Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Jewellery Making!

I recently took some time out to learn how to get a head start at jewellery making so I booked myself a few classes at 'Monty's Bead' shop. Jewellery making is something I've always been drawn to, but never new what types of materials I needed to get strarted so when I came across these lessons I had to sign myself up for them because it was a good offer to good to resist. For starters it only costs £25 for the lesson and secoundly all the materials were provided along with all the beads. Here in the picture are two bracelets and 2 necklaces I made them within 2 hours of my lesson. The intention of booking these classes was to get an understanding of how to put fastenings, crimps and in finding out what types of beading wires, and threads or sterling silver materials were needed to get started on making jewellery etc...I also booked the lesson because I wanted to learn a few things so that I could somehow incorporate it into my work for designing jewellery/neck pieces to go with my garments for my final major project. Having done the lessons I feel that it's been a really good extra little thing to learn because I know that it's something I can do later on in the future. The second bead class I went to was in learning how to wire wrap.....but I haven't got a picture to show yet......but since having had these two lessons I have since made myself 3 bracelets and one necklace. I can't wait to have a bit more time to get more creative in designing my own jewellery pieces!

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