Introduction to beaded jewellery
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: Keeley Street
You will take inspiration from current fashion accessories seen on the catwalk to create your own beaded jewellery and a striking final piece.
Course Code: VV657
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
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What is the course about?
Taking inspiration from fashion accessories seen on the catwalk, this course will give you a thorough grounding in
the contemporary beaded jewellery techniques, to produce your own beaded necklaces, bracelets, earrings and one off pieces.
You will explore beaded jewellery design, colour, pattern and discuss the methods involved to show your ideas
through sampling and the creation of a mood board.
What will we cover?
- We will look at all the key Beaded jewellery techniques such as knotting, stringing, wire wrapping and twisting.
- We will also explore some Constructed textile techniques for making one-off personal pieces such as macramé and knitting.
- You will be introduced to the key beads, findings and tools to use to make personal Beaded Jewellery items.
- We will look at how to create a small mood board that explores your personal colour and design themes based on a range of Fashion brands.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Use traditional beaded jewellery techniques to create a set of beaded jewellery.
- Create a mood board to present your ideas.
- Finish your beaded jewellery objects with appropriate findings.
- Use well known Fashion brands as an inspiration for developing your own personal style.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is suitable for all levels, from beginners to experienced jewellers looking to experiment in a new
You will need to be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions, demonstrations, hand-outs and health and
safety information, and be prepared to take part in group discussions. You should be happy using numbers and able
to do simple measurements and calculations.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through practical demonstrations both to the group and to individuals. Group discussions and feedback are encouraged.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Most materials and equipment will be supplied, but you may want to bring your own beads and pliers. You will be advised on additional materials you will need in the first session.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.
Suitable follow-on courses may include:
VV918 - Jewellery making: cold connections
VV355 - Knotting and stringing for beads and pearls
Your tutor will be able to advise you during the course.
Beverley has an academic training in Fine Art and Textiles and for a while set up a design business in Knitted Garments. Whilst studying for an MA in Textiles, Beverley started using traditional Bead Weaving, Embroidery and Quilting techniques to create painted and stitched pieces. This led to creating accredited and personal interest short courses in Beaded Jewellery, Fashion and Textiles. Beverley continues to use constructive Textile techniques within her teaching practise. She is actively involved in her community and works closely with local charities to explore how Art and Craft increases Well Being. She is a member of Hastings Arts Forum where she curates Textile shows and exhibits.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.