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GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET CLASS (class fee; kit purchased separately)

$65.00

GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET CLASS (class fee; kit purchased separately)

$65.00
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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:
GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET
Instructor: Warren Feld
$65.00 fee plus KIT ($65.00 deposit reserves space)
Additional supplies required (see below); KIT AVAILABLE


PURCHASE KITS AND INSTRUCTIONS:

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

 

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The GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET contrasts and balances order and chaos, regimentation and freedom, flatness and dimensionality, tight arrangement and playful disorder. 

I was inspired by the fantasy world's arrangement of gods with opposing forces. Those serving these gods were called the priests of Gwynneth. They teach how to recognize and manage the duality and oppositon of chaos and order.

The GWYNIAN ROPES BRACELET is made from either Austrian Crystal or Czech fire polish glass beads, and additional Austrian crystal, Japanese drop, peanut, long magatama, and seed beads, as well as Czech superduo two-holed beads. This bead woven piece has a modified right-angle weave stitched foundation of Austrian crystal beads.

As with all my projects, I like to infuse the designs with aspects of contemporary design goals.     In this project, I set out to accomplish four contemporary design goals, including:

  1. Dimensionality:   We don’t want our pieces to be flat and one-dimensional, nor do we want our efforts to achieve a greater dimensionality to overwhelm the piece.
  2. Interplanar Space:  We want to build in subtle violations of “straight lines” and “flat planes”, without detracting from the overall aesthetic.
  3. Control over interplay of light and shadow:   We want the components of the piece, as well as the piece as a whole, to always excite with unexpected reflections and refractions of light and shadow.   The piece should never feel like a static photograph.
  4. Infuse an intellectual tension:   We want this piece in particular to show a successful control over that which is “chaotic”  and that which is “orderly”.

 

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:

 

This course is Intermediate/Advanced

 

 

 

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)

 

 

Some beginner level experience with Right Angle Weave. 

 

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GOAL:

 

To utilize many different shapes of seed beads to achieve a dimensional vintage-looking piece with contemporary design elements.

 

PROJECTS/TASKS:

1. Learn variations on right angle weave to create both flat, planar elements, as well as dimensional rope elements.
2. Create framework
3. Embellish framework
4. Create Gwynian Ropes
5. Attach ropes to frame
6. Attach clasp.

 

SKILLS LEARNED:

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE
LTB-BW3-RAW-01 Gwynian Ropes Bracelet
7 1/4" Bracelet
Intermediate/Advanced Level Class

 

BEGINNER

INTERMEDIATE

ADVANCED

TECHNICAL MECHANICS

1. Managing Thread Tension

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

2. Holding Your Piece To Work It

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

3. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

4. Selecting Materials

 

 

ADVANCED

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

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

2. Implementing the Basic Stitch

 

 

ADVANCED

3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

4. Creating Simple Surface Embellishment

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

5. Creating a Simple Edging or Fringe

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

6. Working Stitch in Flat Form

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

7. Increasing and Decreasing

 

 

 

8. Working Stitch in Tubular Form

 

 

ADVANCED

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

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

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

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

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

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

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

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

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

 

 

ADVANCED

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

 

INTERMEDIATE

 

  

  

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

 

- Austrian Crystal round beads or Czech Fire Polish glass round beads  (2 colors 3mm series 5000:   524 beads; 8 beads) (1 color 2mm series 5000 (15 beads) (3 colors 3mm series 5328: 22 of each)
- Japanese seed beads -
             size 11/0  (3 grams) 
             size 15/0  (3 colors:  1.2 grams, .6 grams, .2 grams)
             super duos, (7.5 grams)
             long magatamas, (19 grams)
             peanut beads. (10 grams)
             2.8mm mini fringe drops (11.2 grams)
- push-pull clasp (1 clasp)
- Fireline thread, size D, Smoke Gray,  (1 50 yard spol)

- 4 size #12 beading needles
- Bees wax or microcrystalline wax



Provided in class...

- Scissors
- Bead reamer 
- Ruler, pencil and paper
- Work Surface
- Bic lighter or thread zapper
- Bead to use as "stopper", or bead stoppers, or clamps
- 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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