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with Max Goodman
Online Class

Jewelry Workshop: Bead, Wrap, Chain & Etch

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Ready for your projects to shine? Learn four jewelry making fundamentals with artist Max Goodman. This is the perfect course for beaders who want to expand their skills to make lasting, professional quality pieces. Max will show you how to string pearls, stones and beads in Pearl Knotting, as well as teach you about rhythm and flow in jewelry design. Watch Wire Wrapping for an up-close demonstration on how to link various elements using silver wire, then get into Chain Making - a seemingly intricate process that turns simple metal jump rings into exquisite chain maille strands. Finally, Max shares her tips and tricks for Photo Etching, an exciting technique used to transfer images to metal. All of the projects in this course are designed for jewelers with a home studio, and include detailed information on tools and materials. Max's expert advice and encouragement will set you on the path to creating your own elegant jewelry.


  • beginner
  • 13 episodes
  • 4h40m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Materials

1. Introduction & Materials

Meet your teacher, Max Goodman, as she leads a discussion on the four different jewelry-making processes covered in the course as well as the materials needed for each process.

2. Pearl Knotting: Introduction

2. Pearl Knotting: Introduction

Learn the tools and materials you'll need in order to knot pearls successfully and how to use this technique on a variety of pieces.

3. Pearl Knotting: Making Knots

3. Pearl Knotting: Making Knots

Follow the process of knotting pearls into a bracelet or necklace, including tips on how to avoid mistakes and ways to make things easier on yourself.

Recommended with this class

  • Pearl knotting: Cyanoacrylate, beading wire, jumbo oval-eye beading needle, awl, center-drilled elements, clasps, french wire
  • Wire wrapping: Clasps, headpins, sterling-silver wire, ruler
  • Chain making: jump rings, bench pin, clamp, manual hand drill, metal rods or wooden dowel, jeweler's saw, leather gloves, safety glasses
  • Photo etching: Half-round file, dish soap, emery paper, scouring pad, oil-based permanent marker, rubber gloves, copper shapes, safety glasses, household iron, Press-N-Peel transfer film, etching mordant, nail polish, acetone, polishing cloth, liver of sulfur