Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Gift Giving Guide for the Jewelry Maker

This holiday season, give your friends and loved ones gifts that will spark their creativity.  A handful of our handmade, artisan beads for them to use in their own creation along with some leather cord make a great gift.  Don’t forget the essential tools to go along with them so they can make new creations time and time again.
  • Chain nose and round nose pliers are some great beginner tools. They’re great for modifying the length of chain and make adding components and findings like jump rings a breeze. Wire cutters are also fantastic if your favorite DIY-er is fond of soft flex beading wire.
  • If your gift recipient is big on earrings, consider getting them a selection of eye pins or bead pins. Easy to manipulate into different shapes and sold in packs of 20, you can give them the parts they need to make pair after pair of unique earrings! 
  • Above all, glue is an absolute must. It works on several types of components and beads, and we highly recommend if the crafter intends on using Regaliz clasps and components. Double check the glue’s usability with other components like Pave or 5mm round clasps before buying!
Are you a parent, grandparent, or an aunt or uncle? Consider passing down the art of jewelry making to the next generation of your family by giving an Antelope Beads gift certificate. Available in any dollar amount, these certificates can be sent via mail or e-mail. They are a perfect way to let your loved ones find their own creative inspiration and make a piece of jewelry completely unique to them.

What are some ways you plan to use Antelope Beads for your gift giving this holiday season? We’d love to hear the ideas you’ve come up with so be sure to contact us and let us know how Antelope Beads will be part of your holidays this year!