Beginner Basics: Stringing and Loops Class
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In this class you will learn about basics design, beads, findings, stringing materials, tools, construction and crimping techniques to set the foundation for creating bracelets, necklaces and even watches.
In addition, you will learn the simple loop technique which is the foundation for making earrings.
Abeille offers a unique 2-hour experience by combining the two essential beading techniques of Stringing and Loops to get you started in making bracelets, necklaces and earrings.
- 2 hours
- Materials Fee:
- Materials Not Included
Class Registration Policy
Abeille reserves the right to cancel any class with insufficient enrollment. We will refund your registration fee if you are unable to attend a proposed make up date.
Store credit will be given for cancelations made at least 48 hours in advance of the start of a class, unless otherwise noted. All other cancelations or no-shows are nonrefundable.
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Summer is here, and it’s a great time to enjoy bright cheery colors, walks on the beach and collecting shells and sea glass. Abeille just received more drilled and un-drilled sea glass, so we thought it would be fun to share a simple way to work with un-drilled stones.
Tools: round nose pliers, wire cutters, flat nose pliers
Materials: sea glass, wire (22-26 gauges), beads (optional)
1. Cut about 1 foot of wire using wire cutters.
2. Using your round nose pliers, hold the wire about 1″ from the end. Create a “wire wrapped loop” by bending the wire around the plier with your hand to make a loop. Then hold the end of the short piecewith your flat nosed pliers. While holding the round nose pliers, use the flat nose pliers to wrap the short piece of wire around the longer piece of wire a couple of times. Trim the excess wire with cutters.
3. Now let’s get wrapping. Place the loop at the top of the sea glass. Hold it in place with one hand as you wrap tightly with the other. You can wrap as much as you like as long as it holds the glass from falling out (criss-crossing helps).
4. To finish, wrap your way to the top where you created the initial loop and wrap to blend in with the initial wrap at the bottom or overlap the existing wraps working up. Use your flat-nose pliers to push the sharp cut end into the piece.
Depending on the size of the glass, you can use it as a pendant or make two for earrings.
Enjoy, and happy summer!
The Holiday season has begun here at Abeille and today we had a truly lovely surprise when Diane Barrett, a New York painter in town to visit her family for the Thanksgiving holiday, dropped in. Diane loves vintage glass and dropped in to show us her absolutely beautiful jewelry. Her brightly necklaces of vintage glass are playful, colorful and very festive. She even brought it in a seasonally decoupaged box- so creative! We couldn’t resist taking pictures to share with you.
Pictures are coming soon, I promise
Whether you are in school or not, we all have “back to school” rituals. Many of us like to clean and and organize. So tackle your bead box and come on over to our bead swap tomorrow from 7pm – 9pm.
It will be an informal event. You can bag your beads and determine a value or simply barter or swap on the spot. If you aren’t the bartering type, we will collect your beads and donate them to either the Dana Faber Blum Resource Center or make them available to our young patrons, it’s your choice.
Come join us for this free event. Refreshments will be served.
Transform your favorite photographs into beautiful photo pendants! You will learn how to use a high quality, non-toxic jeweler’s resin to encase your photographs. A variety of decoration techniques will also be covered. Students will have the option of making one or two pendants.
Please be sure to bring one or two photographs to make into a pendant. You can choose from one of the following dimensions: Square: 1 3/8″ Oval or Rectangle: 1″ x 1 5/8″
Duration: 2 hour sessions
Fee: $35, plus cost of photo pendants
Skill level: 14+
Learn to make a stunning ring with Swarovski® crystals and seed beads! Techniques covered in the class include right-angle stitch and other ways of working with clear mono-filament.
You will also learn how to make rings in all different sizes. This class is suited for all skill levels and is a wonderful introduction to making beaded rings. Also, with so many colors to pick from, the color combinations are endless! Two sparkling rings will be completed in class.
Date: Call 617.232.4343 to express interest
Duration: 2 hour sessions
Fee: $40 (+ ~$8 material fee)
Skill Level: Age 14+