Custom jewelry has always had a large following; high school
sweethearts engrave each others' names on rings or necklaces or
lockets; best friends in middle school make keychains with 'Friends
Forever' on them. And adults, especially women, love to get jewelry
that was made especially for them from their children or significant
other. Custom jewelry supplies run the gauntlet from square plastic
beads with letters on them that can be strung together to make a
name, a word, or a phrase, to expensive jewelry sets with
birthstones or other distinctive pieces that can be strung onto real
gold or silver wire, and made into a tasteful and elegant piece of
Custom jewelry sets for children are perhaps the most popular
jewelry items; little girls love sharing slumber parties by making
jewelry, and jewelry made in this way makes excellent gifts for one
child to give to another, or for a child to give to their mother,
grandmother, teacher, or other important women in their lives.
Additionally, however, the kits for making custom jewelry make
excellent gifts for adults to give to children, which would perhaps
explain in large part their popularity. The expensive 'real jewel'
custom jewelry sets are much less popular, no doubt because adults
are less fond of expressing their creativity in jewelry making.
Easier, no doubt, to simply buy a piece of jewelry that fits their
exact needs and tastes.
Finding custom jewelry supplies is not difficult, especially if you
are looking for the plastic bead jewelry sets for children; almost
every major retailer carries them in some shape or form. As noted
before, a custom jewelry kit does make an excellent gift for little
girls, and it frequently becomes the gift that keeps on giving, as
girls create jewelry and then pass it on to other girls and women in