Jewelry Making Course: Basic Bead Stringing

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A 2.5-hour workshop with Designer Lily Morda. This is a Beginner level course. Offered as Private, one-on-one instruction or at a discounted group rate.

*Please note: Some basic stringing and practice materials included. Beads and other materials necessary to complete class projects are sold separately. Students receive a 10% discount on any materials purchased on the day(s) of the workshop.

Voucher Purchase: This class voucher can be purchased for your own use (dates to be decided after purchase) or given as a gift (a gift certificate can be provided, which can be emailed to the recipient or printed).

What does the course cover? Learn the RIGHT way to string and professionally finish beautiful, durable and comfortable to wear designer necklaces and bracelets. Students will learn about the different stringing materials available, and learn how to properly finish their pieces for maximum durability and comfort. Creating multi-strand necklaces and bracelets will also be explored at students’ request. Some of the areas we explore:

    • How to string beads
    • Basic Color and Design Principles
    • Crimping and Finishing your pieces with clasps
    • Multi strand stringing (when time permits)

And of course, all of the items you create in class are yours to keep and enjoy.

What do I need to bring? Nothing but yourself and a desire to learn! However, if you have some beads or broken jewelry pieces at home that you would like to incorporate into your class project, please feel free to bring them along. All necessary tools, along with coffee and tea are provided. Stringing materials and practice ribbon are also provided.


  • For cancellations made 8 weeks in advance we offer a 75% refund or one free date change
  • For cancellations made 6 weeks in advance we offer a 50% refund or one free date change
  • For cancellations made 4 weeks in advance we can only offer a 50% refund or one free date change

If we receive less than 4 weeks notice we are unable to offer a refund. We can, however, offer one free date change.

Course Instructor: Lily Morda has been a professional jewelry designer, teacher and avid bead collector in both the U.S. and Europe since 1988. Her unique, high quality designs have sold to collectors all over the world.

Course Dates & Times: Private classes are at a time and date to suit you. You will be contacted once we receive your voucher purchase. When purchasing your voucher you will be given the opportunity to tell us your preferred course date. If you and a friend or two (or more) would like to schedule a class together, discounted group pricing is available. We can accommodate small groups of 2-5 students. Group classes are generally 2.5 - 3hrs. long.

Course Location: We offer seasonal courses in a lovely part of Italy known as La Versilia, on the coast of Tuscany. This spectacular area offers a wealth of riches: the Apuan Alps, Mediterranean beaches, charming hill towns nestled among forested hills… truly breathtaking.

Please contact us and tell us your preferred dates for your class. 

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