Enrol in Jewellery - Off Loom Bead Weaving
Course Code: ARTS2272
This project-based course will cover some of the main foundation stitches used in bead weaving. The focus will be on peyote and herringbone stitches, along with their variations. Embellishments will be added to give your work texture and interest. Learn to make beaded toggle clasps that you can use to complete your projects. Explore combining these stitches to work in 3-dimensional beading. Finally, the course will conclude with making beaded bezels which you can use to capture a crystal rivoli or any shaped stone. The jewellery design component will emphasize wearability, durability and comfort, as well as the use of colour and shape. The variety of choice available in beads will be introduced; however most of the beads used will be Japanese glass seed beads and delicas (tubular), with some semi-precious stones and pearls included. The process of off-loom bead weaving has great calming and beneficial value. It's a craft that can soothe, putting you in a quiet, creative zone while you stitch. This course is suitable for both beginner and intermediate skill levels. **Please note that you may not complete all projects as bead weaving projects can take many hours to finish.