Making DIY jewelry has always been a popular pastime, but it seems to be booming today more than ever! There are countless free jewelry making tutorials out there, and aisles upon aisles of jewelry making supplies at any and every craft store you walk into. With so much inspiration all around, why not get in on the fun yourself? It’s so easy to get started making your own jewelry! But in case you’re feeling a little intimidated, we’ve rounded up some of the basic tips and techniques you’ll want to know, the standard supplies you’ll need to get started, and some simple beginner jewelry making projects and videos to get you well on your way to crafting your own unique jewelry designs!
Basic Jewelry Making Tips and Techniques
Here are some of the fundamentals you’ll want to know before diving into DIY jewelry making!
- How to Open and Close a Jump Ring
- How to Make Simple Ear Wires
- How to Knot a String of Beads
- How to Crimp Cord
- How to Make a Beaded Toggle Clasp
- How to Cut Chain Pieces Evenly
- How to Attach Cord Ends
Essential Jewelry Making Supplies
These are some of the basic supplies you’ll need to get started making your own handcrafted jewelry!
Beginner Jewelry Making Projects
Here are some super cute but oh-so-easy jewelry making projects to get you started. Once you’ve mastered these, you’ll be ready to take on any jewelry tutorial!
- Basic Crimp Bracelet
- Basic Ring Dangle Earrings
- Simple Cluster Earrings
- Multi-Strand Wooden Bead Necklace
- Easy Chiffon Cluster Necklace
- Fabric and Pony Bead Multistrand Necklace
Beginner Jewelry Video Tutorials
Seeing someone else do something is always helpful when learning a new technique. These jewelry making video tutorials should come in handy as you start trying out new beaded jewelry projects!
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