Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Designing, the trials and tribulations.

Design Basics
We recently held a designing class at our Ramsgate and I spoke about the basics listed below that are on our website as well some very useful construction tips . I asked the students to choose one or more beads and them we designed a necklace to suit those beads and the student. All the necklaces are very different...what do you think? If you wish to join a Design class cost $20.00 as well as your beads usedplease email or call us on 0295299982

Designing beaded jewellery is fun and easy. It allows your own personal style to emerge, or adds an individual touch to designs that have been inspired or copied. When making jewellery designs for other people, always try to include their own personal style and length preference.
Always be open to inspiration from shapes and patterns, either ancient or modern.
Colour combinations can be inspired by nature; look at the colours found together in trees, bark, fish, and animals.
No rules apply. Your beading palette can range from tonal to rainbow creating exceptional beaded jewellery.
Don’t forget if you are going to wear it, only you need to love it!

Jewellery designs can be strung in the following pattern types:


All of the above pattern types can incorporate a pendant or drop/s if required.
Beaded jewellery designs are also governed by the following considerations:
- Length
- Weight
- Shape

The length of a jewellery design is usually influenced by current fashion trends, personal taste or specific design requirements; be aware that long necklaces can more easily get caught and broken. 

The weight of a jewellery design is the preference of the individual wearer; be aware if you wish to wear a design continually, a heavy necklace can be tiring. 

The shape of beads in a jewellery design is governed by the initial choice of beads and the compatibility of other beads to the shape of the original beads. Long elongated beads work well when spaced with smaller round, roundel or oval shaped beads. Spacer beads will also prevent the larger beads from chipping and make them sit neater beside each other

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