This course has concessions available

Beading And Wirework Jewellery

Create jewellery and small objects using wireworking techniques. Ideal for beginners or those with some jewellery experience wishing to learn a new skill. Come and join us to learn in this supportive and friendly environment.

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Who is this course for

Develop skills to design and create wirework jewellery. You will learn basic techniques of working with coloured wire to create JEWELLERY or DECORATIVE OBJECTS
Suitable for complete beginners. Also ideal for those who have some jewellery experience but wish to add to their repertoire.
Please note, these techniques can require some manual dexterity so please contact the centre if you are concerned about this.

What does this course cover

or jewellery. You will learn to make your own jewellery. The course aims to provide you with all the essentials needed to continue on your own. Simple and more advanced projects will be provided. Students are welcome to develop own ideas

You will be exploring:
The properties of wire - what it can and can't do
Basic weaving techniques
Bead setting
Creating Shape and form

By the end of the course you should be able to
1.Understand different weaving techniques
2.Use a variety of beading techniques
3. Know how to form and shape wire-work

What will it be like

The learning atmosphere is friendly and relaxed in a small class of ]students.

Teaching methods: Visual demonstration and verbal explanation. Written handouts with visual diagrams. One-to-one teaching. Group discussions
Learning methods: Hands-on practical activities, Reading handouts and following instructions.
One-to-one and group discussion.
How students are assessed: Questions and answers during group discussions and one-to-one teaching.
Record of students' progress and achievement on an assessment sheet as they achieve the course objectives. Practical work produced is evidence of learning.

What else do you need to buy or do

The majority of key findings (wire, stringing materials, clasps etc) will be provided as part of this course and basic beads are also available to use.
Students are asked to provide their own choice of beads from week 3 of the course, and your tutor will advise on suppliers and on what types of beads will be most useful for the specific projects planned for the term.
Please ensure you bring your glasses (if you wear them) as there can be a lot of close work.
It would be useful to bring a notebook and pen / pencil to record ideas, make any notes and to experiment with design ideas, but this is not essential.

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study further jewellery making such as more beading, or silver jewellery, by moving on to other jewellery courses offered by the centre throughout the year, or to continue making jewellery at home. This course may also inspire you to study other Art, Design or the Performing Arts courses at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus).
There is detailed information in Reception about all our courses at the Mary Ward Centre and a library of prospectuses for other London colleges to help you continue your studies. If you need more detailed advice, please talk to your tutor.
Information about other learning opportunities can be obtained from Learn Direct: tel: 0800 101 901, and from the following websites:;;;;

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Why choose Mary Ward?

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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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.’