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Learn to Bead & Make Jewelry 201
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Keri Lee Sereika is a talented and versatile designer with a broad range of artistic skills and interests. Keri Lee is prolific and designs in various media, including beading, jewelry making, card making and stamping. Teaching others to learn new crafting skills or expand their current skills is a passion of Keri's. She has authored crafting articles for a variety of... Full bio »

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If you've already learned the basics of beading and jewelry making and are ready to take your skills to the next level and learn additional stranding techniques, wirework techniques and how to make your own findings, then this class is for you! (Basic beading and jewelry-making skills include stringing, making simple and wrapped loops, properly opening and closing jump rings, understanding the function of jewelry findings and working with ear wires.)

In this exciting 201 class, you'll add to your repertoire of beading and jewelry-making skills to add more detail, texture and beauty to your handcrafted creations by exploring many of the basic stranding and wire techniques often used in jewelry design. In this class, instructor Keri Lee Sereika will explain:
  • Double-stranded stringing
  • Simple double-stranded weaving
  • How to make wrapped loops and links
  • How to make a wire-wrapped bead cap
  • Messily wrapping a bead cap
  • How to wire-wrap briolettes
  • How to make head pins and jewelry findings
  • Adding a patina to base metal
  • And much more
While learning these interesting, yet easy, jewelry making techniques, you can practice your newfound skills by creating the 12 exclusive and appealing pieces—necklaces, bracelets and earrings -- designed especially for this class.

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