Head Pin - Permanent Spiral
How to make jewelry for beginners:
The first thing we need to define when we discuss how to make jewelry is what techniques will be addressed and what won't be. It is much easier to state what jewelry making techniques won't be addressed in our wigjig.com web site. Simply stated, techniques that require soldering and any technique that uses a flame won't be discussed in our web site. We consider these techniques more advanced and because of the potential danger involved when using a torch, we don't believe that these jewelry making techniques are appropriate for a web site. Face-to-face training in using a torch is probably more appropriate. What we will address are jewelry making techniques in the following five areas:
jewelry with jewelry wire and beads using techniques that are frequently
Making jewelry by
stringing beads on thread or bead-stringing wire.
jewelry by setting gemstones in findings.
Making jewelry components with the Twist 'n Curl jewelry tool.
- Making jewelry chain using the Spool Knitter.
If you want to view our free jewelry making instructions in any of the areas above, please select the text above. In this section of our web site we are going to focus on just one of these five areas. In this section, we focus on how to make jewelry with wire and beads using our WigJig jewelry making tools. We believe that the skills required to make jewelry with wire and beads are appropriate for beginners, and can be learned by the combination of video lessons and text with pictures that we provide in our web site.
This section of our web site is divided into five sub-categories as follows. Please select any of the titles below to visit that area. These sections will be described in greater detail below.
How to Make Jewelry - Beginner's Getting Started
This is a single web page that provides links to all the information a beginner will need, to get started making jewelry with wire and beads. For a beginner, we really recommend that you start your jewelry making training on this web page. We have an awful lot of information on our web site and it can be intimidating when trying to get started. For that reason, we created this web page as the single page that will allow a beginner to view all the most important instructions from links on a single page of our web site.
How to Make Jewelry - Beginner's Basics
In this section of our web site we try to provide information of interest to newcomers to the hobby of making jewelry. We believe that all the articles in this section will be of interest to beginners. Some of the articles discuss commonly used jewelry making skills, some address terminology, and one discusses how to modify our instruction for a left handed person.
How to Make Jewelry - Beginner's Skills & Techniques
This is also a single web page where we provide links and pictures for all the wire working skills and techniques that we discuss in our web site. If you find that your jewelry making instructions discuss a technique or skill that you aren't sure about, please visit this web page to find our free jewelry making instructions for that skill or technique.
How to Make Jewelry - Beginner's Tips & Tricks
Many times, as a beginner, you will find that you followed all the instructions, but your jewelry making project still did not turn out the way you wanted. For those cases we have a suggestion -- visit our tips and tricks section. We have several articles on jewelry making mistakes and how to correct those mistakes. This is the second part of learning. What to do if things aren't perfect.
How to Make Jewelry - Toolbox
In this final section of our beginner's instructions we provide articles on the tools and supplies that are needed in your jewelry making toolbox. Frequently, having the right tool or jewelry making supply will make all the difference and unfortunately, most beginners don't know what tools and supplies are available and how to use them. This section describes all the commonly used jewelry making tools and supplies and provides links to instructions on how to use them.
One common comment that we hear about our web site is that "Your web site is enormous. How do I find something?" It is a fact that our web site is enormous, with over 1,000 different web pages. It can be hard to find the right information on our web site. In this "Beginner" section of the web site we try to provide summary web pages that will make finding information and getting started making jewelry much easier. Please bookmark the appropriate pages so that you can get back to them easily. We hope it works for you.
Instructions in how to make a permanent spiral out of soft jewelry wire using the WigJig Spiral Maker jewelry making tool: