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BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS (class fee)

$35.00

BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS (class fee)

$35.00
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To register online for the next date this class is offered, add course to your shopping cart, then continue with the checkout process.  Select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping option.
Before registering, please review our online CALENDAR for upcoming, scheduled courses.
After you register, we will send you an email confirmation. 
You may also register by phone (615-292-0610) or in-person at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville.

 

THESE RELATED KITS AND INSTRUCTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE:  (Not required for this class)

CRYSTAL EXCITEMENT BRACELET (learn to crimp)
-- Kit with Instructions on CD or CD Instructions Only

-- Instructions Digital Download

 

BY THE SEA BRACELET (learn to string using needle and thread)
-- Kit with Instructions on CD or CD Instructions Only
-- Instructions Digital Download

 

 

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION:
BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee ($35.00 deposit reserves space)
Additional supplies required (see below); no kit

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of bead stringing and attaching clasps.   The student learns two techniques - use of needle/thread/wax and use of flexible cable wire with crimp beads and crimping pliers.   The range of types of clasps, and their pros and cons, is discussed. We go over how to use all the other little pieces -- called Jewelry Findings -- such as bead tips, end caps, crimp ends, separator bars, attach rings, connectors, jump rings, eyeglass holder ends, and the like.

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:

This course is a beginner, introductory core course.

 

PREREQUISITES:

ORIENTATION TO BEADS AND JEWELRY FINDINGS
(All students are required to begin our curriculum with this ORIENTATION CLASS.    The Orientation Class is offered once a month.)

 

GOAL:
To introduce the student to the choices needed to be made when deciding how to string beads and select and attach a clasp.

PROJECTS/TASKS:
(1) Practice Crimping process using cable wire, crimp bead, crimp cover, and horseshoe wire protector
(2) Make a simple bracelet using needle and thread

SKILLS LEARNED:
- learn to differentiate the pros and cons of using various types of clasps and other jewelry findings
- learn how to choose an appropriate type of clasp 
- how to string beads and attach clasp, maintaining tension, using a  needle/thread technique and then using a cable wire/crimp bead technique
- how to manage "ease" in your pieces
- how to use crimp beads, and correctly crimp using a traditional crimping pliers
- how to choose beading threads, beading needles and how to wax your thread
- the philosophical and practical differences among Craft, Art and Design

SUPPLIES REQUIRED:
7-8" of size 4mm fire polish round beads (any style or color)
Nymo D thread, black, on bobbin
2- Size 10 beading needles
Bees wax
1 toggle clasp

Provided in class:
crimp beads
cable wire
crimp cover
horseshoe wire protector
flex wire cutters
scissors

ruler
bracelet sizing cone
work surface



 

This class is typically offered once every other month.  Usually listed on our calendar as "ATTACHING CLASPS".

VIEW OUR CALENDAR SCHEDULE ONLINE.

 
You may register 
- online, 
- by phone (615-292-0610), or 
- in person at Be Dazzled Beads, 718 Thompson Lane, Ste 123, Nashville, TN 37204.

When registering online, select the WILL PICK UP AT BE DAZZLED shipping option.

 

 

 

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