Jewelry Making Masterclass: Be(ad) Stunning!
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Jewelry Making Masterclass: Be(ad) Stunning!

Master a 100-year-old artisan skill of handcrafting stunning statement jewelry, even you've never made jewelry before!
4.7 (11 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
263 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2015
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • A unique skill of handcrafting a beaded statement necklace called Kraluš.
  • How you can design and craft your own variations of this exquisite artisan jewelry.
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  • materials listed above
  • no previous knowledge or experience of handcrafting jewelry is needed

Be(ad) Stunning! Artisan Jewelry Crafting Course

Let me share something exceptional with you…

You're about to discover an almost forgotten and over a century old technique of handcrafting beaded statement jewelry.
In fact, this entire course is your unique opportunity to master a skill, officially declared as INTANGIBLE CULTURAL HERITAGE of Croatia - by Croatian Ministry of culture!

Create a Gorgeous Handmade Statement Necklace Using a Rare Jewelry Crafting Technique

Before I continue, you should know what to expect if you take this course and apply what you'll learn. You will become a proud owner of an exquisite jewelry piece handmade by you, others will notice and compliment you for!

You will also:

  • Enjoy the meditative ease emerging as you focus on the beads
  • Experience the excitement of a hand made crafting proces
  • Express your creative genius and design variations of your own
  • Evoke confidence and beauty by wearing this exquisite statement piece
  • Expand your previous knowledge of beaded jewelry making (if you are already an experienced jewelry crafter)
  • Enrich your life by acquiring a unique new skill

5000 glass beads. One statement necklace.

Oh, and did I mention Miss Croatia wore a necklace like this one to Miss World Beauty Pageant?

Imagine that! Not only can you wear a necklace this famous, you can also learn how to handcraft it yourself. Even if you've never made a piece of jewelry in your life. No previous knowledge of jewelry making is required for following this course.

I designed this course to be easily understood by absolute beginners. Every step of the process is demonstrated, as well as explained in detail.

Nothing is left out.
In fact additional resources are included. First of all a 12 page course guide e-book that takes about 2 minutes to go over, and then 2 additional PDF documents that outline the exact design and the exact number of beads needed for specific parts of the necklace.

Be(ad) Stunning! Unique Jewelry Crafting Course, in a nutshell:

What does this course include?

  • 27 lectures
  • 3,5 hours of video content
  • Course guide ebook
  • 2 outlines in a PDF format
  • Close captions in Croatian

What are the materials needed for crafting the necklace demonstrated in the course?

  • glass round seed beads size 11 (TOHO) in: red (15 grams), blue (15 grams) and white (45 grams);
  • glass faux pearls: white (210 pieces, size 4 mm);
  • transparent nylon thread (15 meters/16 yards, 0,25 mm thick);
  • 1 stopper;
  • round nose pliers;
  • scissors;
  • 1 big safety pin;
  • cotton pillowcase (standard size: 23" x 47", or 60 x 120cm), or a cotton sheet

Who is this course not for?

  • this course is not for you if you have a diminished vision, or
  • if you are not willing/able to spend a lot of time sitting at a table doing repetitive wrist movements

How is this course different than other jewelry making courses?

This is THE ONLY course on the Internet that teaches you how to handcraft a world-unique, heritage-certified, exquisite artisan jewelry.
And how to make variations to match your unique style :)

Why is this course valued at $200?

Well, ask yourself this... would you rather:

  • sign up for a waiting list to a workshop in a City Museum in Samobor, Croatia (I waited 18 months to get in)

  • pay for a returned trip to Croatia and back, and a 10-day stay (you'd have to eat as well, remember?)

  • hire someone to translate (or learn the language) so you can understand the instructions at a workshop

  • accommodate your schedule, because the workshop only takes place in April and October

Or, would you like to instead:

  • pay only $200 (or even less when Udemy offers the course at a discounted price)

  • have access to the course at any time, and keep it for a lifetime

  • listen to the course in English and have downloadable material in English too    

  • have the option to watch, pause, rewind the same video as many times as you like

  • have me answer any questions you might have, right here, within the course itself?

You do the math.

Who is the target audience?
  • Statement Jewelry fans
  • Handmade jewelry crafters
  • DYS enthusiasts
  • Jewelry designers
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Curriculum For This Course
28 Lectures
Welcome to BE(ad) STUNNING! course
1 Lecture 01:59

Download the course guide e-book.

Preuzmite vodič kroz tečaj na hrvatskom jeziku.

Preview 01:59
Introduction to the course
2 Lectures 12:24

How to set up best conditions for handrafting your necklace, plus a life-saving tip for storing your work in progress!

Preview 04:27

This is how you measure and secure the threads before putting on the first bead.

Preparing the threads
Start handcrafting your necklace!
3 Lectures 21:48

Make big and small "branches", the first elements of your handmade necklace.

Make "branches"

Learn how to secure the beads in place, by making a stop-loop


This is how you cross the threads, all troughout the body of your necklace.

Crossing the threads
Craft the "little house"
5 Lectures 41:35

Start with the right side of the "little house" element first, and mind the colors!

Right side of the "little house"

This element is made differently then the right side of the "little house", but you'll have no problem crafting it if you follor the instructions.

Left side of the "little house"

There are 4 small diamond shapes in a "little house" element of this necklace; two red ones and two blue ones.

Small diamond shape

Bridges separate small diamond shapes.


This is the shape of a "Little house" element, and there are 7 of them in a Kraluš necklace.

Big diamond shape
Craft the "Upper šlinga" element
2 Lectures 13:38

How "upper šlinga" element is made

"Upper šlinga"

How to secure the beads at the ends of threads in the "upper šlinga" element

Finishing "upper šlinga" element
Craft the "Lower šlinga" element
2 Lectures 08:57

Follow a demonstration and start crafting the "Lower šlinga" element

Crafting the "lower šlinga"

Learn how to secure the beads at the end of the threads.

This is the end of crafting a "Lower šlinga" element, and at the same time a beginning of a new "little house" element that follows.

Finish crafting the lower šlinga
Craft the "body" of your necklace
5 Lectures 25:20

Follow the colors and crossed threads to craft your second "Little house" element.

Second "little house" element

This time, when you craft your "upper šlinga" element, secure the last bead at the end of each thread as you put it on. Relax, you got this!

Second "Upper šlinga" element

Repeat the process of crafting this element, the same way you did the first time, only secure the ends of the threads as you go, minding the right colors.

Second "Lower šlinga" element

Finish crafting the "body" of your necklace by creating "branches", identical to those at the beginning.

"Branches" element

Learn how to fasten all the threads in your necklace at the end of its "body"

Tying the branches
Craft the "snail" elements
4 Lectures 21:53

Make sure your thread is centered when starting a "snail" element of a Kraluš neckkace

Start of a "snail" element

It seems more natural to start on the left side if you are right handed, but the procedure is the same on both sides.

Left side of a "snail" element

Repeat the same procedure as on the left side. If you are left handed, you may find it easier to do this side first.

Right side of a "snail" element

This is easy to understand, but takes patience and time to perform.

Preview 08:45
Craft the "granir" element
3 Lectures 39:52

This is the base of a "granir" element at the top of a Kraluš necklace

Part one of a "granir" element

How to start building "granir" on top of the base

Part two of a "granir" element

Crafting the "granir" element

Part three of a "granir" element
Bonus lecture: Craaloosh jewelry website
1 Lecture 00:50

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About the Instructor
Vesna Vurušić Pećanić
4.7 Average rating
11 Reviews
263 Students
1 Course
Exquisite Jewelry Artisan & Social Entrepreneur

Vesna is a special education teacher from Croatia.

Loosing her job due to recession led her to start learning about entrepreneurship.

At the same time Vesna was introduced to a traditional Croatian beaded necklace called Kraluš, whose design is more than a 100 years old. She took the course of Kraluš-crafting held at the Museum of Samobor, and decided to start a company with the mission to promote and offer this unique jewelry to women world wide, and to ensure quality paid job for local women by hiring them to handcraft the jewelry.

In 2014 she founded Craaloosh jewelry - traditional jewelry with a modern twist in color, and launched it's first collection.

As a B-School alumna, Vesna continues to expand her knowledge of online marketing and copywriting.

She lives in Croatia with her husband.