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Jewelry Design for Bead Artists

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Master the elements of successful jewelry design and confidently create stand-out, signature pieces!

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with templates & worksheets developed by Margie
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Margie Deeb

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to design jewelry that makes a statement with world-renowned bead artist Margie Deeb! Discover the key elements behind beautiful beaded creations and find out how to successfully integrate these guiding principles in your designs. Next, learn how to strategically incorporate interesting shapes and negative space to enhance and accentuate your work. Find out how to design harmonious, well-balanced work, and add expressive movement using various techniques. Then, learn Margie's foolproof color secrets to banish boring palettes for good! Along the way, discover easy fixes for common designer challenges and gain a comprehensive, customizable approach that will improve all your future designs.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Creating Unity
Meet jewelry designer and author Margie Deeb and get started creating beautiful pieces! You'll learn why unity is essential to pleasing design, and see how to use elements such as color, shape and texture to create repetition -- or variety -- in your pieces. You'll also learn two approaches for creating intriguing designs sure to catch the eye!
2. Focal Point & Emphasis
3. Striking Shapes
4. Achieving Balance
5. Dynamic Movement
6. Harnessing Color
7. The Final Design

Recommended with this class

  • Seed beads, lampwork beads, wire, metal, enamel - whatever your jewelry medium

Taught by

Margie Deeb
Margie Deeb
Margie Deeb is an artist, designer and instructor, and her work has been featured in galleries across the United States. She is the author of five books, including The Beader's Guide to Jewelry Design and the award-winning The Beader's Color Palette, and she has written more than 100 articles for publications such as Bead & Button and Beadwork. Margie has appeared on the PBS show Beads, Baubles and Jewels and teaches color and jewelry-design seminars across the U.S.

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