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:
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.