First make sure you have the basics down. Focus is key. For a lot of spells, tools such as candles, wands, ect are just there to help you focus the energy. If you feel that you can focus the energy without using a tool then go for it.
Also, magick differs from person to person, so there's no 'universal' beginners spells. Some people are naturally better at healing spells, some are better at hexes and curse, some are better at love spells.
Try making your own simple spells to see how you do, things like maybe a simple luck spell or even just practice energy manipulation. Meditate and draw in energy, feel yourself connect with it and move it from different parts of your body, then center yourself and ground the energy when you're done. It will help you learn how to focus energy into your spells more precisely without need of physical focus points.
Hope this helps.