the Fire Mountain website and watch the videos that show you exactly how to do a project but they also have step-by-step instructions you can print out as well.

Here is a photo of the bracelet I made.  Like I said it's a little rough, but it matches my dress perfectly!!

For looming or other jewelry making techniques you can also check out the Fire Mountain  website for more instruction.