Jewelry Workshop: Bead, Wrap, Chain & Etch

Max Goodman
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 281 mins
  • On-demand video access anytime
  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
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  • Available for purchase: $39.99
Meet your teacher, Max Goodman, as she leads a discussion on the four different jewelry-making processes covered in the course as well as the materials needed for each process.
Learn the tools and materials you'll need in order to knot pearls successfully and how to use this technique on a variety of pieces.
Follow the process of knotting pearls into a bracelet or necklace, including tips on how to avoid mistakes and ways to make things easier on yourself.
Explore different clasps as Max demonstrates how to tie on a clasp and how to finish the piece so it will last.
Discover how to match your wire with your beads so that everything works together and learn several wire-wrapping techniques to create a wide assortment of pieces.
Learn how to size headpins, how to wrap them to various types of jewelry and how you can use headpins to add complexity within a relatively simple pattern.
Discover what makes briolettes unique, along with how to wrap them correctly and how to fit them to an earring or to a chain that will become either a bracelet or a necklace.
Master a simple chain-making technique as Max shows you some beautiful pieces that you can create using only pliers and some metal rings. You'll learn step by step the process for building a simple chain from scratch.
Build upon your chain making skills as Max demonstrates the more complex pattern of the Bird's Nest chain and shows you some ideas for adding elegance and custom elements to your pieces.
Learn the proper process for making chain maille, a form of jewelry derived from a style of medieval armor. You'll learn how to create a beautiful fabric-like appearance using metal rings.
Make your own jump rings from scratch as Max discusses why you would want to make your own, as opposed to buying machine-made jump rings.
Max introduces you to the exciting and versatile process of photo etching and its many applications for making jewelry. Create patterns to be etched into metal and review the safety precautions required for this process.
See how the etching process works on copper alloys, how to polish and fix your piece and how to ensure you have a successful piece when you're finished.
13 Lessons
4  hrs 41  mins

Ready for your projects to shine? Learn four jewelry making fundamentals with artist Max Goodman. This is the perfect course for beaders who want to expand their skills to make lasting, professional quality pieces. Max will show you how to string pearls, stones and beads in Pearl Knotting, as well as teach you about rhythm and flow in jewelry design. Watch Wire Wrapping for an up-close demonstration on how to link various elements using silver wire, then get into Chain Making – a seemingly intricate process that turns simple metal jump rings into exquisite chain maille strands. Finally, Max shares her tips and tricks for Photo Etching, an exciting technique used to transfer images to metal.nnAll of the projects in this course are designed for jewelers with a home studio, and include detailed information on tools and materials. Max’s expert advice and encouragement will set you on the path to creating your own elegant jewelry.

Max Goodman

Max Goodman is a jewelry instructor at 3rd Ward Creative Workshop and the founder of Uproar Art.


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