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Before registering, please review our online CALENDAR for upcoming, scheduled courses.
After you register, we will send you an email confirmation.
You may also register by phone (615-292-0610) or in-person at Be Dazzled Beads in Nashville.
An extended version of this class includes 5 1/2 hours of Orientation video tutorials,
and is available online. Visit here.
Before beginning a course of study, students are required to take our ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS class. This is a required first course, regardless of the students previous beading or jewelry making experiences.
The Orientation class takes about 2 1/2 hours. We offer this class once each month at Be Dazzled Beads, typically on a Saturday morning. It does not matter if we have only one student or several -- we teach this class in either case.
In this class, we cover information and insights about Materials, Techniques, and Design Concepts. These are things not typically found in books or on-line, yet critical to learn to be successful in beading and jewelry making.
This course is taught at Be Dazzled Beads. The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to a common language and understanding of beads, jewelry findings and tools that they will be working with.
There are no fees for these classes. No supplies, tools, books or materials are needed.
Students are asked to preregister at least 1-2 days ahead of time either online, or by calling 615/292-0610.
Whether you are new to beadwork, or want a refresher class, you
should consider taking our Orientation to Beads and Jewelry Findings
class. This course acquaints the student with the world of beads
O How to tell the quality of beads before you buy and use them
O How beads are made, and the differences in quality and
craftsmanship, based on where they are made
O What the differences are among druks, fire polish, seed beads,
delicas and the like
O The things you need to know when working with crystal beads
O How to understand metals and platings, especially their pros and
cons, and what happens as they age
O What the various types, sizes, finishes, shapes and styles of beads
O Where beads come from, and how they have been used historically
O How to make intelligent choices about which stringing materials to
O What tools you will need, and how to buy them
This class is typically offered once each month, typically on a Saturday morning from 9am-11:30am.
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