Jewellery making with cords & beads BLC

Ref: C3531050

Create your own masterpiece with cords, braids and beads, using creative knotting, macramé and plaiting. You will learn how to make your own jewellery using knots and braids, combining these simple techniques to make your very own beautiful jewellery. Using threads and cord as a base and embellishing with beads, you will have something truly special to take home!

Course aim

Learn some simple but very effective ways to knot and plait lengths of cord and braid to make a piece of jewellery. Looking at methods from different cultures we will make a unique piece of jewellery that can be individually embellished.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • learn some useful knots
  • learn some useful plaiting
  • learn to design a pattern sequence and add individual design elements
  • appreciate cultural designs and patterns
  • take home your own piece of jewellery

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • The techniques and skills gained in this course can be used for further jewellery projects to create your own style.

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Jewellery making with cords & beads BLC

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the West of England Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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