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Becoming a Jewellery Designer Part 1

Updated: Jun 19

Request from Lily!


My amazingly creative niece has requested that I chat about how to start making jewellery. For those that know me, you know I can't resist teaching, helping or nurturing those that are interested in learning a new art form. So, below you will find what I think is some good advice to start you on your new path.



So you want to design and create jewellery? Wonderful! It is an extremely diverse and creative hobby/career, and the best part is that you do not need to invest a lot of money to start out. Another great thing about designing jewellery is that you can usually start in your own home, and learn at your own pace. I have listed some tips below to get you started.





Tip # 1: Figure out what type of jewellery you want to design.


Easy right? Not necessarily, because as I mentioned above jewellery design is diverse. There are sooooo many types of jewellery design techniques.

It can be a little overwhelming, but don't worry, just do some research.


YouTube, Pinterest, and Etsy are good places to start. Here's some search words to start with:


  • Resin

  • UV Resin

  • Wire-work

  • Beading

  • Stringing

  • Weaving


  • Silversmith

  • Gemstone

  • Goldsmith

  • Weaving

  • Lampwork

  • Glass Fusing

  • Upcycled

  • Metal Clay

  • Enamel

  • Engraving

  • Etching

and so on...


Tip # 2: Try it first before investing.


So let's say you fall in love with one type of jewellery design - let's say metal clay jewellery. Great! But, be careful, don't go out and buy everything you may ever need to design a whole line. Start small. Take a class, experiment, and research, read and learn as much as you can before committing.










Just two tips to get you started - stay tuned...more tips to come!








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