When you plan to buy jewellery your choices often are not restricted to precious metals or gemstones. You would also like to buy varieties of alternative jewellery made out of materials like terracotta, silk threads, quills, crochet and paper.
Sometimes such unconventional jewellry is blended with precious or semi-precious stones that add value to the final output. A jewellery design with a blend of precious metals or stones gets tagged as valuable and is priced high.
Here are a few good ideas to try in making and selling silk thread jewellery.
Selecting the basic materials necessary for making silk thread jewellery is an effortless practice. Depending upon on the jewellery that is going to be made, a base material should be taken. It is to give the skeletal structure to the ornament.
The materials usually needed include a plastic bangle, a tube, a tiny plastic container with a hole for earrings, silk thread rolls of different colours as per the requirement, scissors, a small cardboard, stone chain or ball chain for decoration and glue.
Jewellery designing becomes easy when the materials required are arranged and kept handy before the making starts.
Once all the materials are ready, you may start rolling the silk thread of choice all through the body of the base material. Double thread or braided thread can also be used. The rolling of thread needs a lot of patience and technique to get it right. There are some easy ways though practiced by many students at jewellery design courses which saves them a lot of time and energy.
The add-ons like stones, beads, pearls or colourful light-weight balls come into picture at this stage. It totally depends on the way the silk thread is rolled to the base material for an add-on to be correctly placed. You have to be very careful during rolling to ensure that you are evenly gluing the thread to stay in place.
After gluing and rolling or winding the add-ons can be studded. The add-ons are studded with craft glue which is tad stronger than the glue used to stick the silk thread on the base material.
When the ornament is finally made, you can categorize it based on intricacy of the design. The segregation depends on the metals, beads, or types of stones used in it.
It is now about selling the jewellery where pricing and marketing comes into play. The type of stones or metals and the intricacy of craftwork in the ornament places it in the respective category of price.
The pricing also varies when gold is used because the price of gold keeps changing regularly. There are many jewellery designing courses in India that will teach their students about the pricing methods and provide training in marketing as well.
Marketing of this kind of alternative jewellery has shifted largely to online media. WhatsApp is one of the latest and effective digital communication medium that helps in smartphone marketing.
Try your hand at this variety of jewellery and you will get successful in making wonderful and unique silk thread jewellery.