The simple bead remains just as adaptable and versatile as it has been through it's long and storied history. Necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings all begin with beads which is why beading is the first in a series of three core jewelry artistry classes being offered. In an interactive, creative, convivial and collaborative atmosphere you will learn how fun and easy it is to transform a single string of black beads into a wide range of beautiful necklaces similar to the ones pictured. Once you have mastered a few simple techniques you will be able to create the perfect necklace for every occasion or a lovely, original gift for family, friends or co-workers. Best of all, at the conclusion of each two hour course, you will leave with your own distinctive piece of wearable art.
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Course Requirements: Basic Beading is the first of 3 core courses offered. We encourage you to register for the remaining 2 courses, wire-wrapping and pearl stringing as well. By doing so, you will not only increase your overall knowledge and skills but also facilitate your advancement into intermediate and advanced courses given throughtout the Fall
About the Instructor: An avid hobbiest turned jewelry artist, Allison Wiley studied jewelry design and creation at many prestigious institutions and with prominent practitioners in her native New York before moving to Paris 10 years ago. She has taught jewelry classes at various locations to the expat community, authored countless articles on art-related topics for Expat Magazine, displayed her jewelry creations around Paris and continues to offer in-home private/ semi-private/group classes upon request.
Photo Credit: Allison Wiley
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