For many people they not only love buying handcrafted jewelry but also like to learn how it is created.
June 3-10, 2018 in Milwaukee there is the Button and Bead Show. This show features not only hand crafted finished products but also beads, findings, gem stones, wire and everything you need to create your own jewelry.
If you prefer to take a class rather than experiment and figure out techniques on your own, they have a wide selection of classes for every level. You can start with classes to learn the basics like soldering, wire wrapping, or beaded jewelry to more advanced techniques. The more advanced classes include classes such as seed beading and lampworking.