Sun, 10/6/2013 thru Sat, 10/12/2013
Will Learn How To...
Make good choices in selecting and combining materials, including
beads, clasps, metals, and stringing materials
Understand how the bead asserts its needs for color
Build adequate "support systems" into your pieces, to enhance
durability, drape, move-ability
Think about your piece in terms of Design Elements, which are in effect
Manipulate these Design Elements or building blocks according to a
series of rules which are called Principles of Composition
Understand what differentiates traditional from contemporary jewelry
design, and how to "contemporize" traditional etruscan jewelry
Best apply basic bead stringing techniques, basic bead weaving techniques,
and some simple wire working techniques
workshop is for anyone who loves to make jewelry, and wants to learn
the theoretical underpinnings of good jewelry design, and some applications.
This workshop is equally useful for beginner, intermediate and advanced
student, alike. For each topic covered during our week, we do a little
bit of tracking whereby separate exercises and projects are provided,
based on technical skill level.
this workshop, you are provided instructions for several projects.
The projects vary in skill level from beginner to intermediate to
advanced. Most students work on two of these projects during the week.
Some students prefer to develop their own project designs within the
context of this course. However, the skills required to complete any
of the projects are taught and rehearsed as part of the day-to-day
do you keep beadwork and jewelry design essential and alive?
ideas and techniques towards this end is the crux of this week-long
series of workshops.
will be examining traditional Etruscan jewelry, and how we can understand
it from the vantage point of good jewelry design principles. We will
learn and practice some basic techniques of bead stringing, bead weaving
and wire working. Then we will do some thinking, planning and experimenting
with these and other jewelry making techniques in order to create contemporary
interpretations of two or three Etruscan pieces of jewelry to see what
we can achieve.
will learn to look at jewelry with a different eye. Many people create
jewelry all their lives, without understanding why certain pieces draw
your attention, and others do not. In this class, we will begin to answer
that question: Why?
the week, we will gradually develop an understanding of good jewelry
design concepts, and some skills for applying these. You will use these
concepts to get a design-understanding of Etruscan jewelry. And you
will use these concepts to begin to think about, plan and experiment
with ideas for contemporizing Etruscan jewelry. Moreover, these concepts
and skills will inform the basis of all your jewelry-designing.
Monday - Theory: Orientation to Beads & Jewelry Findings
Materials and Techniques: Applying Bead Stringing Techniques in Design
- Theory: Color and Beads
Materials and Techniques: Applying Bead Weaving Techniques in Design
Materials and Techniques: Simple Wire Working
- Theory: Jewelry Design Elements
Theory: History of Etruscan and Roman Jewelry
Theory: Contemporizing Traditional Jewelry
Theory: 10 Principles of Composition
Application: Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry - Bead Strung
- Theory: Jewelry Design - Components and Forms
Application: The Etruscan Buttefly Bracelet
Friday - Application: Contemporizing Etruscan Jewelry - Bead Woven Project
- Finale and Departure
Review and Discussion of Ideas and Techniques
On Becoming a Successful Jewelry Designer
Developing a Personal Style
Promoting Your Work
- Maximum Enrollment
- 12 students