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Information about upcoming workshops and classes of interest to beaders and jewelry makers; information about gallery and museum exhibits also of interest

JEWELRY DESIGN DISCUSSION GROUP

Posted by learntobead on January 30, 2013

 

THE JEWELRY DESIGN DISCUSSION GROUP

Please join our new group on facebook at:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/jewelrydesign/

 

We’ve taken our BEAD STUDY group at The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts, and opened it up online at Facebook.

 

Current Discussions:
– Art vs. Craft
– Technique vs. Skill
– How to organize your ideal work space
– Getting a management handle on client “Wants”
– Color Blending
– Bead Spills
– How did you get your start in beading/jewelry making?

 

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Learn To Pearl Knot

Posted by learntobead on January 21, 2013

Pearl Knotting with Warren Feld
By: Warren Feld
http://www.craftartedu.com/warren-feld-pearl-knotting-with-warren-feld
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New video tutorail on CraftArtEdu.com.

Everything you need to know for successfully designing with pearls, including knotting – traditional vs non traditional methods, attaching clasps, finishing, care of your pearls, repair and types of pearls, the nature of the pearl. Jewelry designer Warren Feld will lead you through this comprehensive CraftArtEdu class that is all about pearls. 6 Broadcasts.
Price:
$40
Level: All Levels
Duration: 106:17

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Pricing And Selling Your Jewelry – Video Class OnLine

Posted by learntobead on October 4, 2012

PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY

Our class is now available online at CraftArtEdu.com

Learn how to achieve “fair pricing” for your art with businessman/ artist, Warren Feld. Understand your role in the world of jewelry commerce and how to make money by doing what you love, through fair pricing of your work. No handout is included in this class.

“TODAY’S LESSON IS ABOUT ONE KEY TO SUCCESS: SMART PRICING.

WE DISCUSS WHY JEWELRY SELLS.

WE GO OVER DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRICING STRATEGIES USED BY JEWELRY DESIGNERS AND THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY.

I PRESENT A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL PRICING FORMULA.

I EXPLAIN THE FORMULA, AND BREAK THIS DOWN INTO LITTLE STEPS.

THEN WE PRACTICE APPLYING THE FORMULA AND PRICING SOME PIECES OF JEWELRY.

AT THE END OF THE LESSON, I DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES AMONG RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND CONSIGNMENT.

I BRIEFLY DISCUSS SOME KEY BUSINESS STRATEGIES WHICH ARE VERY RELATED TO PRICING.

AND I OFFER SOME FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE.

Price: $15
Media: Jewelry
Level: Beginner
Duration: 51:09

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Huib Petersen Workshops – 5/20-22/2011

Posted by learntobead on April 20, 2011

Be Dazzled Beads,
and The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts
in Nashvile, Tennessee

welcomes

Huib Petersen
May 20th-22nd, 2011

Art Nouveau Sweet Pea Necklace
Friday, 5/20

Playing with Butterflies and Bugs
Saturday/Sunday, 5/21-22

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Click Here 

Huib Petersen is known for his creative translation of nature’s themes, wonders and little inhabitants through beadwork. His necklaces tell little stories about how nature’s elements come together and play.

What a wonderful opportunity to expore our craft with the artist in person — share special insights, get that master-level perception, understand her craft and artistic strategy!

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Huib Petersen Workshops Scheduled

Posted by learntobead on March 31, 2009

Huib Petersen – Bead Weaving Artist

Huib Petersen visited the shop yesterday, and we had a very nice visit.  He brought with him many of his wonderful pieces.   

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He has one series of work that is very nature-inspired.   I love the way he can manipulate his peyote stitch work to get the natural curves and twirls in the butterfly wings.    And his use of color placement is superb.    With these techniques, he gets very realistic-looking pieces, with a strong sense of dimensionality, with beauty and wearability.    Unfortunately, computer images can’t show the detail and the dimensionality.

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Another series of pieces he’s begun working on involves tubular right angle weave in cubic forms.    In one piece, he layered one tubular right angle rope/chain (line of open square donuts done as a continuous rope) over another rope/chain.     In appearance, it looked like he had used basket-weaving techniques to intertwine the rope/chains, but in reality, it was just how they were layed one on top of the other.

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Huib will be with us May 20-22, 2011.
His website:
www.petersenarts.com

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Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce

Posted by learntobead on March 5, 2009

Mandy Greer: Dare alla Luce

January 22-May 31
Museum of Contemporary Craft
Portland, Oregon

Northwest artist Mandy Greer creates her largest and most intricate artwork, extending her sculpture to a room-sized scale. Greer employs humble handicraft processes and materials, executing her work through crochet, braiding, sewing and beading processes that use yarn, beads, shells, feathers and more. Merging the mythical and the mundane, the resulting work intertwines objects and space in an exuberant, sensual and visceral installation.

See the installation on video

http://vimeo.com/2905630?pg=transcoded_embed&sec=2905630

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Meet Kathleen Lynam, Bead Weaving Instructor

Posted by learntobead on March 5, 2009

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Kathleen Lynam is our bead weaving instructor at The Center for Beadwork and Jewelry Arts in Nashville.     She teaches our Stitch of the Month program, as well as intermediate and advanced classes in bead weaving.

Kathleen’s Website

Poke Berry Rope

Poke Berry Rope

Kathleen, by profession, is a puppeteer.    She teaches Head Start teachers and Elementary School teachers how to use puppets to teach concepts, history, health care, among other things.   

The Germ

The Germ

As a teaching artist I am affiliated with several institutions:  The Tennessee Performing Arts Center oversees the regional Wolf Trap Institute for Early Learning through the Arts and ArtSmart programs. I have been a Wolf Trap artist since 1992, working extensively in the preschool classroom providing one week or seven week residencies.  By partnering closely with the classroom teacher, each residency provides original songs, stories, and activities that are developmentally appropriate, educationally sound, and awaken the student’s curiosity for learning. 

Matisse

Matisse

A Master Artist with Wolf Trap since 2001, my workshop, Let Your Voices Be Heard:  Using Puppets to Bring Stories to Life, has been presented to teachers throughout the United States. I became a teaching artist with the ArtSmart program in 2006. This meaningful program prepares students to understand/appreciate a particular performing or visual work of art. A unique partnership with teaching artists, educators, and students creates intense explorations of the work of art.

Beaded Bead

Beaded Bead

Value Plus is a program sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission. This five year reform model provides residencies that integrate learning through the arts into non-arts subjects such as math, science and language arts.

Teaching Through Puppetry

Teaching Through Puppetry

As an artist, I am particularly drawn to color, texture, and sculptural design.  I have been commissioned to make puppets by universities, historic homes, and private individuals.  I have designed, sculpted, painted, and dressed all of the puppets used in my shows. I have made hundreds of colorful puppets from simple finger to complex foam puppets that are used in the classroom.  Over 700 hand sculpted finger puppets were sold nationwide by Crizmac Arts Catalog.  In 1999, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts purchased my Master Artist series of puppets featuring Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Kandinsky, Monet, and Chagall.

Bead Embroidered Cuff

Bead Embroidered Cuff

Combing a love of bead art and puppetry resulted in a well-reviewed show at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, TN in 2002.  As a bead artist and teacher, my original patterns and designs have been published in Beadwork Magazine and Netted Beadwork by Diane Fitzgerald.  My beadwork is currently on display at the Open Window Gallery in Nashville.

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Punch Pop-Up - Netted Beadwork

I love teaching classes on bead weaving at Be Dazzled Bead Store in Nashville, Tn. My students have proven time and time again that they are brilliant, innovative, and a whole lot of fun! These classes are designated “Stitch of the Month” and are designed to teach 12 major bead weaving stitches/techniques. Each class provides a history of the stitch, how to basics, variations applicable to the stitch such as decreasing/increasing, flat/ tubular, and most appropriate beads. Students will work on mastery of the stitch by creating a bracelet.

 

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What’s Happening at CBJA

Posted by learntobead on February 28, 2009

logo1smTHE CENTER FOR
BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS

If you want to add your email address to receive our Spring and Fall Designer Gazettes, email us at
oddsian@landofodds.com
type DESIGNER GAZETTE in the subject line

BEAD STUDY

TOPIC: Dimensional Shapes in Beadwork

We will be using Diane Fitzgerald's new book on dimensional shapes as a study guide. The book is entitled "Shaped Beadwork: Dimensional Jewelry with Peyote Stitch". We have copies for sale in the shop.

We will probably stick with this topic for the next 12 months.

We will organize the studies into 5 units:

(1) Making basic polygons

(2) Making donut polygons

(3) 3-Dimensional Shapes

(4) "Shape" as a design element

"Dimensionality" as a design element

(5) Other Geometrics from other artists, like Julia Pretl, Jean Powers, Judith Walker, Laura McCabe

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BEAD WEAVING WORKSHOPS
Laura McCabe –
May 1-3, 2009

(1 places remaining)

Friday, 5/1/2009

Geo-Floral Beaded Bead (Registration fee, $125.00)
Kits available for purchase from instructor – cost $45.00.
LOOK N’ SEE:

www.landofodds.com/beadschool/images/laura-mccabe-geo-floral-beaded-bead.jpg

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(4 places remaining)

Saturday/Sunday, 5/2-3/2009
Dahlia Garland Necklace (Registration fee, $250.00)

Kits available for purchase from instructor – cost $110.00.
LOOK N’ SEE:

www.landofodds.com/beadschool/images/laura-mccabe-dahlia-garland-necklace.jpg

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Cynthia Rutledge – October 9-11, 2009

Cynthia Rutledge – October 9-11, 2009

(12 places remaining)

Friday, 10/9/2009

A Chain Reaction (Registration fee, $125.00; optional kit, $70.00 (4 palettes available)

LOOK N' SEE:

http://www.cynthiarutledge.net/workshops/b-chain-reaction.htm

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(10 places remaining)

Saturday and Sunday, 10/10-11/2009

Intermezzo Necklace (Registration fee, $250.00, optional kit, price to be announced (2 palettes to be available)

LOOK N' SEE:

http://www.cynthiarutledge.net/workshops/n-intermezzo.htm

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Dallas Lovett – April 16-18, 2010
Workshop topics to be announced

Marcia DeCoster – September 10-12th, 2010
Workshop topics to be announced

Sherry Serafini – August 26-28, 2011

Workshop Topics to be announced

SILVERSMITHING WORKSHOPS BY DON NORRIS

There is a limit to 10 registrants per workshop. His workshops fill quickly.

(8 slots available)

Monday, April 6th, 9am-6pm, (1-day) Beginner Silversmithing Workshop
$200.00 fee includes instruction, all materials and tools

Emphasis on learning how to solder with a hand held torch, and creating a setting for a stone

PMC and WIREWORK EARRINGS WORKSHOP
EARRINGS, EARRINGS, EARRINGS
Sat, 6/27, 10am-4pm

Instructor: Elesa Phares
$130.00 fee plus $35.00 materials charge

($165.00 deposit reserves space)

(8 slots available)

This is an all day class. The student will learn a few PMC (precious metal clay) techniques, make a pair of PMC (precious metal clay), earrings and while firing, will learn 2-3 other wire-wrapped earring designs.

COME STUDY JEWELRY DESIGN WITH US IN TUSCANY, ITALY
“Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry”
TBA, 2010

Toscana Americana has invited us to lead an 8-day workshop in Cortona, Italy in Tuscany and near Florence. The workshop – Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry – teaches some bead stringing and bead weaving techniques, introduces you to some in-depth jewelry design concepts and theories, and guides you in the creation of 2 or 3 contemporized pieces of jewelry. More information on-line:
www.landofodds.com/store/toscananarrativesynopsis.htm

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