*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.
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.
Our Camaiore, Italy studio is at street level and easily accessible by car & foot. Free parking / Pay parking can be found in the area all around us.
- 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.
Lily Morda has been a professional jewellery 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.
We are able to offer on-site accommodation, both to those taking our various courses and those who are not.
The charming studio suite offers private access, double bed, bathroom (with shower) and even a fireplace for our winter guests. The suite opens directly onto the veranda and garden.
Rates vary depending on the time of year. Please contact us with your desired dates. Those also taking a class will receive a discounted price.
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 2-4 students. Group classes are generally 2.5 – 3hrs. long.
Private jewelry-making parties for adults or children over 8 years of age can also be arranged at your home or event location. Please contact us for rates and more information.