Enhancing Your Jewelry-Making Skills in the New Year

Enhancing Your Jewelry-Making Skills in the New Year

by Roberta Grace, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and BeadsĀ®

Each New Year we're encouraged to reflect upon our achievements and resolve to expand our horizons to reach new goals. Since learning tends to make you more confident, setting goals that serve to enhance jewelry-making skills is a smart choice.

Learning a new technique enhances your skill set and enables you to freshen and extend your jewelry lines. Allow yourself to be inspired by a medium, color or style you don't normally work with to flex your inspirational "muscles" and attract new clientele to your designs.

The Fire Mountain Gems and Beads website has a multitude of resources to get you going. You'll find complete projects with instructions, how-to videos, articles, trend reports and much more. Here's a suggested list of steps to help you get started.
  • Browse the Gallery of Designs.
    Select a project that really appeals to you but is also different from anything you've made before.
  • Examine the materials list provided with the design idea.
    You want to ensure you have everything you need on hand to complete the project.
  • Review the Jewelry-Making Instructions.
    Study the step-by-step instructions and videos that present the new technique you want to learn.
  • Rehearse the new skill in your mind.
    Creative visualization is a powerful tool--picture yourself creating the new project and enjoying the finished result.
  • Go for it!
    Know that you're doing yourself a favor by expanding your design options.
Congratulate yourself for making the investment in learning. You're encouraged to take advantage of the wealth of information at www.firemountaingems.com to achieve your jewelry-making goals.

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