This introductory class is perfect for beginner jewelers who have never worked with wire, as well as those who say they will never work with wire again! Students will learn all of the basic components to make most pieces – loops, spirals, squiggles, toggles and ear wires – and will make a simple bead link bracelet. Basic information about gauge, tools and finishing will also be provided.
Below is a listing of some of the recent classes we have offered at BeadBush Studio.
- Bead Weaving Techniques with Seed Beads
- Color, Design and Clay
- Stringing, Knotting and Fiber
- Wire, Metal and Chain Maille
Dress it up or dress it down! This little necklace is the perfect gift for all year round. A modified chevron, it works up fast and can be created in a variety of stunning color combinations. A great introduction to netting.
In this class we’ll review the basic supplies and tools used in beadweaving techniques. We’ll look at thread choices, needles, and work place accessories such as task lighting and bead mats, and we’ll review the wide variety of beads that can be used for beadweaving. Then you’ll have an opportunity to select beads to create your first bracelet. (We will use an off-loom technique for this class. A loom weaving project is offered as a separate class.) As you work on your bracelet, we’ll discuss tips for working comfortably…anxiety-free needle threading, how to pick up the beads with your needle, how to hold the piece while you work on it, how to add thread, etc. Please note: this class is intended for older teens and adults. Prospective students under 16 must contact instructor for prior approval.