Beginner Basics: Jewelry-Making Essentials

Explore four jewelry-making resources that focus on expanding your jewelry-making foundation with essential techniques and tips.
SKU: EP14738-EP14043-13BD05-15JM16-BUNDLE

Price as configured: $29.99

Please, log in or register to or .

Free Shipping on US orders over $50


Perfect your jewelry-making with this essential collection that walks you through tools and techniques you'll need for success.

From soldering to working with cold connections, learn the essential techniques and apply them in projects to build a strong foundation in jewelry making. With Helen Drigg's Jewelry Maker's Field Guide, a DVD workshop from metalsmith Kim St. Jean, and two eBooks, your entrance into jewelry making has never been easier. If you want to fine tune your techniques as well, or find new projects to dive into, this collection has you covered. With a value of $87.66, receive these four handpicked resources for only $29.99.

See what's inside the collection:

The Jewelry Maker's Field Guide: Tools and Essential Techniques by Helen Driggs
Take a journey through metal-jewelry making with Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist Senior Editor Helen Driggs. Discover every tool, technique, and tip you need to get started or to perfect your existing skills with our most comprehensive metal jewelry-making book yet. Containing 168 pages of basic (and not-so-basic) metalworking tool overviews, this authoritative book is structured like a complete course in metalsmithing. You'll find a variety of metalworking tools available, guidance on setting up your studio, coverage of buying and organizing your tools, and expert advice on what tools to buy and when. Helen also offers a solid and logical overview of metalworking techniques and teaches sets of related skills, showing how different tools can achieve the same end result.

Kitchen Table Metalsmithing: Intro to Basic Jewelry Tools Through 6 Metal Earring Designs with Kim St. Jean
Dive in to metal jewelry-making with the expert instruction of award-winning instructor, author, and jewelry designer Kim St. Jean in her DVD. In 6 watch-and-learn lessons, Kim shares all of the tools and techniques you need to create 6 different riveted earring designs. Each lesson begins with an introduction to the tools you will be using and what supplies you will want to have on hand for each project. Kim shares insightful tips for each tool and technique she presents so you can feel comfortable and confident as you learn how to make metal jewelry right from your kitchen table!

Favorite Jewelry Making Tools
Get ready to learn about today's most popular jewelry-making tools from the top designers in the industry! Lexi Erickson gives you complete info on the ever-popular and very necessary pliers and other tools. Michael David Sturlin tells you how to organize your workspace to best utilize your tools. Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist contributing editors Tom and Kay Benham talk about the most popular jewelry making tools and show you how to make your own punches for repousse. Discover so much more with Senior Editor Helen Driggs and metalsmiths Fred Sias and Judy Hoch!

Jewelry Making Tools, Tips, and More, Volume 4: Cool Tools & Hip Tips, 2013-2014
Compiled with 18 columns from senior editor Helen Driggs, discover what tools are best suited for your jewelry-making projects and how to use them to their fullest potential! Ranging from tools necessary for stone setting to portable torches, you will be able to explore professional tool collections without having to try them out first. Helen shares the five essential tools for every jeweler wanting to get started, and also provides helpful techniques and fun ideas to use your new tools. This eBook will become your most accessible and reliable reference when it comes to vital jewelry decision making.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP14738-EP14043-13BD05-15JM16-BUNDLE
Product Type Kit
Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please,

Fulfillment Info

Shipping Options
For United States customers:

Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information.

2nd Day Air: $19.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

Next Day Air: $49.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 1 business day; no P.O. boxes. Next Day shipping includes tracking information.

For International customers:

  • Shipping Method —All orders are sent via Airmail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive.
  • Tracking information is not available for International orders at this time.

International Air Printed Matter: $6.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is dependent on final destination. For Canada, the estimated shipping time is 2-4 weeks. For other International Countries please allow for an estimated shipping time of 4-6 weeks.

Digital Product Download
When you purchase a downloadable item from our store, you have unlimited access to your purchase and can download it as many times and as often as needed.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner.
  3. Sign in with your email and password
  4. Click on Welcome, (your name)! in the top right corner
  5. On the left side of the screen is a list of options. Click on MY DOWNLOADABLE PRODUCTS.
  6. Underneath the Product Title will be the download link. Click the link to view the PDF or Video.
  7. To save your purchases to your computer please do the following:
    *PC Users: Right click on the download link, select “Save Link As” (Firefox, Chrome) or “Save Target As” (Internet Explorer)
    *MAC Users: Hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option “Download Linked File As” (Safari)
  8. Save the download(s) to your “Desktop,” “My documents” or other favorite folder. Click Save.

If you are having trouble opening your download, we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader for eBooks, digital magazine issues and patterns/projects. Get it here for free:

For videos, we recommend using VLC Player. Here is the link to access VLC download for free:

Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Online Workshops and Streaming Video

If you have purchased an on-demand courses or video you can access your product immediately by following the directions below. If you have purchased course with a start date you can still access it by following the directions below but may be limited to what you can access until the course starts at the date that was described in the details section of the product you purchased. 

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Sign Up/Sign In at the top right corner.
  3. Sign in with your email and password.
  4. Click on Welcome, (your name)! At the top right corner
  5. On the left side of the screen click on MY Workshops.
  6. Click Go to Course link to the far right of the course title. If nothing happens, verify that your pop-up blocker is off.
  7. If you are directed to a screen asking for your name and email address, fill in the information.
  8. You will be taken to your Dashboard, where you will see your course listed.
  9. Click on the teal button to the far right of the course title. It should either say Start Watching or Continue.
  10. Click the Play button to start viewing the course.
    *If there are course materials available, they will be found under the Menu tab at the top of the viewing window.

To Access Online Workshop Materials:

  1. Click on the Menu tab.
  2. Click on Resources.
  3. You will see the number of Files available for the course.
  4. Click Files.
  5. Click View/Download to the right of the file title to access it.
Most of our courses are not downloadable and must be accessed via streaming while logged into your account. You have unlimited access to your course and can view it as many times and as often as needed. For courses on desktop or laptop computers, you will have to allow pop ups on our website from your web browser. Many web browsers will display a small notification at the top of the page that reads "popup blocked" upon clicking "Go to Course." Click on this notification to enable popups on our site. This will allow you to view the course.

If you do not see this notification, you simply have to navigate to your web browser's "settings" and disable your popup blocker there, or choose to allow popups on our site.

For instructions on Chrome go to

For courses on Apple mobile devices, such as iPad and iPhone, go into iPhone settings -> safari -> block popups and turn it off.
Then when you click on "go to course" from your device's internet browser app, you will be asked to allow popups for this site. Choose yes, and you should be good to go.

>!-- Top DY Banner code end -->