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Introduction to Jewellery Making Workshop - Falmouth Adult Education Centre

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More information about this Course

Course Description
In this taster workshop, discover the world of bead weaving with one the easiest and most versatile bead stitches - Right Angle Weave! We'll create a matching set of jewellery – bracelet, ring and earrings (time dependant) using faceted bicone crystals and seed beads!

Course content and outcomes
While your personal objectives will be discussed and agreed at the first session, you can expect that during the course you will learn to: • Demonstrate how to thread a bead needle and the different types of beading thread available, which one to use and when. • Understand two-needle Right Angle Weave stitch incorporating bicone crystals, flat two-hole tile beads and seed beads • Gain knowledge of wire work techniques to finish earrings and attach a clasp for the bracelet etc • Using functional skills (Maths) to count beads and sewing through particular beads to create the cubic Right Angle Weave stitch • Understand different methods of flat (single needle and two-needle) and adding dimension to a Right Angle Weave base.

Before joining this course you will need...
No additional qualifications are required, although if you have done previous jewellery making, beading or sewing this may be beneficial but is not essential.

How will I learn?
This is a ‘learning by doing’ class. The tutor will demonstrate throughout the day but most skills will be learnt through you practising. The workshop is fun, stress-free and allows you to learn at your own pace.

Assessment methods
Assessment will be on-going throughout the course, with practical activities that will help you and your tutor to recognise your progress.

Equipment and additional costs
The course fee includes beads, jewellery findings and other basics to complete bracelet, ring and earrings (if we have time!) Beads will be ordered before the workshop, so if possible can you please state two or three colour choices when booking your course. If you have your own seed beads, beading needles etc this would be beneficial but not essential. Handout instructions will also be available. You may want to bring pen, paper and small pointy scissors along too. Some beads are quite tiny, so please bring a magnifying glass or suitable glasses if you need them.

What next?
Following this course you may like to continue with the Introduction to jewellery making course staring 26th April 2017, or to develop your skills further and explore other media for jewellery making, why not try the Creative Cords (Kumihimo) workshop 28th January 2017. Please ask your tutor or local centre admin for more information.


Support for my learning:

What if I can't afford some, or any, of the costs of this course?

We understand that for some learners, the only way they will be able to take part in Adult Education is if they receive financial help and support, for example a contribution towards the costs of tuition, exam fees, travel, books or childcare. The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the funding agency for Advanced Learning Loans have allocated some money to help us provide this support. Please contact your local centre for information and advice about eligibility and how to apply.

What if I have specific requirements which might affect how I access this course?

Cornwall Adult Education is committed to providing the best possible learning opportunities for all our learners and we want all learners to achieve their full potential and to enjoy their learning. When you enrol, please let us know if you have any specific requirements, including a physical disability or learning difficulty. You can note this on your enrolment form or contact your local centre directly. This information will only be used to support you in your learning.

Information, advice and guidance:

We can offer help and support, or put you in contact with advisers who can help you:

Please ask your tutor about this, enquire at your local centre or e-mail for further information.