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Teaches you how to make choices
about function and appeal,
movement and context,
when you construct a piece of jewelry.

 

Start With This Class:

ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS

- 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.

The Orientation Unit consists of
- Learning Module
- Guidebook for Creating Your "Stash",
P urchasing Tools and Other Supplies,
and Organizing Your Workspace


Then, select an interest area listed below,
and begin its sequence of classes:




BEAD STRINGING

- Learn the basics of bead stringing and attaching clasps, including crimping, stringing with needle and thread, and pearl knotting.

Each Unit consists of
- Set of Project Intructions
- Kits



BEAD WEAVING

- Learn to make amulet bags, beaded sculptures, beaded vessels, necklaces, bracelets, loomwork, appliqués and more. Many projects attempt to emulate a piece of cloth or textile. Other projects are more figural or sculptural. There are many different techniques of bead weaving. The most popular are peyote stitch, loom work, brick stitch, ndebele, and netting.


Each Unit consists of
- Set of Project Intructions
- Kits



STITCH REFRESHER EXERCISES
Already familiar with a stitch?
Need to jog the memory about how to get started,
Or, how to execute a stitch?




WIRE WORKING

- Learn the basics of shaping wire using tools, using wire as structural components, using beads with wire, making chains, making rosaries, making earrings and clasps, and fancy settings and bails for stones

Each Unit consists of
- Set of Project Intructions
- Optional Kits


 


JEWELRY DESIGN

- Learn design-oriented tools and concepts, including colors and beads, principles of composition for jewelry design, and working with forms and functions in design

Each Unit consists of
- Learning Module
- Workbook
- Application Project




BUSINESS OF CRAFT

- Learn how to get started in your jewelry making business including setting up a simple accounting system, knowing federal, state and local accounts to set up and forms to fill out, how to price using a formula, sell and market your jewelry, how to market your jewelry on-line, and pointers about doing craft shows.

Each Unit consists of
- Learning Module
- Workbook







See all available Instructions and Kits

To Purchase Your Own Supplies or Tools,
Visit
Land of Odds.

 

 

REACH US

LEARN TO BEAD.NET

718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204

Voice Phone:  
(615) 292-0610

Fax:  
(615) 460-7001

Email:  classes@learntobead.net

(If you haven't gotten an email response from us
within 3 business days,
then please email your message again.
Our filters are set very tightly because of the
prevalence of email viruses. Occasionally
legitimate email inadvertantly
may get filtered out as well.)

The Design Approach
Program Philosphy
How To Get Started

See all available Instructions and Kits

To Purchase Your Own Supplies or Tools,
Visit
Land of Odds.



Hours: Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm, Central Time


The Open Window Gallery is located within the Be Dazzled Beads store.

The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts holds most of its classes at Be Dazzled Beads, but some classes at James Jones Studios and other locations as well.

Register to receive announcements of classes, Be Dazzled Specials, happenings in The Gallery under the Yahoo beadschool group.

Location and Directions for Finding Us
also, See MAP.

FAQs


Guest Shopper Registration

My Account Information
If you need to update your billing address/zip, change your password, or check on your order history, go here.


Lost Passwords

Ordering Policies and Procedures, Terms and Conditions

About Us

To obtain the status of a current order

EMAIL ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS
If you want to specify Additional Instructions with your order,
please CLICK above, and we will append these to your order.

Examples of some of the Additional Instructions people email us:
- I need all the items or none
- I need the items by such and such a date
- Please ship through the US Post Office
- I need to know if a particular item is available
- Please ship what you have in stock, and backorder the rest
- Please ship what you have in stock, and cancel the rest

UPDATE, CHANGE or CORRECT TYPO IN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION
T
ypes of problems include:
- Incorrect Expiration Date (this is the most frequent problem)
- Mistyped 3- or 4-digit security code associated with the credit card
- Incorrect billing zip code
- Incorrect billing street address

To update or correct your credit card information,
You would bring up your shopping cart.
Click on the CHECKOUT button.
On the next screen, first check the second button that indicates you already have a customer profile set up.
Then enter your email address and password.
Skip the PROMO box.
Then check the box that says something like Change, Update, Correct typos in credit card information.
Complete the rest of the form.
CONTINUE CHECKOUT
The next screen that comes up is a form to fill in your credit card information again.

UPDATE or CORRECT BILLING INFORMATION
To update or correct billing street address and zip code, you would go to www.landofodds.com,
Click on MY ACCOUNT at the top of the page
Log in and correct your profile information.

 

Returns, Refunds, Re-Stocking Fees

RETURNS:  Return Authorization Number required for all returns.  Please call or e-mail us for a RA# before shipping.  All returns must be properly packaged, and have a valid RA# prominently written on outside of the box.   No returns on any product after 30 days!  See our Order Information section on Returns, Refunds, Re-Stocking Fees to review specific conditions and terms. For some returns, a 25% re-stocking fee will be charged (on value of items before any discounts), and this section specifies when such a fee will be applied.

TELEPHONE AND FAX ORDERS: Processing of orders placed on-line begins within 1 business day of receipt. There is usually a delay of 2-3 business days before orders phoned or faxed in are begun to be processed. This is because, as computers have taken over many staff functions, a staff person must replace your order on-line before it can be processed.

ORDER TURNAROUND TIME: When an order is received, we try to fill it completely with items in stock. If everything is in stock, the order will ship that day or the next day. If items are not in stock, we try to get the items from the distributor, and ship the order as complete as possible. This results in a shipping delay of 3-5 days, before the order is shipped. Even if you indicate that you want 2-Day or Overnight shipping, there may be a delay of 3-5 days before the order is shipped, unless you have emailed us ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS directing us otherwise.

IF AN ITEM IS OUT OF STOCK: Land of Odds does not backorder items. We ship all items that are in stock, and out-of-stock (O/S) those items which are not currently available from us, or from our distributors. If you are ordering SEVERAL ITEMS WHICH YOU MUST HAVE "ALL OR NONE", then please email or notify us of this fact when you place your order. Normally, we ship what is available, and out-of-stock the rest.

For more information about our Ordering Policies, including information about shipping and delivery, wholesale, international orders, returns, refunds, and re-stocking fees, please visit this web-page: www.landofodds.com/store/orderfrm.htm


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Our LEARN TO BEAD program
is based on
The Design Approach:

- Focused on teaching how to make smart choices
- Developmentally-based, where you learn skills in an orderly way, and understand how skills build upon each other
- Easy to follow


You may purchase:
o Written instructions for each lesson
o Kits of Supplies
o Recommended Books


Visit our LearnToBead Blog
See all available Instructions and Kits

 

 


THE JEWELRY DESIGN DISCUSSION GROUP
Please join our group on facebook at:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewelrydesign/

 

 

THE ILLUSTRATIVE BEADER:
Beaded Tapestry Competition

THEME: TBA
Deadline: August 31st, 2014
Rules:
www.landofodds.com/store/tapestry.htm
Winnder: $1,000 shopping spree at www.landofodds.com
Runner-Up: $400 shopping spree at www.landofodds.com

 

 

 

THE UGLY NECKLACE CONTEST
- A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist

Grand Prize: $992.93 shopping spree on Land of Odds web-site (www.landofodds.com )
Runner Up Prize: $399.07 shopping spree on Land of Odds web-site.

Consider entering our
2012 9th International The Ugly Necklace Contest
Deadline: 3/15/2012
Official Rules
http://www.landofodds.com/store/uglynecklace.htm


 

 

 

ALL DOLLED UP: Beaded Art Doll Competition

THEME: Transformations
Deadline: August 31st, 2013
Rules: www.landofodds.com/store/alldolledup.htm
Winnder: $1,000 shopping spree at www.landofodds.com
Runner-Up: $400 shopping spree at www.landofodds.com


 

 

 

JEWELRY DESIGN CAMP 
October 2013 (Enrollment Closed)
2015 (TBA)

Immerse yourself into a week-long study of jewelry design theories, and their applications and manipulations with various materials, techniques and strategies.

 

 

 

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