Some of us like to learn from books or solitary experimentation, and other prefer a classroom or formal workshop. If you’ve never taken a jewelry-making class and have some concerns, here are some great tips!
I recently mustered up the courage to attend my first jewelry making class. As a new jewelry artist and completely self-taught from magazines, internet tutorials, and books, I was pretty nervous about it. What if everyone is so much better than I am? What if they laugh at my amateurish technique and hodgepodge variety of tools? What if someone discovers that I am (gasp!) a complete and utter fraud pretending to be a jewelry designer? Ok, so I have some self-esteem issues. Maybe you can relate to being a little insecure about your art.
Overall, it was a worthwhile if not an entirely enjoyable experience. I did learn a lot, and left with a beautiful piece of jewelry. It was, however, a frustrating experience. I felt like I was behind the whole time. I struggled to keep up with the instructor. I had to stop being a perfectionist with each…
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