Beading Basics - Apr. 1 & 8
Join our Beading Basics class! This craft has been around for thousands of years and still plays an essential role in jewelry making. Become part of a great tradition in many cultures, and learn the basics of designing, stringing, and finishing jewelry.
During this 2-day class, students will learn:
- Basic design structure with focal beads, pendants, accent beads, and filler beads.
- How to select beads and plan the design of a jewelry set (necklace, bracelet, earrings).
- Best places to purchase beads.
- How to use crimp beads and crimp pliers and how to properly finish a strung creation.
- Use of string wire and weights of wire.
- A basic wire wrap with a head pin to create a nicely finished earring or pendant.
- Use of various pliers and tools.
- Tips and tricks for beading success.
Date: Mar. 11 & 18
Time: 6 pm - 9 pm
Ages: 12+ (parent required for 15 and under)
Instructor: Georgia Reuling
Campus location: Art Room
Student limit: 6 people
Materials: $12 materials fee due to the instructor at the beginning of class. Fee covers findings, crimps, crimp covers, lobster claw, toggle clasps, headpins, string wire, earring hooks, stringing materials, bead mats, string clamps, pliers, etc. Students are to bring an assortment of beads and pendants that they would like to use for their necklace, earrings, and bracelet project. Some limited beads and pendants will be available for purchase during class for an extra cost. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact the instructor at (435) 714-0641. Beads are available for purchase at any craft store like Michaels, JoAnn, or Hobby Lobby.