Jewelry Making for Beginners

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Tammy Powley

Get started making your own jewelry with this easy and fun guide, featuring techniques for beading, wirework, metalwork, enamel, and polymer clay.

Jewelry Making for Beginners covers it all through accessible step-by-step instruction, with each step illustrated and a complete list of tools and materials. Build your skills starting with the easiest projects and then you take it from there. The book includes basics for making necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, as well as making your own beads, simple seed beading, easy wirework, and much more.

This essential beginner’s guide includes:
 

  • A list of tools you need to set up your jewelry-making table as well as ideas for adding your own personal flair to your designs 
  • Projects for bead making, bead stringing, closures and clasps, polymer clay shapes, dangles, chokers, strands, bangles, rings, earrings
  • A list of dos and don’ts for avoiding costly mistakes, plus quick fixes
  • Loads of inspiration to learn follow and learn from


Make them for yourself, as a gift for a friend, or even to sell at your local craft fair or online. This book will launch your success as a jewelry maker, whether for profit or just for fun.

PRICE: $16.99 / Can$19.99 / £10.99

MEDIUM: Craft, Other Craft

SERIES: New Shoe Press

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 1169519

SIZE: 8.5 in x 11in / 215.9mm x 279.4 mm

PUBLISHED: July 11, 2023

Tammy Powley is a jeweler and workshop instructor who has written several books on jewelry making, including The Complete Photo Guide to Jewelry Making, Second Edition. She is also the former host and manager of About.com’s jewelry-making website. She lives in Port St. Lucie, Florida. To see more of her work, visit her blog The Crafty Princess Diaries at tammypowley.com. 

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