Do you love jewelry? Would you like to become an independent jewelry designer? Designers who work on their own have an unlimited number of techniques to draw from. Beading is one, and you can do it with beads you purchase or with your own handcrafted beads. Work with precious metals. Craft your jewelry with gemstones or recycle items to develop a unique look. Use a kiln to work with pottery or glass components. The options are endless.