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6 Beginner Jewelry Making Videos to Get You Started

By: Maggie Kmiecik, Editor, allfreejewelrymaking.com
6 Beginner Jewelry Making Videos to Get You Started

Sometimes watching someone explain something is the best way to learn. That's why we put together this collection of 6 Beginner Jewelry Making Videos to Get You Started. Clear up any confusion with tools and techniques to get started on the jewelry projects you really want to make. Learn which tools are essential to have in your tool box, how to make a wire loop, and how to make a simple beaded bracelet. If you've never made jewelry before, these videos will make it easy for you to pick up and start beading after a trip to the bead store.

Get Started with Jewelry Making: DIY Jewelry Tools Guide

This is the perfect introductory video to tools and findings. The video tutorial very clearly goes through all the various tools you would need to get started in jewelry making and makes you familiar with any strange terms you may have heard. Candie very clearly goes through each jewelry making tool so that you can see what each one looks like and what purpose it serves. Plus, this DIY jewelry guide also gives you tips on what to look out for and avoid when it comes to picking up different jewelry making tools. 

Beads 101: Your Guide to Different Types of Beads

Here’s another informative how-to video about the world of beads. Making beaded jewelry for beginners can be intimidating because of all the different kinds of beads you can use. Candie will take you through the different kinds of beads, from glass beads to metal beads. You’ll be inspired to take your jewelry game to the next level.  

How to String Beads

If you've watched the first two videos, you are now ready to jump into learning how to string beads. This jewelry making how-to video shows you how to make a simple strung bracelet and a beginner necklace. It's one of the easiest ways to create a beaded jewelry piece, and you will learn about the best wire and elastic to use for what. This technique is a great way to get started with jewelry making because it is easy, it's fast, and you can feel free to come up with lots of different designs. Once you see how easy they are to create, you can surprise your friends with unique handmade jewelry gifts that will leave them speechless.

How to Use Jump Rings

Jump rings are essential to jewelry making. They are the round links that connect clasps to bracelets and necklaces and can join beads together. If you are also interested in learning how to work with chainmaille, learning how to use jump rings will be essential to creating intricate chainmaille jewelry. You can also use jump rings to replace or add links to your favorite piece of DIY jewelry. The process is simpler than you might have imagined.

How to Use Bails

After watching up to this point, you are ready to learn more about a common, yet beautiful jewelry piece, the pendant. A jewelry bail attaches a pendant to a necklace, so it’s a must-have in making jewelry. You will create beautiful pendant necklaces in no time. Pendants are simple because you can easily make them very intricate and simply slip them onto a chain. They stand out beautifully on their own.

How to Add a Clasp

Once you finish a DIY bracelet, you might run into the struggle of bringing your piece to an end. This is a great resource for beginners because it will break down one of the most important parts of DIY jewelry: the finish! Candie will show you how to put your final touch using a lobster clasp with a crimp tube. You will also learn how to add decorations at the ends of the bracelet to make it look professional and beautiful. 

Bonus! More How-To Jewelry Making Videos

Now that you've mastered all the basic tools and beginner jewelry making techniques, you're ready to try making some fabulous finished pieces. These how-to jewelry making videos will show you more basic tips and tricks, along with the steps to creating gorgeous accessories so that you can watch and learn. Follow along with the video tutorials to create some fabulous new jewelry pieces.

1. DIY Jewelry Clasp
2. How to Use Crimp Beads
3. How to Make a Stamped DIY Pendant
4. Hemp Jewelry Inspiration Guide
5. Charming DIY Leather Bracelet

 

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