is an art and skill to stringing beads on cord. First, of
course, is the selection of beads for a design, and the selection
of the appropriate stringing material. Then is the selection
of a clasp or closure, appropriate to the design and use of
the piece. This continues with choosing the strategy for stringing
beads with cord, including choices about knotting, braiding,
using multiple strands and a single tie-off, multiple strands
with multiple tie-offs.
Begin with Basics of Bead Stringing and Attaching
Clasps (Part 1 - Crimping, and Part 2 - Needle
Then learn to Pearl Knot
Learn the basic steps in Wire Working, and making
a coiled loop
Pick up principles about beads and color, and
Select any electives that you might be interested
in NOTE: With the descriptions
and instructions for each class, there are suggestions
about which classes to take next.
o Selecting Stringing Materials
o Choices about Clasps
Learn how to make choices about how to buy
beads and other jewelry findings, what goes
together with what and when, what happens
to all these pieces over time, and what
the the quality is of the pieces you are
using, whether beads, metals, or stringing
materials, and, finally, how to relate this
to design goals, and if you are selling
your stuff, your marketing goals as well.
CORE COURSES Sequence:
your bling with crystals! Elegant and exciting,
this bracelet will show-case your jewelry-making
talents, utilizing the crimping technique.
STRINGING WITH CABLE WIRE - CRIMPING: Crystal Excitement
is one of the fastest and easiest ways to string beads.
However, you need to learn some jewelry design tricks
to help it move and drape better, when worn.
Everything you need to know for successfully
designing with pearls, including knotting
- traditional vs non traditional methods,
attaching clasps, finishing, care of your
pearls, repair and types of pearls, the nature
of the pearl. Jewelry designer Warren Feld
will lead you through this comprehensive CraftArtEdu
class that is all about pearls. 6 Broadcasts.
Level: All Levels
55-page downloadable handout comes with video
PEARL KNOTTING: Necklace
non-traditional pearlp-knotting instructional guide
teaches this technique from the design perspective
-- that is, an easy-to-do method which takes into
account both aesthetic as well as functional considerations.
overall hate clasps, so they tend to gravitate towards
stringing with elastic string. While not a durable
stringing solution, it is very popular.
Sequence: Other Classes
BLUE WATERFALL MULTI-STRAND NECKLACE
CLASSICISM MULTI-STRAND NECKLACE
BARCELONA MULTI-STRAND NECKLACE WITH CONES
E TAYLOR LARIAT NECKLACE
TIERED NECKLACE (2-3 strands, but don't all start
at the clasp)
NECKLACE WITH BAIL AND PENDANT DROP
NECKLACE WITH SEPARATOR BARS
Wear that proud Etruscan
wire and metal elements piece around your neck! Craft
a contemporary version of a classic piece, using bead
stringing and wire working techniques, with an assortment
of jewels dangling from a rubber cord rope.
ETRUSCAN BEAD DROP NECKLACE (With wire work elements)