The saying: "a picture speaks a thousand words" can't be truer, than with teaching jewelry making.
We prefer the Step by Step Jewelry
Making pictorial formula to a
video demonstration. The reason being that you can easily go back
to one particular section for revision or best keep a print-out in your jewelry project folder.
Many jewelry students use the internet to supplement their jewelry training. This
type of training depends on finances and time constraints. Remember that the time spent practicing techniques far
exceeds the cost of jewelry classes or fees and that is why we use step by step jewelry demonstrations. Soak up any available
information to further your skill base. It is essential to practice your craft on a daily basis if you want to
advance to a skilled level. Read, research and never be afraid to ask questions. They only foolish question is the
one not asked.
These Step by
Step Jewlery Making projects require a basic knowledge of metalsmithing with access to a basic jewelry workshop and tools.
Very important - document your progress. ALWAYS take pictures of the jewelry
you've made. We're not saying that you must keep a step by step jewelry record of your work because it interrupts
your work flow. What we're suggesting is to take
good pictures of every single jewelry piece you've made. It is good to start working on your portfolio from the
very beginning. There is no way you will remember every piece you've ever created.
Don't forget to have a look at the interesting information and many more tutorials
that are available at The Jewelry Workshop and planning thereof, Jewelry Tools little tricks and making your own tools, a special focus on
tools and how to do Gem Carving and more Jewelry Tutorials.