Live Online - Bead Stringing Essentials - Scheduled Course
This is a series of 6 x sessions - held online using Zoom.
Detailed information pdfs will be e-mailed each week in advance, and the session will be live, to work along together, demonstrate and help each student with any queries.
Learn all the key skills to make your own gorgeous jewellery from beads and gemstones - how to plan your designs and how to securely and professionally finish the pieces.
WHEN - Thursday afternoons 2.30pm - 4.30pm
6 weeks; - June 9, 15, 23, 30, July 7, 14
Over the six sessions of this course - we will cover, through demonstrations and discussions; -
- Planning a design with beads
- Stringing a basic necklace
- Wrap around bracelets
- Stretch bracelets
- Simple Earrings
- Fringed and continuous variations of necklace designs
- Different types of beads
- How to use key beading tools and findings
- Where to source beads
- Support with personal projects
- Practice making simple and wrapped loops for wire connections
Great for both anyone who has already tried making jewellery, or for those with no jewellery experience at all yet.
Class held ONLINE using ZOOM - participants will need a device (phone, tablet, laptop or computer) with a working microphone, so they can join into the class, ideally also with a camera facility.
Can also be arranged as in person tuition at my Camden studio, as 1-1 tuition, or for a small group of friends that would like to come together!
Materials lists will be sent out in advance week by week, but in general, to take part in the course, students will need the following kit and materials; -
- Bead mat
- Chain (also known as snipe) nosed pliers with smooth jaws
- Side cutter pliers
- Round nosed pliers
- 0.4mm flexible beading wire
- 1.8 or 2mm crimps
- Jump rings around 7mm size
- 0.8 or 1mm beading elastic
- Bracelet memory wire
- Earring hooks
- A selection of beads
Materials (beads and findings only) kit available as an add on (UK addresses only)
Materials plus pliers kit also available - please contact me for prices