Online Class

Jewelry Workshop: Bead, Wrap, Chain & Etch

$29.99

Build a broad skill base for getting started making beautiful, timeless jewelry. This is the perfect class for beginners to test many different types of techniques, from beading to wire wrapping and beyond.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials list with tools & supplies recommended by Max
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Max Goodman
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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. All 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Materials
28:59
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.
2. Pearl Knotting: Introduction
13:27
3. Pearl Knotting: Making Knots
12:22
4. Pearl Knotting: Finishing
17:38
5. Wire Wrapping: Introduction
27:18
6. Wire Wrapping: Using Headpins
13:17
7. Wire Wrapping: Using Briolettes
32:23
8. Chain Making: Introduction
25:08
9. Chain Making: Bird's Nest Chain
15:59
10. Chain Making: Chain Maille
21:20
11. Chain Making: Jump Rings
15:25
12. Photo Etching: Introduction
32:26
13. Photo Etching: Finishing
24:23

Recommended with this class

  • Pearl knotting: Cyanoacrylate, beading wire, jumbo oval-eye beading needle, awl, center-drilled elements, clasps, french wire
  • Wire wrapping: Clasps, headpins, sterling-silver wire, ruler
  • Chain making: jump rings, bench pin, clamp, manual hand drill, metal rods or wooden dowel, jeweler's saw, leather gloves, safety glasses

Taught by

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