Fabricating is very similar to what metalsmithing is. It is manipulating the jewelry by hammering, heating, etc. This requires the artist to be able to work with tools in order to shape the piece of jewelry into a wearable piece of art, perhaps a bracelet or a ring. Fabrication is not a beginner form of jewelry making and that means you will find less fabricated jewelry then you would bead jewelry. Even though it's possible to have gemstones set into metal, fabricated jewelry will most likely be more metal and less beads or stones. Since fabricated jewelry is usually more smooth and simple, it can give you the feeling of sophistication.