Getting Started with Jewellery Making
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Getting Started with Jewellery Making

Perfect for beginners and anyone wishing to gain further knowledge and skills in creating handmade jewellery.
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Created by Claire Pearcy
Last updated 4/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 30 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Develop your creative skills to design and make jewellery in your own style. Students will also gain knowledge of beads types and tools commonly used in jewellery making and in basic colour theory.
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Requirements
  • This course does not require you to have any previous knowledge or experience of jewellery making. The course includes several tutorials for creating specific pieces of jewellery so if you wish to complete these, the relevant tools and materials will be needed. These are listed in full at the start of each tutorial. You will need to have software capable of reading PDF files in order to use the tutorials and downloadable course materials.
Description

Would you like to learn how to design and create your own jewellery? 

Throughout history societies all over the world have used created jewellery for decorative, ceremonial and protective purposes. Some beads such as semi-precious stones are believed to have additional meanings or properties that can protect, help and even heal us.


This course is suitable for anyone who is new to jewellery making and may also benefit tanyone who has a little knowledge of jewellery making but would like to expand their skills or is looking to refresh their knowledge.

The course consists mainly of video slideshows with full audio explaining each of the featured topics. There is also a selection of PDF files to acompany some of the topics. These include resources such as quizzes to test your knowledge, video transcripts, photographs of beads, tools and other items and charts. 

Topics covered include:

  1. Jewellery Making Tools
  2. Jewellery Making Findings
  3. Buying Beads
  4. Bead Types
  5. Finding Inspiration
  6. Using Wire
  7. Cords and Threads

Also included within the course materials are several jewellery making tutorials. Each tutorial guides you through the process of creating a piece of handmade jewellery and includes a full list of the tools and materials required.

You will need software capable of reading PDF files in order to use the tutorials and other downloadable materials.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is ideal for anyone who is starting out making their own jewellery or who would like to refresh their skills and knowledge. It is suitable for complete beginners and covers topics such as using colour, finding sources of inspiraton and practical matters to consider when designing jewllery.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
01:40:42
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Introduction
1 Lecture 01:41

Introduction to the course and featured subjects. 

Preview 01:41
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Using Beads in Jewellery Making
6 Lectures 21:59

Information on where beads can be bought including considerations to bear in mind for each. This lecture includes information on buying beads online or offline and the pros and cons of each method. 

Preview 02:15

Information on the practicalities of specific and less traditional methods of storing beads. This lecture discusses how many everyday items can be used to sort and store beads if you do not want to buy specialised storage systems. 

Preview 05:07

Information on a selection of commonly used types of beads in jewellery making. These include metal, glass, plastic and gemstone beads. Included in this lecture, is a PDF file of photographs and descriptions of many types of bead.

Bead Types
05:33

This lecture contains information on many shapes of bead that can be used in jewellery making. Types dicussed include barrel, bicone, cube, chip, drop and pony beads. 

Bead Shapes
02:49

Ideas and advice regarding the use of natural materials in designing and making jewellery. The lecture covers information on using items such as bone, horn, shell and seeds in jewellery designs. 

Natural Sources of Beads
06:11

This section contains video transcripts for all the videos as well as a quiz to test your knowledge so far. 

Section Quiz and Video Transcripts
00:04
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Guide to Jewellery Making Tools
5 Lectures 10:53

This short video contains general information on jewellery making tools and things to consider when buying these. 

Preview 01:54

Information on some of the types of pliers that can be used to create jewellery. 

Pliers
02:21

Information on several types of cutters and how they can be used when creating jewellery.

Cutters
01:11

Descriptions of some of the other tools that can be bought and used in making jewellery. The majority of these tools are useful no matter which techniques you are interested in using and can bought easily. You may even have a few at home already. 

Other Tools
05:22

This section of the course includes a selection of downloadable materials:

Examples of Tools PDF containing photgraphs and descriptions of many jewellery making tools
Video transcripts for section three of the course (Guide to Jewellery Making Tools)
A quiz to test your knowledge of tools and a seperate file containing the answers.

Section Quiz, Video Transcripts and Extras
00:05
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Guide to Jewellery Making Findings
7 Lectures 11:19

General information regarding findings and how they are used in creating jewellery.

Preview 00:58

Information on a selection of findings that can be used to connect parts fof your jewellery designs together. 

Connectors
01:27

This lecture discusses various styles of clasps. It includes information on use and the pros and cons of each style. 

Clasps
03:15

Descriptions of various findings that are used when creating handmade earrings. The video includes photographs of each type. 

Earrings Components
01:26

Advice on how to neatly finish the ends of jewellery that has been made using cords such as ribbons and leather. 

Cord Ends
01:26

This lecture provides descriptions, photgraphs and information on various other types of jewellery making findings. 

Other Findings
02:42

This section of the course includes PDF files of video transcrips as well as a quiz on the topics covered in section four. Also included is a PDF file of photographs and information on many types of jewellery making finding. 

Section Quiz and Video Transcripts
00:05
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Materials and Jewellery Design
12 Lectures 53:45

This lecture discusses how wooden beads can be used within jewellery design. 

Using Wood
04:14

Ideas on how various types of cord can be used in your jewellery designs. This video also include information on some things to consider when making this tye of jewellery.

Cords and Threads
03:08

The featured video discusses various aspects of the process of designing jewellery. Includes information on tools to help and various methods of desiging.

The Design Process
03:09

Information regarding basic colour theory and colour schemes. This lecture then goes on to talk about how these can have an impact on finished jewellery pieces. Also included here is a PDF file of colour wheel examples that can be downloaded.

Using Colour in Jewellery Design
04:39

This lecture covers how to finding inspiration for designing jewellery. This can be found in many sources either online or in everyday life from magazines, nature, other artwork and so much more. 

Finding Inspiration
07:09

Information on seed beads. the various types and how they can be used in jewellery design. 

Using Seed Beads
05:45

Infomation on some common types of gemstones and how they can be incorporated into jewellery designs. This lecture also contains two downloadable PDF files. One contains examples of birthstone charts and the second file is full of photographs and information on some of the vast selection of avaliable gemstones.

Using Semi-Precious Beads
05:06

IThis lecture covers the ways in which glass beads can be used when designing and creating your jewellery. Several types of glass bead are described and accompanied by colour photographs. 

Using Glass Beads
04:12

Video lecture of advice and things that may need to be considered when designing jewellery. This includes matters such as: 

  • medical considerations and disability
  • age
  • personal tastes
  • affordability
Important Points to Consider when Designing Jewellery
07:59

Information on wire types and sizes often used in jewellery making. This lecture includes step by step instructions for basic techniques and a size conversion chart as two PDF files to download. 

Using Wire to Create Jewellery
08:16

Twenty Jewellery Making Hints and Tips
00:03

This section of the course includes PDF files of video transcrips as well as a quiz on the topics covered in section five. 

Section Quiz and Video Transcripts
00:05
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Optional Jewellery Making Tutorials
7 Lectures 01:05

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Byzantine Chain Maille Bracelet
00:06

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Duo Hearts Earrings
00:10

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Snowflake Earrings
00:07

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Stars and Spirals Bracelet
00:07

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Three Coloured Endless Falls Macrame Bracelet
00:10

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Triple Gemstone Macrame Bracelet
00:07

Step by step tutorial showing how to complete one piece of finished jewellery. Includes colour step by step instructions and photographs and a full list of the required tools and materials.

Ophan No More Beaded Bracelet
00:16
About the Instructor
Claire Pearcy
2.5 Average rating
1 Review
8 Students
1 Course
Jewellery Designer and Teacher

I have been designing and making jewellery for over sixteen years now. Mainly the jewellery I
make now is for commisions only but occassionally I do make pieces for general sale. Further information can be found on my website. 

I have written many jewellery projects and articles for magazines including Creative Crafting, Make Jewellery, Bead and the American magazine Creative Jewellery. My jewellery making

tutorials are also avaliable through Etsy and Amazon.