The comprehensive Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing course is now available on demand at Udemy, the on-line learning academy. The popular course, for goldsmiths, jewelry designers and serious amateurs who want or need to know how to string pearls and beads professionally, consists of 23 lectures and more than two hours of content.
The video lessons begin with the easiest techniques and build to teach the more difficult skills of tying knots between gemstones and attaching a clasp to a necklace with thread.
Students are introduced to critical jewelry-making concepts, including design versus manufacturing trade-offs, available materials, commercial findings and more. Common gemological and trade terms are explained to enable students to buy gemstones and manufacture jewelry comfortably.
The instructor, Fleury Sommers, is a goldsmith, retired gallery owner, and professional pearl and bead stringer who has studied gemology for more than 25 years.
The Udemy course is based on the “Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing” DVDs available on Amazon.com and on Sommers’ website, http://fsommers.com.
Udemy is an on-line learning platform with more than 2 million students. The platform provides students with life-time access to courses and is iPhone, iPad and Android accessible. Professional Pearl and Bead Stringing is available on Udemy at https://www.udemy.com/professional-pearl-and-bead-stringing/ for $39.
Note to readers: The Udemy course is almost identical to the DVDs with the exception that Udemy prefers that content be broken up into very small chunks. This accounts for the number of lectures. In addition, the bonus material provided in the bonus DVDs is not available at Udemy or Amazon. FMS