Introduction to Jewelry Making: From Amateur to Artist

Brit Morin, Founder & CEO of Brit + Co

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7 Videos (52m)
    • Trailer

    • Tools Overview

    • Findings

    • Components

    • Common Jewelry Repairs

    • Create a Statement Necklace

    • Create a Statement Necklace (continued)


About This Class

You know there's a jewelry artist inside of you. As a kid, you made daisy chain necklaces using handpicked flowers. In middle school, you made friendship bracelets -- neon, of course -- for all of your friends. Jewelry making was super easy back then! A little imagination, a couple of knots, and …voila! As an adult, you still find yourself longing to create your own wearable gems, but you need help navigating the world of tools, supplies and techniques.


In this class, I'll take you from amateur to artist. You'll learn the basics, build and organize the perfect starter kit, experiment with common repair techniques, and, by the end of the class, leave sporting your very own statement necklace. Bye bye expensive boutique jewelry, hello DIY!  


What You'll Learn

In this class, we'll cover:

  • The Basics. An overview and how-to for fundamental tools, supplies and glues 
  • Jewelry Components. An overview of basic jewelry components - beads, stones, crystals, rhinestones, chains and leather
  • Repairs. How to try your hand at repairing three common jewelry breaks
  • Statement Necklace. We'll take you through the step-by-step process to make the statement necklace below. Get the kit to make the necklace here.



What You'll Do

This class is for people who have very little technical experience with jewelry making. Through lessons, demos and hands-on projects, Brit will help you develop essential jewelry making skills. With this solid foundation, your imagination is the limit. You'll be ready to tackle all kinds of new projects and designs all on your own, starting with a statement necklace.

If you want to follow along with your very own statement necklace, do so! Order a pre-packaged kit directly from Brit + Co. 



41 of 43 students recommendSee All

This class was very informative
I would not say this class actually provides a sound basis for jewelry design, but it's a well done presentation and Brit has an engaging personality. It was an enjoyable presentation to watch regardless of the lack of actual technique.
Corrine G.

Happiness is love and laughter every day.

I throughly enjoyed this class! My husband has bought me so many things in order to make everything in jewelry...right now someone wants me to make them a Buhhda love bracelet..I need a pattern..ugh! But I'm sure I can do it! Thank you for being a very informative teacher & creator
Donna McGuinness

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Brit Morin

Founder & CEO of Brit + Co


Brit Morin is the founder & CEO of Brit + Co., a new media company that provides tools to teach, inspire and simplify everyday life. Brit and her fellow makers and DIYers curate ideas for creative living, making and doing in the digital age on

Brit has had the opportunity to partner with like-minded brands such as Target, 3M, Fab, Intel, L'Oreal, UNIQLO and Velcro to further her aspirations of teaching people how to live more simply and creatively. When she's not coming up with inventive ideas to share with her fellow makers, Brit can be seen on the TODAY Show as a regular DIY and lifestyle contributor. She is also an ongoing contributor to and Yahoo Shine.

Prior to founding Brit + Co. in 2011, Brit worked for Google, where she spent four years helping to launch and grow products like Google TV, Google Maps, Google Search and iGoogle. Before Google, she was at Apple, working with iTunes. Brit currently serves as an advisor and investor in several technology startups. She received her Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and currently lives in the Bay Area with her husband, Dave, and their dog, Pixel.