Beaded Jewellery DIY Craft Box / Kit

Make necklaces and bracelets using Czech glass beads and waxed cord



label $69


Find everything you need to make unique beaded jewellery. No tools required. You are the designer!

This craft box includes:
- Four packets of Czech glass beads
- Four packets of waxed linen Irish cord (5m each colour)
- Handouts on the techniques learnt and how to make beaded jewellery
- Bonus booklet on how beads are made, technique and design tips

Czech pressed glass beads are fine quality pressed glass beads made by an age-old cottage industry. They are made in small quantities using hot glass which is pressed into moulds and come in a myriad of shapes and sizes. Czech beads are the best quality available and shapes include round, tubes, leaves, flowers, stars and oval shapes.

Why we love Czech glass beads and you will too:
- Their diversity: colour, shape and size
- Their quality: uniform hole
- Their heritage: Czech tradition since the 16th century of bead making
- Their design possibilities: they are perfect for both modern designs and recreating a vintage style

For the optional add-ons, if you choose to include:
Earring making parts (5 pairs), choose from the following finishes:
- Surgical steel
- Solid Brass


What you'll need
All materials supplied in the craft box.
 
Add-ons available for this class

Round Nose Pliers ($15)

Bead Mat ($3)

Earring Kit brass 5pr ($6)

Earring Kit 5 pr surgical steel ($6)

Round Nose Plier ($22)

You can add these when you book (optional).
 
Suitable for

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 6 years old). An adult must be present whilst kid(s) engage with the box.

Your provider
Christine Smalley
Christine Smalley
(Etelage)

Inspiring Jewellery Designer, Educator and Stylist

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I founded Etelage (French for adornment), a boutique jewellery design studio, in 2002. Fueled with a passion for women to exude their notable and authentic style.
Etelage celebrates the maker culture, creativity and the joy and craftsmanship of handmade.
I am a local inner west, Sydney jewellery designer, passionate educator, author, community-spirited and sustainable style advocate.
I wander the globe to source the beautiful and the unique. From vintage elements which I find in dusty basements to modern elements made by artisans from time-honoured traditions. I observe that generally as a society we are becoming more mindful about our choices: conscious of choosing products which are made using artisan traditions and not mass produced, and seeking quality over quantity.

My goal is to create exciting and original creative workshop experiences, encouraging all my students to awaken their creative soul and seek beauty, slow, artisan and local.

I love creating a teaching environment where participants can share ideas, be inspired and let their imaginations run wild! With over 18 years teaching experience from TAFE, corporate and community groups, to hens parties and private tuition, I am dedicated to empowering my students to become better designers and better makers, equipping them with skills and confidence to create whatever they dream!

Learn how to string chunky necklaces, knot eclectic beads, link chandelier earrings, use buttons and buckles in jewellery design, and more at our friendly and intimate studio spaces in Rozelle and Summer Hill (Sept 2020). Alternatively, we can travel to your venue. (for group bookings only)

I invite you to come and learn some simple jewellery making techniques with a local jeweller, which will impress you as well as your friends.

Etelage jewellery workshops are perfect for individuals, corporate bookings or a group of friends.

Let's make and play together and unlock your inner creative!

Chris
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