Workshops and Classes in Bead Stringing, Bead Weaving, Wire Working, Jewelry Design and Business of Bead-Craft
Warren Feld, Jewelry Designer
 
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About Workshops and Classes


Warren Feld teaches a range of beading, jewelry making and business of craft workshops and classes, both in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as off-site.

Warren teaches the following classes:

Orientation to Beads & Jewelry Findings
Basics of Bead Stringing and Attaching Clasps
Introduction to Color and Beads
Jewelry Design I: Principles of Composition
Jewelry Design II: Form and Function
Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry
Getting Started in Business
Pricing and Selling Your Jewelry
Internet Marketing for Very Small Businesses That Works!
So You Want To Do Craft Shows.....
Buying Gemstone Beads
Let's Make Earrings
Etruscan Collar
Tuxedo Park Bangle Bracelet
BezelWorks Pendant
Gwynian Ropes Bracelet

For more details about classes offered in Tennessee please visit The Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts website.

 

Warren also is available to teach workshops off-site. The typical workshop would have 6-15 participants, and last for 1-day, typically 9am-5pm.

Warren does a few workshops for larger groups, usually 1-2 hour sessions, for 20-60 participants. The most popular large group workshop is Let's Make Earrings. This is very popular with conferences held in Nashville, where the conference organizers are looking for a fun activity for conference participants or their spouses.

 

 

Fees and Requirements

Fees and requirements are negotiated on a workshop by workshop basis. To give you some idea of costs involved:

Small 1-Day Workshops (6-15 participants)
Typically $500.00/day fee plus expenses. Participants are responsible for bringing their supplies and tools.

Large 1-2 hour Workshops (20-60 participants)
Typically $10.00/participant plus expenses and supplies costs. Warren typically provides the supplies as kits, and brings all the tools and anything else required. These additional costs usually run about $15.00/participant.

 

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Instruction Kits
(See Articles/Publications/Instruction Kits Section)




TESTIMONIALS

 

 


 

PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY

Our class is now available online at CraftArtEdu.com


Learn how to achieve “fair pricing” for your art with businessman/ artist, Warren Feld. Understand your role in the world of jewelry commerce and how to make money by doing what you love, through fair pricing of your work. No handout is included in this class.

“TODAY’S LESSON IS ABOUT ONE KEY TO SUCCESS: SMART PRICING. WE DISCUSS WHY JEWELRY SELLS. WE GO OVER DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRICING STRATEGIES USED BY JEWELRY DESIGNERS AND THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY. I PRESENT A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL PRICING FORMULA. I EXPLAIN THE FORMULA, AND BREAK THIS DOWN INTO LITTLE STEPS. THEN WE PRACTICE APPLYING THE FORMULA AND PRICING SOME PIECES OF JEWELRY.
AT THE END OF THE LESSON, I DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES AMONG RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND CONSIGNMENT. I BRIEFLY DISCUSS SOME KEY BUSINESS STRATEGIES WHICH ARE VERY RELATED TO PRICING. AND I OFFER SOME FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE."


Media: Jewelry
Level: Beginner
Duration: 51:09

 

 

SO YOU WANT TO DO CRAFT SHOWS…
Business of Craft
CraftArtEdu.com Video Tutorial
By Warren Feld
http://www.craftartedu.com/warren-feld-so-you-want-to-do-craft-shows

In this class, presented in 6 parts with 16 lessons, artist and businessman, Warren Feld, will fill you in on the ins and outs, the dos and the don’ts of selling at craft shows and fairs. Which are best for you, which may be a waste of your time. How to compute the revenue you must earn to justify participating in an event. This is a must see class for anyone thinking of entering the art and craft show world and will maximize your chances of success in these venues. 6 Broadcasts.

Level: All Levels
Duration: 113:58

 

 

PEARL KNOTTING Video Tutorial

Our class is now available online at CraftArtEdu.com

Kit with Instructions available for purchase.


Everything you need to know for successfully designing with pearls, including knotting - traditional vs non traditional methods, attaching clasps, finishing, care of your pearls, repair and types of pearls, the nature of the pearl. Jewelry designer Warren Feld will lead you through this comprehensive CraftArtEdu class that is all about pearls. 6 Broadcasts.

Level: All Levels
Duration: 106:17
55-page downloadable handout comes with video tutorial




JEWELRY DESIGN CAMP 
October 2016

10/6-8/2016
Session 1: The Architectural Basis of Bead Weaving Stitches


10/9-11/2016
Session 2: Fringe, Edge, Strap, Bail, Surface Embellishment in Jewelry -- Art or Not?

Immerse yourself into a week-long study of jewelry design theories, and their applications and manipulations with various materials, techniques and strategies.
CENTER FOR BEADWORK & JEWELRY ARTS
WARREN FELD JEWELRY
BE DAZZLED BEADS

 

 

 

TUXEDO PARK BANGLE BRACELET
Bead Weaving Curriculum
Brick Stitch
Advanced Beginner

Strut your stuff through Tuxedo Park on the East Side of Lower Manhattan! Learn how much shaping, interest and dimensionality you can achieve with the simple, basic Brick Stitch.

Now, also available as a video tutorial
on CraftArtEdu.com

 

 

 


 

ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS
Part 1. Preview


This ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS Class
is a series of 18 video tutorials with over 5 1/2 hours of introductory materials about all types of beads, metals, clasps and stringing materials for the beader and jewelry maker.


These tutorials are taught from the "Design Perspective."

That is, these tutorials are designed to teach you the kinds of choices Beaders and Jewelry Artists make when creating jewelry.
These tutorials are not only a presentation of facts and information.
They are also an introduction to ideas about design, and
they are a tale of how one begins to learn and to work with beads and make jewelry.

View these online.

This entire Orientation series is also
available for
purchase on DVD.

 


JEWELRY DESIGN WORKSHOPS

CONTEMPORIZING TRADITIONAL ETRUSCAN JEWELRY
- The Art, Technique, and Design
of Bead Stringing and Bead Weaving
(5-day workshop, Narrative Summary)

How do you keep beadwork and jewelry design essential and alive?

In this week-long series of workshops, for both Beginner as well as more Intermediate level beaders or jewelry makers alike, we 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 and bead weaving. We will learn to use hard wire to make simple and coiled loops, as well.

Then we will do some thinking, planning and experimenting with these techniques and principles in order to create contemporary interpretations of two or three Etruscan pieces of jewelry to see what we can achieve.

[In my Contemporizing Traditional Etruscan Jewelry Workshop, the development of this Butterfly Bracelet is used as an challenge to see how many different arrangements of the bracelet components participants can come up with. Here are some examples.]

5-Days
For small group (6-15 participants)
Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced


ORIENTATION TO BEADS & JEWELRY FINDINGS
Whether you are new to beadwork, or want a refresher class, you
should consider taking our Orientation to Beads and Jewelry Findings
workshop . This course acquaints the student with the world of beads

O How to tell the quality of beads before you buy and use them
O How beads are made, and the differences in quality and
craftsmanship, based on where they are made
O What the differences are among druks, fire polish, seed beads,
delicas and the like
O How to understand metals and platings, especially their pros and
cons, and what happens as they age
O What the various types, sizes, finishes, shapes and styles of beads
are
O Where beads come from, and how they have been used historically
O How to make intelligent choices about which stringing materials to
use
O What tools you will need, and how to buy them

2 to 2 1/2 hours
For small or large groups
Beginner, or a good refresher for Intermediate or Advanced


 

BEAD STRINGING WORKSHOPS

BASICS OF BEAD STRINGING AND ATTACHING CLASPS
Jewelry Designers create pieces which are appealing, durable, wearable, and anticipate the effects of context and movement. There are 3 different approaches to teaching Bead Stringing, each with pros and cons.

How to Select and Appropriately Use Clasps . Each type of clasp is discussed, detailing how they are used, when and when not to use, and basic pros and cons. Clasps discussed include: spring ring; lobster claw; pearl or safety; toggle and button; S-clasp; hook & eye; magnetic; snap; barrel and screw; foldover; friction and bayonette; box; lanyard; slide.

How to Select and Appropriately Use Other Jewelry Findings. We go over the following types of jewelry findings and discuss how they are used: crimp and other ends; clamps; bead tips; cones; eyeglass ends; separator or spacer bars; end bars; connectors; jump rings, split rings, soldered rings, attach rings, stamped rings; bails; screw eyes; safety chains; extender chains; bead caps; bell caps; eye pins; head pins. Also discussed is what glue to use with jewelry findings.

Learn How to Crimp the Smart Way.
Learn how to crimp using crimp beads, cable wire and a crimping pliers. Learn how to use crimp covers and horseshoe wire protectors, when you crimp.

Learn How to Use Needle & Thread for stringing beads to make a bracelet. In Bead Stringing, you get your most satisfying outcome using needle & thread. It's the strongest stringing, it drapes the best, it feels the best, and it wears the best. We will practice making a bracelet using needle and thread.

5-6 hours
Small groups (6-15 participants)
Beginner and Intermediate



BEAD WEAVING WORKSHOPS

THE ETRUSCAN SQUARE STITCH BRACELET

THE ETRUSCAN BUTTERFLY BRACELET

THE ETRUSCAN COLLAR

 


 

WIRE WORKING WORKSHOPS

LET'S MAKE EARRINGS
Participants will learn:
- About the parts and tools used to make earrings, as well as some design considerations
- How to make a simple earring dangle using a head pin and attach to a French hook ear wire
- How to make an earring dangle consisting of a piece of chain and drop beads, and then attached to a French hook ear wire.

1 to 1 1/2 hours
Either small group (6-16) or large group (20-60)
Beginner

MAKING SIMPLE AND COILED WIRE LOOPS
Participants will learn:
- About tools and wire used to make simple and coiled loops, either as part of earring dangles, or as bead and connecting chains
- How to make simple loops
- How to make coiled loops

1 hour
Either small group (6-16) or large group (20-60)
Beginner

 

 


 

BUSINESS OF CRAFT WORKSHOPS


GETTING YOUR JEWELRY MAKING BUSINESS STARTED

PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY

INTERNET MARKETING FOR VERY SMALL BUSINESSES THAT WORKS

 

PRICING AND SELLING YOUR JEWELRY
by Warren Feld
Center for Beadwork & Jewelry Arts

Our class is now available online at CraftArtEdu.com</p>


Learn how to achieve “fair pricing” for your art with businessman/ artist,
Warren Feld. Understand your role in the world of jewelry commerce and
how to make money by doing what you love, through fair pricing of your work.

“TODAY’S LESSON IS ABOUT ONE KEY TO SUCCESS: SMART PRICING.
WE DISCUSS WHY JEWELRY SELLS. WE GO OVER DIFFERENT KINDS OF PRICING
STRATEGIES USED BY JEWELRY DESIGNERS AND THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY.
I PRESENT A SIMPLE MATHEMATICAL PRICING FORMULA. I EXPLAIN THE FORMULA, AND BREAK THIS DOWN INTO LITTLE STEPS. THEN WE PRACTICE APPLYING THE FORMULA AND PRICING SOME PIECES OF JEWELRY.
AT THE END OF THE LESSON, I DISCUSS THE DIFFERENCES
AMONG RETAIL, WHOLESALE AND CONSIGNMENT.
I BRIEFLY DISCUSS SOME KEY BUSINESS STRATEGIES
WHICH ARE VERY RELATED TO PRICING.
AND I OFFER SOME FINAL WORDS OF ADVICE."


Media: Jewelry
Level: Beginner
Duration: 51:09


PEARL KNOTTING
Bead Stringing Curriculum
Beginner Level

Our class is now available as an online tutorial at CraftArtEdu.com

Classic Elegance! Learn a simple Pearl Knotting technique anyone can do. No special tools. Beautiful. Durable. Wearable.

This non-traditional pearl-knotting instructional guide teaches this technique from the design perspective -- that is, an easy-to-do method which takes into account both aesthetic as well as functional considerations.

 





 
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