How Do You Find Local Jewelry-Making Courses?


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Many chain craft stores such as Michael's, Jo-Ann Crafts and Hobby Lobby offer classes for various crafting hobbies, including jewelry making. Some of the classes are in-store while others are offered online.

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Classes that are offered in-store are generally scheduled a couple of months in advance. Most stores have a printout with the date, time and cost. If the store doesn't have a printout, its website typically has that information available. Registration is also available online.

The online classes are a series of videos that individuals pay for and watch when they have time. The prices and recommended skill levels are shown in the overview of each course along with a list of the tools needed to do the lessons. Once the videos are purchased, buyers have permanent access to them, so they can watch them as often as they want.

A wide variety of courses are available. Some are as simple as stringing beads on a wire or thread. Others are much more complex and use torches and solder. Some courses involve using a needle and thread, while others make use of wire and pliers. The more complex classes require a higher level of dexterity, but the instructors teach students how to hold and twist the materials to get the form right.

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