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SLF8774

Course
SLF8774
Course Title
Jewelry Basics: Stringing and Wrapping

Description

Learn the basics of jewelry design, including wire selection, use of findings, the components used together with beads to make finished pieces, basic earring wrap and professional finishing. In this introductory, three hour class, students will learn the most basic techniques needed for making quality jewelry. These techniques can then be used in many other jewelry making applications. Finished pieces will be one necklace and one pair of earrings. We will supply the beading tools; you supply the creativity!

Objectives

  • Learn the basic skills necessary for professional jewelry design
  • Learn about tools, wire, and professional finishing
  • Create one necklace and one pair of earrings

Content

  1. Kit choice
  2. Jewelry tools; what to use when
  3. Types of wire
    • Flexible beading wire
    • Hard wire
  4. Instruction and creation of necklace
  5. Instruction and creation of earrings

Prerequisites

None

Method of Instruction

Lecture, demonstration and hands-on work in class

Evaluation

Exam:  No

Demonstation of Skills:  Yes

Class Participation:  Yes