Jewelry Design: Bead Stringing, Knotting, and Wire Wrapping
During this eight-week course students design and create their own jewelry. Basic bead stringing and wire wrapping methods are demonstrated step by step. Course covers stringing, knotting, wire wrapping, French wire, and finishing techniques. Projects include a variety of styles of necklaces bracelets and earrings - from single and multi-strand beaded necklaces with different endings to wire wrapped bead and chain necklaces, bracelets, and earrings.
First class materials: One size 3 nylon or silk bead cord with needle attachment; 2 small clam shells; 1 small clasp; 1 6mm to 8mm solid (not cut) jump ring; 2 earring wires; 2 head pins; Beads: 1 strand of 3mm to 5mm beads of your choice; chain nose pliers; needle nose pliers; round nose pliers; thread cutter; wire cutter; tube of cement; knotting tweezers; measuring tape; masking tape; pin vise; bead board (optional). Estimated cost of supplies is approximately $100 (cost of beads and metal varies depending on student's selection.)
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