One of the best guides for making jewelry is Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. Each issue brings a variety of projects, and it is designed for jewelry makers of all levels. Some of the designs are more complex, but this allows beginners to have something to work their way up to as they learn to create their own jewelry. The instructions accompanying each project are very detailed and easy to follow. They come complete with plenty of illustrations for readers to use in conjunction with the instructions. The feature articles are written by experienced jewelry makers and well-known authors. Their goal is to help readers to learn how to follow basic processes, and from there instill in them an ability to create their own jewelry from their own designs. The basic skills that they acquire in following the patterns presented in Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine are designed to enable them to create anything they want.
The patterns and ideas are all about creating inexpensive jewelry using wire that is stylish. Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine outlines a number of different tools to use, including which wires work best with which settings, and a lot of information on selecting stones, beads, gems, and much more.