Jewellery making is a popular and easy -- and fairly cheap -- hobby. But newcomers may stumble when it comes to gathering up the materials they need for their first project. Bearing that in mind, here's a list of the absolutely essential craft supplies you should buy before you start work on your first bracelet, necklace, etc. Beads When asked what the most important aspect of jewellery making is, most people will think of 'beads' before they think of anything else.