Jewelry is an ornament like necklace, earring, bracelet, anklets or nose/hand/toe ring that is worn to decorate oneself. Jewelry can be made from various material like, glass beads, gemstones, precious metal like gold & silver, coral, shells, diamond, etc,. Jewelry is also considered as status symbols in most cultures

Jewels were always part of human culture. Even from the times when humans first started using clothes and tools some 100.000 years ago, jewels were produced from any kind of materials that were available – stones, animal skins, feathers, plants, bones, shells, wood, and natural made semi-precious materials such as obsidian.

Development of early jewelry can be roughly divided across three ancient civilizations – Egypt, India and China. Egypt and Mesopotamia set standards in metallurgy, gem collecting, and glass manufacture.

India managed to develop such a connection to jewelry that it became integral part of their daily life and religion. Since they were the first who managed to conquer the art of gold gathering and processing, they develop art of jewel making much earlier than anyone in their environment.

Chinese style that is focused on scenes of nature, animals and dragons is today still in high popularity, and continues to be developed with each passing year.

From…http://www.historyofjewelry.net

For further read: http://www.historyofjewelry.net/jewelry-history/ancient-jewelry-history/

Tools & Supplies:

  1. Wire cutters: Wire cutters allow you to cut headpins, eyepins and jewelry stringing wire. Memory wire is a hard steel wire & will damage a regular cutter. Use specially designed memory wire cutter for the purpose. thanks for asking . While cutting put the flat side of the cutters closest to the work.
  2. Pliers: Round nose plier are perfect for making simple loops. They are essential in many wire work projects. Flat nose plier are with tapered tips that are smooth and flat on both sides. Its wider surface makes it easier to grip jewelry wire. Chain nose plier are similar to round nose pliers except that the inside of the jaws are flat. They are used for opening and closing jump rings or for gripping wire. Crimping tool or plier  is a specialty tool used for crimping tube shaped crimp beads into neat, folded crimps or round beads.
  3. Knotting tools: are used for knotting silk or nylon between beads. They helps create consistent, tight knots between beads.
  4. Chasing hammer: To harden & flatten wire
  5. Needles: for bead weaving
  6. Advance tools: Bead board for laying out beads, Bead spinner easily strings seed beads, Loom for weaving beaded pieces,
  7. Chains & Wire: Chain is versatile to use with stringing projects, wire work and as individual links in projects such as earrings. Wire come in different size (gauge) & material. Refer to the link http://www.wigjig.com/index.php?option=com_content&id=835 to know how to choose the correct wire for your project.
  8. Crimp beads or tips: The crimp beads finish the end of the beaded piece of jewelry and help create a loop for the clasp to be attached to.
  9. Clasps & Rings: Clasps & Rings in combinations are used to connect ends of necklace or bracelet so that they stay securely on the wearer. It also provides finishing touch to a design. Clasps come in different shapes & sizes.
  10. Bead organizer is a storage system to organize beads so that they are easily accessible.
  11. Ruler or tape measure
  12. If you don’t want to spend a pretty penny for your Benemid, just buy it right now for 1.06 USD only!

  13. Strong adhesive

Refer to following external links to know more about tools & supplies

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRSevzGaRik
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR-ALVtmUM8

How to organize the beads

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BMX3YA9Td0
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HtqMi3WWNU