October 1 2016

Brand New Class – Using Colour in Jewellery Design

Using Colour in Jewellery Design online class

My brand new class Using Colour in Jewellery design is now publish on Skillshare. The class will show you how to use colour effectively in jewellery design and covers topics such as colour theory, colours and emotions and colour schemes. The class then guides you through creating a beautiful and unique stitched bracelet where you will be able to apply the knowledge you have gained.

The class consists of short videos that each introduce a new subject. The videos can be accessed at any time and worked through at your own pace.

Skillshare are currently offering 3 months of premium membership for $0.99 (approximately 80p). The premium membership means you can access any of the premium content on the website, which includes hundreds of classes covering a wide range of topics. Each class has a community board so you can chat you other students taking the same class as well as the class authors.

You can sign up for Using Colour in Jewellery Design here. I look forward to chatting with you all and seeing your finished projects.

 

September 20 2016

Using Colour in Jewellery Design – New Class on Skillshare

 

I have been working on a new video tutorial this month. The tutorial is called Using Colour in Jewellery Design and features information on using colours to create colour schemes, how colours affect the emotions, colour associations and finding sources of inspiration for designs.

As part of the class I will also show how to create a unique stitched bracelet based on the information in the video.

I have uploaded an introduction video to YouTube and will be putting together the remaining content this week. The full class will be available via Skillshare in early October.

September 8 2016

Online Jewellery Making Course Update

My online jewellery making course is now live and ready to go! The course is available via the online learning provider Of Course and covers a wide range of related subjects including bead types, where to find inspiration, colour schemes and to get started with your own jewellery making business. The course also includes several step by step tutorials showing you how to create finished pieces of jewellery.

Description from the course page:

Do you have a passion for creating jewellery that you want to make into your career? Have you always wanted to know how to design your own jewellery products? This jewellery making business course will teach you the key skills for creating and designing fabulous jewellery, and will then explain what is required to price and sell jewellery online and offline.

Claire Pearcy, your course instructor, is the founder, designer and owner of Elderberry Arts.  She specialises in creating handmade unique and uncommon jewellery made using a variety of materials including wood, silver, hemp, glass, crystal, gemstones and lamp work.

She is an experienced Jewellery tutor, and will guide you through all of the steps required to set up a thriving jewellery making business. She has included detailed tutorials concerning bead type, bead shape, bead sizes, using semi-precious stones, advice on design and creative inspiration, and detailed practical advice on setting up a jewellery making business.

If you want to make your creative skills into a career sign up to this course today!

 

Highlights

  • Over 2 hrs of video content to help you create jewellery, with supporting PDF Tutorials for making specific jewellery
  • Learn how to create a profitable jewellery making business
  • Detailed presentations explaining how to utilise beads of all materials
  • Pricing strategies, and legal information concerning the running of a jewellery making business

 

Who is this course for?

  • Jewellery makers of all ability who want to learn how to turn their passion into a business
  • Beginners wishing to learn how to create jewellery
  • All ability jewellery makers who want to expand their jewellery making skills

Earn Your Certificate of Completion!

 

No previous knowledge of jewellery making is needed and you can work through the course at your own pace. Each video and document is available to view whenever and as many times as you need (files can also be downloaded to keep). This complete online jewellery making course can be found here.

April 18 2016

Jewellery Making Tutorials Update *April 2016*

Jewellery making tutorials

 

I have been selling my jewellery making tutorials through the Jewelry Lessons website since 2010 and have met many lovely people there. Sadly the site will be closing in June 2016 and no further sales will be possible. After careful consideration I have decided to reopen my Etsy shop and will be adding all of my downloadable tutorials for sale there. So far I have added fourteen jewellery making tutorials. Most are macramé tutorials but there are also some others. The process is taking a bit of time as I have to edit the original files to remove some aspects related to Jewelry Lessons and in some cases change the layout to make best use of the remaining space. I am hoping to have them all moved over by June.

Each of my jewellery making tutorials features step by step instructions and high quality colour photographs that show you how to create a unique piece of jewellery. A few of the tutorials require you to have some prior knowledge but most are suitable for beginners as they explain everything you need to know. Over time I plan to edit my older macramé tutorials to include knotting instructions in the same way the newer ones have. My macramé jewellery making tutorials also include information on how to create a simple macramé board and explanations of some commonly used terms.

 

The new Elderberry Arts shop on Etsy is called ElderberryTutorials and all the tutorials will be available there. Facebook pages also have a great feature that allowed me to link the Etsy shop with the Elderberry Arts fan page. This means that if you head over to the page and click on the ‘My Etsy Shop’ tab ait will display all the listed jewellery making tutorials. Clicking on any item then sends you to the Etsy site to read the full details and purchase if you wish. I will also add the Etsy shop widget on the site here, which works in much the same way.

January 16 2015

Three Ways to Fasten Macrame Jewellery

How To Fasten Macrame Jewellery

This eBook provides step by step instructions and photographs showing you how to create three different fastenings for macramé jewellery. These can be coordinated with the beads in the design to create a more coordinated, consistent and flowing piece. The fastenings can be customised to suit your ow needs and can also be used to create a focal point in the jewellery piece.

These methods of fastening jewellery also use no metal components and so are ideal for creating jewellery suitable for people who have allergies.

Now available on Kindle and through Jewelrylessons.com.

December 2 2014

Snowflake Earring Tutorial Now Avaliable

This tutorial provides step by step instructions with colour photographs showing how to create a pair of unusual earrings.

You will not need any prior knowledge other than how to open and close a loop using pliers in order to complete this tutorial. The cord and bead colours can be customized to suit your own preferences if desired.

Snowflake Earring Tutorial

Perfect for the winter season this full colour, step by step tutorial is now available to download from Jewelry Lessons. Every aspect of creating this unusual piece of jewellery is explained within the earring tutorial so it is suitable for beginner and more experienced jewellery makers alike.

 

November 5 2014

How to Create a Gemstone Angel Keyring

Angel keyring

This step by step tutorial will show you how to create a pretty angel keyring using gemstones and silver findings. I have chosen to use snow quartz beads as I made the angel keyring as a winter holiday gift. Any gemstone or other bead in the right size will work fine for creating the angel keyring so feel free to use your favourite stone. The keyring could be customised by using a favourite stone or combination of stones, birthstones or stones that are relevant due to their healing properties.

These angels can also be made using gold plated findings or indeed any of your choice. Black coated findings would be nice with some gemstones such as clear or rose quartz, amethyst or tigers eye. Hair or a hat can be added to the angels using decorative bead caps. Oval shaped beads could also be used to create an angel with a longer body shape. However in this case, depending on the length of bead chosen; a longer headpin may be required.

 

Tools

Wire cutters
Round nosed Pliers

Materials

Split ring with chain keyring
2.4cm angel wing
4.5cm head pin
6mm snow quartz bead
8mm snow quartz bead

 

1. Create the angel by placing the beads onto the headpin in the following order: 8mm snow quartz bead, angel wings and then finally the 6mm snow quartz bead.

angel keyring

 

2. Bend the end of the headpin over above the 6mm bead and trim so that there is approximately 1cm remaining.

angel keyring

 

3. Using the round nosed pliers, create a loop in the end of the headpin.

angel keyring

4. Open the ring on the end of the keyring finding chain. Attach this ring to the loop created in step 3. Close the ring.