Do you know that jewellery making has many psychological benefits? The major benefits are listed below:
1. Physical Benefits
Working with beads can improve your physical health. Because it eliminates stress, it helps reduce the risk of a heart attack and other conditions caused by stress. The next time you feel stressed, try beading – It’s a fun way to relax and stay healthy
2. Cognitive Benefits
Jewellery making is especially beneficial for the very young and very old. Working with beads develops many useful skills for pre-schoolers as well as aged seniors. By participating in bead jewellery making, seniors keep their brains active. Jewellery making also develops creativity and imagination in people of all ages. Those who participate in this activity can create a piece of jewellery with their own unique designs.
3. Developmental Benefits
Using beads to make jewellery is a great skill for young children to develop. Children improve their fine motor skills by grasping beads of various sizes. Once the bead is in the child’s hand, it must then be transferred onto the string, which involves manipulation skills.
Using beads also improves visual perception and memory. When so many beads are available, children must be able to scan the inventory and select the right one. Once they choose the ones they want, they must then develop a pattern and remember it.
Visual motor skills are also improved through beading. Putting the bead onto the string requires hand-eye coordination.
Using beads to make jewellery also improves problem-solving skills in children. They must figure out what type of jewellery they want to create and what pattern to use. They must also determine how many beads to put in a pattern and how long the bracelet or necklace should be, which improves math skills.
4. Social Benefits
While some people may prefer to work on their bead jewellery alone, many like to work on projects in group settings. Jewellery making is a fun experience to share with others. You can compare designs with the group and ask for advice along the way. You can also talk and share stories as you create your bracelet or necklace. This is especially beneficial for seniors, who enjoy being social but are often left home alone with no one to talk to or do things with. Young children can also develop social skills by participating in a jewellery beading class.
Want to enjoy the benefits of jewellery making too? Elegant Jewellery Studio is the only academy in Malaysia that offers various levels of jewellery making and designing courses for children and adults. More information can also be found on their Facebook page.