10 Useful Tips to Help You Learn How to Make Your Own Jewelry

Looking to start a new hobby to do with friends, a small business, or a creative outlet? Jewelry making can be a wonderful way to accomplish this. Learning this skill is also a great way to create the accessories you can't find in stores or online.

Don't know where to start developing your skills? Check out these plentiful resources available to you to learn how to create your own jewelry. 

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Visit Michaels Craft Stores

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Visit your local Michaels and check out all the courses they offer, including jewelry-making classes. Learn to complete a unique jewelry piece with the guidance of our qualified instructors.

You'll learn the latest trends, tricks, and techniques for using the right tools, beads, and findings that will bring your inspiration to life.

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Read About DIY Statement Necklaces

Stand out from the crowd with the beautifully bold jewelry in the book DIY Statement Necklaces! Featuring step-by-step instructions and photographs for 35 one-of-a-kind necklaces, this jewelry guide shows you how to transform your entire wardrobe--without spending a fortune. Best of all, each chapter includes quick tutorials on how to customize jewelry materials to create eye-catching statement necklaces that reflect your taste and style.

Whether you're looking to brighten up your everyday attire or sparkle in your little black dress, DIY Statement Necklaces helps you craft striking, designer-inspired jewelry without breaking the bank.

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Take a Jewelry-Making Udemy Course

Udemy offers online courses for every topic you might be interested in, including jewelry making.  You can take this in-depth course that is a complete guide to making wire wrapped jewelry for beginners and for anyone who wants to brush up on and perfect their wire-wrapping technique.
 

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Look for Jewelry-Making Classes in Your Area

One of the easiest ways to learn how to make jewelry is to look for schools in your local area offering the types of classes you are looking for.

A quick Google or Yelp search can lead you to quite a few options to consider. 

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Check Out YouTube Videos

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Search on YouTube for some quick and easy videos on how to make your own jewelry.  You can find tutorials on everything from beading to working with wire, tools you'll need to get started and fun project ideas you may not have considered before.

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Try Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store Projects

Not only do Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores offer all the products you need to make your own jewelry, but you can peruse all of their free and easy projects you learn how to make your own creations.

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Buy Jewelry-Making Supplies

As you develop your jewelry making skills and need more supplies, be sure to research resources.

Here are a couple to get you started: B’sue Boutiques, (for made-in-the-USA components), Jewelry Supply.com (for all types of supplies, videos, and projects).
 

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Frequent Jewelry-Making Blogs

Why not learn about jewelry-making from others who are at all levels of skill?  Blogs are a great place to learn. 

Some of the most popular to visit include, P.S.- I Made This,​ Honestly WTF, ​Hocus.Kocis and Hello Giggles.

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Create Couture Jewelry

Designing your own jewelry doesn't have to be difficult. Get your feet wet with Create Couture Jewelry kits, home kit versions of the DIY jewelry they offer at their award-winning studio in Madison, Wisconsin. 

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Read Jewelry-Making Magazines

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Even if jewelry making is just a small hobby, there are quite a few magazines out there you can subscribe to, like Art Jewelry Magazine, Bead Style, and Bead & Button Magazine.