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Become a Maker Month - It's Easy to Make Jewelry!

Welcome to Become a Maker Month

We're officially declaring June as Become a Maker Month (BAMM)! Anyone can be a maker and this month we're showing you just how easy it is. We're sharing resources for getting started with jewelry-making, our designer tips and tricks, our favorite tools for all kinds of techniques, quick kits to get you started, and so much more. Our designers Becky, Julie, Deb, Sara, and Andria will be sharing blog posts with expert tips, fun new products, and even more in their live video events, so keep your eyes on our website! This is the first in a series of expert articles for Become a Maker Month. Next up: Become a Maker Month - Designer Tips and Tricks. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter so you don't miss out on any of the fun (signup form at the bottom of our website).

Jewelry Kits - The Perfect Place to Start

Kits

If you're just getting started, jewelry-making kits are a great way to dive in. They come with everything you need to make beautiful jewelry. The new Serendipity Encore Stretch Bracelet kits are a great place to start. Stretch bracelets require few supplies and you'll just have to learn how to make a strong knot! Then, you can use the kit to create stylish pieces you'll love making and wearing. 

Stretch Bracelets

If you want to progress your jewelry-making journey, go for the Lovely Lotus Earrings Kits. These kits will allow you to make gorgeous yet simple earrings featuring Raven's Journey Czech glass, a beautiful option for designers at every level. 

Lovely Lotus Kits

If you're still unsure about some of the techniques featured in our kits, don't worry! We have lots of resources to help you. Check out our video tutorials and step-by-step photo instructions for even more help. Most kits feature instructional videos on the item page, but we also have additional tutorials for making stretch cord bracelets, making simple wire loops for earrings, opening jump rings, and more. Visit our Getting Started page for even more help with tutorials and supplies for getting started. 

More Options for Getting Started

If you love these kits and want to explore more jewelry options, we also offer supplies that you can mix and match with the beads of your choice. If stretch bracelets are your thing, make sure to check out stretch bracelet cord options and memory wire for easy bracelet making! Memory wire is easy to use, just like stretch cord. You can pair both stretch cord and memory wire with bead blends and mixes for quick style once again. Memory wire can easily be finished with chain nose pliers (an essential jewelry-making tool) or special memory wire tools. Check out our tutorial video for how. 

Stretch and Memory Wire Bracelets

If you're looking for even more inspiration, make sure to explore our Design Studio for FREE jewelry-making tutorials. Each project features a supplies list that you can easily shop and step-by-step instructions with links to in-depth instructions for special techniques when necessary. And that's not the only place for inspiration. Our team of jewelry designers go live nearly every day to bring you tutorials, new products, and advice for jewelry-making. Keep your eyes on our Artbeads Live page to see what's coming and catch up on the videos you've missed (you can even bookmark the page for easy reference). 

Artbeads Live

June is the perfect time to start or expand your jewelry-making journey. Join us for Become a Maker Month and discover the joy of creating beautiful, handmade jewelry!