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Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather

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Whether you’re new to jewelry making or looking for some fresh ideas, Candie Cooper will give you the confidence to bead with style.

Beading with Wire, Chain & Leather is a treasure chest of information on techniques and style for both beginning and experienced bead artists. In addition to basic techniques such as crimps and loops, you'll learn to design multi-strand pieces, combine textures for unique lariat necklaces, wrap specialty beads with wire, crochet a beaded necklace, and more! You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create distinctive bracelets and necklaces. This isn’t simply one beading class; each lesson provides you with a new technique and several design ideas. You'll love Candie Cooper's fun, personable personality combined with her clear, comprehensive instruction. Sign up today and dazzle friends and family with the handcrafted jewelry you'll be able to make right away! 

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Lesson 1. Introduction

  • Meet your instructor, jewelry designer and instructor Candie Cooper, before diving into a hands-on overview of how to make your first necklace. Candie walks you through the tools and supplies you need as she demonstrates the pros and cons of various pliers and beads, crimping and stringing techniques, design ideas and ways to attach a clasp.


Lesson 2. Making Loops on Wire


Lesson 3. Beaded Link and Jump Rings


Lesson 4. Multi-Strand Bracelets and Spacer Bars


Lesson 5. Lariat Necklaces


Lesson 6. Wire Crochet Necklace


Lesson 7. Tassel Pendants


Lesson 8. The Big Finish

"This was my first class and I love how well presented it is! Candie makes it easy to follow the pretty simple techniques to create what looks like not-so-simple jewelry pieces! She doesn't use fancy lingo, just fun and friendly teaching as if you were right there with her. I wasn't sure which jewelry class to select but I am thrilled that I chose this one. I had no idea how easy it is to create such elaborate, beautiful jewelry. The possibilities are endless with any combination of the various techniques in this class. I am off to the craft store tomorrow, the creative juices are flowing"
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