Good afternoon all!
Jewellery making is an art i have only really childishy dabbled in before, chucking beads only coloured embroidery thread and knotting up, that sort of thing, but I really would love to learn how to do considerably good, at least semi good quality pieces. After bringing this up my grandmother said "You know that would be marvelous! I would love some necklace and earring sets to be proud to wear to church and on holidays and at parties and be able to say 'my grandaughter made that!' Make me some please and tell me how much i owe you!"
Well my grandmother wants something special from me, what can i say to that! I was so flattered, but i'm not really sure where to start. I've been scouring supply sites, browsing threads of information and ideas, and while i'm picking up on some things i am still a bit lost.
What with all the different findings, how different ones work with different threads and wires, when to use them, all the different tools and pliars its suggested having, jump ring and head/needle pins uses, etc... I'm just blown away completely.
Is there a Jewellery Making For Idiots type set up anywhere, or even a starter guide for people with tutorials and patterns that introduce you to different techniques and findings and their uses? Or is the a 'Toddler Talk' starters guide somewhere that will help?
I have to admit, after reading so much I do feel a little like i should call my nan and send her to Etsy or something as apposed to me doing anything.
Feeling a little bit like I'd make a complete mess.
Any assistance would be hugely appreciated!