Jewelry Making Course: Working with Tubular Wire Mesh Ribbon

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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, wire mesh ribbon 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? In my two/plus decades of owning and operating a bead shop, I have rarely come across a product as innovative, versatile, beautiful and fun to work with, as the Italian Tubular Wire Mesh Ribbon. I have found that once jewelry students start working with this product, they find it hard to stop! The key to working with the ribbon is understanding the fundamentals of how it works and what it can do. Once a few simple techniques are mastered, the sky is, indeed, the limit. In this class we will explore the basic fundamental techniques of working with this incredible product. These techniques include inserting a cord inside the ribbon, ruffling and sculpting the ribbon, sewing onto the ribbon and needle felting both on and with the ribbon itself. I will perform a series of exercises demonstrating the different applications of how the ribbon can be used. Then, after viewing these demos, each student will pick a project to work on for the remainder of the class. Students will leave this class with one or more finished pieces incorporating the ribbon and the techniques learned in the class that day.

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 date change, free of charge.

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: 

Course Location: We offer our workshops in a lovely part of Italy known as La Versilia, nestled along the northern coast of Tuscany, and into the hills above. This spectacular area offers a wealth of riches: From Carrara marble, and the renown sculpture town of Pietrasanta,  to the hills and valleys of Camaiore, Seravezza and the Apuan Alps. Mediterranean beaches, charming small coastal and inland cities and smaller hill towns generously peppered among forested hills. All within a short drive from the studio...A perfect spot for your creative holiday adventure! 

Please contact us to discuss the preferred dates for your class. 

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