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ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET CLASS (class fee; kit purchased separately)

$35.00

ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET CLASS (class fee; kit purchased separately)

$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.

 

DESCRIPTION:
ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee plus KIT  ($35.00 deposit reserves space)
Additional supplies required (see below); KIT available

This is a fun bracelet project, using the square stitch. This general design – square stitch with an open window – has appeared in many variations over the years, including one variation developed by Shelley Nybakke. This Etruscan Square Stitch Bracelet is influenced by Shelley’s version of the piece, particularly in the choice of the 3mm faceted brass cube beads.

The Square Stitch is a very basic stitch. The beads line up along a grid of parallel rows and perpendicular columns, where each square represents one bead. The Square Stitch can utilize patterns developed for Cross Stitch, Loom, or Knitting patterns.

Design Elements Discussed: boundaries, frames, negative spaces, shapes, textures.

 

PURCHASE KITS AND INSTRUCTIONS:

Kit with Instructions on CD or CD Instructions Only
Instructions Digital Download

 

 

 

 

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.)

BEAD WEAVING BASICS (or equivalent)

 

 

 

GOAL:

- Planning a bracelet design with a negative space
- Translating bracelet measurement goals into the construction plan
- Understanding construction and structural issues, such as areas of weakness, using the Square Stitch with this design
- Discussion of Design Concepts: boundaries, frames, negatives spaces, shapes and textures
- Adding a clasp assembly

 

 

PROJECTS/TASKS:

1. Learn Square Stitch
2. Create Negative Space within Piece
3. Embellish negative space
4. Attach a clasp

 

SKILLS LEARNED:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET

 

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

TECHNICAL MECHANICS

1. Managing Thread Tension

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

2. Holding Your Piece To Work It

BEGINNER

 

 

3. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph

 

 INTERMEDIATE

 

4. Selecting Materials

 BEGINNER

 

 

5. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and 
Strategies for Dealing With These

 BEGINNER

 

 

6. Determining Measurements, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes

 

 INTERMEDIATE 

 

7. Finishing Off Threads in Piece or Extending by Adding Threads

 BEGINNER

 

 

    

    

UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STITCH

1. Starting the Stitch

  BEGINNER

 

 

2. Implementing the Basic Stitch

 BEGINNER

 

 

3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly

  BEGINNER

 

 

4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment

  BEGINNER 

 

 

5. Creating a Simple Edging or Fringe

 

 

 

6. Working Stitch in Flat Form

 BEGINNER

 

 

7. Increasing and Decreasing

 BEGINNER 

 

 

8. Working Stitch in Tubular Form

 

 

 

9. Working Stitch To Create Open (Negative Spaces), and Split Forms

 BEGINNER 

 

 

10. Elaborately Embellishing the Stitch, including Fringes, Edge Treatments, Bails, Straps and Connectors

 

 

 

11. Working Stitch in Circular Form

 

 

 

12. Working Stitch in Spiral Form

 

 

 

13. Working Stitch in Diagonal Form

 

 

 

14. Working Stitch in 3-Dimensions (sculptural)

 

 

 

  

  

UNDERSTANDING ART & DESIGN BASIS OF STITCH

1. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Sizes/Shapes of Beads, or Using Different Stringing Materials

 BEGINNER

 

 

2. Understanding Relationship of this Stitch in Comparison to Other Types of Bead Weaving Stitches

 

 

 

3. Understanding How Bead Asserts Its Need For Color, Using This Stitch

 

 

 

4. Creating Your Own Design with This Stitch, in Reference to Design Elements and Jewelry Design Principles of Composition

 

 

 

5. Creating Shapes, Components and Forms with This Stitch, and Establishing Themes

  BEGINNER

 

 

6. Building in Structural Supports, and Other Support Elements, into the Design

 

 

 

  

  

BECOMING BEAD WEAVING ARTIST

1. Developing A Personal Style

 

 

 

2. Valuing or Pricing Your Work

 

 

 

3. Teaching Others The Stitch

 

 

 

4. Promoting Yourself and Your Work

 

 

 

5. Advocating for Jewelry as "Art" and as "Design"

 

 

 

    



SUPPLIES REQUIRED:

KIT available

- 3mm faceted brass or nickel-plated brass beads (400 beads)
- 8/0 seed beads (2 grams)
- 8-9mm gemstone or glass puff squares in a coordinating color (22 beads)
- FireLine cable thread, size D, .008" (1 50 yrd spool)
- Plated over brass lobster claw (1 clasp)
- Plated over brass jump rings (4 rings)
- 4 size #10 beading needles
- Bees wax or microcrystalline wax
- Bead to use as "stopper", or bead stoppers, or clamps

 

 

Provided in class...
- Scissors

- Ruler, pencil and paper
- Work Surface
- Bic lighter or thread zapper
- chain nose or flat nose pliers
- bracelet sizing cone or some way to measure your wrist

 

 

 

This class is typically offered once every other year.  

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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