Introduction to Fashion Jewellery

Enter the world of fashion and design your own trend-based jewellery collection with Hayley Kruger

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Make your own stylish fashion jewellery using a range of beads, wire and chain and guided by fashion jewellery expert Hayley Kruger.

Hayley will guide you through all the basics of making your own fashion jewellery including attaching beads to chain, using different metal components and laying out your designs before creating a matching necklace, bracelet and earrings set.

Once you have mastered the fundamental techniques you will look at top tips for getting inspirations for your designs and can apply all these elements to create your own sets of bespoke, trend-focused jewellery.

This is a great follow on class from the 'Jewelry Making for Absolute Beginners' by Jessica Rose and is suitable for complete beginners.

What you can make

Techniques covered

  • Introduction to the tools and materials used
  • Laying out your designs and gaining inspiration
  • Cutting wire and creating loops
  • Opening and closing chain links
  • Using a range of beads, findings, chains and cast components
  • Making a matching set of earrings, necklace and bracelet

Tools & Materials


  • Pliers: side cutters
  • Pliers: chain nosed pliers or flat nosed x 2
  • Pliers: round nosed pliers
  • Selection of beads (including large feature beads and medium and smaller beads for clustering)
  • Findings: Silver plated jumprings
  • Findings: Silver plated clasps x 2
  • Findings: Silver plated headpins
  • Findings: Silver plated earhooks
  • Selection of silver-plated chain


  • Silver spikes with loops on (or other cast components)
  • Gold-plated selection of chain and findings
  • Beading mat
  • Swarovski crystals



Your Instructor

Hayley Kruger
Hayley Kruger

Hayley is a bench jeweller with over 20 years of experience. She runs her own company making and selling high-end bespoke jewellery.

She has taught at the London Jewellery School for 8 years and also teaches workshops from her own studio. Having been a mentor on the London Jewellery School Diploma for a number of years she is experienced at working with students and has a great capacity to support them on their journey to professional silver and gold jewellery making.

My main focus now is dividing my time between creating bespoke and commissioned pieces for private clients, as well as consulting small jewellery business on ranges, design and production. And of course I love being a tutor for Jewellers Academy and various other organisations and community groups.

Believing in myself and pushing myself to learn and grow even when the hurdles seem so high. As a result I was invited to show my work at the Victoria and Albert Museum, I have been published in Vogue, Stylist and Marie Claire to name a few. And I was invited to be an ambassador for Triumph Lingerie's Women in Making campaigns 2013 and 2014.

Colour is my main source of inspiration, and no matter how hard I try to use muted colours, a flash of bright fuchsia or some tropical hue always seems to find is way into my work. Recently I have found myself drawn back to my roots by being drawn to traditional techniques and skills.

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Tools and Materials


  • Pliers: side cutters, chain nosed pliers or flat nosed x 2, round nosed pliers
  • Selection of beads (including large feature beads and medium and smaller beads for clustering)
  • Findings: Silver plated jumprings, Silver plated clasps, Silver plated headpins, Silver plated earhooks Selection of silver plated chain


  • Silver spikes with loops on (or other cast components)
  • Gold-­‐plated selection of chain and findings
  • Beading mat
  • Swarovski crystals


To source your tools and materials, take a look at our list of worldwide jewellery suppliers


'Everything you need in one plate to learn how to make something beautiful. Was useful to have everything you need, especially if you are new to jewellery making'

- Anna Robertson Davis

'The course is clear and easy to use. Best of all you finish it with a fashionable and wearable set of jewellery - thank you!'

- Laura Jane Gilmore

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