Starting out where do you begin?

by Christine

I am wanting to find a hobby first. I am a mom of 2 teenagers and they are out doing their own thing and I need something to help me deal with my empty nest feelings. So I thought I would see how I like making Jewelry.

My questions are this. Where do you begin or what do you begin with? How do you learn the tricks of the trade? Is there classes online to do this? where do you get your tools and supplies from?
Any advice would be great! I am looking to dive into something to fill my time. Thanks for any and all help!

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What to start out with
by: Anonymous

Firstly you will need some chain nose pliers, flat nose pliers, crimper, round nose pliers and wire cutters which cut the string too.

Then beads, and something to put on the wire you bought or string. You will need earring hooks for earrings too. They go on sale for 10 sterling silver plated ones for $1.99 sometimes.

There are many other things that you can get, it can get pricey if you are really dedicated to the art.

You can find some of this stuff at the hardware store, or home improvement places for a cheaper price, like copper wire, that is cheaper there. Don't get your tools from there though. You need jewelry tools for sure.

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