Making Jewelry with Wire, Beads, Gemstones and Jewelry Making Findings --
Free Beginner's Instructions in Making Jewelry

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In our web site we provide instructions for making jewelry with wire and beads, making jewelry with gemstones and findings, making jewelry by stringing beads, making jewelry by setting 1/2 drilled pearls into findings with glue, and several other techniques.  In the below paragraphs we try to provide information and links to get you started in one of these jewelry making techniques.  If you don't find the technique below that you want, please try WigJig University by selecting here or send us an e-mail

For someone trying to get started in making jewelry with wire and beads, there are four basic topics that must be addressed.  These topics are:

  1. What are the jewelry making tools that are required?
  2. What are the jewelry making supplies that must be available? 
  3. What jewelry making skills and techniques must be learned?
  4. Are there any kits that can help me get started?

In the following pages we will address these topics in detail.  On this page we will try to provide a basic understanding of our perspective on making jewelry.  Spiral Diamond Necklace Jewelry Making Project

Let's begin by discussing what we mean by the phrase "making jewelry with wire and beads".  As in many endeavors there are many ways to make jewelry.  Making jewelry for some means adding a gemstone to a finding like a ring in a manner that permanently fixes the gemstone in place.  This is certainly making jewelry.  We discuss several approaches to making jewelry with gemstones or CZs and findings here.   We have kits for making jewelry with gemstones and jewelry making findings here.

Making jewelry for others means stringing beads on silk or synthetic thread using knots or on flexible wire with crimp beads.  These two techniques are certainly making jewelry.  We do discuss these bead stringing approaches here and here, but the techniques for making jewelry with knotted thread and beads will not be discussed in this beginner's section.   We do have a beginner's beadstringing kit with free step-by-step instructions that you can view here.  Pearl Beads Jewelry Making Kits

We also have instructions for making pearl beads jewelry by gluing 1/2 drilled pearl beads into jewelry making findings.  You can view our pearl beads kits here.

Pearl Ring Jewelry Making ProjectAnother way to make jewelry is to use processes that involve heat like casting or soldering components to make finished jewelry pieces.  We do not discuss these techniques in this web site.  There are other sources for information on how to make jewelry with soldering or casting. 

Now for what we do discuss in great detail -- we will discuss the tools, supplies and techniques necessary for making jewelry components out of beads and jewelry wire and how to connect these components together with no soldering required.  For some, this craft is called wire wrapping because instead of soldering wire Deluxe Duplex Bracelet Jewelry Making Projectcomponents, wire is wrapped around itself or other pieces of wire to form permanent pieces of jewelry.  To begin learning about this craft please, select Jewelry Making Skills, Jewelry Making Supplies or Jewelry Making Tools.  After reviewing these three pages of information, please continue through our Beginner's Jewelry Making Instructions starting with page 1.   We also have several kits to get a beginner started making jewelry with wire and beads here.

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