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The best amateur jewellery-making sites on the net

For beginner jewellery makers, magazines and jewellery books are a great start, but seeing a jewellery project come to life in front of you is often a better way to learn. Fortunately there are plenty of courses available.

The numerous amateur jewellery websites provide a learning environment and interactive community that help as you develop your own skills. They will also give you confidence in your skills.

Below, you’ll find some of the best amateur jewellery-making sites on the net.

At the Bench

Although it requires a fee, At the Bench is a fantastic training site, suitable for everyone, from amateurs to advanced jewellers.

The site teaches jewellery-making techniques, as well as repairs and how to recycle jewellery and turn it into something new.

To make learning easier, the videos are presented in 15-minute clips and new content is added regularly so there is always something new to inspire you.

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Jewellery Maker

Jewellery Maker has its own channel on Freeview in the UK, however you can watch the show on the net and view the tutorials online.

Once you’re on the website, you click on the ‘learn’ link to get started, and there are taster workshops for new skills, step-by-step instructions for projects and beginners’ tutorial videos. You can shop online for materials.

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This website is packed with projects, videos and free eBooks for the amateur jewellery designer. It also features a project of the day and a ‘What’s Hot’ section, where you can see the most popular projects. There are plenty of competitions too.

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If jewellery making is still a hobby, but you’re seriously considering turning it into a business, you’ll find the resources on this website invaluable.

The site is aimed at the beginner jewellery seller, and features tips on photography, creating a collection, selling your wares online and off, and other helpful information. There are useful tips on getting started and tutorials for learning new skills.

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Jewellery making is a rewarding hobby and there are many mentoring websites.

Learning new skills will help you to create for yourself and perhaps start a new business.

For a unique piece of jewellery from a professional with years of experience in the industry, speak to Diamonds by Design today.

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