Learning to make your own beautiful beaded necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings is fun and easy with Annie's Learn to Bead & Make Jewelry 101. Beading and jewelry making is a great craft for anyone of any age because it's an easy and inexpensive hobby to get into. All you need are a few basic tools, beading wire and a handful of pretty beads, and you're all set to create your own handmade jewelry. And who doesn't love a handcrafted piece of jewelry to wear or share?
In this online beading and jewelry-making class, designer and instructor Keri Lee Sereika starts by explaining the most common beading supplies and tools, taking the mystery out of the packed beading aisle at large craft stores. You'll learn what supplies and materials to look for to begin your jewelry-making adventure.
Next, Keri demonstrates and explains all the basic and essential beading and jewelry-making techniques in excellent detail. You'll learn:
- How to string and secure beads onto wire
- How to make simple and wrapped loops
- How to properly open and close jump rings
- How to work with chain of different thicknesses
- How to make floating beads and floating bead groups
- How to work with different ear wires
- And much more
Annie's online classes include downloadable and printable class patterns in PDF format in addition to the online video content. You can view online classes at your convenience, 24/7, 365 days a year from any mobile device, both tablet and non-tablet (phones, iPod Touch, etc.) but classes are best viewed on tablets or computers. All Annieĺs online classes and DVDs have closed captioning.