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We conduct training courses for Jewellery Making. Hand crafted Jewellery is very popular now and to make your own is not only easy but great fun too. For more details, please contact us at contact@bagoflove.com

About the trainer:
Joanne has been training students in jewellery-making since year 2003. She is a self-taught and versatile trainer in many areas of skills, including bead weaving, wirework, bead crochet, bead knitting, polymer clay, and other contemporary techniques. She constantly updates her design pieces with modern inspirations and creative use of crafting materials. During her free time, she researches on latest jewellery-making trends that appeal to different age groups, from the young to the matured enthusiasts
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Elementary Course (4 lessons)

Projects for Elementary Course

 

This is an elementary jewellery making course for anyone who is interested in designing their own jewelleries. The supplies used in this course will be mainly swarovski crystals and pearls, other supplies will be gemstones, assorted acrylic beads and silver parts. Swarovski accessories are now the latest fashion in the market among the young and old. It is classy and lasting!

The course teaches the basic tools and equipments used for jewellery making. At the end of the course, participants will be able to make their own beautiful and classy accessories like earrings, necklaces and bracelets.

Individual or Group Training:
Duration: 4 Sessions / 2 hours each

Course Fee + Materials Fee: $120
Inclusive: all beading materials and tools


*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $20 for individual training.

After the Elementary Course
Participants can upgrade themselves by attending the Intermediate Course. The jewellery making process for this course will be more elaborated.

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Intermediate Course (6 lessons)
Learn to make jewellery the professional way.

Intermediate course

In this Intermediate level, we explore into various techniques of making your jewellery pieces.  Techniques include wirework, beads weaving, beads stitching and wire crocheting.

Summary of contents:

  • Introductory various beads stitching techniques & cover wirework shaping, twisting and coiling.
  • Right angle weave and Peyote stitches
  • Introductory to various threads and needles for beads stitching.
  • Using freehand with round nose pliers, making wire shapes and embellish finished wire work project with beads and crystals.
  • Learn how to use beads to hold a beautiful stone or rivolis (with or without hole) in place. 
  • Crocheting with wire. Fun and Creative way of making bracelet and earrings, all made using wire.

Individual or Group Training:
Duration: 6 Sessions / 2 hours each

Course Fee + Materials Fee: $1
55
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $30 for individual training.

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Advance Course (Level 1 - 6 lessons)
   

Advance Level 1

 

This course is for students who have already attended the intermediate level.  In this course, we will learn to combine a variety of techniques for an exquisite showpiece.

Projects done in class:

  • Triple Sapphire Sparkling Rivolis Bracelet with Fringes
  • Long necklace (Lariat) with Peyote stitches / embellished crossweave/ Fringe/ Wirework
    (choose from either light gold/cream or purple/black colour beads for your piece)
  • Wire Coiled Crystals bracelets with wrapped gemstone
  • Wire Crystals Fan Pendant using crocheting method

Individual or Group Training:
Duration: 6 Sessions / 2 hours each

Course Fee + Materials Fee: $1
70
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $50 for individual training.

 

   
Advance Course (Level 2 - 8 lessons)

Advance Level 2

 

WIREWORK PROJECTS:

(1) Wire Cuff

Coiling, wrapping, shaping and spiralling, combining beads and wire to create a dramatic cuff.

(2) Wire Crochet Starfish Pin

Using traditional crochet method, crochet fine wire and create this unique starfish

(3) Wire Woven Pearl Ring

After you've mastered this technique, there is no end to the number of ways you can alter the technique to allow for your imagination to create many wonderful designs.

BEADS STITCHING PROJECTS:

(4) Spiral Chain Rope Necklace

Spiral stitch with multicolour crystals

(5) Russian Leaf Lariat

Learn to make popular Russian leaves using diagonal peyote stitches.  Include tubular herringbone rope, and ending and adding thread.

(6) Herring Bone Bracelet with Crystal Fringes

Learn to make this cheerful bracelet with ladder, flat herringbone stitches, and ending and adding thread.

Individual or Group Training:
Duration: 8 Sessions / 2 hours each
Course Fee + Materials Fee: $230
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $50 for individual training.

   
Advance Course (Level 3 - 6 lessons)
Advanced Level 3

WIREWORK PROJECTS:

(1) Netted Lace Wire Wrap  (Lesson 1)

Learn how to trap a cabochon in a netted bezel, creating a fabulously elegant pendant or ring.

In this lesson, we will weave a netted Bezel into a fabulous ring.

(2) Beaded Wire Beads Necklace
(Lesson 2 & 3)
Learn to make strong wire coiled base and embellish it with thin wire and beads.  Stringing the fancy wire beads into a rich-looking necklace.

Materials used: Copper wire, Seed beads, Swarovski Pearls and crystals

BEADS STITCHING PROJECTS:

(3) Beaded Coral Bracelet with Swarovski Crystals (Lesson 4)

Learn to stitch this wavy coral in cool coloured seed beads, embellish it with sparkling crystals.

(4) Chervon Chain Lariat (Lesson 5)

Technique: Chervon Chain Stitch

Versatile long necklace that can be worn in many creative ways to suit your style.

Materials used: seed beads, glass teardrop, 8mm yellow Swarovski Crystals (Joquil - yellow)

(5) Honeycomb Necklace (Lesson 6 & 7)

Materials used: Seed beads,  Swarovski crystals

(6) Beaded Flower Cuff (Lesson 8 & 9)

Combine 4-drop right-angle weave and tubular peyote stitch to create this stunning cuff.

Materials used: Seed beads, Swarovski Pearls and crystals

(7) Graphical Necklace (Lesson 10)

Create this stunning necklace using brick stitch, embellish with swarovski crystals.

Learn how to increase and decrease your bead count in brick stitch for even more shaping opportunities.

Materials used: Swarovski crystals AB 2x, Delica seed beads.

Individual or Group Training:
Duration: 10 Sessions / 2 hours each

Course Fee + Materials Fee: $310
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $50 for individual training.

   
Advance Course (Level 4)
Advance Level 4

Lesson 1: Embroidered Ring plus preparation for Beads Crochet

Learn basic stitch in embroidery. Introduction to appropriate backing material for beaded embroidery.

Lesson 2 - 3: Knitting with Beads

Practice basic knitting and stringing beads on lesson 2.  Knit the actual bracelet with beads on lesson 3.
Material inclusive: manual, thicker thread for practice, knitting thread, knitting needles, Bar slider magnetic clasp, 3mm Swarovski Pearls and Crystals.

Lesson 4: Beads Crochet
(Crochet Rope Necklace)

In this lesson, we will practice how to crochet beads with bigger size beads.  Once you've mastered the skill, you will complete your work at home.  Bring the completed crochet rope back on lesson 6 for review.

Material inclusive: manual, practice beads, seed beads (choice of blue and pink tone rope), glass beads, donut agate and crochet hook.

Lesson 5 - 6: Beaded Ball Long Necklace

In this lesson, you will learn to wrap a big bead with smaller beads.  You will learn increase and decrease in peyote using different size seed beads, and as well as using same size seed beads to make the increment and vice visa. 

We wiill create a cheerful spiral necklace with your designer’s beads . The long necklace can be worn long or tie a knot over one of the beaded ball to create a different look with shorter length.  It's fun, fun, fun and most important very unique!

Material inclusive: manual, seed beads, 8mm bicone swarovski crystals, 4mm crystals, shell pearls, thread and needle.

Lesson 6: Cellini Spiral Bracelet

Review of Crochet rope – connect ends

The Cellini spiral is a modified version of tubular peyote. The stitch is even-count peyote, with a step-up at the end of each round. The different size beads create the spiral.  Step by step instructions to guide you finish this bracelet at home.

Individual or Group Training:
Duration: 6 Sessions / 2 hours each

Course Fee + Materials Fee: $243
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $50 for individual training.

   
Advance Course (Level 5 - 8 lessons)
Advance Level 5

Lesson 1: Triangle Earrings

In this lesson, we will learn to make a pair of dangling triangle earrings.  The second pair is a retro stud earrings,  instructions will be given to you to complete it on your own.  Choice of 3 colours for the second pair earrings.

Lesson 2-3: Embroidered Pendant with woven beaded strap

This classy diamond shape (or square) pendant is made with bronze seed beads and 3mm Swarovski Pearls.  It has a smooth ultrasuede backing which make it comfortable for the wearer.  Woven strap is stitched with lots of 3mm pearls and three colour tones of 3mm Swarovski Crystals topaz

Material inclusive: Embroidery backing material, 14mm Swarovski Rivoli, seed beads, 3mm Swarovski Pearls/Crystals, thread, needle and clasp.

  • beads will be provided to make up to 18 inches necklace, estimated about 88 pearls and 70 crystals used  (each strap about 9", exclude pendant drop).

Lesson 3-4: Net Lace Flower Bracelet

Technique learn in this lesson: Pondo stitch also known as African circle stitch. Learn to increase and decrease beads count in stitching the flower.

Material inclusive: manual, seed beads, 8mm Swarovski crystal round (as button clasp), 3mm crystals, thread and needle.

  • beads will be provided to make to your preferred wrist size.

Lesson 5: Cross-stitch Agate Bracelet

Techniques learn: Right angle weave and cross-stitch
 Weaving 4mm round agate beads into tube and embellish with seed beads' cross-stitches.
Add a matching 10mm round Sunstone bead as clasp - Sunstone is a joyful, light inspiring stone linked to luck and good fortune. These beads come in a beautiful dusky pink tone with a unique glisten making them a great quality bead.

Material inclusive: 4mm round agate and 10mm round sunstone (semi precious stone)

Lesson 6-7: Swarovski Teardrop with Woven Strap

Learn to wrap stone with corner.  In this lesson, we will learn how to bezel teardrop using the same size seed beads to wrap the tear drop, learning how to increase and decrease count at the pointed end of the stone. 

Create a matching necklace strap – technique of this stitched is called “St. Petersburg’s Chain”,a feather-like stitch.

Lesson 7-8: Square Link Bracelet

Techniques learn: Two Dimension open square shape with peyote stitch

Use these open shapes to make bracelet, earrings or toggle clasps.

Material inclusive: Delica beads, 8mm 2x metallic round flat swarovski crystals, 4mm 2x metallic bicone swarovski crystals and 3mm/5mm swarovski pearls

Duration: 6 Sessions / 2 hours each
Course Fee + Materials Fee: $285
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $50 for individual training.

 

   
Advance Course (Level 6 - 12 lessons)
Advance Level 6

Lesson 1: Introduction to Tatting Jewellery – Tatted Danty Lace Bracelet

Learn tatting in loops and split rings

Lesson 2 : Triangular Rope Bracelet

Learn stitching polygon 3-sided rope

Lesson 3-4: Tatted Victoriian Lace Necklace

Learn more complex tatting in creating this victorian lace necklace –Learn stringing pattern and forming loops and chains.

Lesson 5 - 6: Cherry Blossom Cuff

Chunky and dazzling cuff - 2-drop peyote stitch to make the bracelet band and decreases bead count on both end of bracelet.  Embellish the band with swarovski pearls flowers and beaded leaves.

Lesson 7: Oglala Necklace

Technique: the ruffled lace in this necklace is produced using horizontal netting stitch.

Lesson 8-9: Sparkly Curvy Cuff with Hexagon Clasp

Technique: Right-angle weave & circular peyote stitch

Lesson 9-10: African Helix Rope (necklace)

Technique: 4-panels African Helix with embellishment

Lesson 11 - 12: Star of the Sea Necklace

Technique: Peyote stitch & right-angle weave
Learn colour coordination

Duration: 12 Sessions / 2 hours each
Course Fee + Materials Fee: $376
Inclusive: all beading materials (bring your own tools)

*note:
(a) Group training is conducted at Toa Payoh Central Community
(b) An additional fee charges of $50 for individual training.

   
Crash Course for Professionals
(Making a business out of a jewellery-making hobby)

Package Course

Want to make and sell your own jewelleries? Here is the course just for you
(Knowledge Level: Basic foundation to Advance level 1) .

Learn about 8-10 projects, from wirework to beads stitching, equip you with the power of exploring and creating more stunning pieces on your own in future!

Package price for individual:
Duration: 8 Sessions, 2 hours each (or 16 hours)

Course Fee + Materials Fee: $500
Inclusive
of tools (3 sets of pliers)



   
Wire Crochet Course
Fresh and Modern - Crocheting with Wire & Beads
   

 

Crocheting with wire isn't difficult - it is just different to working with yarn. Great items of jewellery can be made by crocheting with wire. Fun and Creative way of making your own necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches - all made using wire.

About the course
Crocheting takes on a new dimension in this fun and creative class. Those new to crochet will get all the basics of crocheting, including finishing off, adding new wire, and planning projects. Beaders will delight over a new way to play with beads, and seasoned crocheters will relish this fresh, innovative approach to a time-honoured, favourite technique.

Duration: 2 Sessions / 2 hours each
Course Fee: $180 (inclusive of all materials)

   

Intensive Wirework Course
For anyone who is a 'Fan' of wirework!

Level: cover from basic to advance technique

Duration: 2 Sessions / 2.5 hours each
Course Fee: $250 per participant (inclusive of all materials)

*discount will be given to group training.

   
Polymer Clay Course
Design your own Beads with Polymer Clay

Polymer clay is a fun, versatile sculpting medium that can be used to make a variety of crafts, jewellery, and artistic character sculptures. Polymer clay does not need the high temperatures required for firing, and instead can be baked in a home oven. This course is designed for anyone who wants to create their own unique beads.

Duration: 2 Sessions / 3 hours each
Course fee: $20 (inclusive of all materials)

Course Content:

1. Clay flowers with Crystals and Fresh Water Pearls pendant
* Make your very own clay flowers.
* Various techniques like shaping and cutting flower's petals will be taught.
* Mixing clay colours and transform to different colour effect.
* Wired it together with beads to form a beautiful pendant
* Add strap or ribbon to complete your very own unique necklace

2. Photo/Picture Transfers
* Design your very own pendant, keychain or dangles with your favourite photo or drawing on it.

3. Millefiori Flower Cane a Jellyroll
* Using slices from this cane, you can transform them to beads which will be baked and made into a pendant.
* Special clay blending technique: skinner blend (gradient effect)

 
 

Customise Course for Individual & Corporate:

For Individual:
You can form a minimum of 3 friends to have the course conducted at your premise. You can also customise the content of the course, like what you would like to learn or achieve at the end of the course. Jewellery courses for kids are also available (Special birthday party - Call us today, we will make them very happy!).

For Corporate:
We have conducted numerous courses for corporate organisation - for their monthly recreation, at their premises. Usually course will be conducted at a one-time basis with 1 jewellery design like making crystal bracelet, necklace or earrings. We can propose the type of jewellery to make according to your organisation's budget.