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16. Jewelry Making


  • Go through your personal jewelry collection, taking note of your own personal style. Which styles look like you could replicate them?
  • Begin collecting the supplies needed to begin jewelry making. Ideas include wire, string, beads, charms, needle-nosed pliers, magnifying glass, wire cutters, eye pins, headpins, crimp beads, lobster claw or toggle clasps, rings, fishhooks, chains, cords.
  • Organize your supplies. You can buy a plastic container made especially for jewelry-making supplies, or you can use a makeup organizer, a fishing tackle box, or small Mason jars or empty baby food containers.


  • Sign up for a jewelry-making class or ask a friend who makes jewelry to teach you. If a class is not available in your area and you don't know any craftsmen or women, look for tutorials on YouTube or Pinterest.
  • Make one item of jewelry that is beaded and one that is spiral wired.


  • Make one item of the following: earrings, bracelet, necklace, keychain, or ring.
  • Make a matching set to give as a gift. Make another to sell. Use the profits to refill your jewelry making supplies.

April, 2024 Edition