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Jewelry Workshop: Bead, Wrap, Chain & Etch

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Build a broad skill base for getting started making beautiful, timeless jewelry. This is the perfect class for beginners to test many different types of techniques, from beading to wire wrapping and beyond.

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What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies recommended by Max
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Max Goodman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Pearl Knotting: Making Knots
4. Pearl Knotting: Finishing
5. Wire Wrapping: Introduction
6. Wire Wrapping: Using Headpins
7. Wire Wrapping: Using Briolettes
8. Chain Making: Introduction
9. Chain Making: Bird's Nest Chain
10. Chain Making: Chain Maille
11. Chain Making: Jump Rings
12. Photo Etching: Introduction
13. Photo Etching: Finishing

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

Taught by

Max Goodman
Max Goodman
Max Goodman is a jewelry instructor at 3rd Ward Creative Workshop and the founder of Uproar Art.

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