Monday, July 18, 2011

Jewelry classes coming up

bead corner Design Academy Taught by

exclusively at Michaels Sherri Levinton

Certified bead instructor

There are 4 different classes, each one is 2 hours, each one you will learn different techniques necessary to make wonderful Jewelry, gift, Etc. for you and your friends. It is possible to find a Bead Corner starter kit, but if not the supplies needed are the ones you will use forever. Each class may have something a bit different in supplies, but in the long run, you will be using all the supplies for your projects at home. Choose your beads wisely so you can make all the projects and have them match each other for a nice set. Please bring an old towel, color wheel and regular scissors to any supplies you do bring/buy/have. You will need storage containers for your items, but we can discuss this in class. All classes are $25.00 each.

Class 1 Fundamentals of Bead Stringing…make Memory wire bracelet

Round nose pliers, Chain nose pliers, Memory Wire Cutter, Beads, Memory Wire- bracelet type…usually sold in different size packages, Bead Board, Jump rings, Charms, Color Wheel (you can use the small beads that are 6mm…Triangle in tubes)

BEADS 36 4 mm beads, 30 6mm beads, 30 4mm Bicone, 15 6mm Bicone, 2 charms

Bicone is the shape…you can change as long as you have enough beads

Class 2 Fundamentals of crimping, making a necklace with a clasp

Crimping tool, chain nose pliers, nippers, bead board, package of crimping beads, lobster claw closing and attachment or jump rings, 7 strand wire (spool)…choose all the findings in your choice of metals, 2 to 3 charms, pendant, mixed beads of your choice….2 to3 packages of beads that can mix well, 1 package Crystal Bicones…/..Jolees with holes or another of your choice

Class 3 Fundamentals of Knotting –string a bracelet with hemp, learn knotting techniques, and use beads

Hemp cord, 20 wt---2 yds, small beads, at least 12, Duct tape or scotch tape, Glass disc or larger bead as focal bead.

Class 4 Fundamental of wire wrapping, will be bead wrapping and making earrings

Chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, nippers, bead board, 20 guage German wire, briolette shape beads, lever back earring wires or French wires (try to get Nickel free), 1 string 13.15 leaf shape beads or your choice, 1 string faceted tear drop glass beads or your choice, head pins 2 in, and eye pins(your choice metal)

***all the closures, eye pins, head pins, jump rings, earrings etc. may come in a package in your choice of metals….that will save you money..make sure you have plenty of extra 2 mm tube crimp beads as you will be learning and using a lot! Don’t forget wire as mentioned…stringing in a roll, and German wire…match colors!

Call me if you have questions…but you re going to love these classes

Sherri 281 389 1218 or

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