Learn the essential skills of stringing and knotting using a variety of threads and finishing techniques with the use of gimp and catches to teach you all you need to know to create the perfect strung piece of jewellery. Basic materials provided although you may want to bring some special stones or beads.
By the end of the course you will be able to
• complete at least one necklace (or bracelet)
• re-thread rows of beads and attach fasteners both correctly and securely
• use gimp correctly
• understand how to knot between beads
Class format and activities
After looking at and discussing examples and samples, the tutor will demonstrate techniques of stringing, threading and beading. You will then produce a practice piece of jewellery using the materials provided to become familiar with the techniques. , In the afternoon you will continue to practice with your own designs and work through any problems and questions with help from the tutor., There will be an emphasis on sharing knowledge and experience, through discussion, show and tell and group crit. The tutor will facilitate group discussions and work with the students one-to-one and in groups.,
Constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor will help you succeed during the class.
No previous experience of jewellery making is necessary. Enthusiasm is an asset!
What you need to know before you enrol
This is a practical course and will require hand skills for working with threads and knotting techniques. The jewellery studio is on the 3rd floor of the main building, there is lift access. , ,
What you will need for your class
• any broken necklaces and collections of drilled stones and beads that you may have with you for re-stringing
• a notebook, a pen, a pair of small scissors and a fabric tape measure
Beads are provided in the class for learning the techniques. ,
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
Pedro Diego at Morley College London
61 Westminster Bridge Road Lambeth, London Greater London SE1 7HT