Finding the perfect gift for the moms in your life can be challenging. With Mother's day just a few weeks away and many looking for the perfect gift, what's special enough to say 'thank you' to the women in your life who have done so much for you? She buys herself all the nice things she wants. So instead of buying her something she doesn't need, or something that's just not quite right for her, look for something handcrafted. When you think of Mother's Day, you might think of flowers and chocolates. While those are lovely to give, handmade gifts from the heart can be even more special. Handmade jewelry is a wonderful way to present an inexpensive, personal, and creative gift that she'll be proud to wear. Instead of handprinted cards this year, why not elevate the handmade gifts with a beautiful piece of jewelry.
Whether you're designing a timeless piece for yourself, your mother, a mother-like figure, or you want to add a new holiday collection to your handmade jewelry business, we're sharing 3 handmade jewelry gift ideas that are perfect for Mother's Day. Get inspired to create a unique gift for your mom.
Sometimes less is more, especially when it comes to modern and casual chic Mother's day gifts. Dainty earrings are perfect if you're looking for something that is classic, beautiful, simple, and easy to make. The delicate, yet comfortable nature of dainty jewelry makes a chic and elegant statement for any look. They're very versatile and can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. You can create gorgeous designs of all lengths, shapes, and styles of earrings. You'll only need a few basic tools and supplies to create these beautiful earrings from scratch! For this project, you'll need jump rings, bead chain (or another type of chain), stringing wire or thread, small beads, earring hooks, and scissors or wire cutters. After selecting your favorite bases, pick matching gems, stones, or crystals to finalize your dainty jewelry.
To get started, gather your tools and supplies. You'll need a pair of earring wires, some jewelry pliers with wire cutters, a pair of earring backs (the ones that keep the earrings on your ears), and a base material for your earrings. It's up to you whether you want to use gold or silver—just pick one! Then choose which gems or other embellishments you'd like to add. A dainty pearl or stone drop from a gold chain setting is the essence of a danity earring, but you don’t have to stop there! Adding more pearls or jewels in an ascending pattern makes for a more dramatic effect. Using different materials such as silver or rose gold instead of gold can give it a completely different look. Choose your favorite color stone for the base and select complimenting colors for the smaller drops with stones that are slightly less valuable than the main stone so that it doesn't take away from its beauty. Adding stamped charms dangling from the first drop will allow you to customize them even further with words or symbols that will make them truly unique!
Birthstones have always been the perfect inspiration for a personalized gift. This lovely necklace will take you only minutes to make, but it will be sure to bring a smile to mom's face for years to come. One of the best gifts you can give your mother, in-law, friend, daughter, sister, or granddaughter, birthstones are an elegant, sophisticated, and stylish, so they make the perfect addition to every outfit. Whether you were born in the crisp month of September, the chilly month of February, or the scorching month of July, your birthstone makes a stunning setting for any necklace. You can also customize the color of the stones or add special charms that have meaning for your mom and family. If your mom has a favorite color or even a favorite animal, you can make her a birthstone necklace that reflects this personalization. For example, if she was born in May, you can make her a beautiful heart-shaped pendant with an emerald. If she loves flowers and was born in March, you can make her a daisy flower pendant with an aquamarine. This makes it easy to design the perfect jewelry piece for any mom.
The best thing about a handmade birthstone necklace is that it takes very little time and material to make. With just the chain of your choice (gold or silver), jump rings, lobster clasps, pliers, wire snips, and the gemstones of your choice, you can create a beautiful necklace that's sure to turn heads. A birthstone necklace is an easy and affordable way to show mom how much she means to you. This can also add some variety to your jewelry collection without breaking the bank.
Beaded Wrapped Bracelet
Wrap bracelets like this one are right on trend for spring/summer and can be worn with either casual or dressy outfits. The design is simple but versatile. It has endless combinations by changing the color of the leather cord, varying the number of times it wraps around the wrist, and, of course, adjusting the types and sizes of the beads. Best of all, this stylish bracelet is easy to make, and the project should only take you a couple of hours. This project is a great way to use up those leftover beads from other projects, or to make use of the beads you bought but never found a project for. The possibilities are endless! Beads with holes large enough to accommodate the leather cord or chain are best for this project, but it is also possible to make this bracelet using only seed beads. The best part about this project is that it is so versatile. You can change the color of the chain or cord, vary the number of times it wraps around your wrist, and adjust the types and sizes of the beads. If you want to switch out some of the beads in your design, just tie off one end of the leather cord, slide all the beads off in one piece, then start over again with your new choices. You can even add large-hole charms or small pendants to your bracelet if you like!
Because this bracelet can be made with leather or gold chain, it has an adjustable length that can be customized to fit anyone's wrist size. To make this bracelet, you'll need about 6 feet (1.8 meters) of chain or leather cord and 20 to 30 beads. You can choose from a wide variety of beads and cords, so there are lots of different options. For instance, you could go with a more traditional look by using silver or gold beads and matching chain or cord, or you could go with a more modern style by using bright colors and neon beads. Whatever you decide to do, this project is quick and easy to complete, so it won't take long to get the perfect gift ready for your mom!
While your mom may appreciate a sweet bouquet of flowers, or a nice dinner out, she'll get to enjoy these handmade jewelry pieces for many years to come. The best gifts are those that come from the heart, and when you make or purchase a piece of jewelry, it's always an extra-special way to show how much you love and care about her. Jewelry is an amazing gift for mother's day and handmade provides a unique, personalized, timeless spin on a classic gift that works for all ages. Find all the materials you need to elevate your collection here at Mayas Gems.