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Wireworking with Beads for Jewelry Making

with Raissa Bump

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  •   01 Cutting & Preparing the Discs

    14:48

Class duration: 0h 46m

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About The Class

the basics of beads and wire

Create a chain link necklace and learn techniques for working with beads from Raïssa Bump in Wireworking with Beads for Jewelry Making.

Raïssa is a jewelry maker and in this beginner-friendly class, she’ll show you how to create a chain with bead details. You’ll learn how to:

  • Measure, snip, and solder or fuse your metal for link making
  • Connect and shape links of varying sizes to make a chain necklace
  • Add charms or beads for detail

Raïssa will share best practices for working with jeweler’s tools and discuss which materials are the best fit for the project. Don’t miss your chance to learn basic chain necklace making from a patient and experienced instructor.

Check the bonus materials below for a complete product list of the tools and supplies you need to finish this project.

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Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Cutting & Preparing the Discs

    14:48
  2. 02

    Cutting the Wire

    02:27
  3. 03

    Adding Beads to the Wire

    06:46
  4. 04

    Shaping & Joining Links

    10:06
  5. 05

    Finishing the Final Links and Adding Clasps

    12:31

Meet Your Expert

Raissa Bump

As a girl Raïssa Bump spent hours making beaded jewelry and weaving. She later went on to study jewelry at Rhode Island School of Design and Alchmia School of Contemporary Jewelry in Florence, Italy. Since graduating, Raïssa has had her ... read more

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