Beaded Connection Technique
When: Thursday, Oct 26, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Where: SeaBreeze Recreation Center, Destin Room
Instructor: Nancy Buettner
What will be covered: Learn to make “wrapped-loop” beaded connections. These beaded connections can be used to make earrings, bracelets, and necklaces—“A Must-Know Basic Technique”
Please note the pictures above are EXAMPLES of what you can create with the beaded connections technique. The circled images on the right are different ways the same technique can look. Everyone’s project will be unique based on the beads you choose (size, type and number).
We will NOT be making the specific items shown in the pictures during this class. Some of you will be able to complete a project during the class; especially if you choose to make earrings or a bracelet. Whether you finish that night or not, you will be able to apply what you learn to create numerous pieces later.
Above is another example of a finished necklace that uses the beaded connection technique
Above is a close up, showing a beaded connection to the pendant. The stone was wire wrapped during an earlier class taught by Mary McGee.
The picture above is a close up that shows using the beaded connection technique at a clasp. In this case it is the necklace shown earlier, but it could also be used on a bracelet.
- Wire cutters
- Round-nose Pliers
- Bent-nose Pliers or Chain-nose Pliers
- Flat-nose Pliers
- Bead Mat
- Black Fine Point Sharpie for marking round-nose pliers
Wire: Approximately 4” of wire per bead
22 gauge round wire (for 6mm or 8mm beads)
24 gauge- Round wire (for 3 mm or 4mm beads)
Beads: Glass, crystal or stone beads. 3mm, 4mm, 6mm or 8mm
The number of beads required depends on what you will be making, such as earrings, a bracelet or necklace. Other considerations are the size of the bead(s), your wrist size, the length of the necklace.
there will be limited number of loaner tools available
As always, it is important to be at the class on time.