Craft and art come together in the creative process of making jewelry!
The skill can be as simple as stringing beads or as complicated as welding, casting forms of precious metal and setting precious stones for rings, bracelets and necklaces.
The beauty is in the diversity of jewelry making skills that date back to ancient times. The history of making jewelry is fascinating and many of the techniques used in making jewelry today were used hundreds of years ago for adornment and religious ornamentation.
Every culture has its own style for decorating the human body and often the styles intermingle to create new fascinating designs!
Whether you are just getting started or want to investigate old and new jewelry concepts and technologies, you can view several valuable and informative resources below. Just click on the Amazon logo!
My name is Judy and I live in Havertown, Pennsylvania. I am finishing up courses in the Digital Design Diploma program through the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online, I will complete the course this summer! After twenty years of designing cards, invitations, and scrapbook pages with rubberstamps I decided to learn what it takes to work digitally. And start creating my own art work. Now that my course is coming to an end I realize one of the the differences between the Digital Design Program 1 1/2 years and the Graphic Design Associate Degree 2 1/2 years is the art classes. As much as I want to get my Associates or Bachelors in Graphic Design, I can't afford to continue. I started searching the web for some free art classes, not expecting to find much of anything and I landed on your site. VERY EXCITED! Here I can learn what I felt was lacking in my education and hopefully hit the ground running with my own invitation business when I'm done. Thank you for your generosity in this area!
Thank you for sending the links. I live in Sunnyvale, California. I came upon your site when I was searching the internet for some ideas for developing lessons for a free art class I wanted to offer kids in my neighborhood.
I did the Intermediate Painting and two months after, I sold a painting in a local gallery. They want me to have a show in the spring, so I'm painting, painting, painting!
Thanks, for your help and comments,
Your demos are great. What a fine way to get used to working with oil pastels.