Basic Beginner Jewelry Making and Design: Earrings and Necklaces

Dina S, Owner of Modnitsa Atelier

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4 Videos (43m)
    • Strung Necklace Design, Part 1: Steps 1-5

    • Strung Necklace Design, Part 2: steps 6-9

    • Drop Earrings Design, Part 1: steps 1-4

    • Drop Earrings Design, Part 2: steps 5-8


About This Class

In this class, you will learn the basics of jewelry design, and create 2 pieces of jewelry: 1 pair of earrings and 1 necklace.

In the Drop Earrings Lesson, you will learn how to create a wire-wrapped pair of earrings, using wire and stones/crystals of your choice. You will introduced to the  materials you will need to create the pieces as well as where you can purchase them. You will learn the techniques on how to create a headpin out of wire, and then connect stones to each other through wire-wrapped loops. You will then learn how to complete your design with attaching ear wires.

In the Strung Necklace Lesson, you will learn the proper stringing techniques, design elements of constructing a necklace made out of semi-precious stones and crystals, and proper finishing techniques - including how to attach a clasp and extender chain to make your necklace look finished.

The lessons will also introduce you to basic color theory, and you will experiment with how to mix different colors together to create striking gem combinations. You will practice combining both texture and color to incorporate both into your designs like a pro!

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I am super happy that I discovered this course, I am getting excited about making jewellery one day <3
Weronika Salach

Art with MAGIC

I am a jewelry designer but I decided to watch this class anyway--anyone interested in getting started in making this type of jewelry would benefit from this class. Dina explains tools and steps so clearly -- many things that I take for granted but a student would need to know. She is not over-explaining but she isn't leaving anything out that would leave a new learner confused and frustrated. Brava!
Beautiful presentation and a professional instructor.





Dina S

Owner of Modnitsa Atelier

My name is Dina, and I'm the owner of Modnitsa Atelier - a boutique jewelry design and jewelry instruction studio in NYC.

Having taught thousands of students over the past few years through my in-studio workshops in NYC ranging from Beginner to Advanced to "Specific Skills" (project-based classes), I'm really excited to bring my classes online and share them with jewelry addicts around the world!

One of the most rewarding things about teaching is seeing what my talented students...

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