Jewelry Workshop: Necklaces & Bracelets – LF

Jewelry Workshop: Necklaces & Bracelets – LF

1:00pm - 4:00pm
November 16, 2024 - November 16, 2024
Instructor: Marianna Matthews

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In this class, students will learn how to string beads on beading wire for a bracelet or necklace and finish their piece with crimps, crimp covers, jump rings, and a clasp of their choice. We will also touch on stringing methods and design choices.


Materials and tools required before class: Students may bring their own stringing project or purchase the necessary materials in advance:

· beading wire, Beadalon or Softflex medium is a good choice, at least 24” for a standard length necklace
· beads
· spacers or 8/0 or 11/0 seed beads (optional but recommended)
· 2-2x2 crimp tubes
· 2-4mm crimp covers
· 2 to 4 jump rings, 5-6mm
· Clasp
· 2 bead stoppers (optional)

Tools will be available for use during class.


To purchase your materials before class in person where staff can help you make choices, check out Glorious Beads in Castro Valley, Beadazzled in Berkeley, Bead Inspirations in Alameda, or your local craft store. Online, you may want to try Etsy, Fire Mountain, Artbeads, or Beadaholique (Be sure to allow time for shipping!)

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