Making Beaded Jewellery With Wire And Thread

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 157 Conc £61 Full £301 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 19/09/2019 05/12/2019 AJ1612
Thursday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 09/01/2020 26/03/2020 AJ2612
Thursday 10:00 - 12:30 11 MAC 30/04/2020 16/07/2020 AJ3612

What will the course cover?

The course is about learning and developing skills and techniques to create jewellery from a range of materials. Materials and tools to use Basic beaded jewellery construction Basic design techniques Bead and wire twisting Using nylon and supple threads Using different wire techniques Using jump rings and closures Using separators Knotting between beads and pearls

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in learning the basics of beading techniques using both thread and wire to make necklaces, pendants, and earrings; including design, colour-coordinate and combining different beads.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None -This course is recommended for beginners or those who want to develop their skills.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Design your own jewellery (colour & shape co-ordination). Manipulate wire. Make earrings and pendants. Attach clasps. Make head pins and eye pins. Tie and twist wire onto beads. Understand when to use nylon and different supple threads. Use jump ring separators. Use extension chain. Use and make different knots.

How is the course organised?

Demonstration Jewellery and technical notes Individual advice/guidance

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

To gain the maximum benefit practice the topics covered during the class each week. Research in books, magazines and on websites will also support your progress.

How will my progress be assessed?

Teacher feedback Individual learning plans Student and peer self-assessment

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Continue with this course to develop your skills further.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

You will need to purchase basic equipment and some beads – approx: initial cost £15

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details of all available support can be found on our website (, in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.