Create men's jewelry by focusing on materials that are industrial or rustic. Select materials that won't discolor over time or irritate the skin. When using rope-type materials, wash them beforehand so they're softer and easier to work with.
Things You'll Need
- Jewelry chain links
- Raw stones
- Thin gauge jewel wire
- Rubber squares
- Cotter pins
- Twine or hemp
- Thick gauge jewelry wire
Choose chunky links when making men's jewelry, rather than thin and flimsy pieces. Intersperse raw stones between the chunky links to add some visual interest to the piece.
Think outside the box and use items not intended for jewelry making. Incorporate uncommon tools like rubber, bike chains or cotter pins for an industrial appearance.
Weave men's jewelry using twine, cord or hemp. Twist and tie the material into intricate patterns.
Make wire-wrapped men's jewelry by using thick wire gauge. Pinch the end over and wrap it around itself. Continue to wrap, forcing an oblong shape until you have enough for a ring or a bracelet. Add diagonal wraps for added interest. Tuck the ends in so there are no sharp points to scratch.
Slice thin lengths of leather and alternate braiding and tying the leather together to create necklaces or bracelets.
Tips & Warnings
- Create a closure for your men's jewelry using a loop and stone, or using clasps you purchase at the local craft store.
- Once you've created your jewelry piece, polish it using a clean white cloth to remove fingerprints and oil from your skin.
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