Basics of Bead Stringing and Attaching Clasps

Basics of Bead Stringing and Attaching Clasps
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Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
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BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee 
Location: 
Be Dazzled Beads
718 Thompson Lane Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204
Class Duration: 9am - 1:30pm

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of bead stringing and attaching clasps.   The student learns two techniques - use of needle/thread/wax and use of flexible cable wire with crimp beads and crimping pliers.   The range of types of clasps, and their pros and cons, is discussed. We go over how to use all the other little pieces -- called Jewelry Findings -- such as bead tips, end caps, crimp ends, separator bars, attach rings, connectors, jump rings, eyeglass holder ends, and the like 

GOAL:
To introduce the student to the choices needed to be made when deciding how to string beads and select and attach a clasp.

PROJECTS/TASKS:
(1) Practice Crimping process using cable wire, crimp bead, crimp cover, and horseshoe wire protector
(2) Make a simple bracelet using needle and thread

SKILLS LEARNED:
- learn to differentiate the pros and cons of using various types of clasps and other jewelry findings
- learn how to choose an appropriate type of clasp 
- how to string beads and attach clasp, maintaining tension, using a  needle/thread technique and then using a cable wire/crimp bead technique
- how to manage "ease" in your pieces
- how to use crimp beads, and correctly crimp using a traditional crimping pliers
- how to choose beading threads, beading needles and how to wax your thread
- the philosophical and practical differences among Craft, Art and Design

 

SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:

This course is a beginner, introductory core course.

Additional supplies required (see below); no kit. All supplies can be purchased at class site, or you may bring your own.  Cost estimate about $15-$20.

7-8" of size 4mm fire polish round beads (any style or color)
Nymo D thread, black, on bobbin
2- Size 10 beading needles
Bees wax
1 toggle clasp

Provided in class:
crimp beads
cable wire
crimp cover
horseshoe wire protector
flex wire cutters
scissors
ruler
bracelet sizing cone
work surface

BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS
Instructor: Warren Feld
$35.00 fee 
Location: 
Be Dazzled Beads
718 Thompson Lane Ste 123
Nashville, TN 37204
Class Duration: 9am - 1:30pm

This course introduces the student to the fundamentals of bead stringing and attaching clasps.   The student learns two techniques - use of needle/thread/wax and use of flexible cable wire with crimp beads and crimping pliers.   The range of types of clasps, and their pros and cons, is discussed. We go over how to use all the other little pieces -- called Jewelry Findings -- such as bead tips, end caps, crimp ends, separator bars, attach rings, connectors, jump rings, eyeglass holder ends, and the like