Jewellery Making: Beading Basics Necklaces + Earrings

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by Etelage



Description
  • does it feel like all work and no play?
  • love jewellery & want to know how to make it?
  • want to nurture your creative soul?
  • want to become a better jewellery maker & jewellery designer?
  • want to learn a new skill?

The book into our jewellery basics workshop!

A technique driven, highly structured jewellery workshop for those who want to learn the basics of jewellery assembly. It is also a great starting point for a beginner or any jewellery making enthusiast wanting to brush up on core technical skills.

What You Learn

  • Learn the two most commonly used techniques in costume jewellery making (stringing and linking beads) plus
  • Loads of finishing touches and professional tips
  • Learn to string beads on wire and finish off with a clasp.
  • How to individually link beads to make a "rosary" style bead chain. (Linking is a technique used to make earrings, necklaces, bracelets and chokers.)

What You Make

  • An illusion choker strung on flex wire & simple drop earrings using Czech glass crystals
  • A linked crystal choker & earrings.
  • Make and finish the pieces in your choice of colour.

ABOUT YOUR JEWELLERY TUTOR:

Christine Smalley is the Founder & Creative Director of Etelage. Her signature designs are bold beaded necklaces & intricately detailed earrings. She enjoys sharing her knowledge of jewellery design in jewellery workshops & travels the globe to source beautiful artisan components. Christine draws inspiration from the modern deco 1920s style, 1960s jet set glamour & some 1970s boho chic all of which governs her artistic expression. She observes that generally  as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions & not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity. So it is with that philosophy she shares her skills and knowledge of jewellery design to encourage all her students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.

Christine creates a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 14 years teaching experience Christine is dedicated to empowering her students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever her students dream!

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Class Schedule

Duration: 3 Hours

What you will learn
  • Learn the two most commonly used techniques in costume jewellery making (stringing and linking beads) plus
  • Loads of finishing touches and professional tips
  • Learn to string beads on wire and finish off with a clasp
What you will get
  • Jewellery Making DVD with 7 featured Projects
  • Discount Code for Online Purchases & Future Workshop Bookings
  • Starter Packs will also be available to purchase on the day. These packs are created for the beginner beader & include tools, beads & jewellery parts.
  • Includes all Materials
  • Coloured Booklet on Beads & Techniques
  • Instruction Sheets on what you have Learnt
  • Necklace Length Guide Bookmark

What to bring
  • Your interest to learn!
  • A note pad to make additional notes
  • Glasses if you wear them
What to wear

Casual


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Etelage

Vendor sincce 2016

Etelage, established in 2002, is a design studio offering bespoke jewellery made in Sydney, workshops at Breathing Colours Gallery Rozelle and an online artisan bead + jewel store.

Founder of Etelage, Christine Smalley has designed for galleries such as National Gallery Australia (ACT), contributed to film incl The Great Gatsby and has produced 2 DVDs in jewellery making, distributed nationally through Lincraft, Target and maybe even your local library.

The Etelage brand has become synonymous with innovative design and meticulous handcrafting, using a variety of unique old and new elements sourced globally and stocked in galleries and boutiques nationally.

Christine observes that generally  as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions & not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity. So it is with that philosophy she shares her skills and knowledge of jewellery design to encourage all her students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local. 

Christine creates a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 14 years teaching experience, Christine is dedicated to empowering her students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever her students dream!

So if it feels like all work and no play, Etelage offers a flexible & varied program from beginner jewellery workshops & master classes to regular monday beading meetups. Make some jewellery that will impress you as well as your friends. Pick a class that suits you, gather your girlfriends & give yourself a creative fix now. 

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