How to Make Men's Jewelry

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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
  • Tweezers
  • Pliers
  • 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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