Beginner's First Jewelry Project

For a Beginner, one of the most intimidating steps in jewelry making is to actually begin making a jewelry item.  The obvious first question is what do abeginner need to know to begin.  In the following paragraphs we will try to show where to go to learn the basic skills that are necessary in working with wire and beads and will identify some resources to visit to learn how to perform these skills.

Perhaps even more important than showing you where to go to learn the skills, we will actually suggest your first jewelry project. The reason we make this suggestion for a first project is that we have talked to too many people who found a jewelry project that they wanted to make and commenced by trying to make that project without understanding whether the project was suitable for a beginner or not.

 

Infinity Jewelry Wire and  Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project

Queen of Clubs Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project with pearl bead.
  Queen of Clubs Beaded Earrings jewelry making project with Swarovski glass bead
Infinity Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings
Select the picture or text
above to link to our instructions
for making these earrings.
     Queen of Clubs Earrings    
Select the picture or text
above to link to our instructions
for making these earrings.

 

 

 

 

Now let's try to answer the obvious question -- What makes a project suitable for a beginner? 

  1. Instructions are detailed explaining every step in the process.
  2. Where skills are required, the instructions include a link to a description of how to perform that skill.
  3. Where appropriate videos are referenced to help understand the techniques used. 
  4. Instructions include a picture for every step in the project. 
  5. In general, we assume that any project that requires wrapping wire around itself, is not suitable for beginners. 

Before we actually recommend a jewelry making project for beginners, let's discuss how we organize our free jewelry making instructions.  For every jewelry making project that we describe on our web site we start with several introductory paragraphs like these.  The introductory paragraphs include some general discussion like this paragrapy, a picture of the finished jewelry item like the picture above-right, and three sections that list the Supplies, Tools and Skills necessary to complete that project.  After these three paragraphs, we begin our step-by-step instructions for making that jewelry item.  The Supplies, Tools and Skills paragraphs below are those associated with our recommended beginners first jewelry project. 

The first jewelry projects that we recommend for beginners is our Infinity Jewelry Wire & Beads Earrings and our Queen of Clubs Earrings projects shown above.  At the bottom of this web page we will provide a link to our instructions for making these earrings. 

Jewelry Making Supplies:

Jewelry Making Tools:

 

Jewelry Making Skills:

Step 1:  Before making any jewelry item, please view our WigJig Basics Video by selecting here.

Step 2:  Assemble the supplies and tools required. 

Step 3:  Review the instructions for the jewelry making skills required. 

Step 4:  When you have completed all of the above you are ready to make the earrings.  We use these projects for our recommended first project because these earrings are easy and quick to make.  This helps to ensure that your first jewelry making project will be successful. 

Please select here to navigate to our free instructions for the Infinity Wire & Beads Earrings.

Please select here to navigate to our free instructions for the Queen of Clubs Earrings.

 

Infinity Jewelry Wire and  Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project

Queen of Clubs Beaded Earrings Jewelry Making Project with pearl bead.
Infinity Earrings Queen of Clubs Earrings

 

 

 
 

 

 

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