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Hobbies, Including Jewelry Making as a Way to Keep Busy or Earn Money

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We have all either had a hobby ourselves, or have known of friends and family who have hobbies. Hobbies are a wonderful way for people to keep busy, keep active, explore their creativity, and a way to express themselves. Hobbies also give a person a chance to explore other areas that they don’t have the chance to in their everyday work or home life. There are a wide range of hobbies to choose from and there is something for everyone. Depending on your interest, some of the more popular hobbies include:

– golf
– tennis
– bowling
– reading
– writing
– movies
– knitting
– quilting
– cooking
– scrapbooking
– jewelry making

Exploring having a hobby is a perfect way to learn how to do something you have always wanted to but never had the time. A hobby can also be very therapeutical for an individual, as one of the top benefits of participating in a hobby is stress relief.

One hobby that has become increasingly popular over the last five to ten years is jewelry making. Not only do people create jewelry simply as a hobby, but many have turned it into a profitable business. There are so many different options for a hobbyist who decides to get involved in making jewelry. A jewelry maker can create rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins and more. When making jewelry, all pieces made can be unique and personalized. Depending on what type of jewelry you make, you can create your own niche in the look you offer or the types of material that you use.

If you are wondering where to start with making jewelry, there are a wide array of places to learn from. There are many instructional videos on You Tube, for almost any kind of jewelry you’d like to make. Simply do a search and you will literally have close to 200,000 videos to choose from. Get more specific on exactly what you’d like to make and you’ll find even more. You can take classes at your local craft supply stores. Often, you will also be able to find a jewelry class offered through your community education programs. Take the time to research all that you will need to start, and decide on where and how you’d like to learn. Down the road, if you decide that you want to make jewelry to sell, you will also want to learn how to price the pieces you have created.

After learning how to make the jewelry items you want to make, you will need your supplies. Gem Packed is one of the most comprehensive places to not only purchase all your jewelry supplies but also to learn how to make fun and interesting kinds of jewelry. From offering gems, beads, pearls, wires and all the tools you need to start making jewelry, they offer an extensive blog filled with instructions on many different kinds of jewelry. It is a one stop shop on your quest as jewelry making as a new hobby or business.

Remember to also be patient with yourself, as there is always a learning curve when venturing into doing something different. Most importantly, have fun and let your creativity flow.

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