Hi there! I’m Jessica Barst (you can call me Jess). I live in Dallas, Texas, and jewelry is my life!
I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember – beginning with macramé friendship bracelets on the playground in grade school, and graduating to beaded flower rings shortly thereafter.
I am now a professional freelance jewelry designer, drawing detailed technical drawings and designing beaded jewelry for large international manufacturers since 2004. I have a thriving YouTube channel with over 31,000 subscribers that enjoy learning various jewelry making techniques from my videos. I teach live jewelry making classes in Dallas, Texas as well as online e-courses for students all over the world!
It’s obvious that I love jewelry and I love to be busy, but more than anything though, I love to teach! I am the proud owner of JewelryTutorialHQ.com, which I began in October 2012 to share my passion for jewelry making with others.
I want to thank you for being here – and for spreading the word about my tutorials. Every time you share my blog or one of my videos, you are helping me get closer to that dream life :)
If you’d like to learn to make wire wrapped jewelry with me, I invite you to check out my new course, Wire Wrapping for Beginners.
About Jewelry Tutorial Headquarters
At Jewelry Tutorial Headquarters, you’ll find all kinds of free jewelry making projects, ideas, inspiration, and resources!
I like to share tutorials and information on designing and creating handmade jewelry as well as tips on how to market those handmade products and create a successful indie jewelry business. I share my own jewelry making tutorials as well as those of other talented artists, covering a wide variety of techniques and materials ranging from wirewrapped jewelry designs to jewelry made from recycled paper or fabric, just to name a few things.
At Jewelry Tutorial Headquarters you will also find tips, tricks, and tutorials on topics related to your jewelry business, such as how to make your own earring cards and packaging, photographing your handmade jewelry, where to find the best deals on commercial goods and supplies, and so much more!
I hope to create a community for jewelry artists of all skill levels and styles, where we can come together and share our knowledge and experience. I look forward to sharing my expertise with you, as well as learning some new jewelry making techniques for myself along the way!
Thank you so much for stopping by to visit! I hope you will check back often and that we may enjoy a wonderful journey of learning together.