There are many jewelry making kits available on the market for younger children and early teenagers, so if you have a child who is interested in taking up jewelry creation as a hobby, then it is very easy to help them to get started. Special jewelry creation kits for young people usually contain lots of brightly colored beads, pendants and charms, and lots of different colors of cotton wax cord. These kits usually contain instruction on how to make the most basic items, such as friendship bracelets.
However, if you are interesting in taking up jewelry making when you are a little bit older, you can still buy starter packs aimed at adults. These packs usually contain slightly more exciting things. Some jewelry making kits will be made up of things like fancy beads and different types of clasps, but the best kits will contain tools as well, like flat nose pliers which are often needed to bend wires etc. Most kits will contain instructions on how to create some standard pieces.
If you do not want to buy a kit then there are still plenty of other ways to get into jewelry making. Many local community colleges run adult classes on the art of jewelry creation. These classes can be a great way to start because the materials that you use are often included in the price of the course, so you will get a huge range of things to work with whilst also receiving expert guidance at the same time! If you cannot find a local class, there are plenty of books on jewelry creation which are available to buy or to borrow from your local library. There are even free web tutorials available on YouTube if you search for “jewelry making” or “necklace making”.
For those who prefer to learn by a process of trial and error, jewelry creation is also the perfect hobby. The materials which are needed for basic jewelry are not expensive at all, so most people can afford to mess about a bit, to see what works, and what doesn’t work. In fact, many jewelry makers find that some of their coolest creations have occurred by accident, rather than by design!