Jewellery making was once an essential survival tool for humanity, instilling the fear of fashion victimhood into wooly mammoths and making unappetizing pots of gruel sparkle. Earn back your instinctual style cred with a jewellery-making class from BeadPlus in the Golden Mile Shopping Centre on Albert Street. Choose from three class options (including beads and all necessary jewellery-making supplies):
- For $20, you get an earring techniques class (a $40 value).
- For $25, you get a jewellery design and techniques class (a $50 value).
- For $25, attend a wire jewellery class (a $50 value),
Learn the techniques for crafting one-of-a-kind wearable art from the jewellery buffs at BeadPlus. Classes at BeadPlus teach jewellerysmiths of all experience levels the finer points of wire manipulation, jewellery aesthetics, and all the techniques to make bling sing. Attend the earrings techniques class and craft at least four pairs of lobecessories through multiple techniques and designs. The jewellery design and techniques class teaches beginners multiple jewellery-crafting methods and sends students home with earrings and a necklace, bracelet, or diamond-encrusted billy club. Like a henhouse handbook, the wire jewellery class shows pupils how to use decorative wire elements and beads to fashion functional finery (in necklace or bracelet form). All classes will be held Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. beginning in January 2011.
Open seven days a week, BeadPlus showcases a spectrum of quality natural and synthetic beads, accents, and wire, all aspiring to become cherished baubles for anyone from the fashion-forward to pro basketball forwards.