1. Start with the basics. If you’re a beginner, master basic techniques before you move on to larger projects.
  2. Choose one medium to focus on first.
  3. Not all tools work the same. Household pliers aren’t going to give you the same result as jeweler’s pliers. Invest in good equipment for the best results!
  4. Just like with any new skill, familiarize yourself with the terminology of the trade. This will help you find the right equipment and ask the right questions.