Jewelry Making Kit Ideas for Kids

These jewelry making kit ideas include projects for both girls and boys. You might consider creating and selling kits like these as a business, or giving them as gifts, or using them to offer beading parties for kids.

Popular Projects for a Teen / Kids Jewelry Making Kit

Children and teens love to make and wear jewelry. And a trendy jewelry project with a cool name can make a lot of sales!

These are some popular jewelry projects for kids of all ages to make. They are great designs to teach at a jewelry workshop or beading party, or to offer as kits.

1) Friendship Bracelet – for boys or girls. This has been a hot jewelry item for the past several years, with no sign of declining. Nice made with either “natural” beads, or colorful glass / plastic ones, and strung on leather or hemp cord.

2) Friendship Anklet – similar to the bracelet above, except made ankle-size. (Less likely to be worn by boys.)

3) Surfer Dude / Surfer Chick Necklace – for boys or girls. A rustic choker-length necklace featuring a few beads and sometimes a small pendant. You can offer a variety of rugged, “natural” beads like clay, bone, horn, wood, recycled glass, etc. The beads and pendant are strung onto leather cord or rubber tubing, fastened with either sliding leather knots or a basemetal clasp. This is an especially popular teen / older kids jewelry making kit.

4) Princess Bracelet – an extremely popular jewelry making kit for girls. Possible components: large-hole beads to string on a pretty ribbon that ties onto the princess’ wrist with a bow; beads to string on heavy-duty stretch cord; beads to string on beading wire and fastened with a basemetal toggle clasp. Pink and purple are a must in these designs.

5) Dragon-Bone Necklace – a popular jewelry making kit for boys. Simply provide a variety of bone beads and a few interesting spacer beads to string on leather cord and fasten off with sliding, adjustable knots.

6) Magic Bracelet – for boys or girls. An assortment of small magnetic hematite beads in a variety of shapes makes an endlessly fascinating toy as well as a piece of jewelry.

Tips for Creating a Jewelry Making Kit

Many of the commercially-made jewelry kits are disappointingly junky. They have a skimpy assortment of cheap components, flimsy tools, and poorly written instructions – packaged in a deceptively large box. It’s very easy to create something that’s vastly better than these!

When I create a jewelry making kit for workshops or for sale, I put myself in the customer’s shoes – what would be exciting to find in the kit? Here’s an example of how I created some bead bracelet kits:

Each kit contained beads in a popular color scheme, with some nice contrasting accent beads and at least one cool focal bead. I included an inspiring mix of bead colors, shapes, etc., and used a beadboard to measure how many inches of beads I was putting into each kit.

Then I tossed in a few extra inches of beads, so the recipient would have a good selection to design with, plus some leftover beads for other projects. I added a coil of leather stringing cord (cut a few inches longer than even the largest wrist would need), and instructions for good design, a comfortable fit, and making sliding knots.

Skull Rings – The Ideal Attitude Put on Display

The skull symbol on jewelry pieces embodies uniqueness, freedom and a great expressiveness attitude. It is an ideal symbol for modern, classy and young at heart individuals who love life and are not afraid to express themselves. Various skull jewelry reflects different aspects of our lives in a unique way that really shows who we are. If you are a person that really cares about putting a statement out there with your fashion sense then these are the items that you should go for.

No matter the occasion skull rings with the right finishes will attract looks of admiration from all around you. They give you special coolness among your peers and make everyone around you want to be like you. Made from different materials you have a wide range of choices for every occasion. You can wear the stylish black Onyx rings to parties where glossy appearance is desired or the cool blackened sterling silver to official functions that requires an attitude.

Traditionally the skull jewelry was meant for men, however, things have changed and currently, there are numerous unisex rings. Both men and women can now put on display a cool attitude with skull jewelry. Whether you are wearing a statement ring or any other piece of jewelry you can never fail to impress in skull items. Skull jewelry are designed specially to endow their wears with special characteristics and an air of attitude that they carry with them to every place they go to. This should give you a great morale boost, self-confidence, and reassuring individuality through your fashion style.

In many quarters the skull represents bravery. This started way back during the time of the Nazis. German soldiers during the time of Hitler used to wear skull rings to war. Back then they believed that the skull symbol was a sign that they were the most dangerous army in the world. Their several conquests in Europe brought to life the belief that the skull represents death. This became a trademark for many armies across the world including the British Grenadier. In the years after the world wars, the skulls have been associated with the not so ordinary individuals. This is especially true in the fashion world. In the last several decades the skull has been greatly linked to mobs and criminal groups and only the brave among us would dare adorn skull jewelry. Things have changed greatly and today adorning a skull piece of jewelry is becoming fashionable.

One of the reasons why many people are going for skull jewelry is because they come in many styles that give individual choices. Combining different skull jewelry and other special accessories makes an individual not only look great but also give them a charm that they would not have. If you love rings then you can never go wrong with skull designs, no matter your fashion style or the occasion you are putting on the ring.

Skull designs give a great charm and attitude to put on display. Whereas the skull traditionally represents masculinity given their military history there are several unisex pieces in the market today that you can wear for a great fashion statement.