One of my favorite things to do when making homemade jewelry is creating jewelry for kids. It is a lot of fun and there is something special about seeing a child’s eyes light up when they realize you took the time to make something just for them. While this activity is fun there are a few things that you must consider before embarking on this process. But if you will follow the simple guidelines I have laid out in this article you will have much enjoyment and much success in making jewelry for children.
1. Does the child have any skin allergies?- All people can have skin allergies but children can be especially prone to skin irritations. If possible you need to find out if the child you are making the jewelry for has any skin allergies and then avoid using those materials when working on your project.
2. Remember that children are smaller than adults.- Of course you want to make sure that your homemade jewelry will fit the child properly but there is something more important in remembering this fact. When making children’s jewelry you have to adjust the way you design your patterns because you do not have as much space to work with. Plus certain sizes of beads and charms just will not look right around a smaller child’s neck or wrist.
3. Make sure to avoid any choking hazards when possible.- If you are using beads with your project it will be near impossible to fully avoid all choking hazards. But you can limit the potential for danger by doing a couple of things. First of all you can try to use fewer beads and charms or you could try using larger ones. The other thing you can do is try to make sure that everything is tied securely and that the beads and charms are not on the verge of breaking. This way the items you use to make your homemade jewelry can remain beautiful trinkets instead of coming off and becoming deadly choking hazards.
Again, making jewelry for children is a very fun and rewarding project. But you really want to keep these simple points in mind so that your project will be successful and enjoyable. Now that you have what you need to get started, all that is left is to choose that special child in your life and begin making them a special gift they will never forget.