Work on your own projects and learn a number of techniques to make your own necklaces, bracelets and earrings out of beads including making your own findings (e.g. necklace clasps). Beginners are welcome to join in any term. Each term has a theme.
Term 1: Beading techniques
Term 2: Knotting and braiding including French knitting and kumihimo
Term 3: Formal wear jewellery including bridal jewellery, hair combs and tiaras.
Who is this course for
This course is aimed at people with no previous knowledge of making jewellery and for those wanting to broaden their skills. Students should be interested and inspired by using beads to create interesting and innovative pieces of jewellery.
What does this course cover
On this course you will be learning a variety of beading techniques including macrame, using wire etc
- your own findings (earring wires, clasps etc)
You will learn the techniques in the first part of the course and then have the opportunity to work on your own projects and jewellery sets with tutor support
What will it be like
* Visual demonstration and verbal explanation.
* Written handouts with visual diagrams.
* One-to-one teaching.
* Group discussions.
* Hands on practical experience.
* Reading handouts and following instructions.
* One-to-one and group discussion.
What else do you need to buy or do
Some materials will be supplied by the college and/or available to buy at cost price.
What this course could lead to
You may choose to study another jewellery course or it may inspire you to study Art, Design or the Performing Arts at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus).
I've been to many Centres to study in London and the Mary Ward Centre is one of the nicest I've studied in.MWC student
This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria
Got a Question about this Course?
Contact Jackie Wamatha, the course administrator.
Why come to Mary Ward Centre?
Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.
Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’