Quick Gradient Beaded Earrings - Intro to 3D Right Angle Weave Jewelry Making Technique Premium class

Odin O, Jewelry Artist, Writer, Game Dev

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7 Videos (19m)
    • Your Jewelry Making Quest!

      0:42
    • Gathering Your Beads

      1:21
    • Learn Some Beading Terms

      1:48
    • Stitch the First Row of Right Angle Weave

      4:48
    • Continuing the Gradient Earring

      5:52
    • Finishing Your Earrings with Wire and Drops

      2:50
    • Victory! Enjoy your Beadwork!

      1:26

About This Class

Learn how to use two different threads in the 3D Right Angle Weave (RAW) stitch to create these super cute beaded earrings using your favorite beads! The gradient effect and sparkly crystals make these a head turner! Advance your beadweaving skills to create one in every color!

I personally have made them using bicones, rounds, pearls, and even teeny tiny delicas and seed beads. Play with colors and create your own personal rainbow while learning basic beading techniques.

This class is designed to be a fundamental jewelry making technique that we will explore and build upon later with more complex designs. This class may be a pre-requisite to other 3D RAW classes.

ASSIGNMENT 

Create a pair of earrings using your favorite bead colors

Materials for one pair of earrings:

  • 24 Color A beads (I use 4mm bicones here)
  • 22 Color B beads
  • 22 Color C Beads
  • 14 Crystal Clear beads
  • Clear Monofilament fishing line 4-6lb test
  • 8 headpins (at least 1 inch long)
  • 8in of 20-22ga wire
  • Two earwires
  • Two 6mm open jumprings

Tools you will need:

  • Round Nose Pliers
  • Chain Nose Pliers
  • Wire Nipper Tool
  • Blue and Red Permanent Markers

Don't forget to come and join us at the Creations From Lessons With Odin Facebook group to show off your creations and talk with other beaders!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lessonswithodin/

Feeling adventurous? Why not try out some of my more advanced patterns available in PDF format:

http://www.craftsy.com/user/1297745/pattern-store

Music:

"Achaidh Cheide" "Heavy Interlude"
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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This is an excellent introduction to Right Angle Weave ( RAW ). The video is clear and well done. The background music is soft and pleasantly non-distracting. The instructor is concise and well -paced giving easy to follow steps with useful tips. The project isn't difficult and provides a base model to go further in creating many beautiful items done in a wide variety of materials. Recommended to beginning beaders wanting to learn RAW and to anyone who has tried RAW and found it confusing. The instructor also offers additional RAW classes well worth considering also.
Odin is very clear with the instructions and every step is shown on camera.

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Odin O

Jewelry Artist, Writer, Game Dev

Greetings!

I am a self-proclaimed Renaissance Man that has dabbled in practically anything and everything. My passions are currently focused in Creative Writing, as well as handmade Jewelry making.

I have been creating jewelry for over twelve years, and teaching others for six years at local bead shops, as well as creating digital PDF and video tutorials.

My formal education focused on Game Development, and I have found a creative outlet designing systems and lore for pen and paper RPGs such as Dungeons and Dragons.

Join me for lessons in Jewelry Making and improving your Dungeon Design skills as a Game Master for pen and paper RPGs.

I also have fun with fountain pens, and if you want to see some of my practice fails, be sure to follow me on Instagram. I also post a lot of pictures of my kitties....so that is certainly motivation.

You can find samples of my jewelry making on Facebook at my alter persona Odin's Bead Hall.

Samples of my silly writings can be found on my personal blog at:

http://www.odinsmusings.com/

Find more online jewelry making tutorials on my Craftsy Shop to supplement classes here on Skillshare!

And be sure to follow me on YouTube for my class updates!