Jewellery: Stringing, Threading and Knotting

When and Where

20 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019 (5 hours, 1 day)
Days and times
Saturday 10:30 - 16:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Annette Warham
Course code

What you will learn

Learn the essential skills of stringing and knotting using a variety of threads and finishing techniques with the use of gimp and catches to teach you all you need to know to create the perfect strung piece of jewellery. Basic materials provided although you may want to bring some special stones or beads.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • complete at least one necklace (or bracelet)
  • re-thread rows of beads and attach fasteners both correctly and securely
  • use gimp correctly
  • understand how to knot between beads

Class format and activities

After looking at and discussing examples and samples, the tutor will demonstrate techniques of stringing, threading and beading. You will then produce a practice piece of jewellery using the materials provided to become familiar with the techniques.
In the afternoon you will continue to practice with your own designs and work through any problems and questions with help from the tutor.
There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit. The tutor will facilitate group discussions and work with the students one-to-one and in groups.

Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.

Entry requirements

No previous experience of jewellery making is necessary. Enthusiasm is an asset!

What you need to know before you enrol

This is a practical course and will require hand skills for working with threads and knotting techniques. The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access.

What you will need for your class

• any broken necklaces and collections of drilled stones and beads that you may have with you for re-stringing.
• a notebook, a pen, a pair of small scissors and a fabric tape measure.
• Beads are provided in the class for learning the techniques.

What you can do next

Morley College offers jewellery courses at all levels- beginner, intermediate or advanced. This course provides an excellent start to jewellery making or a refresher or taster of new techniques. You could continue on to Jewellery for Beginners VJE022A, Annette Warham also runs a course in Beading Wire Basics SJE044A and Decorative Knotting for Beadwork.