Knotting and stringing for beads and pearls
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Course Code: VV355
Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)
What is the course about?
You will be introduced to the beaded jewellery techniques of knotting and stringing for a range of pearls and semi precious beads.
You will be introduced to the tools, materials, bead sizes and findings used to create a personal set of beaded jewellery such as bracelets, necklaces and earrings. You will learn about the key design and colour principles to add for your designs.
What will we cover?
- Bead knotting and stringing techniques will be demonstrated showing which beads and findings to use.
- You will discuss colour and beaded jewellery design principles
- You will learn about which tools and materials to use, such as wire and threads.
- How to finish pieces using metal findings.
- Small projects such as bracelets, necklaces and earings will be demonstrated.
- Discuss how to work independently after the course end.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Create personal pieces of Beaded Jewellery using a range of Knotting and Stringing techniques.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is for all abilities.
You should be able to follow simple written and verbal instructions to support demonstrations and hand-outs.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Through practical demonstrations and tutor samples.
Through 1:1 and group discussion.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Basic materials will be provided, however if you would like to bring your own beads and findings
you are welcome to bring them.
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.
Browse our current online offer for complimentary courses.
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.