Next up in the world of e-learning, we bring you a brand new online class: Intro to Jewelry Making!

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. Starting today, you can sign up for our new Skillshare class for just $14 (use code BRITCO to get $5 off).

In this jewelry introduction, I’ll take you from amateur to artist. You’ll learn the basics of jewelry making tools and supplies, 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!

Here’s what we’ll cover:

– TheBasics: An overview and how-to for fundamental tools, supplies and glues

JewelryComponents: An overview of basic jewelry components – beads, stones, crystals, rhinestones, chains and leather

StarterKit: How to create and organize the perfect starter kit

Workflow: How to enhance creativity and improve workflow

Repairs: How to try your hand at repairing three common jewelry breaks

It’s the perfect class for people who have very little technical experience with jewelry making. Through lessons, demos and hands-on projects, we’ll 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 and create your own statement necklace, do so! Be sure to order our pre-packaged Skillshare Statement Necklace Kit.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up today! The class unlocks on January 30th. After that, you can take the class anytime, at your own pace, and can view it as many times as you want.

What other types of online classes would you be interested in taking? Let us know in the comments below. Happy making!