Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Land of Odds offering beginner’s course


The Orientation to Beads and Jewelry Findings is being offered online at the Land of Odds. This course was developed by instructor Warren Feld because he noticed that beginner beaders didn't always make the best choices when it came to quality. Personally, I learned the hard way a long time ago that if I was going to put 40 hours or more into a bead embroidered necklace, I wasn't going to skimp on the cabochons, beads, and metal findings!

Warren writes:
Over the years, I’ve found that people who bead and make jewelry have not necessarily learned how to make the best choices, when it comes to decide what beads, clasps, other findings, and stringing materials to include, and what Not to include, in a piece. People do not understand quality issues. They are often uninformed about workable materials and strategies to make their pieces more durable, more drape-able, and better able to move with the person as the jewelry is worn.

At The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts and Land of Odds, we developed a curriculum that took a design approach concerned with teaching people how to make these kinds of choices. Everyone in our curriculum begins with this Orientation to Beads and Jewelry Findings class. We offer this opportunity for you, as well.
Please visit the link above to take advantage of the knowledge that Warren is offering.

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1 comment:

jamberry_song said...

This was incredibly insightful and brought up a lot of things I never would have thought of! Thanks for sharing it. :D

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