Basics of Bead Stringing and Attaching Clasps

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BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPSInstructor: Warren Feld$35.00 fee Location: Be Dazzled Beads718 Thompson Lane Ste 123Nashville, TN 37204Class Duration: 9am - 1:30pmThis course introduces the student to the fundamentals of bead stringing and attaching clasps.   The student learns two techniques - use of needle/thread/wax and use of flexible cable wire with crimp beads and crimping pliers.   The range of types of clasps, and their pros and cons, is discussed. We go over how to use all the other little pieces -- called Jewelry Findings -- such as bead tips, end caps, crimp ends, separator bars, attach rings, connectors, jump rings, eyeglass holder ends, and the like 
GOAL:To introduce the student to the choices needed to be made when deciding how to string beads and select and attach a clasp.PROJECTS/TASKS:(1) Practice Crimping process using cable wire, crimp bead, crimp cover, and horseshoe wire protector(2) Make a simple bracelet using needle and threadSKILLS LEARNED:- learn to differentiate the pros and cons of using various types of clasps and other jewelry findings- learn how to choose an appropriate type of clasp - how to string beads and attach clasp, maintaining tension, using a  needle/thread technique and then using a cable wire/crimp bead technique- how to manage "ease" in your pieces- how to use crimp beads, and correctly crimp using a traditional crimping pliers- how to choose beading threads, beading needles and how to wax your thread- the philosophical and practical differences among Craft, Art and Design SKILL LEVEL REQUIRED:This course is a beginner, introductory core course.Additional supplies required (see below); no kit. All supplies can be purchased at class site, or you may bring your own.  Cost estimate about $15-$20.7-8" of size 4mm fire polish round beads (any style or color)Nymo D thread, black, on bobbin2- Size 10 beading needlesBees wax1 toggle claspProvided in class:crimp beadscable wirecrimp coverhorseshoe wire protectorflex wire cuttersscissorsrulerbracelet sizing conework surface

What’s included

  • crimp beads
  • cable wire
  • crimp cover
  • horseshoe wire protector
  • flex wire cutters
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • bracelet sizing cone
  • work surface

What’s not included

  • 7-8" of size 4mm fire polish round beads (any style or color)
  • Nymo D thread, black, on bobbin
  • 2- Size 10 beading needles
  • Bees wax
  • 1 toggle clasp