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Etruscan Bead Drop Necklace - LEARNING OBJECTIVES
BS2-08
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
-- Bead Stringing Sequence
-- Lesson: Bead Stringing with Thicker Cord; Wire work elements
-- Necklace


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.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES BEAD STRINGING
ETRUSCAN BEAD DROP NECKLACE
BS2.08
  BEGINNER  INTERMEDIATE  ADVANCED 
TECHNICAL MECHANICS
1. Holding Your Piece To Work It BEGINNER     
2. Reading Simple Pattern, Figure and/or Graph; Diagramming BEGINNER     
3. Selecting Stringing Materials BEGINNER     
4. Selecting Clasps and other Jewelry Findings    
5. Selecting Beads and other Components BEGINNER     
6. Laying Out Your Piece BEGINNER     
7. Identifying Areas of Potential Weakness, and
Strategies for Dealing With These
BEGINNER     
8. Selecting and Using Adhesives BEGINNER    
9. Use of Tools and Equipment   INTERMEDIATE   
10. Determining Measurements and Ease, including Width and Length of a Piece, Especially In Relationship To Bead Sizes INTERMEDIATE    
11. Finishing Off Threads, Cable Wires or Other Stringing Materials in Piece or Adding Threads/Cable Wires/Stringing Materials BEGINNER     
    
    
UNDERSTANDING CRAFT BASIS OF STRINGING METHODS
1. Starting the Piece BEGINNER     
2. Implementing the Basic Method BEGINNER     
3. Finishing Off Your Piece With A Clasp Assembly BEGINNER     
4. Managing String/Cord/Thread/Wire Tension BEGINNER     
5. Crimping      
6. Needle/Thread Work      
7. Pearl Knotting and Putting Knots Between Beads      
8. Making Simple and Coiled Loops Using Hard Wire BEGINNER     
9. Making and Using Connectors; Segmenting; Directional Control BEGINNER    
10. Adding Dangles and Embellishments BEGINNER    
11. Making Multi-Strands Piece      
12. Making Twist-Strands Piece      
  
  
UNDERSTANDING ART & DESIGN BASIS OF BEAD STRINGING
1. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Sizes/Shapes of Beads, or Using Different Stringing Materials  BEGINNER     
2. Learning Implications When Choosing Different Kinds of Clasps, or Using Different Jewelry Findings and Components    
3. Understanding Relationship of this Bead Stringing Method in Comparision to Other Types of Bead Stringing or Jewelry Making Methods   INTERMEDIATE   
4. Creating Support Systems Within Your Piece In Anticipation of Effects of Movement BEGINNER     
5. Understanding How Bead Asserts Its Need For Color When Stringing Beads      
6. Creating Your Own Design with This Bead Stringing Method, in Reference to Jewelry Design Principles of Composition      
7. Creating Shapes, Components and Forms To Use With This Bead Stringing Method, and Establishing Themes BEGINNER      
  
  
BECOMING BEAD STRINGING ARTIST & DESIGNER
1. Developing A Personal Style      
2. Valuing or Pricing Your Work      
3. Teaching Others Bead Stringing Methods      
4. Promoting Yourself and Your Work      
    

BEAD STRINGING
Etruscan Bead Drop Necklace
Instructor: Warren Feld

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