Jewelry-making is a fun thing to do, some people do this just for a hobby and others do this to earn money. Just as we would like this to be fun, we also need to be in a safe comfort zone. Whatever types of jewelry we would like to make, there is always numerous danger that may occur. If you are making handmade glass beads you will be dealing with very hot torches and these can be extremely dangerous.
It is important to be safe while making jewelries. Some of the equipments and things that are necessary can be fun to use but can turn to dangerous things as well. We should take this into consideration especially when working at home, surrounded with kids and pets. Different types of bead craft hobbies require different types of tools, so it is important to find the relevant safety information for your specific craft. Here are some safety tips that we would like to consider:
We tend to use glass containers in storing beads and small item materials because we can mostly find them inside our house, but the danger is, they are easily be roll off in our work area and break, causing to an accident.
Keep sharp and pointed tools safely. Sharp and pointed tools like needles should be kept in a wooden case. It’s very dangerous because of its tiny and sharp feature, where you can’t easily see them. Sometimes, you will have to step on to this item, get wounded, before you find them.
Be aware of loose beads. These small items can be a choking hazard for the children and pets. It can also cause accident when you step on them which make you slip. This is a very common incident that sometimes we took for granted.
Wires and threads should be kept in a container or a large zip lock bags. If wires and threads are not kept bundled together, you will end up tripping on them. Be careful also on hard wires that can be pointed and edgy.
Avoid working with glass and glue in the house. If it is not much necessary, avoid working with those materials inside your house, your little loved ones loved to roam around while playing, they might be in danger. Garage area is a good example for your glass works
Be aware of those things that are eye-leveled of the children and pets. Don’t scatter the things that can easily be seen by your children and pets, especially children are very curious of the things that older people used.
Every once in a while, take a personal safety survey. After finishing your work and cleaning up your mess, it is important to check once in a while if things are still in their proper places or are they still kept in their respective storage area.
Your tools are your trade and not only from a safety point of view, but also learning what jewelry making tools and their proper usage are, will make you a better craftsman.
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