Jewelry Skills: Knotting A Choker
Your first thought may be your Grandmother's beautiful pearls. (And they were lovely!) Remember the perfectly-spaced knots in between each and every pearl? Now let's take that same technique and make it NOW! HOT! AND FUN! Ready? Using silk thread and practice beads, you’ll learn the fundamentals of the technique, including: fitting the thread to a bead’s size, hand-knotting by placing evenly-spaced knots between each bead and how to create a professional beginning and ending to your piece using findings and French wire. In addition to providing solid-teaching skills, your Instructor will give lots of over-the-shoulder encouragement and one-on-one attention. All tools and beads will be provided. An incremental materials fee of $12/per student will be collected on-site via credit/debit card or cash. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: NO EXCEPTIONS • Closed-toed, low-heeled or no-heeled shoes • Comfortable “play-clothes”. No flowing sleeves or too much bulk • Long hair must be worn in a bun or ponytail
The August Axel Jewelry Studio is a creative workshop in Venice Beach, CA. The Studio and course offerings were designed to serve a range of skills and interests from talented tinkerers to advanced artists. Our goal is to provide solid and safe bench-instruction, combined with hands-on practice, so artists may operate safely, independently and successfully. COURSES: Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Soldering. Bezel Setting. Tube Setting. Flush Setting. Prong Setting. Metalsmithing. Cold-Connections. Wire Wrapping. Knotting. Private or Group Lessons. And more. INSTRUCTORS: As Owner and Senior Instructor, Christy Sears brings a wealth of knowledge to the bench. With 15+ years of jewelry soldering and metal fabrication, endless patience and a healthy sense of humor, she creates a warm and welcoming learning environment. Not only does she believe in teaching "how", but "why" and this has made all of the difference to her students. All of the August Axel Jewelry Studio instructors create the same atmosphere, so students may reach their goals.
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