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Who needs beads? The (w)hole of civilisation

It is National Beading Week so we have been taking a look at how beads have been used in contemporary jewellery designs

A bead can be anything threadable. The first pieces of jewellery were beads made from shells, while the trading of beads was one of the first forms of currency leading to the development of language. Oh yeah and they are pretty too.

It’s worth keeping your beady eye on the graduates spilling out of this year’s degree shows. They are fresh and dynamic and completely varied. Some of the bright young things of Central Saint Martins have favoured using beads this year and are creating some great examples of the potential for striking results that can be achieved. Rosanna Batt uses delicate threads of shimmering beads to trace the outlines of the body to create garments that challenge traditional ideas of function in clothing and jewellery as decoration.

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Rosanna Batt

Bead counting toys have been a traditional sight in the doctor or dentist waiting room aiding the development of fine motor skills in children. Also used as the inspiration for Dani Lane’s Abacus Maximus rings, a delight for any kidult stuck in a dull meeting.

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Dani Lane

Teri Howes takes simple bead threading to another level with her knitted and crochet fine jewellery pieces.

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Terri Howes

The tiny beads on Just Rocks and Coral’s yellow waterfall necklace work as a team to make for a bold statement and a cool cascade of colour for the summer.

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Just rocks and coral

Words can’t explain the staggering potential of the humble concept of these items of adornment, but it may be thanks to them that we can use language to attempt it.

Take a look at this video by our founder/director Jessica Rose explaining a simple and effective way of making a quartz crystal bead necklace that can be used for any type of bead.

Inspired? Take a look at our beading classes run at our London studios and our free online course with Jewellery School Online

 

 

 

Video Tutorial: Make silver stud earrings

At this time of year dangly earrings can get caught in hat and scarves, so Jessica Rose has put together this handy tutorial on crreating stud earrings at home using wire and and some standard jewellery tools.

 

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You can find a step-by-step video tutorial on the youtube channel.
Have a go and let us know how you get on by sharing pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you want to learn more jewellery making techniques you can find our face to face classes here, online courses here and a selection of other videos on our YouTube channel.

Video tutorial: Beaded Christmas decorations

Why not use your beading skills to create unique Christmas decorations this year. These beaded decorations can brighten up your Cristmas and make lovely gifts for others.

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Head over to our YouTube channel to follow a step-by-step video tutorial from Jessica Rose on creating these snowflake decorations.

Have a go and let us know how you get on by sharing pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you want to learn more jewellery making techniques you can find our face to face classes here, online courses here and a selection of other videos on our YouTube channel.

Video tutorial: Make a vintage display stand for your jewellery

In our latest YouTube tutorial, Jessica has turned her hand to making a display stand using vintage crockery.

We know many of you sell your jewellery at markets and fairs, so we thought this might inspire you about creating your own individual displays.

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You can view the full tutorial here. Have a go and let us know how you get on by sharing pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you want to learn more jewellery making techniques you can find our face to face classes here, online courses here and a selection of other videos on our YouTube channel.

Video tutorial: Wire wrapped druzy pendant

Following our look at druzy jewellery last week, in our latest video tutorial Jessica Rose shows you how to wrap these interesting stones to create beautiful pendants.

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If you want to have a go click here for the tutorial which you can also use to make pendants with other stones and beads.

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 Have a go and let us know how you get on by sharing pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you want to learn more jewellery making techniques you can find our face to face classes here, online courses here and a selection of other videos on our YouTube channel.

Video tutorial: Ripple bead bracelet

In the latest of our series of video tutorials, Jessica Rose takes a look at how to use ripple beads.

Have you heard about ripple beads yet? they are a fab new trend for jewelry making – take a little look…

How to use ripple beads

 As the name suggests they are all rippely! Meaning you can use them in sightly different ways to regular round beads.
If you would like to learn to make bracelets in the image above, then try out our new tutorial over on the youtube channel…

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 Have a go and let us know how you get on by sharing pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you want to learn more jewellery making techniques you can find our face to face classes here, online courses here and a selection of other videos on our YouTube channel.

 

Video tutorial: How to wrap a briolette

In the first of a series of video tutorials we’ll be sharing on the blog, Jessica Rose takes a look at how to use briolette beads.

How to Wrap a Briolette

Briolettes are…

1. Usually faceted (meaning they have lots of angles in them which make them sparkle)

2. Top drilled (meaning the whole is at the top of the bead instead of in the middle)

3. They are usually teardrop shaped (meaning they look lovely in jewellery and particularly for earrings)

4. Gorgeous 🙂 

Wrapping them is an essential skill that allows you to include them in your makes.

Which is why we have a great video for you, by tutor and founder of the London Jewellery School Jessica Rose:

 

Wrap a Briolette Youtube Tutorial

Have a go and let us know how you get on by sharing pictures on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

If you want to learn more jewellery making techniques you can find our face to face classes here, online courses here and a selection of other videos on our YouTube channel.