I would love to learn how to make jewelry but how can I learn it? Do I take classes, find some videos, get DIY books? What is the best way-any advice?
what kind of jewellery making are you interested in.
Do you have any rough Idea in your ineterst or would you be starting all new.
there is a lot to learn in this sphere but it is not very difficult.
give us a rough Idea as to what Kind of jewellery lessons are you looking for and we can take it from there. You will be surprised at how much you you could learn for free online.
Agree that you can learn a lot from youtube, magzines, online, etc.
I was very interested in the jewlery side, so I took a one week intensive course in London, UK while travelling with my husband, when he was on a business trip there....I had since made some really nice metal silver clay pendants and charms for my family and friends as X-mas gifts....although it was not cheap, both the course and the material. I find it a lot of fun though.
I agree what type of jewelry do you want to make? Most start off threading beads on thread or chain and evolve from there. If your interested in doing wirework and such you should get some good tools, pliers, round nose pliers and cutters. Personally i would recommend going to a hobbie/beed shop just to look around get ideas and maybe talk to the sales staff they can probably help point you in the right direction.
The first ingredient is the fantasy...if you have this, the most important thing is done.
Then...all the rest...from simple materials used for handmade jewelry, to high-end jewelry made with advanced 3D program...
My Fiance` mom and sister in law started making jewelry first so I sorta learned from them, other than that I just watched videos on YT and bought some books and self taught myself. It's saved me a lot of money on jewelry by making my own
Great topic, thank you for posting and replying with such useful information. So often I find myself not quite liking something, but almost, so I'm starting to make my own jewelry. I'm very new, so everything is ultra simple, and frustrating -- those little loops of wire at the top of an earring...