It’s exciting to see so many sites offering tutorials for free, or else for fee (normally reasonable). These days, it is hard to keep up with all the places you can get tutorials, either for free or for fee.
Here are some sites that I know of, and have used, which offer tutorials, some free, some for a nominal fee.
JEWELRYLESSONS.COM this is my favorite site, the home of Eni Oken. It is so sad that JewelryLessons.com went out of business in 2016. Still, you can get Eni Oken’s tutorials at her Eni’s etsy store . As for the other tutorials that were on Jewelry Lessons, you have to figure out who wrote them, then search out that person (for example, I know that I loved the work of Nicole Hanna, Donna Spadafore, and Abby Hook, so I had to go search them out).
DIYLESSONS.ORG interesting ideas (for fee)
HANDMADE JEWELRY CLUB interesting ideas (for fee)
ALL FREE JEWELRY MAKING free tutorials
WIRE JEWELER unusual interesting ideas
BEADUCATION very different ideas, not seen elsewhere, pricier than other tutorial sites, but worth a visit (The pdf tutorials are “for fee”, but the on-line tutorials are free, and there are a number of interesting ones)
STUDIO HEATH very unusual ideas, not seen elsewhere (for fee)
BRACELET TUTORIALS ideas I have found on youtube.
DIANE KARG BARON reasonably priced original designs
ABBY HOOK – interesting ideas, clear PDF tutorials. She also has a breathtaking book of tutorials.
NICOLE HANNA – amazing work, detailed PDF tutorials. She also has free video tutorials.
DONNA SPADAFORE – beautiful designs, good PDF tutorials (there are even some free PDF tutorials at the bottom of her tutorial page)
MORE TUTORIAL SITES (08/24/14)
FREE AND FOR-FEE WIRE-WRAPPING TUTORIAL SITES
FREE: Wigjig University –good site for beginners. free instructions, techniques and jewelry making projects, using their device, the WigJig.
FREE: http://jewelrymaking.about.com/od/beginnerscorner/Beginners_Corner.htm techniques for
FREE: MyBeads – various interesting tutorials
FREE: http://members.optusnet.com.au/felicityrodda/thelaide/cabachon3.html – A simple border wrap pendant.
FREE: Rockhounds.com – instruction on wrapping a faceted pendant that does away with claws.
FREE: Flight of Fancy – Wire Wrap Woven Pendant. There are two parts to this tutorial
FREE: Beadshop.com –various jewelry projects.
FREE: http://www.wiredupbeads.com/Tutorials /Wire-Working-Tutorials
FREE: Marie Cristine Jewelry – Egyptian Coil Bracelet Tutorial
FREE: Art Bead Scene Blog – Garden Gate Clasp
FREE: StudioDax – Several tutorials here
FREE and FOR-FEE: Remy – Wonderful wire-wrapping designs, tutorials both free and for-a-fee
FREE and FOR-FEE: Wire Jewelry Lessons: interesting, detailed tutorials. They also have back issues of the old Wire Artist Jeweler magazine
Journals & Magazines
Bead&Button Magazine – You need to register as member to gain access to free tutorials here.
Art Jewelry Magazine and forum – another site with lots of free projects. Registration is required.
Jewelry Artist Magazine – Free and for-fee Jewelry Making Tutorials.
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