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CLASSES, BOOKS, TUTORIALS, COACHING, MINI LESSONS

CLASSES, BOOKS, ONLINE TUTORIALS, COACHING, MINI-LESSONS at Land of Odds with Warren Feld Jewelry

CLASSES, BOOKS, ONLINE TUTORIALS, COACHING, MINI-LESSONS

CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, WEBINARS    Visit WARRENFELDJEWELRY.com

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VISIT WARREN FELD's ONLINE SCHOOL
Enroll Now:  
https://so-you-want-to-be-a-jewelry-designer.teachable.com/

Learn to Think and Speak and Work Like a Jewelry Designer!

Making and designing jewelry is fun, awesome, challenging and rewarding.  You enter a world full of inspiration, creativity, color, texture, construction, beauty and appeal.  With your jewelry, you impact the lives of many people as they go about their day, attend special events, or interact with family, friends, and strangers.

As a jewelry designer, you have a purpose. Your purpose is to figure out, untangle and solve, with each new piece of jewelry you make, how both you, as well as the wearer, will understand your inspirations and the design elements and forms you chose to express them, and why this piece of jewelry is right for them.  

Your success as a designer is the result of all these choices you make.   Our courses are here to help you learn and apply key insights about materials, techniques and the jewelry design process when making these kinds of choices.  We also introduce you to things you need to know when trying to conquer the creative marketplace. 

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Classes available online (video tutorial lessons with .pdf handouts, exercises):

ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS

BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS

THE JEWELRY DESIGNER’S APPROACH TO COLOR

SO YOU WANT TO DO CRAFT SHOWS…

PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY

NAMING YOUR BUSINESS

PEARL KNOTTING

 

MINI LESSONS (1-2 PAGE DOWNLOADABLES)

HOW TO CRIMP WITH CABLE WIRE, CRIMP BEADS, CRIMP COVERS, HORSESHOE WIRE PROTECTORS, and CRIMPING PLIERS

JEWELRY PRICING FORMULA

ADJUSTABLE SLIP KNOTS

MAKING SIMPLE AND COILED WIRE LOOPS

MAKING A STRETCHY BRACELET

ATTACHING END CAPS (With Loops or With Holes)

FLAT, EVEN COUNT PEYOTE STITCH

THE NDEBELE STITCH (AKA HERRINGBONE STITCH)

TUBULAR PEYOTE STITCH

THE BRICK STITCH

USING FIRE LINE AS YOUR BEAD STRINGING MATERIAL

PETERSBURG CHAIN STITCH

RIGHT ANGLE WEAVE STITCH

PEYOTE CABOCHON BEZEL

KUMIHIMO

WIRE WRAPPING CRYSTAL POINT

 

PROJECT INSTRUCTION (DOWNLOADABLE)

MALA NECKLACE WITH TASSEL

BOOKS by Warren Feld available through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.combeadstringing-front-thumb.jpg    fluency-front-thumb.jpg     marketplace-front-thumb.jpg

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MORE ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS by Warren Feld

COACHING by Warren Feld

Working with a coach can assist you in many ways.  Warren Feld offers coaching services on two levels:

(a) Jewelry Making Skills and Development

(b) Business of Craft Skills and Development

 

Most important is that coaching 

·        Helps you get to your result quicker and better

·        Gives you some hands-on support

·        Provides an extra set of eyes and ears, offering an alternative perspective you would not get taking a course alone

·        Offers some opportunity to brainstorm

·        Affords you the chance to have someone review your work

·        Provides those additional art and design insights, concepts, and perspectives you do not get from regular jewelry making and beading classes, books and video tutorials, which tend to be presented as more mechanical, step-by-step endeavors

 

My Role As Coach

My role as coach is to counsel and assist jewelry makers and designers as well as those planning to go into or already are in business.    My role as coach is not to make decisions or judgments for you, but rather to guide and make recommendations, rehearse and practice with you, brainstorm, and direct you to additional resources.    These will be based upon my best efforts to apply my 35+ years experience in jewelry making and the jewelry making business, and utilizing the resources available to me to assist you.  An important part of any coaching is for you to hear the coach think aloud.  I do a lot of this so that you can hear how I make choices when interpreting, defining problems and specifying solutions.

Some coaching will focus on skills development.   Sometimes this involves reviewing and improving current skills.  Othertimes this involves learning variations on a skill or technique, or new skills and techniques.   These skills range from bead stringing to bead weaving to wire working and wire weaving.

Other coaching focuses on jewelry design theory and applications.  This involves exploring various design concepts and how to implement them.   Topics range from how to compose with design elements to architectural considerations to component design systems.

Finally, coaching involves the business of craft.   I review things like everything that must be done in order to get started in business.  How to bring your business online, from designing websites to marketing with search engines and social media.   How to do craft shows.  How to price your jewelry (or other craft).   How to develop a jewelry line and packaging.  And other business development or business continuity considerations.

 

Podcast on Jewelry Journey, PART 1, 9/28/2022

Podcast on Jewelry Journey, PART 2, 9/30/2022


View Warren as Guest Artist on JTV.com Jewelry Television's show "Jewel School"  as he discusses these specially adapted projects for Jewelry Television.

Mother's Celebration Bracelet





Petersburg Chain Rope Bracelet





Streetscape: Barcelona





ARCHIVE:
The International Ugly Necklace Contest: A Jewelry Design Competition With A Twist!
2003 - 2014 Participants

It’s Not Easy To Do Ugly! Your mind and eye won’t let you go there. As research into color and design has shown, your eye and brain compensate for imbalances in color or in the positioning of pieces and objects – they try to correct and harmonize them. You are pre-wired to subconsciously avoid anything that is disorienting, disturbing or distracting. Because of this, any jewelry designer who attempts to achieve “Ugly,” has to have enough control and discipline to override, perhaps overcome, intuitive, internally integrated principles of good design. Thus, the best jewelry designers will be those artists who can design the Ugliest Necklaces.

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All Dolled Up: Beaded Art Doll Competition
2003 - 2014 Participants

The Beaded Art Doll might be thought of as a plaything; or as a visual representation of a person, feeling, spirit or thing; or as a tool for teaching; or as a method for stimulating emotional development or healing. As an object of art, the goal of the Doll should be to make a statement, evoking an emotional, cultural or social response, either by the Artist her/himself or by others. The Doll must be an original work, and may be the work of one Artist or a Collaboration. More than a beauty pageant. It is a design competition. The Competition will take into account the Artist’s intentions and how well these are incorporated into the design, both in terms of the use of beads/beading, as well as the construction of the doll's form.

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The Illustrative Beader: Beaded Tapestry Competition
2011 Participants

Here we use the concept of "Tapestry" in its broadest sense as a stitched, sewn and/or woven wall hanging. Your tapestry may be woven, loomed, stitched, quilted, cross-stitched, crocheted, knitted, sewn, braided, knotted, embroidered, macramed, beaded and the like. Your tapestry will combine fibers/threads/and/or cloth and beads in some way, and the surface area must consist of at least 70% beads. Beads may be used in many ways, such as forming the background canvas of your piece, and/or embellishing your canvas, and/or as fringe, and/or as stitchery covering parts of your piece. Your piece should be mounted or framed in some way, ready for hanging on a wall. Your tapestry may utilize many different techniques.

Video: How People Use Beads

How People Use Beads - Video by Warren Feld, Jewelry Designer

Beads are used in every culture in the world.
They have been used throughout time.
They are not necessarily used in the same ways
or for the same reasons