So, you’re ready to begin your jewelry-making journey. You’ve been to the bead store, fondled nearly every strand of beads that hang on the walls, and even have a favorite pendant that you just KNOW is the one you’ll use when you make your first necklace.
But whenever you arrive to put together your first jewelry-making kit you get overwhelmed! It’s easy to do with aisles of tools and materials to choose from. I’m here to tell you not to worry, dear novice beader. After reading this post you’ll know just what you need so that you can arrive home with everything necessary to make your first piece of jewelry!
To keep you on track while you’re shopping, I’ve included this printable shopping check list.
Your most basic tool kit starts with the fab four:
To complete your jewelry-making kit, add:
Basic supplies that you need to get started include:
As you practice and develop your skills, you’re likely to find that you prefer certain tools and certain types of findings and stringing materials. Try out everything you can get your hands on, and stick with what feels right to you. Add to your basic jewelry-making kit as your skills grow and you develop your own style.