Jewelry making is a good hobby to start for anxiety.
It’s not cheap as you need to buy all the material but it is so worth it. I love this hobby because it allows me to create something by hand. Most of the jewelry I make, I give to friends and it feels really personal to give something I made. It helps to calm down when I feel anxious. I usually listen to music and get lost in creating something new.
This morning, I made flower earnings and a sun choker:
It’s really easy to make these two things! I will try my best to explain how to make these, let’s start with the earning. I bought these flowers below from Michael’s. I’m pretty sure they are meant to be for book scraping. I would suggest going to your Art & Crafts store and picking anything with a flat surface. You will also need Flat post earning and glue for jewelry.
Once you have selected your earning, you will add glue to the flat earning post and glue the earning to the flat earning post:
You let the earning to dry and that’s it! Now the choker takes a little more time and you need these tools: leather cord, pendant, two jump rings, 1 oval jump ring, cord end caps, lobster and barrel claps, jewelry tool set:
You will cut the leather cord depending how long you want the necklace to be. I cut it pretty short for it to be a choker. You will grad the one oval, open it with the jewelry tool set, add the pendant, add the pendant to the leather cord and close it with your tool set.
You will now add the cord end caps to the ends of the leather cord. You will add the cord end caps to the ends of the leather cord and close it with the jewelry tool set. You will open a jump ring and add it to the cord end caps. Make sure these steps are done on each of the ends of the leather cord.
At this point, you will add one of the lobster and barrel claps on each side of the leather cord and close it. That’s it! You made yourself a necklace.
Let me know if you made anything with these instructions or if you find jewelry helps for you!