4 Jewellery Making Books For Beginners

Jewellery making is such a wonderful hobby but it can be difficult to know where to start! For beginners it can be overwhelming when it comes to shopping for jewellery suppliessetting up a workbench and learning new techniques.

But don't worry, there are plenty of resources available to help you along your jewellery making journey, from jewellery books, reading online forums, joining Facebook groups, watching YouTube tutorials to buying jewellery making kits.  You can also check out our jewellery making tutorials for loads of tips and projects to try!

Today, we're focusing on our recommended  jewellery books for beginners. Each one focuses on a different area of jewellery making so you can choose the best one to suit you and your interests. Whether you're interested in using wire, gemstones or ready to take on soldering! Each of these books has step by step guides with photographs and basic text so you can learn new techniques easily.

At Kernowcraft, we offer a whole range of jewellery making books for beginners and advanced jewellers. We have been providing jewellery supplies to jewellers across the world for over 50 years, and as jewellers ourselves we love nothing more than helping you in your journey. If you have any questions or need a helping hand, please get in touch with our friendly team who are always happy to help.

The Basics of Bead Stringing - Debbie Kanan

The Basics of Bead Stringing: A Complete Illustrated Approach for Beginner and Advanced Designers' by Debbie Kanan is a comprehensive guide to all the techniques you are likely to need to get your beading hobby underway! Whether you are interested in stringing and knotting, finishing necklaces using findings, wire wrapping, stitching techniques using seed beads or knotting techniques for thicker leather and satin cords this has it all and more.

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques - Sara Withers

The Encyclopedia of Wire Jewellery Techniques by Sara Withers is perfect for beginners right up to the more advanced jewellery makers. You can work along with the book for all things wire wrapping based, with step by step techniques for making beautiful jewellery. This book is one of our best sellers and is a must-have for anyone starting their wire wrapping jewellery making journey.

Jewellery Making: A Complete Course For Beginners by Jinks McGrath

This practical jewellery making book is one of our best sellers and is a great guide to follow when starting out on your jewellery journey. Containing all the information you need to get started on your workbench, tools, equipment, working with metal and gemstones. McGrath shares invaluable advice on your finding inspiration and creating an idea for your design, including the design process. You will learn all the techniques you need, including step by step photographs which are easy to follow. At the end of the book, McGrath provides six practice projects to put your knowledge to the test!

Soldering For Jewellery by Rebecca Skeels

If you've been jewellery making for a while with wirebeads and ready-made settings but you're ready to expand your jewellery knowledge and techniques with soldering, this is a great book to help you get started. This is a practical jewellery making book written with beginners in mind, filled with photographs and simple text. The sections include preparation and planning, setting up work to be soldered, basic techniques, sweat soldering, soldering small items, attaching fixings and findings, stick feeding to problem-solving information.

Other Resources For Jewellery Making Beginners

Jewellery Making Tool Kits

If you're a beginner, it can be hard to know which tools you need to get started! Our 'Build A Tool Kit' section has lots of kits for different areas of jewellery making including beading, stone setting to soldering.

Jewellery Making Kits & Projects

We have loads of jewellery making projects aimed at beginners. From beautiful rings, earrings to necklaces, discover our step by step instructions and all the supplies you need for each project.

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