Beaded Jewellery Workshop
What you will learn
Develop a range of beading skills, including, bead stringing, knotting, multistrand beading and macrame techniques on this evening jewellery workshop. Suitable for beginners or students with experience who are looking to extend their skills with the help of an experienced tutor.
By the end of the course you will be able to
- Create a range of knotted jewellery
- Choose the appropriate threads for the beads chosen
- Have a greater understanding of findings/ fasteners, how to attach therm correctly and when to use them
- Learn a variety of finishing techniques such as multi- strands, cord, and macrame.
Class format and activities
The first week we will start with the basics of learning how to knot between beads, progressing over the next weeks to working with cord and larger hole beads, using crimps, gimp and calottes, how to create macramé style knots, how to make embellishments, such as beaded beads & tassels, learning about findings, and what materials to use for the task in hand. This a progressive course where you will be building on the skills you learn from lesson to lesson, by the end you will have increased your knowledge and understanding of stringing skills.
In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.
No previous experience of beaded 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
What you will need for your class
You will be provided with the basic materials & equipment for each session, but as your skills progress it may be worth bringing any beads you have to incorporate into designs created during the course. If you wish to progress with the techniques you are learning on the course a comprehensive list of suggested tools and materials will be provided during the first session, along with suppliers. Hand-outs for each new technique covered will be available, but a notebook & pen is strongly recommended
What you can do next
The course provides an excellent start to beaded jewellery making or a refresher or taster of new techniques. As this is a progressive course you will gain a lot by continuing the following terms on VJE157B/C- Beaded Jewellery Workshop, one working with seed beads, and one working with chain maille & beads with wire. Annette Warham also runs short courses in :
VJE143A- Beading Wire Basics, VJE148A- Off Loom Bead Weaving,VJE136A- Stringing, Threading and Knotting