After my older daughter was born, the first piece of jewelry I made was a chunky Byzantine bracelet. Though I tend to gravitate toward lighter, understated pieces, with bracelets I favor something a little more substantial. Sadly, after a year and a half, after returning from an emotional trip to California to attend my great-aunt’s funeral and a long day flying… Read More
Free Jewelry Making Tutorials for Beginners
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own jewelry? These free jewelry making tutorials will help you get started! You'll find basics for beginners to unique ideas. Find a special handmade gift idea or a stunning accessory to make for yourself.
Learn how to make pearl earrings that look super complicated and fancy but actually whip up super fast. Back when I had my jewelry business, I would easily crank out about 15 pairs of these elegant DIY freshwater pearl earrings in an hour during my busy season. (But don’t be alarmed if it takes you more than four minutes. When… Read More
Since my freshman year of college, I have had a total of nine holes in my ears. (What can I say? I was a rebellious teenager. Ha!) That’s a lot of earrings to change, so unless I’m going to a fancy event, I always wear the same huggie earrings in seven of those holes. (Cue my awkward selfie) For awhile… Read More
Delicate and feminine, and yet so simple to make, this DIY single pearl necklace is the perfect handmade jewelry gift idea or even a treat for yourself! They’re also the perfect solution to all those beads you’ve been collecting. (Don’t tell me I’m the only one who hoards craft supplies like a squirrel in northern New England on the hunt… Read More