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This program’s status is pending further confirmation. Please check back by April 15.

Introduction to Beading

3-Session Evening Course

Tuesday, April 21 to Thursday, April 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Code: 1K00AG
$195 - Member
$215 - Non-Member
By Mïa Vollkommer

Please Note: This workshop has updated dates. The final session will occur on Thursday, April 23, 2020 (originally publicized as Friday, April 24).

Learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry in this three-night workshop. Cover the basics of bead stringing, wire-working, and pearl knotting, along with the names and uses for common hand tools, wire, stringing materials, and findings. During the series, students make up to two necklaces, two to three pairs of earrings, and one single-strand necklace or bracelet using the pearl-knotting technique. Intermediate techniques are also discussed. This workshop is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills.

A $25 kit of sterling silver findings is available for purchase in class, and Studio Arts hand tools are available to check out. Please see materials list for additional supplies and tools needed.

A supply list of additional materials may be downloaded from this page no later than 2 weeks prior to the first session.

Instructor: Mïa Vollkommer

3 sessions, 3 hours each (no class April 23)