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with Candie Cooper
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Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather

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Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather is a treasure chest of information on techniques and style for both beginning and experienced bead artists. In addition to basic techniques such as crimps and loops, you'll learn to design multi-strand pieces, combine textures for unique lariat necklaces, wrap specialty beads with wire, crochet a beaded necklace, and more! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create distinctive bracelets and necklaces. This isn’t simply one beading class; each lesson provides you with a new technique and several design ideas. You'll love Candie Cooper's fun, personable personality combined with her clear, comprehensive instruction. Sign up today and dazzle friends and family with the handcrafted jewelry you'll be able to make right away!


  • intermediate
  • 8 episodes
  • 2h59m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, jewelry designer and instructor Candie Cooper, before diving into a hands-on overview of how to make your first necklace. Candie walks you through the tools and supplies you need as she demonstrates the pros and cons of various pliers and beads, crimping and stringing techniques, design ideas and ways to attach a clasp.</P

2. Making Loops on Wire

2. Making Loops on Wire

Tackle wire loop techniques with Candie's engaging guidance along the way, including an open loop and a wrapped loop that create two very different aesthetics. You'll also learn how to incorporate these methods into necklaces, earrings, bracelets or any other jewelry of your choosing.

3. Beaded Link and Jump Rings

3. Beaded Link and Jump Rings

Learn how to create beaded links and jump rings, creating a range of sophisticated looks with ease! Candie demonstrates how to create a beaded link, how to open and close your jump rings without distorting them, how to attach segments and how to work with clasps. You'll be able to use these connecting elements in just about any type of jewelry you can dream up.

Recommended with this class

  • Chain- & round-nose pliers
  • Crimping pliers
  • Beading wire