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Bead Stringing & Wire Working
Etruscan Bead-Drop Necklace
Instructor: Warren Feld

Wear that proud Etruscan wire and metal elements piece around your neck! Craft a contemporary version of a classic piece, using bead stringing and wire working techniques, with an assortment of jewels dangling from a rubber cord rope.

 



BS2-08
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
-- Bead Stringing Sequence
-- Lesson: Bead Stringing on Thicker Cord; Wire Working Elements
-- Necklace

 

Palette #1: Topaz / Coral / Adriatic Blue

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ETRUSCAN BEAD DROP NECKLACE
About the Kit...

The Etruscan Bead Drop Necklace is a simple, contemporized necklace that is a good  beginning project for learning how to string beads, particularly on thicker cords, and add a simple wire-wrapped touch.   

In this project, we learn to create simple bead-drops using wire and beads, to make a coiled bead using wire, and to attach a clasp to either a thicker leather or rubber cord using a clamp, or to a cable wire using a crimp bead.

This contemporary necklace is inspired by a traditional Etruscan Bead Drop Necklace on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.

 


In the Etruscan Bead Drop Necklace project... 

LearnToBead Goals:
- Learn to string on a thicker cord
- Learn to prepare the ends of a thicker cord, off of which to construct the clasp assembly
- Create bead drops which to string onto your cord, using wire and beads
- Make a coiled bead using wire
- Discuss working with tools and wire
- Discuss selecting appropriate wire gauge for each wire element
- Discuss what glues to use when in jewelry-making
- Discuss how the shaping of the loops at the top of a pendant drop, and through which you string, may affect the shape or silhouete of your necklace
- Discuss ideas about putting a contemporary spin on a traditional piece of jewelry

Prerequisites:
- Orientation To Beads & Jewelry Findings
- BS1.01
STRINGING WITH CABLE WIRE - CRIMPING: Crystal Excitement Bracelet

- Previous work with shaping wire helpful

 

 

 

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* 1. Kit #1: Topaz / Coral / Adriatic Blue
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