Special Offer

Jewellery Making: Beading Basics

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by Etelage


Next Available: Sat, 17 Mar 1:00PM
3.5 hours

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 jewellery design studio in Sydney which offers classes in jewelllery making for individuals as well as for hens parties, corporate and .community groups.

Christine Smalley, founder of Etelage started her jewellery design journey when she was 8. The 70s was the beginning of her creative exploration. "I remember always making" stuff", but it is jewellery "small sculptures" that have captured my heart and my hands! Since that time I have inherited, collected and fossicked a vast amount of exotic, tribal and highly collectable beads and embellishments which I have used to create notably unique, beautiful and meticulously made jewellery but also over the last 15 years been a passionate jewellery teacher.

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!
She 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.

Observing that generally  as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions and not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity, 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. 

So if it feels like all work and no play, Etelage offers a flexible and varied program from beginner jewellery workshops and 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 and give yourself a creative fix now. YESSS!

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Terms & Conditions

            

  • Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds if you can’t attend a class for any reason.      
  • You are however completely welcome to send a friend in your place!. Refunds are not available due to our intimate class sizes.
  • Etelage reserves the right to cancel or postpone any class due to numbers. In this instance you will receive a full refund or you can choose to attend another workshop of the same value (or plus or minus any difference in class fee)
  • All class handouts, materials & projects are original Etelage ideas and subject to copyright.

        

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