Private Beading and Jewelry Craft Instruction
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A private lesson on beading and jewelry craft. I can teach you all the basics of creative beading and wire-working to create beautiful and unique necklaces, bracelets, and earrings, and more. Recommended ages 13+, or 10+ if your kids are careful and precocious. I'll tailor your instruction to meet your needs and interests, with projects and exercises you can put right into practice.
Enjoy an introductory discount! Tutoring prices will rise to $30/half hour and $60/full hour this summer.
When you check out, leave a note with your email and a brief description of your needs, the material you'd like to cover, and any scheduling requests. I can work with any time zone, and am open to students anywhere. (Note that I am only fluent enough to teach in English.) Within 24 hours of checking out, you'll receive an email from me to plan and schedule your session, including a range of appointment times to choose from. We can meet through your choice of Skype or Zoom.
If I don't think I can help you with your questions and goals, you'll receive a cancellation with a full refund after your email consult. Classes are otherwise non-refundable, but your deposit never expires and can be transferred to store credit if you need to reschedule a session.
Students must use their own supplies. I can recommend a supply list for beginners, or we can work with what you have at home, and cover up-cycling techniques for re-purposing vintage costume jewelry and bits and bobs around the house. I have a BA with honors from Smith College in set design and studio painting, over twenty years of experience in jewelry crafting, and former work experience in beading and jewelry shops. My teaching style is practical, flexible, friendly, and non-judgmental.
Depending on your skill level, we can cover advanced beading techniques like multi-strand work, braiding, and pendant craft. I do not do metal working, glass blowing, lamp work, soldering, or advanced wire-wrapping.
Recommended ages are 13+, or 10+ if your kids are careful and precocious. I get along well with kids and have years of experience doing art projects with my niece. Please note that child tutoring sessions are not babysitting. An adult must be present in the home with any minors, for supervision and in case of any emergencies. Parents and guardians are welcome and encouraged to attend tutoring sessions with your children--this makes for a wonderful family activity!
I do not give business or industry advice.