I have seen those jewelry making kits in Walmart and craft stores and always think I want to try it. I asked for a small kit for Christmas and I got TWO kits and a gift card to get more stuff. It's been so much fun. Look at all the neat stuff I've made! I'm obsessed with making earrings. I've made a few bracelets, but earrings are quick and easy. I've only made one necklace so far.
If you especially like any of the ones I've posted, please let me know so I can share them. (but... you cannot have Amanda's)